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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Saturday, February 11 2017

Star Kiwi galloper Turn Me Loose has come up one length short of winning another Group I in Australia.

Black Heart Bart (left) claims the lead from Turn Me Loose and goes on to win the Group I C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield.

Vince Caligiuri

Black Heart Bart (left) claims the lead from Turn Me Loose and goes on to win the Group I C F Orr Stakes at Caulfield.

Black Heart Bart took most of the Caulfield straight to wind up and finally get the better of Turn Me Loose to win the A$500,000 C F Orr Stakes on Saturday.

Turn Me Loose might not have won, but his impressive run was a strong sign that he his back near his best.

Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, Turn Me Loose lead the field most of the way after jumping out with plenty of speed from barrier two.

When the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart did hit the front, Turn Me Loose refused to give in and chased him hard all the way to the line.

Turn Me Loose banks A$90,000 for his second placing and he is likely to back up in the Group I Futurity Stakes (1400m) on Saturday.

Going on his effort in the C F Orr Stakes, his many fans across Australasia have plenty of reasons to be feeling confident.

The 5-year-old Iffraaj entire won the Futurity last year.

Black Heart Bart, ridden by Brad Rawiller, who got him into a good position from a wide barrier, chased Turn Me Loose down to win by a length.

Ecuador ran on well to finish third with Palentino and Caulfield Cup winner Jameka in a dead-heat for fourth.

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