Willinga Rufio (Dundeel NZ/Sylvaner NZ) made his city debut in style, taking out race three at Rosehill Gardens today Saturday 4th June 2022, The Agency Handicap over 1800m.

Looking very much like his sire, the 3-year-old bay gelding jumped well from the widest barrier. Apprentice Jockey Tyler Schiller kept him wide until he could comfortably cross to the fence, where he took control of the race. Rated brilliantly, once around the corner Willinga Rufio was prompted to extend his lead and duly crossed the line 2.5 lengths from his nearest rival.

Congratulations to Willinga Park and their connections, it was great to get another win on the board with such a promising horse.

Picture courtesy of Bradleys Photography