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Wessex too strong on debut at Matamata

Trainer Andrew Forsman put aside the disappointment of having to scratch pre-post favourite Francesca from the feature race at Awapuni on Saturday when he and training partner Murray Baker produced talented two-year-old filly Wessex to win on debut at Matamata. Forsman had been expecting progressive four-year-old Iffraaj mare Francesca to be hard to beat in[...]
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Baker pleased with Underwood hope

Quality stayer The Chosen One takes the next step in his build-up towards the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, when he tackles the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Sandown on Saturday. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained entire is one of just five runners in the AUD$1 million feature, with the presence of emerging star[...]
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Innes anxious for return to racing

Auckland’s extended lockdown has proved especially frustrating for leading jockey Leith Innes, who can look but can’t touch with nearly everything he wants to participate in. Innes is one of several jockeys in the Auckland region robbed of riding while the province is in Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. “You’d like to be racing[...]
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Black type goals for Francesca

Lightly raced four-year-old Francesca made a winning start to her spring campaign at Te Rapa on Saturday, as she sets out on a preparation aimed at securing some valuable black-type for a future breeding career. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained daughter of Iffraaj never looked in any danger of defeat as she sat outside[...]
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Feehan first-up for The Chosen One

Quality stayer The Chosen One will kick off his Cups campaign when he contests the Group 2 Feehan Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained six-year-old had a look around the Melbourne track on Tuesday morning under jockey Damian Lane ahead of his weekend test and his trainers received[...]
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Memsie Stakes favoured for Aegon

Connections of high-class New Zealand four-year-old Aegon are favouring a start in the AUD$1 million Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday week as the kick-off point for the athletic gelding’s spring campaign. The son of Sacred Falls has won five of his seven career starts including the Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m),[...]
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No slowing Mustang down

New Zealand trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are poised for further late-season juvenile success as they take a dual-pronged attack on Saturday’s Listed Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie with Mustang Valley and Samarkand. The stable has already sent out impressive back-end two-year-old Turn The Ace to win at stakes level, and there[...]
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