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Vancouver run could up his value

Vancouver is being keenly sought by several big breeders. Picture: Simon Bullard

Vancouver is being keenly sought by several big breeders. Picture: Simon Bullard Source: News Corp Australia

THE potential sale of Golden Slipper winner Vancouver to one of the heavyweight breeders could tempt them to run the star colt again this campaign.

Vancouver is already estimated to be worth between $25-$30 million as a potential stallion prospect but his value could be further enhanced if he’s crowned champion two-year-old for the 2014-15 season.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse has already said she would spell the undefeated colt and winner of the world’s richest two-year-old race.

With several big-name studs interested in securing his services, Vancouver won’t be aimed at the second and third legs of the two-year-old Triple Crown — the Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes.

But if the son of Medaglia D’Oro gets sold this week the new owners may be tempted to race on to ensure he’s named the season’s top juvenile.

Blue Diamond winner Pride Of Dubi, right, has claims to be champion two-year-old. Picture

Blue Diamond winner Pride Of Dubi, right, has claims to be champion two-year-old. Picture: George Salpigtidis Source:News Corp Australia

With Vancouver in the paddock, Blue Diamond Stakes winner Pride Of Dubai is preparing for a tilt at his second Group 1 for the season — the Sires Produce Stakes — and a potential claim at becoming Australia’s cham­pion two-year-old.

The champion two-year-old classification is based on a rating determined by formlines.

So if Pride Of Dubai beats Lake Geneva by a greater margin in the Sires than Vancouver beat her in the Slipper, then the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt will earn valuable points towards his bid for the title.

Vancouver will continue to be stabled at Tulloch Lodge for the next few days. But the value of being champion two-year-old could appeal to the potential new owners of Vancouver and any imminent sale could tempt them to run him in the Sires Produce, where victory would seal his spot as Australia’s champion two-year-old.

There’s nothing stopping Vancouver from contesting the Sires Produce other than Waterhouse suggesting he’s better off going for a spell.

Originally published as Vancouver run could up his value

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Posted March 26, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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