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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Saturday, April 15 2017

Flamingo's chances of a crack at a black type race before her campaign closes were boosted on Saturday with a dynamic performance to maintain her unbeaten record.

Flamingo (Blue/green quartered cap) beats Bushfire (outer)  - Race Images Palmerston North


The Pins filly went to Hastings on Saturday off the back of a stylish debut victory at Waipukurau and she again turned on the style with a sizzling winning run in the NZB Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale 8-9 May.

"She was very impressive the other day, I was pretty proud of her at Waipukurau," said Emma Howarth, who trains the Waikato Stud-bred and raced three-year-old with her father David.

"I thought she would win, but I didn't think she would win that easily."

Flamingo trumped that effort at Hawke's Bay where she unwound powerfully from the back of the field under rider Matt Cameron.

Consideration will now be given to a start for Flamingo in the Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders' Stakes at Te Rapa at the end of this month.

"She's a pretty smart horse," David Haworth said. "We were very happy with her coming into today, the track was a bit of a worry and it was a step up for her, but she's got what it takes."

The topweight Bushfire also turned in a terrific performance to finish second in his first appearance for nearly two years while the well-supported Endean Express was third ahead of Danmulan, who led 150 metres off the post.

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