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Press Statement To Resume This Saturday
Meanwhile, as the racing career of one star colt comes to an end, the career of another looks set to scale even greater heights with Gr1 winner Press Statement (Hinchinbrook-Kaaptive Empress, by Kaaptive Edition) set to launch his autumn campaign on Saturday. Trainer Chris Waller yesterday confirmed that Press Statement will resume in the Gr2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill this weekend en route to more ambitious targets including the Gr1 Randwick Guineas and Gr1 George Ryder Stakes. "He will remain in Sydney and will resume the preparation in the Hobartville Stakes. He will then progress to the Randwick Guineas and George Ryder Stakes," Waller said. Press Statement, who is raced by a syndicate that includes Vinery Stud, the China Horse Club Racing & Raffles Thoroughbred Racing, has not raced since winning the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas in October. However, he has been fitted for his return with two barrier trials, the most recent of which was on 25 January over 800m resulting in a sixth place finish behind fellow star 3YOs Exosphere and Japonisme.