Christen Me on song for Sydney

CHRISTEN ME PLEASES FOR SYDNEY Christen Me, after being beaten half a length by dual NZ Cup winner Terror To Love, in their spirited clash in the $25,000 Rose Dakin Summer Cup at Addington on Friday, February 1, is Sydney-bound on Thursday. Driver Dexter Dunn moved Christen Me up to try and make a race…

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Flying Anvil runs track record

FLYING ANVIL BOOKS PLACE IN NEVELE R FINAL Speedy filly Flying Anvil, given all favours in the trail by catch driver Mark Jones, delivered a track record mile rate of 1:55.9 (1700m) for a 3YO filly in the $14,999 Nevele R Fillies Heat at Invercargill on Saturday, January 26. The Art Major filly was 0.9…

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Flying Anvil _ five from eight

FLYING ANVIL WELL PLACED IN SOUTH Flying Anvil maximised the good placement of trainer Cran Dalgety to rack up her fifth win from eight starts in a $10,000 1-2 wins fillies and mares pace at Invercargill on Thursday, January 18. “It was originally programmed as a reserve race, so it was a bit of a…

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Half Ironman first – then Victoria raid

TOP TRAINER CONTESTING WANAKA HALF-IRONMAN   Leading trainer Cran Dalgety (pictured) is putting his endurance skills to the test in the Wanaka Half-Ironman event on Saturday, before casting his net across the Tasman in search of six-figure prizes with star pacers, Four Starzzz Flash, Bit Of A Legend and Christen Me. “I’m ‘oxygenating’ the cells,”…

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Top duo keep wins coming at Forbury

CRAN & DEXTER CONTINUE FORBURY RUN NZ’s leading trainer-driver combo, Cran Dalgety and Dexter Dunn, kept their individual premiership tallies ticking over nicely at a moderate Forbury Park meeting on Thursday, January 10. Cran moved to 53 wins for the term, with a double in the final two races with For The Ladies and Awesome…

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‘Frank’ for Wyndham after taking maiden

FRANK THE DUCK WYNDHAM-BOUND Leading trainer Cran Dalgety had a light-hearted quip about his latest maiden winner Frank The Duck after the Jereme’s Jet gelding won in a smart 1:59.3 rate over 2200m at Roxburgh. “He’s just a freak of nature,” Cran said, tongue-in-cheek, knowing the phrase covers a multitude of things. However, owners, the…

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‘Fire’ responds to aggressive drive

BETTOR’S FIRE RESPONDS TO KEN BARRON DRIVE Bettor’s Fire bounced back to winning form with a ‘take no prisoners’ drive by Ken Barron to open the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s New Year’s Eve meeting on December 31, 2012. The well-peformed Bettor’s Delight gelding scrambled early from the stand start, but soon hit his straps. The…

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Texican withdrawn & spelling

TEXICAN HEADS FOR SPELLING PADDOCK Texican, last season’s NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Final and Southern Supremacy Final winner, was withdrawn from Rangiora on Monday and will be spelled by Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety. “Basically I haven’t got him back where he should be. He’s just going through a 4YO growing patch so I’ll put…

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Four Starzzz Flash settles in

FOUR STARZZZ FLASH NEWCOMER TO STABLE Amberley co-owner and trainer Kevin Chapman decided two weeks ago for a change of scenery for well-performed pacer Four Starzzz Flash, dropping him round at Kentuckiana Lodge. “Its quite a thrill to have such a nice horse come up the drive,” said new trainer Cran Dalgety.  “He’s a big…

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