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Dublin (Patapan) flies the flag in the Castletown Stakes
30 May 2013

Graham Richardson is an infrequent but successful visitor to Wanganui and he has headed south with two chances to further his River City strike rate.

The Matamata trainer will be represented on Saturday by Listed John Turkington Forestry Castletown Stakes contender Dublin (NZ) (Patapan - Dubbe, Volksraad) and the capable Mosh Pit (NZ) (Scaredee Cat) in the Dave Hoskin Carriers Handicap.

"I haven’t had many runners there and have had a bit of luck - Sista won a Wanganui Guineas and Plan Ex was a bit unlucky when he ran second to Fritzy Boy," Richardson said.

Dublin booked herself a chance at black type when she won over 800 metres at Avondale last time presented.

"I thought she’d be a strong chance and the form in the race is good," Richardson said. "Orbity was third and has come out and won since.

"Dublin’s always showed a fair bit and while she’s probably a better 1000 metre horse it is a stakes race, she can handle a wet track no problem and she’s come through her last run really well."

Dublin was bred by Nick and Anne-marie King and sold to Graham at the 2012 Karaka Yearling Sales, she was subsequently  syndicated to some astute race horse owners.  "As a younster Dublin was very strong and was always team leader of her paddock," reports Anne-marie "Let's hope she carries that to the line tomorrow!"