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Graphic Illustrates Ability with Impressive Win

The Chris and Susanna Grace-owned galloper Graphic illustrated his racing ability at Te Aroha on Wednesday, showing his opposition a clean set of heels to score impressively over 1600m.

Keen to get on with the job, Graphic jumped well from the gates and never looked like being headed at any stage of the race, powering to the line with plenty in the tank to score his first win at start number three.

Whilst not surprised by the quality of his stable representative’s win, Chad had watched the race with plenty of interest after seeing the front running position taken by Graphic from the jump.

“I didn’t think he would lead, but from the jump he really meant business and wanted to run a serious race” said Chad.

When he turned for home he found more and kicked clear of the field with ease and really impressed me with how he found the line. He definitely looks like he will get more ground” added Chad.

Chad reported on Friday that Graphic has not left an oat since his mid-week win, and he will now look toward another suitable race for the well related son of Volksraad.

"He has pulled up extremely well and will only improve from the run, and all things equal he should go on with it" Chad reported.

"Chris and Susanna Grace have been long-time clients and friends of Ballymore Stables, and it was wonderful to see the Grace-Ballymore owner-and-trainer combination to the fore once again on the racetrack" said Chad.

"Ballymore trained Hinemoa to achieve stakes success for them, and we purchased one of our stable favourites O'Malleys Boy from them at the sales many years ago who went on to win 11 races including the Concorde and the Foxbridge Plate"'.

Graphic is the second winning foal from of the five-time winning racemare Taitanium, who is a half-sister to the aforementioned Hinemoa, who as Chad recalled above wore the Grace colours and was prepared by Ballymore Stables during her successful racing career. Hinemoa was victorious at black-type level on two occasions including a Listed win for Ballymore Stables Australia.

[25 Oct 13]


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