Racing yesterday….running out of her grade Mamma Sans gave a very nice effort for 3rd fresh up over 1200m with Brett Murray in the saddle. Big Wink drew a wider barrier and settled near the tail over 2200m, but put in a sturdy effort for fourth at the line under Jason Laking.
Riccarton Saturday….it was looking as though the track was going to come back to dead this morning but the forecast changed fairly quickly and down the rain has fallen. We have 6 accepted runners for the meeting beginning in the first with Red Light District. He kicked his career off at Timaru with a solid 3rd placing over 1600m and he will go the mile again Saturday with Terry Moseley to retain the ride.
2yo Showemhowitsdone comes up race 3 for the 2yo 800m, she fought hard last start in a big line up for the minors finishing a close 6th. Seduttore is in for the 65 1200m, but will only start if the track comes back. Lake Chalice for the 72 1200m off the back of a solid 3rd last start with Tina Comingnaghi to do the riding. Zentessa will take her place in the Listed Spring Classic over 2000m and she’s a nice lightweight entry with 53kg. A good 2nd over 1600m last start and looking forward to getting her over the 2000m. Last on the card is Devious who steps up in distance to 1600m this start. We were pleased with his last run for 3rd and a gun gate of 1 this week should see him hold a nice position. All the very best to connections running we hope for good results from the team.
Listed Spring Classic
She finished 2nd in this race last year and has won on the home track as well. It’s a strong line up as you would expect, but will carry a featherweight and is looking in superb order so fingers crossed she gets the perfect trip from gate 8 for every chance.