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Descarado wins Caulfield Cup

Descarado: bred in New Zealand by Wayne McQuoid

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Cox Plate next for High Chaparral's Descarado

DESCARADO, a New Zealand-bred son of High Chaparral, added his candidacy for the Cox Plate after returning to form in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes on Saturday.

Descarado, out of the Lord Ballina mare Karamea Lady, won the 2010 Caulfield Cup but his latest spring campaign was delayed due to a setback in training.

"He's been carrying more condition than ever," Gai Waterhouse admitted. "But I knew he wouldcome right from the way he was training."

Bred by Wayne McQuoid, Descarado was nominated for the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Karaka yearling sale but was withdrawn due to a stifle injury. He convalesced at Windsor Park Stud and was placed with trainer Kevin Myers who prepped him to two wins prior to his sale to Australia.

Gai's husband Robbie bought Descarado on a trip to New Zealand with bloodstock agent Phil Cataldo. He won the Group 2 STC Hill Stakes at Rosehill and was runner-up in the Group 1 AJC Australian Derby at Randwick before last year's Caulfield Cup.

Karamea Lady foaled 1ten winners before her death in 2007. Besides Descarado, the best of them has been Group 3 Grafton Cup winner Simigan (Honour Grades).




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