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23rd July 2020 12 for Headwater

Vinery resident Headwater (Exceed And Excel) landed his 12th first-crop winner when Hydro Star (2 c ex Final Star by Delago Brom) took out the Ladbrokes Back Yourself 2YO Handicap (1000m) at Sandown yesterday. Coming from back in the field, the John McArdle-trained colt showcased an electric turn of foot, scooting past his rivals to win by two lengths. Diamondesque (Snitzel) was second with Miss Bosetti (Snitzel) a further neck away in third. Hydro Star was purchased by Lauriston Thoroughbreds for $15,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and is one of four winners from five to race out of the placed mare Final Star (Delago Brom). Further back this is the family of Group scorers Red Colossus (Testa Rossa), Nediym’s Glow (General Nediym) and Kinglike (Exceed And Excel). Headwater, who is also responsible for Ken Russell Memorial Classic (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Wisdom Of Water, stands at Vinery for a fee of $13,750 (inc. GST) in 2020.