Duncan produces another genuine prospect

Trainer Paul Duncan. Photo: Trish Dunell

Caloundra trainer Paul Duncan produced another staying prospect when first time starter Genuine Al (NZ) (Atlante) landed some big bets with his win at the Sunshine Coast.

The official betting fluctuations on Genuine Al were $4 into $2.40 but most corporate bookmakers quoted as much as $13 when markets first opened.

Ridden a bold front-running race by Stephanie Lacy, Genuine Al was far too strong in a maiden over 1300m on Wednesday.

Duncan has now had two New Zealand-bred debut winners inside a week after Tavis Town (NZ) (Tavistock) won at the Gold Coast last Friday,

Bred by Trelawney Stud, Genuine Al is a son of the late Atlante. He was purchased by Duncan out of Diamond Lodge’s 2018 Ready To Run draft for $75,000.

Duncan said Genuine Al had been staying bloodlines on both sides of his family.

“Atlante has had a lot success in New Zealand and Genuine Al’s dam Genuine Offer won up to 2500m,” Duncan said.

“I got Genuine Al at the New Zealand ready to run sales. He has been a bit of a handful but Stephanie (Lacy) has helped get him right,” Duncan said.

Duncan previously won more than a dozen stakes races in New Zealand including Group One victories in the the New Zealand Oaks (Midnight Oil), Wellington Cup (Oarsman), the Thorndon Mile (Say No More) and Thoroughbred Breeders (Say No More).

He has been training on the Sunshine Coast since 2012 and has prepared a steady stream of winners.

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