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Xtravagant Out Of Gr1 Sprint

Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Race favourite Xtravagant (Pentire-Axiom, by Zabeel) has been withdrawn from Saturday's Gr1 Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham, reports theinformant.co.nz. The 4YO's managing owner David Ellis made the surprise announcement after watching Xtravagant's final gallop at Matamata yesterday. "He worked okay only, not good enough to take him down to Wellington," the Te Akau Racing principal said. "It's a big call but one that we [trainers Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards and jockey Opie Bosson] all agree on." Ellis added: "We will review his future in the days ahead." Railway winner Start Wondering is the new favourite for the race at $4, followed by Perfect Fit at $5, First Serve $6 and Australian raider Odyssey Moon at $7.

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