Colic attack loss of brilliant filly

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Promising filly dies after slick trial

Just a day or so after a stunning 55.5 final 800m at the Ashburton trials, highly-promising Raging Bull filly Pamplona Princess died of a colic attack.

Mark Jones was saddened by the unfortunate demise, saying he held the filly in high regard and she was booked to head to Sydney this week to meet up with co-owner Aaron Goadsby, who was understandably shaken.

“Aaron, and her other owner Marcus Kirkwood, are both devasted. She was very smart and we had high hopes of winning at Bathurst (APG),” he said.

“Her trial was exceptional and we couldn’t wait to get her over there and show them what she could do. To lose her is one of the knocks you get in this game, sometimes it does not happen the way it should, does it?”

Pamplona Princess looked set to add another string to the bow of Raging Bull, a former star pacer and son of Christian Cullen who has produced a number of promising horses from some small crops.

The loss of this filly is also a loss for him, she would have flown the flag rather high.

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