Thursday 20th October 2022

We were gutted Dunedin races were abandoned today as had two runners for the meeting in debutant Mister Goldie who was set to run in the 3yo mdn 1200m, and Ugo was in for the 65 1600m. Disappointing for all connections.  

Riccarton Saturday,

A big day ahead for us this weekend with 6 runners lining up, two of which are in stakes races. We begin in race one with Second Thought stepping up to 1800m following a brilliant fresh up run for 2nd over the mile. Onto race 3 with Pheroz Friends in the mdn 1400m. A good improvement shown in her last outing and should appreciate the further ground but must contend with a wide gate at 11. Down to race 8 the Group 3 War Decree Stakes where Blue Solitaire will take her place from the 1600m start, gate 7. Race 11 is the Listed Sothys Spring Classic and Elizabeth Rose comes in beautifully weighted at 53kg, will relish the step up to the distance of 2000m and has finally received a good alley of 2. Bringing the day to a close is the 65 1600m with both Kudos de Sothys, and Beau Rouge to do battle. Both horses were winners the start before last so should be a good competitive race.

All the very best to connections!

Blue Solitaire

Our Almanzor filly cleared maiden ranks rather stylishly last start and has continued to improve off that race. We are looking forward to getting her up to the 1600m this weekend and Samantha Wynne will stay partnered with her. A small field of 9 horses set for the task and will be a very competitive race chasing the Group 3 title. All the very best to Valachi Downs

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