Sydney double for Ocean Park

Ocean Park - Waikato Stud
Ocean Park

Waikato Stud

Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park received a timely boost ahead of next week’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale.

The Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) hero’s progeny recorded a winning double at Canterbury on Wednesday, adding to his nine winners in the past seven days and 21 in the past 30.

Sydney champion trainer Chris Waller combined with champion jockey Hugh Bowman to win with three-year-olds Kolding and Matowi, who were purchased out of the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale for $170,000 and $200,000 respectively.

Kolding broke his maiden with a short-neck win over 1200m as favourite, while Matowi posted his second win from seven starts when scoring by half a length over 1550 metres.

"They're quite similar horses actually," stable foreman Charlie Duckworth said. "Both are still learning how to switch off and relax but are showing plenty of promise.

"Being by Ocean Park you would expect them to get over a bit further. The sire is going super which is great because we have plenty in the stable."

The winning double followed the impressive win of progressive filly Oceanex at Flemington last Saturday. The Mick Price-trained filly has won three races in succession and is now being aimed towards Black Type events.


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