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Hypnos dazzles in Coupland’s win

Cambridge visitor Hypnos showed a good turn of foot to put his rivals to the sword when winning the Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday for Roger James and Robert Wellwood. Sent out the $4.10 favourite, the five-year-old gelding enjoyed a cosy run behind the leaders under leading jockey Danielle Johnson[...]
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Hypnos out to mesmerise opposition

Group 2 glory beckons Hypnos at Riccarton Park on Wednesday when he contests the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m). The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained gelding heads into Wednesday in good form, having finished runner-up to subsequent Listed Legacy Lodge Sprint (1200m) winner Mascarpone fresh-up, before winning the Group 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at[...]
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Two Illicit near peak for Classic

Two Illicit will be near her potent best when she races at her pet distance in Saturday’s Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings, says co-trainer Robert Wellwood. Wellwood, who trains in partnership with Roger James at Cambridge, was satisfied with the Jimmy Choux four-year-old’s fourth-placing in this month’s Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m)[...]
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Stable firing up with strong ammo

Roger James and Robert Wellwood are looking to add to their fine recent strike rate this weekend, with horses to be engaged over three meetings, including a couple of stakes candidates at Pukekohe on Saturday. After a slow start to the local season with limited representation, the Cambridge trainers have come out firing this month[...]
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James Expects Good Showing From Hypnos

New Zealand trainer Roger James has seen encouraging signs from Group One placegetter Hypnos in Melbourne in the lead-up to the three-year-old’s second Australian start at Sandown. James, who trains in partnership with Robert Wellwood, nominated Hypnos for three races on Saturday’s program before opting for the $75,000 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap, a 1600m benchmark-78[...]
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Trans-Tasman targets for James-Wellwood team

Kingsclere Stables will traverse the Tasman on Saturday as Hypnos continues his campaign in Melbourne, while Killarney, Hanger and newcomer Even Chance compete at Ruakaka. Roger James is in Melbourne as Group 1 Levin Classic (1600m) runner-up Hypnos prepares for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1600m) at Sandown, while training partner Robert Wellwood is charged[...]
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Delayed Australian stint for Hypnos

Smart Cambridge three-year-old Hypnos is set to embark on a delayed Australian campaign, but with a change of direction. The Group 1 Levin Classic (1600m) runner-up is booked to leave New Zealand on Wednesday bound for Melbourne to make his Australian debut in a three-year-old handicap over 1400m at Caulfield next Saturday. The original plan[...]
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