Sandown Winner for Vancouver

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 23

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained three year-old Narvaez was fit and ready to fire at his third run back from a spell at Sandown on Wednesday and got the job done in style.

Narvaez wins at Sandown - image Natasha Morello / Racing Photos.

Sent out favourite for the 1600m contest, Narvaez scored a length and a quarter win for Nash Rawiller carrying 60.5kg with connections likely to target stakes races in Tasmania over the summer.



ed by Gai Waterhouse Racing / Adrian Bott for $300,000 out of the Lime Country draft at Inglis Easter, Narvaez has won two races and placed three times from 10 starts earning just shy of $100,000 in prizemoney.

Bred by Makybe, Narvaez is the sixth foal and third winner from Headway who was honoured as the Champion 2YO Filly in Australia in 2008/09. Her career defining win came in the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes and she was runner-up in the Golden Slipper.

Headway changed hands in 2018 when bought by Rosemont Stud at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale for $220,000 and produced a colt for them this spring by Spirit of Boom.

Narvaez is another nice winner for Golden Slipper winning sire Vancouver, who has 11 entries for Magic Millions 2021.




Race Result - Ive Print (Bm64) 1600m

Sandown-Lakeside Track: Good(4) Time: 1:39.01
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: N Rawiller 60.5
3c Vancouver (AUS) x Headway (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo
B: Gai Waterhouse Racing / Adrian Bott
T: P G Moody J: Damian Lane 58
3f Pierro (AUS) x Bulle De Champagne (IRE) (Hurricane Run (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $200,000
V:Phoenix Park
B: Mr MP Baker
Imperial Hilton
T: Patrick Payne J: Craig Williams 62
3g The Factor (USA) x Imperial Ballet (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
T: Jamie Edwards J: J Mott 58
3c All Too Hard (AUS) x Whitney (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $22,500
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: Emsley Lodge
Wise Dragon
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 60
3g Fiorente (IRE) x Yau Chin (AUS) (Tobougg (IRE))
Nuclear Energy
T: Ms A Yates J: D Moor 61
3g Sebring (AUS) x Ringhals (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Aquis Farm Pty Ltd
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