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Makarios Makes Stylish Impression on Debut

The Mike Moroney and Chad Ormsby trained juvenile, Makarios (pictured), proved too good for his fellow rivals when taking out the Sacred Falls @ Waikato Stud 2YO Handicap over 1200m on debut at Matamata yesterday.

Gifted a lovely ride by leading hoop Craig Grylls, Makarios sat wide in the better part of the going before looking slightly under pressure approaching the turn for home.

Once balanced and on the right leg, Makarios picked up the two favoured runners in a matter of strides before putting the race to sleep 150m from the finish – eventually crossing the line with a length to spare.

Owned by Westbury Stud Principal, Gerry Harvey, under New Zealand Thoroughbred Holdings Ltd, Makarios is by Westbury’s exciting young stallion Makfi who has made a great start to his career in the southern-hemisphere.

Makarios is from the Woodman mare Silken Power, making him a grandson of the group 1 winning mare Isolda, and a close relation to Group 3 and nine time winner Bid Spotter.

Congratulations to Gerry Harvey, Russell Warwick and the team at Westbury on the exciting win.

[25 Jun 15]

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