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Julius builds towards another campaign

Cambridge trainer John Bell is delighted with the condition of his stable star Julius, who again has summer sprint features firmly in his sights. The lightly raced eight-year-old has won nine of his 17 starts, placing in another six and never finishing further back than fourth. Last summer marked a triumphant comeback from injury and[...]
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Comeback complete for Cambridge champ

The fairy-tale comeback of Cambridge galloper Julius was completed at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when the gentle giant took out the Group 1 Sistema Railway (1200m). Retired from the racetrack just on twelve months ago due to a serious tendon injury, the lightly-raced eight-year-old spent time roaming the expanses of a west coast sheep[...]
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Julius set for Counties comeback

Talented sprinter Julius has been given the green light to return to racing in Saturday’s Listed Haunui Farm Counties Bowl (1100m) at Pukekohe. The son of Swiss Ace has never finished further back than third in his 13-start career, winning seven races including last year’s Group 3 Concorde Handicap (1200m) and Group 3 Darley Plate[...]
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Helena Baby takes Opunake Cup

Progressive galloper Helena Baby took the next step in his burgeoning career in stunning fashion when he simply decimated his rivals in Saturday’s Listed Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m) at New Plymouth. Most pundits were expecting the four-year-old Guillotine gelding to prove competitive in his first crack in open company but none could have predicted the[...]
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First stakes test for Helena Baby

Promising galloper Helena Baby has won four of his six career starts and will get his first opportunity at stakes level at New Plymouth on Saturday when he contests the Listed Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m). John Bell is pleased with his gelding heading into Saturday and believes the $2.40 fixed odds favourite is well in[...]
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