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GR1 TURNBULL S.
PREFERMENT (NZ) 2011
5 H (Zabeel - Better Alternative by Flying Spur)
Run over 2000m on October 04, 2015 at Flemington
Prizemoney: $502,500
Trainer: C J Waller
Jockey: J Bowman
Time: 02:01.3
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: VRC
Winners Details
Sale: 2013 National Yearling Sale
Vendor: Cambridge Stud
Purchase Price: $190,000
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Royal Descent, Set Square, Dandino, Extra Zero, Hartnell, Amralah, Who Shot Thebarman, Volkstok'n'barrell, Happy Trails, Gust of Wind, Rising Romance, Protectionist, Magicool, Weary,
Mark Gatt
At Flemington in Melbourne, Cambridge Stud's recently deceased multiple Champion sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) added yet another Gr1 triumph to his impeccable CV when 4YO entire Preferment (Zabeel-Better Alternative, by Flying Spur) scored by a short-head for trainer Chris Waller in the $500,000 Gr1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) for 4YO+, over ultra-consistent 6YO mare Royal Descent (Redoute's Choice-Mulan Princess, by Kaapstad) & 4YO mare Set Square (Reset-Dynastar, by Zeditave). Second last turning for home, Preferment looked to be travelling sweetly 500m from the finish when hooked out wide, and finished with a flourish to snare his second Gr1 victory. Preferment, who was purchased by Chris Waller Racing for $190,000 at the 2013 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Cambridge Stud, took his record to 3 wins (including the Gr1 Victoria Derby & last start's G2 Hill Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Listed Geelong Classic) from 14 starts for $1,503,405 earnings.