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Two In A Row for Our Valdivia

What great form Our Valdivia has been in this time in, the Don Eduardo four-year-old at Ballarat on Wednesday recording his third win since the start of the year.

Stepping up in class to Showcase level on the back of a gutsy all the way Sandown victory late last month, the bay was also up in distance but neither challenges deterred him as he overcame a bit of trouble in running to find the line in determined style.

Settling just behind the leaders, Our Valdivia had to push his way clear once into the straight and from thereon he was always going to win.

"He has been a model of consistency since dropping back in distance," said jockey Ryan Maloney, noting that the gelding had been tried over a bit of ground as a younger horse.

"He dropped the bit a bit more than I would've liked today but to his credit he really dug deep and won well - I can't see why he can't go on with it."

As tough as he is honest, Our Valdivia has had ten starts this campaign, winning three times and placing three times.

"He has been doing a great job," said Michael Moroney.

[12 Mar 15]

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