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AIDAN RODLEY
Last updated 05:00 22/12/2013

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Arguably the best maiden in the country is no longer in duffer's class.

Von Krumm cleared maidens in no uncertain terms at Te Rapa yesterday, dominating the McGregors 1200 for rider Opie Bosson and cruising to the line 2 lengths clear.

"He's a very good horse, a good, strong horse," Cambridge trainer Chris McNab said.

Von Krumm began his career with a second to subsequent Group I winner Recite, before finishing fourth to Philipa Charlotte and stakes winners Salamanca and Sir Andrew at Hastings, then finished second and fourth to subsequent stakes-placed Harvest at Hastings at his next two starts.

He hadn't started since that fourth on October 5, a combination of wet tracks and wide draws resulting in McNab choosing to leave the Snitzel three-year-old gelding at home.

It made no difference yesterday.

"He's a 1200m horse but we could possibly stretch him out to a mile," McNab said.

"He's qualified for Hong Kong now so if there's money around, he could end up there." Bosson said Von Krumm hugged the railed and closed the race off professionally.

"He's a natural and he keeps improving with every run, so you'd think he's got a good future."

Another talented maiden later cleared that class when Bosson again ensured the Graham Richardson-trained Villars had the perfect trip to capitalise in the Advance 1600.

The Stratum mare had three times finished second, twice third and once fourth in six previous starts but made no mistake, scoring from the front by two lengths.

Richardson described the win as "much deserved" and said Villars had the potential to make her mark in stakes company later on.

"She'll have 10 days out and we're putting her out on a good note," he said. "She's a very good mare but she doesn't want a wet track. On that run, you'd think she'd have no problem going through the grades."

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