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Sponge Bob Wins Gr2 Waikato Guineas

Monday, 11th February 2019

 Mrgn.Runners
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J: T N Harris
T: G Richardson & G Parker
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Keeper
D: Chihenne
0.2L
J: C E Lammas
T: M Moroney & P Gerard
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Ocean Park
D: Charmeuse
0.4L
J: M Rodd
T: Ms L Brennan
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Redwood
D: Spirit Of Sandford
1.9L
J: M Cameron
T: M Baker & A Forsman
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Savabeel
D: The Glitzy One

At Te Rapa in New Zealand, well-bred Gr1-winning former Cambridge Stud stallion Keeper (Danehill-Nuwirah, by Pleasant Colony) added a black-type success when unfancied 3YO gelding Sponge Bob (Keeper-Chihenne, by Castledale) made it two wins on the trot in taking out the $100,000 Gr2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) for 3YO colts & geldings by a narrow 0.2-length over 3YO colt Arrogant and race favourite Sword In Stone who came in for massive support. The win took his record to 2 wins from 4 starts for NZ$69,750 in earnings. Sponge Bob's family includes some talented and athletic commodities, notably Gr1 Avondale Cup winning mare Eva Grace and Queensland Gr2 Grand Prix Cup winner Faience.

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