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Size Excited By Thewizardofoz

Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

Meanwhile, boom Hong Kong galloper Thewizardofoz looked a top-class sprinter in the making when maintaining his unbeaten record at Sha Tin on Sunday. The beautifully bred son of Redoute's Choice and 4-time Gr1 winner Princess Coup took his record to 2 wins from as many starts when scoring a comprehensive Class Three victory in a time that was only fractionally slower than the A-graders in the Gr3 Sha Tin Vase on the same card. Thewizardofoz's winning time was 1:08.69 (1200m), while Not Listenin'tome recorded 1:08.47 in landing the Vase. "And he carried a little more weight than the Group Three winner doing it, so he's run the clock, visually it was self-explanatory and you couldn't say there was too much wrong with that," trainer John Size told the South China Morning Post. "In saying that, he had a sweet run through the race and the pace set up very well for him and he was expected to win but he ran on as you would hope and you couldn't really ask for more than he did." Size said that Thewizardofoz would probably run once more before a summer break. "We'll have a look at him in a couple of days and see how he is but he'll still be in Class Three so he might run again," he said. "I think Class Two is asking too much of the young horses at this stage but Class Three he should be OK to run again." Thewizardofoz is the second foal for Encosta de Lago mare Princess Coup, winner of the Kelt Capital Stakes (twice), New Zealand Oaks, and Stoney Bridge Stakes.

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