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Spring assignments on cards for Inscription

Progressive mare Inscription will head to the spelling paddock next week after completing an impressive treble of wins for Cambridge trainer Ross McCarroll. The five-year-old Cape Blanco mare showed her customary dogged finishing burst to land the opening event over 1600m at Ellerslie on Saturday, although punters who backed her into favourite at $2.20 did[...]
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Deerfield too slick from in front at Trentham

Underrated galloper Deerfield provided Chrissy Bambry with the biggest victory of her fledgling training career with a slick all-the-way victory in the Hanley Formula Autumn Sprint Championship Final (1200m) at Trentham. Bambry, who only commenced training in her own right this season after spending time in partnership with her father Tony, took over the preparation[...]
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Comeback makes it five in a row

The winning roll for impressive four-year-old Comeback continued at Trentham on Saturday when he made it five wins in a row with a gritty performance to take out the Roaring Lion North Island Challenge Stakes (1400m). Prepared at Tuhikaramea by Graeme, Debbie and Bailey Rogerson, the Makfi gelding won his first race back in May[...]
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Sharrock quartet primed for Trentham

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock could be in for a big day at Trentham on Saturday. The Taranaki horseman will take four horses south to the Wellington track and he believes his quartet of runners are all winning chances. Group performing mare Art Deco will kick off proceedings in the Roaring Lion North Island Challenge[...]
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Dez begins Winter Cup campaign

Simon Wilson has some unfinished business in Christchurch that he’d like to take care of in August. Wilson trains talented Zed seven-year-old Dez, who resumes in Saturday’s Roaring Lion North Island Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Trentham. Dez finished third in the Group 3 Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton last August, closing strongly late after getting[...]
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Long Jack spearheads Baker-Forsman quintet

Long Jack could enhance his stocks as a Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) contender with another bold performance in Saturday’s Listed Piazza D’Oro Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie. A fast-finishing second at Matamata on debut when only getting clear running late in the straight, So You Think colt Long Jack spearheads a five-strong attack[...]
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Parsons’ hold strong hand at Wingatui

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons are taking a team of ten horses to Friday’s Wingatui meeting, headed by Shezatoucha and Kiwi Ida, who will step out in open handicaps over staying and sprint distances respectively. Shezatoucha contests the Ford Ranger NZ No1 Vehicle (2200m) and wasn’t beaten far when third to talented stayer Dee[...]
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Loire impresses at the Bay

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike might be enjoying a purple patch across the Tasman, but on Wednesday he unearthed a filly on the home-front that looks destined to go to the upper grades. Two-year-old filly Loire relished the Dead4 track presented at Hawke’s Bay and closed from well-back in the field to win the Nufarm 2YO[...]
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Marsh aiming to live Cup dream

Trainer Stephen Marsh is Melbourne-bound in search of a golden ticket. The Cambridge trainer will saddle progressive stayer Felaar in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington on Saturday, with the winner guaranteed a start in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at the same course on the first Tuesday in November. Felaar won[...]
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Noble out to enhance dynasty

Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay have had a fantastic run with the progeny of their foundation mare J’Adane and they are hoping that will continue when Avadane contests the Listed Piazza D’Oro Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. The two-year-old daughter of Savabeel could become her dam’s fourth-individual stakes winner alongside[...]
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Hinerangi delivers special win

The Listed James Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup (1600m) carries the name of one icon of the Hunterville community, and on Saturday it was won by another. The green, gold and white colours of Christopher and Susanna Grace were carried in the Awapuni feature by Hinerangi, who delivered a victory that was significant in more ways[...]
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