Another Guineas Winner for Weir

Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 28
The powerful Darren Weir stable carried out a successful raid on the $100,000 Hobart Guineas in Tasmania on Sunday with victory going to lightly raced three year-old Wolfendale.

Wolfendale was a Foal Gallery star of 2014The son of Astronomer Royal (USA) had won two of his three previous starts and scored a half length win for Dean Yendall in the 2100 metre staying test.

Retained to race by his breeders, Wolfendale is pictured here as a foal at Miranda Park in Victoria.

With three wins and a second from just five starts, Wolfendale is the best of three winners from Skibo, a well-related half-sister to the dam of Group II winner Dixie Blossoms from the family of Group I New Zealand Derby winner Zonda, another Kiwi Group I winner in Surprize Surprize and high class Group II winning stayer Magnolia Hall.

He is the fifth stakes-winner for former Victorian shuttler Astronomer Royal, a son of champion sire Danzig.



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