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Ugo Foscolo Thriving In Sydney

Tuesday, 24th January 2017

Star New Zealand 3YO Ugo Foscolo (Zacinto-Bequests, by Stravinsky) is thriving in his new surroundings, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Gr1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner continues to impress his new trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, who have confirmed his autumn programme. "Everything is going well and they are really happy with him," said Jonathan Scully, who manages part-owner Kevin Hickman's Valachi Downs operation at Matamata. "He's settled in very well in the stables and he'll have his first barrier trial in early February." Scully added: "Gai and Adrian will then be looking at the Canterbury Stakes and the George Ryder and, all going well, the goal will be the Doncaster. The 1600 metres will be right up his alley." The Gr1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) will be run at Randwick on 4 March with the Gr1 George Ryder (1500m) at Rosehill a fortnight later. The $3 million Gr1 Doncaster Mile will then be contested back at Randwick on 1 April. Ugo Foscolo was transferred to the famous Tulloch Lodge stable of Waterhouse and Bott after Hickman and Hamilton's Todd Bawden bought out their former partners following the gelding's classic win at Riccarton.

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