Coupland’s Bakeries Mile

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Hypnos dazzles in Coupland’s win

Cambridge visitor Hypnos showed a good turn of foot to put his rivals to the sword when winning the Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday for Roger James and Robert Wellwood. Sent out the $4.10 favourite, the five-year-old gelding enjoyed a cosy run behind the leaders under leading jockey Danielle Johnson[...]
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Mile switch for talented Communique

In-form mare Communique looks one of the better chances in Wednesday’s Group 2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton, although the daughter of Redwood has had an unorthodox preparation for the $230,000 feature. Prepared by Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer, Communique was initially on a path towards the Group 3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup[...]
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Hypnos out to mesmerise opposition

Group 2 glory beckons Hypnos at Riccarton Park on Wednesday when he contests the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m). The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained gelding heads into Wednesday in good form, having finished runner-up to subsequent Listed Legacy Lodge Sprint (1200m) winner Mascarpone fresh-up, before winning the Group 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at[...]
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Autridge eyes Cup week gold

Stephen Autridge reckons his team is on track to make owner Kevin Hickman’s New Zealand Cup week a memorable one. Autridge, along with his training partner Kris Shailer, is private trainer for Valachi Downs principal Hickman, the Christchurch businessman whose aim is always to optimise his success over the biggest week of racing in his[...]
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Guineas hopes on trial for Marsh

Dual-Island trainer Stephen Marsh is looking forward to Saturday where he will be lining-up progressive gallopers at both the Te Rapa and Riccarton meetings. In the north, he will saddle a trio of promising three-year-olds who are on trial to head to Christchurch next month for Guineas targets. Bourbonaire and All Black Bourbon will contest[...]
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Wekaforce begins Telegraph campaign

Talented Riccarton sprinter Wekaforce will begin a campaign towards the Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham in January when she steps out at Riccarton on Saturday. The Terri Rae-trained Showcasing five-year-old mare resumes in the Rangiora New World Open Handicap (1200m), her first start since a close second to two-time Telegraph[...]
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Last hurrah for Magnum

Consistent sprinter Magnum will kick-off what will likely be his last preparation at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Lauren Brennan-trained gelding will carry topweight of 59kg in the Otakiri Reserve 1400 with leading hoop Opie Bosson aboard. The track was rated a Dead4 on Friday morning, which Brennan said would suit her charge. “I am very[...]
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Cup week spoils lure Ridley pair

Christchurch trainer Neill Ridley will get a tangible assessment of his chances for two of New Zealand Cup week’s major prizes when he produces He Kin Fly and Far Site at Riccarton on Saturday. Both horses have pleased Ridley in the leadup to their weekend assignments but their race performances will provide the best guide[...]
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