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Loophole earns bragging rights over little brother
18 Jan 2016 | By NZTM

Two wins from Loophole past two starts have given him temporary bragging rights over his younger brother and stablemate Preferment.

Carrying 59 kilograms over 2000 metres on at Randwick yesterday, Loophole beat Dance Of Heroes by half a length for a Chris Waller-trained quinella.

Glyn Schofield was called up for the ride when Tye Angland had to pull the pin on the meeting after aggravating an old back problem.

While Loophole is unlikely to ever step into the Group One sphere occupied by Preferment, Waller is more than pleased with his off-season form.

"At the moment Preferment is known as Loophole's brother," Waller said. "It gives me confidence that Loophole is still improving.

"He will get his chance at a stakes race but not the Australia Day Cup. I think he is better over 2000 metres so there is another race in a couple of weeks here and then we will look at the Parramatta Cup over 1900 metres."

Dual Group One winner Preferment is back in work and heading towards the autumn carnival after a trip to Hong Kong for the Vase last month.

"He will be aimed at the Chipping Norton Stakes and the Australian Cup and then Loophole will be known as Preferment's brother again," Waller said.

Loophole has now won 8 races in Sydney for Waller and almost $400,000 in prizemoney, he was purchased by Debbie Kepetis from Windsor Park's Premier draft at Karaka for $260,000.