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Suliman1Suliman Continues on Winning Way

Graham Richardson and Gavin Parker look to be in for a good season with their promising stayer Suliman (Redwood-Red Mariete) who made it three wins in succession when resuming at Te Aroha on Sunday.

Suliman has been a work in progress to date but one would say the “penny has finally dropped” in his last three starts and now five years old, the horse looks both mentally and physically mature, and is enjoying his racing. A $50,000 yearling purchase by Graham Richardson, Suliman is raced by a big group of owners and has an impressive record of 4 wins and 7 placings from his 16 career starts and the leggy son of Redwood looks to be a real contender for higher honours as the season unfolds.

Suliman capped of a good weekend for his sire Redwood after Derby runner-up Rising Red resumed at Moonee Valley on Saturday with a very good second in the Craig Opie Cup over 1600m and looks a force to be reckoned with over the Melbourne Spring Carnival, while 40 minutes earlier the highly talented Night’s Watch ran a super race for a close third in the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, beaten by just 0.3 of a length and made a great fist of his first attempt at black type company.

In Sydney the Redwood gelding Tamarack was also game when finishing second to Zourkhan in the Iron Jack Handicap at Rosehill. Tamarack had to work hard early in the race to go forward and never shirked his task as he fought bravely to finish second.

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