Stakes Goal Next for Vancouver Winner
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 5

Talented Vancouver colt Postcode opened his account with a dominant victory at Hawkesbury on Saturday and will return to Black Type racing for his next start.

Second on debut in the Group III ATC Breeders Plate at the start of last spring, Postcode had been competitive without placing in his two most recent runs in Golden Slipper lead up races won by top colts Mamaragan and Prague.

Vancouver is the sire of PostcodeDropped back in grade to maiden class for this 1300m assignment, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained colt showed his class under 62kg to bolt away and win by three and a half lengths.

With that confidence boosting win under his belt, Postcode will no doubt be placed to advantage in longer Black Type races in the future with the Listed Fernhill Handicap at Randwick next Saturday a likley target.

A $240,000 Magic Millions purchase for his trainers from the Glenlogan Park draft, Postcode is the second winner from French Group II winner Never Forget.

He is the third winner for Coolmore's Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, who has eight entries for Inglis Easter and you can see them here.


Vancouver in upcoming sales:
Ascend Sales Trophies Mdn 1300m
Hawkesbury Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:17.96
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Ms W Costin 62
2c Vancouver (AUS) x Never Forget (FR) (Westerner (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
T: Brad Widdup J: B Mc Dougall 58.5
2c Pierro (AUS) x Sailing By (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Jadeskye Racing/Brad Widdup Racing
T: James Cummings J: Brock Ryan 54
2f Teofilo (IRE) x Status Quo (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Much Much Better
T: J A O'Shea J: S Guymer 58.5
2c Stratum (AUS) x Dayeala (NZ) (Starcraft (NZ))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Domeland Pty Ltd
The Mediator
T: Mark Newnham J: Travis Wolfgram 57.5
2c Sebring (AUS) x Dream 'n' Believe (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
T: James Cummings J: C Lever 57.5
2c Contributer (IRE) x Nanda Kot (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: David Payne J: Ms J Taylor 55.5
2c Real Impact (JPN) x Graphitic Gaga (AUS) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Toolooganvale Farm, Scone
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
Mandalong Roman
T: M & D Kearney J: A Layt 57
2c Roman Emperor (NZ) x Mandalong Annie (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tip Top Timing
T: C E Conners J: M A Cahill 57
2g Eurozone (AUS) x Princess Zariel (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
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