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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Saturday, February 11 2017

Te Akau Racing have another major two-year-old title in their sights following Gold Fever’s dominant winning performance at Te Rapa.

Gold Fever running in the Race A Horse With Te Akau 2yo
Gold Fever running in the Race A Horse With Te Akau 2yo Picture:Trish Dunell

The powerful Matamata stable produced Melody Belle to win the recent Karaka Million and her stablemate will now be a leading candidate to add the Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes to their roll of honour.

Gold Fever will also be bidding to add to her family’s record in the February 25 contest as her half-sister Gold Rush was successful in the race 12 months ago.

“The Breeders’ Stakes has been the plan for some time,” said Jamie Richards, who prepares the daughter of Savabeel with Stephen Autridge.

“She’s continuing to improve and we think there will be a bit more to come for our home track feature as well.

“She can get her head on the side, but she was better today and more racing will help her.”

Gold Fever delivered a perfect result for her connections in Saturday’s Race A Horse With Te Akau – 2017 Karaka Million under Cameron Lammas.

They sat in second spot to the turn before taking control 300 metres from home and comfortably accounted for Joyfilly, who came on well from the back. The front-runner Caesour’s Dream boxed on well for third ahead of the debutante Fashion Sense.

Meanwhile, Richards said their Millions heroine Melody Belle has thrived since her Ellerslie success.

“She’s in great order - she had 10 days off after her last run and she’ll go straight to the Diamond Stakes. She may have a gallop between races at Matamata.”

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