Author: Joshua Smith

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Positive ride secures ANZAC Mile

Under a deluge of rain at Awapuni on Saturday, local trainer Roydon Bergerson came very close to withdrawing Town Cryer from the Listed ANZAC Mile (1600m) at his home meeting the following day, but he is thanking his lucky stars that he didn't. While the daughter of Tavistock missed the jump, jockey Craig Grylls took[...]
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Latta armed for Riccarton invasion

It's like comparing chalk and cheese but Manawatu trainer Lisa Latta is hoping Platinum Invador can emulate her former Group 3 Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m) winner Authentic Paddy in Saturday's feature at Riccarton. Authentic Paddy was a big, imposing frontrunner who dominated his rivals from the outset to score a narrow but deserved win in[...]
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Benaud on song for Mornington Cup

John O'Shea is hopeful Benaud can return to winning form when he lines-up in the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) on Saturday. While he has been Group placed on several occasions, including runner-up in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), the son of Reliable Man hasn't won since his debut over 1400m two years ago and[...]
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Inflamed to step up at Riccarton

A change of tack with Inflamed could reap dividends at Riccarton on Saturday when the filly lines-up in the Listed Warstep Stakes (2000m). The daughter of Ghibellines was set to head to the spelling paddock following her unplaced run in the Listed Southland Guineas (1600m) in February, however, trainers Brian and Shane Anderton elected to[...]
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Youngsters doing stable proud

The younger members of Stephen Marsh's stable have served the Cambridge trainer well this season and they're not finished yet. Marsh has so far produced five individual two-year-old winners, headed by two-time winner Ulanova who claimed the Group 3 Taranaki Classic (1200m) by a wide margin. She also finished runner-up in the Group 1 Sistema[...]
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