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Sacred Falls Half-Brother Breaks Through
Minor surgery has worked wonders with Wairere Falls who broke maiden ranks at Geelong on Friday. Out of Iguazu's Girl, Wairere Falls is a half-brother to four-time Group 1 winner Sacred Falls. The 3YO son of NZ champion sire Savabeel was having just his third career start, and first since a gelding operation, finishing strongly to win the 1200m event. Wairere Falls, who races in the Go Racing silks, jumped nicely and settled at the rear of the field under a quiet ride from Damien Thornton that saw him let down strongly in the straight. Trainer Chris Waller was happy with the run and is predicting Wairere Falls will progress well from Friday's effort. "Damien [Oliver] was very pleased with his performance and commented that he did everything right today," said Waller. "His manners were better and he should be in for a nice preparation." Go Racing purchased the well-related gelding out of Waikato Stud's 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 yearling draft.