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Mongolian Wolf Wins Packer Plate

Classy Pluck three-year-old Mongolian Wolf showed he is enjoying life back in Australia by winning the G3 Frank Packer Plate at Randwick on Saturday.

Mongolian Wolf Wins Packer Plate

Classy Pluck three-year-old Mongolian Wolf showed he is enjoying life back in Australia by winning the G3 Frank Packer Plate at Randwick on Saturday.

Mongolian Wolf
Mongolian Wolf Picture:Racing and Sports

Australian-bred Mongolian Wolf Horseform had done all his prior racing in New Zealand, before his transfer to Darren Weir’s stable in Victoria after he was purchased last month by Australian Bloodstock.

He was first sold as a yearling at the 2015 Classic Sale in Sydney and then made a sale ring return as a 2YO when offered by Regal Farm at the 2015 Karaka Ready to Run Sale in New Zealand where he made $NZ200,000.


Originally trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman for owners the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry, Mongolian Wolf won three of his eight starts in New Zealand and ran third behind Gingernuts in the G2 Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.

The three-year-old contested last month’s G1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie, after which he was sold to Australian Bloodstock’s Luke Murrell and Jamie Lovett.

He made his Australian debut at Randwick on Saturday where he joined fellow Karaka graduates Gingernuts, Jon Snow and Bonneval as major winners at the Sydney carnival.

"Luke (Murrell) and Jamie (Lovett) pick the right horses, they get it right more than they get it wrong and they're getting the rewards," Weir said.

"They earmarked this horse three or four weeks ago.

"They said we were going to try to buy him and he'll be a great Queensland Derby horse. The way he won today, you'd have to say he's on track for that."

Mongolian Wolf was bred in Australia by Peter Arvanitis using Pluck to cover Oomaroo (Tale Of The Cat). Arvanitis sold him as a foal to Tas Rielley of Basinghall Farm who pin-hooked him for a profit as a yearling before Regal Farm did even better by selling him at Karaka.

Mongolian Wolf is the third 3YO son of Pluck to leave the Baker/Forsman stable this year after the recent sales of stablemates Gasoline and Pluck That to Hong Kong.

Pluck (More Than Ready) has already sired G3 Maribyrnong Plate winner Aspect this season.

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R3 RANDWICK 15 April 2017
Frank Packer Plate 3 , 2000m
Race Synopsis: Former New Zealand-trained three-year-old, Mongolian Wolf, who was having his first run for the Darren Weir stable, scored a good win here. He settled nicely in fifth place, on the rails, switched deeper nearing the home turn, challenged strongly at the 200m and then finished too well (wide out over the latter stages) to win well. Veladero had a good trip in third place on the rails, got through to challenge shortly after straightening. He then battled on well for a sound second, albeit after appearing to have every chance. Screamarr had a good trip in fourth spot, one out and one back. He moved up to take the lead at the 300m and then battled on well for a good third. The favourite Acatour was ridden quietly and settled back in eighth place. He was asked to improve at the 600m, went deep at the home turn but he failed to make any ground to finish (11 lengths) eighth, perhaps being affected by the Heavy 8 track.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
3. MONGOLIAN WOLF (AUS)
4yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.5
$6.00
 
PLUCK (USA) - OOMAROO (AUS)
Australian Bloodstock, Mongolian Wolf, Power Thoroughbreds, J And T Smith Racing, Get The Dukes Out Racing, Silver Medal, J Roddy, J Hunter, P Johnson, D Holt, J McRedmond, E Stefanescu, S Loane, P Hill, T Harty, S Rielly, G Makauskas, Ms C Cook, T Porter & W Pelchen
2nd  
2. VELADERO (AUS)
4yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
56.5
$7.50
 
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - STACKED (AUS)
Paramount Racing (Mgr: Ms K M Wood), Boeara Holdings (Mgr: Ms D A Dunphy), Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: N R J Werrett), Mrs W Holmes, R B T Aurisch, M Townsend & Mrs A M Howlett
Jan 15, 2015 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Widden Valley, $160000, Star Thoroughbreds, NSW
 
3rd  
7. SCREAMARR (AUS)
4yo Gelding
A & E CUMMINGS
TYE ANGLAND
56.5
$9.00
 
STREET CRY (IRE) - LAMARR (AUS)
A Cummings Thbds (A & B Cummings), Grant Bloodstock (S Grant), Carpe Diem (K Lowe), Whitby Bloodstock (M Whitby), C Battese, B A Battese, T Battese, W Battese, S K Bennett, E P Ehsman, M C Ehsman, R J Butler, Miss S Skillen, P McAneny, Mrs K J Taylor, J Howell, B A Rutter, J Saab, A Saab & G Maroun
 Jan 15, 2015 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Widden Valley, $300000, Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds, NSW
 
4th  10. EERISED (AUS)
4yo Gelding
MITCHELL KEARNEY
KATHY O'HARA
56.5
$151.00
5th  5. ROCK AND SWING (AUS)
4yo H
JAMES CUMMINGS
GLYN SCHOFIELD
56.5
$17.00
6th  6. VIOLATE (AUS)
4yo H
BRENT STANLEY
DAMIEN OLIVER
56.5
$21.00
7th  9. ROMANTIC JOURNEY (AUS)
4yo Gelding
GARY MOORE
JASON COLLETT
56.5
$81.00
8th  1. GREAT HONOUR (AUS)
4yo H
P & P SNOWDEN
BLAKE SHINN
56.5
$2.11
9th  4. CAPTAIN DUFFY (AUS)
4yo Gelding
BJORN BAKER
TIM CLARK
56.5
$13.00
10th  8. ROKDA KASBA (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
KERRIN MCEVOY
56.5
$21.00

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