Bright Future Predicted For Son of Viking Ruler

30 May 2009

Trainer Richard Laming is predicting a big future for the
Viking Ruler four-year-old
Naadji after a narrow but impressive win in the A$75,000 Eugene Gorman Handicap (1800m) at Flemington, 30 May.

After a bumping dual which subsequently cost winning rider Dwayne Dunn a 16 meeting suspension, Naadji got home by a short-head.  It was his
third win from just 8 starts and he has also been placed on 4 occasions.

Naadji began his career in

New Zealand
from the stable of Donna Logan, Dean Logan and Chris Gibbs.  He ran third at his debut last August and followed that up with a win at Counties over 1600 metres.  He was sold soon after and made a winning Australian debut at Cranbourne in November.

Part of the first crop of
Viking Ruler, (pic right)
Naadji was bred by Mrs K C Sprague and is from the Famous Star mare, Naadirah.  Naadji is one of three winners from the mare.