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Toughness the key to talented filly

Tough is a word that comes up several times in conversation with Otaki trainer Johno Benner when talking about his talented filly Key. The Exceed And Excel three-year-old, a A$550,000 yearling purchase for owner Gary Harding last year, steps up to stakes company for the first time in Thursday’s Group 3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes[...]
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Bonham goes bang

Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard unleashed a smart filly at Woodville on Thursday when first-starter Bonham cruised to victory in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1100m). The three-year-old daughter of Per Incanto had won a trial impressively at Foxton and replicated that performance on raceday. Ridden by Rosie Myers, the Little Avondale-bred filly scored[...]
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Shakespeare on Derby path

Johno Benner and Holly Wynyard will get a better line on three-year-old staying prospect Shakespeare when he contests Wednesday’s Victoria Derby Trial (1800m) at Flemington. The Otaki trainers are aiming high with the last-start maiden winner, with the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on November 2 the ultimate goal. Shakespeare will be ridden[...]
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Staying future for Shakespeare

Progressive three-year-old Shakespeare broke maiden ranks for Otaki trainers Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard on Thursday at Waverley over 1650m and looks to be a stayer of promise. The son of Poet’s Voice came with a well-timed run under Lisa Allpress to win by a length going away, defeating older rivals. “He is a horse[...]
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Wyndspelle primed for Tarzino

Otaki conditioners Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard are pleased with Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) contender Wyndspelle ahead of Saturday’s race. The six-year-old entire heads fresh-up into Saturday’s feature race at Hastings off the back of two trial wins and Benner believes TAB bookmakers have underestimated his charge, installing him as an $18 winning chance.[...]
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