Last-start Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) winner Skew Wiff has contested her last race in New Zealand for the foreseeable future, with co-trainer Mark Walker confirming the mare will head to Te Akau’s Cranbourne base early next month.
Matamata trainer Glenn Old could be in for an exciting season with four-year-old gelding Adam I Am following his five-length demolition of his rivals in the Christmas At The Races 22nd Dec 2023 (1200m) at his home meeting on Wednesday.
He will be represented by consistent four-year-old Churchillian at Tauranga on Saturday, the mare recording three wins from her seven starts and will be a key chance in a competitive Bayleys Bay of Plenty (1200m).
Talented mare Cork (NZ) (Complacent) will return to stakes company on Saturday in the Gr.3 Hunterville Vet Club Metric Mile (1600m) at Awapuni, following her successful southern mission last month when recording another stakes placing.
A trip across the Tasman could be on the cards for Sacred Satono (NZ) (Satono Aladdin) this spring following his pleasing first-up runner-up effort behind Johny Johny (NZ) (Charm Spirit) over 1200m at Te Rapa last Sunday.
The Trustees of the Christchurch Racecourse have announced they will provide a $100,000 bonus to the owners of the first three placegetters in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on November 11.