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3/4/2018  Holbien ready for Bendigo Guineas

 Holbien (Pierro) will take his chance in the Bendigo Guineas (Listed, 1400m) on Saturday. As a yearling, Holbien double-barrelled trainer Steve Richards putting him in intensive care with three broken ribs while he also lost his spleen. Now a three-year-old, Holbien has won three of his five starts, including a laststart victory over 1400 metres at Flemington on 17 March. "He's (Holbien) always shown us good ability," Richards said. "His win the other day was pretty dominant and I think he'll come back and improve again as a four-yearold in the spring. It's probably time to go out and develop a bit more and then see if he can come back and measure up to something in the spring.” Holbien is one of the 36 nominations for Saturday's $150,000 race.

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