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22nd June 2020 Eight for Vancouver

Coolmore’s Vancouver (Medaglia d’Oro) sired his eighth individual winner when Narvaez (2c ex Headway by Charge Forward) got off the mark in a handicap at Bendigo yesterday. Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, the two-year-old got the better of Galactic Fury (Street Boss) to score by a short head. Confrontational (Redoute’s Choice) was a further two and a quarter lengths behind in third. Purchased for $300,000 out of the Lime Country draft at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Narvaez is the sixth foal and third winner out of Coolmore Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Headway (Charge Forward), the Champion 2YO Filly in Australia in 2008/09. Narvaez capped a productive weekend for Vancouver after Exhibition opened his winning account at Randwick on Saturday. Vancouver stands at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $30,250 (inc GST) this spring.