Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Unwanted Horse Is Real Deal

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Unwanted Horse Is Real Deal

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Byline: Tony White

"SHE'S just one of those dream horses," winning trainer Neil Godbolt said after classy filly Yupik gave her rivals a galloping lesson in the $40,000 NBN 2YO Plate (1200m).

The daughter of Al Samer bred and leased through Emirates Park recorded her fifth win in six starts when ridden a treat by Marlon Dolendo.

"She's a winner. A natural little two-year-old from day one," said trainer Neil Godbolt from Port Macquarie. "She's like an old handicap horse. She comes to the races goes to sleep and does what she has to do on the race track. She just does everything right.

"She's one of those dream horses."

Godbolt found Yupik in a paddock at Emirates in The Hunter Valley.

"I went and had a look at six yearlings," Godbolt said. "They told me to take what I wanted to race on lease. In the end I got two horses, Yupik and Qamar. I just liked the way Yupik was built.

"She looked like she'd run early."

Yupik was left in the Hunter Valley for pre training but a phone call from one of the handlers haunted Godbolt. …

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