Two of the exciting three-year-olds in Andrew Campbells stable have been sold to Hong Kong, leaving his focus on Athletica in the group two Hawkes Bay Guineas at Hastings on Saturday.
Campbell has confirmed the sale of Waldorf, his other candidate for the Hastings feature, along with stablemate Getty, a winner of two starts.
The sales for both Waldorf and Getty have been completed, Campbell said. I pulled Waldorf out of the Hawkes Bay Guineas this morning [Wednesday].
Its a shame to see them go as theyre both smart young horses, but the money was too good to turn down. Theyll do well in Hong Kong, theyre the right type of horses for up there.
Despite losing Waldorf and Getty, Campbell has plenty to look forward to with Athletica, a son of Tavistock who followed a trials win at Foxton with an impressive debut win at Awapuni last month.
Hes a work in progress and hes going to be a good horse, Campbell said.
Its all systems go for the Hawkes Bay Guineas with him and Lisa [Allpress] will ride him again.
Its a big ask, but if hes heading down south for the Two Thousand Guineas he needs to shape up in this.
I dont expect him to win, but I wouldnt be surprised to see him win. Hes got loads of ability.
Campbell also has Gobstopper set for Riccarton and between times he will shift from Opaki to Cambridge.
We take over on October 31 and Im looking forward to it, Campbell said yesterday.
- NZ Racing Desk