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Scream Park in Mix for Millions
Ex-pat New Zealand trainer Chris Waller is hoping to return home with Scream Park for the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on 27 January, reports NZ Racing Desk. The 3YO colt by Ocean Park, who was purchased at Karaka last year for $185,000 from the Premier Sale draft of Lime Country Thoroughbreds, opened his account with a strong win over 1400m at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. "When you go to New Zealand you've got to buy something with a bit of quality and something our Australian investors respect," Waller said. "We've bought a few Ocean Parks so it's good for us and good for New Zealand's breeding industry if they can start to win a few races." Koru Thoroughbreds will offer a half-brother (Lot 92) by Dundeel to Scream Park during the Book 1 Sale at Karaka in 2018. Scream Park is out of the Viking Ruler mare Cassata, a half-sister to Gr3 winner Butterscotch and Gr2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes winner and Gr1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeder's Stakes placegetter Viennetta.