Newgate newcomer set for Diamond Jubilee

Wandjina will target the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot before retiring to Newgate Farm later this year.

The Snitzel colt won the G1 Australian Guineas last month and finished second to Dissident (Sebring) in Saturday’s G1 All Aged Stakes.  The winner has also been signed up to stand at Newgate.

“Gai Waterhouse said we can’t retire Wandjina now because he only has to travel well to win the Diamond Jubilee,” Newgate’s Managing Director Henry Field when talking about his immediate future.  “She is as confident about it as Peter Moody was with Dissident, so you have to back her judgment.”

Wandjina (3c Snitzel – La Bamba by Last Tycoon) is also expected to take in the G1 July Cup at Newmarket before returning home.

Purchased by agent James Harron on behalf of owners Edmund & Belinda Bateman for $1 million at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale, he is a half-brother to G1 Hong Kong Sprint winner Inspiration and Listed winners Lucky Unicorn and Provence.