Sebring ‘Work in Progress’ Salutes

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Progressive Sebring gelding Wu Gok appreciated a step up in distance to score a dominant win at Canterbury on Wednesday for the powerful Chris Waller stable.

Fifth and fourth in maiden events at Newcastle last month, Wu Gok found the 1550 metres at Canterbury very much to his liking.

He travelled well just behind the leaders for Tye Angland and powered away in the straight to win by two lengths.

“As these two year-olds turn three and start stepping up in distance they can improve rapidly,” said Chris Waller.

“You’d say he’s a ‘work in progress’.”

A $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Anton Koolman Bloodstock/ Hermitage thoroughbreds, Wu Gok is the first foal of stakes-placed Redoute’s Choice mare Lipari, a daughter of Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks winner Tully Thunder.

It’s a high class family, whose star members frequently excel from age three and beyond over distances that range from a mile to the classic 2400 metres, so Wu Gok may be well worth following.