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Landing his first metropolitan win on Wednesday at Warwick Farm was consistent country trained Nicconi gelding Akasaki, a $48,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the draft of Turangga Farm.

Trained at Scone by Stephen Jones, three year-old Akasaki led all the way from a wide gate to dominate his older rivals and win the 1100 metre sprint by three-quarters of a length.

It was the fifth win from 14 starts for Akasaki, who has banked over $120,000 in prizemoney.

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All roads will lead to Scone this weekend for the Turangga Farm Dispersal at White Park featuring an outstanding selection of weanlings and broodmares.

28 weanlings by a wide range of commercial sires are set to tempt buyers including youngsters by All Too Hard, Charge Forward, Denman, Declaration of War (USA), Domesday, Epaulette, Hinchinbrook, Lonhro, Manhattan Rain, Nicconi, Rubick, Sebring, Testa Rossa, Toronado (IRE), Trusting, Your Song, etc.

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The highly anticipated Turangga Farm Dispersal is coming up on July 23 in Scone and Stuart Ramsay’s breeding operation has been in hot form of late with a steady stream of winners including Weston and Sunset Jewel, who both saluted at Wyong on Thursday.

An $80,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Segenhoe Thoroughbreds from the Turangga Farm draft, the Peter Robl trained three year-old Weston (pictured) opened his account with a half length win in the 1350 metre maiden.

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Tenacity in a tight finish was a trademark of former Champion Two Year Old Pierro and there was plenty of that quality on show in promising youngster Noviero, who scored a dogged victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Prepared by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Noviero was narrowly beaten on debut at Canterbury two weeks ago and went to the post as favourite for the 1400 metre maiden.

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A purple patch being enjoyed by Yarraman Park’s Hinchinbrook continued on Monday at Warwick Farm with a tenacious win for two year-old gelding Wild Heart, a $170,000 Magic Millions purchase for Vinery Stud from the Turangga Farm draft.

Trained by Team Hawkes, Wild Heart was a close second on debut at Geelong last month to promising youngster Andaz, who dead heated at Flemington on Saturday with another Hawkes runner in Royal Phoenix.

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