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Wookah Sets Tongues Wagging by The Gurkha

Classy former Eastern States galloper Wookah returned from a short let up in great fashion, finishing third to November Red at Belmont Park after working three wide without cover for the entire race.

Young apprentice Ned Coldbeck had no option but to rate the son of Encosta De Lago in the tradesman’s lane but the way Wookah hit the line late in the race had every one talking on course.

“That was a phenomenal return to the races.” Managing part owner Andrew Inglis told the Gurkha.

“He wasn’t entitled to finish as close as he did and Peter tells me he has travelled back to Kalgoorlie without a problem and has pulled up really well.”

Wookah was formerly trained by David Hayes in Victoria and was purchased on advice from blood stock agent Mark Pilkington.

“His win at Belmont Park back in May for Glenn Smith was an indication that he could be up to the feature races over the Round.”

“Peter wanted to have another look at him against city class gallopers and what we saw on Saturday was encouraging.”

“He will have his next start in The Goldrush (1600 metres) which is on Tatts Cup Day. The winner of The Goldrush is exempt from the ballot of the Coolgardie Cup and that is his aim at the moment.”