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Targhee scores at Pukekohe

Four-year-old mare Targhee broke maiden ranks second-up off a lengthy spell, when successful in the Dunstan Feeds 1200 at Pukekohe on Wednesday for trainers Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard. Admirably performed in good two-year-old fields, Targhee was off the racing scene for more than 12 months following her three-year-old campaign, but indicated readiness when wearing[...]
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Mare cherry ripe for Tauranga

Don’t be surprised if Cherry Lane shows sharp improvement when she contests the feature at Tauranga on Saturday. The Redwood mare had her first race in six months in an open 1200m handicap at Te Rapa last weekend, looming up on the turn before running out of condition in the straight to finish seventh while[...]
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Wessex doubles up at Pukekohe

Promising New Zealand juvenile filly Wessex scored her second career win when taking out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday. The daughter of Turn Me Loose won on debut last September before two unplaced stakes runs and trainer Andrew Forsman was pleased to see her back in the winner’s[...]
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Surcharge adds interest to Oamaru card

Rivals of impressive Timaru debut winner Surcharge thinking he might be vulnerable stepping up in grade at Oamaru on Thursday might be advised to reconsider their optimism. That’s the inference from New Zealand trainer Terri Rae, who reported that the Proisir three-year-old had only improved since his remarkable one-length maiden win earlier this month. That[...]
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All roads lead to Group One prize

Carl Henderson has a Group One plan locked in for his stable star Jodelin Gal and a trip to the Central Districts earlier this month successfully ticked off a step along the way. The Te Awamutu-based trainer trekked south to Hawke’s Bay with the talented Swiss Ace five-year-old and the scouting mission had a perfect[...]
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Forsman holding winter ace

Andrew Forsman is holding a wet track trump card in Turn The Ace and will continue to play a few more hands through the winter with the three-year-old. The Cambridge trainer produced the son of Turn Me Loose for a runaway last-start victory in age group company at Avondale and will tackle a similar event[...]
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