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Great Trek Could Pay Off for Godolphin
Godolphin's trek to the west coast of Australia with a handful of gallopers looks likely to bear even greater fruit than last weekend when Best of Days finished runner-up in the Gr1 Railway Stakes. This Saturday the stable saddles three individuals in the $1 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth, and while Viridine ($12) and Home of the Brave ($17) are not to be underestimated, all eyes are on Gr1 Stradbroke winner Trekking ($2.70) whose two starts since winning the Gr2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield have produced close-up placings in The Everest and Redzel. Beaten around a length or less in each, and with a gun draw, on paper the Street Cry 5YO looks a division above his opposition.