Bettor’s Strike pleases in workout

DISTANT 3RD TO STUNIN CULLEN IN WORKOUT New Zealand Cup runner Bettor’s Strike pleased trainer Cran Dalgety with a distant third behind favourite Stunin Cullen at the Ashburton workouts on Tuesday, November 2. Although beaten 10 lengths, he reduced the margin in half from where he was beginning the final 500m. “There were only five…

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JB grazing through NZ Cup week

SIX WEEK SPELL FOR PROMISING STAYER West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety will adopt a patient policy with promising staying 3YO JB Maguire, who notched his second Addington 2600m win in his last four starts on Saturday, October 30. “We’ll put aside now and forget about him over Cup week,” Cran said. “Its funny because as…

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Bondy wins lead-up Kaik Cup trial

BONDY UNTROUBLED IN MOTUKARARA TRIAL Reigning Hunter Cup winner Bondy bowled over the mobile 2200m in 2:47.1 in the 2-win and faster mobile heat at the Motukarara workouts on Wednesday (October 28) in his build-up to the $50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup on Monday. The 2007 Kaikoura Cup winner (2400m stand, 2:59.8) was untroubled to quicken…

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Smiling Shard thriving after huge run

SMILING SHARD ‘RUNNING AROUND LIKE A MADMAN’ Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he can’t believe how well former champion 2YO Smiling Shard has come through Monday’s huge recovery for third in a 5-win and faster pace at Ashburton. “I can’t believe how well he’s been since,” he said. “He cleaned up all his dinner…

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Empyrean cruises 1:56.8 mile

EMPYREAN FLYING FOR SIRES’ FINAL Glamour colt Empyrean will take a seven-race winning spree into the NRM Sires’ Stakes Final at Addington on November 9 after an effortless 1:56.8 mile lead-up at Ashburton on October 25. “He pleasantly surprised me,” said trainer Cran Dalgety with the ease of the colt’s Ashburton win in the Fulton…

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About Ambition for Kaikoura

ABOUT AMBITION FOR PGG RACE About Ambition, withdrawn by Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety from Tuesday’s Riverton Cup, will join Feels Like Magic as stable contenders for the $50,000 PGG Wrightson Aged Pace at Kaikoura on Monday, November 1. “Being 50 grand and being that age they are, they only have one shot at a…

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Dexter in inaugural Origin series

ISLAND OF ORIGIN SERIES TEAMS ANNOUNCED The Auckland Trotting Club is pleased to announce the inaugural Island Of Origin Drivers Series, to be run at Alexandra Park on November 5, 2010. The series will see New Zealand’s leading driver’s competing on the track to secure top honours for their Island of Origin. The chosen drivers…

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Spero set for Tuapeka Cup

SPERO DENARIO TO RESUME IN TUAPEKA CUP Spero Denario was given the green light by trainer Cran Dalgety to contest Sunday’s $15,000 Selwyn Paul Memorial Tuapeka Cup (3200m) after running pacemaker Kotare Mach to a head in the main pace at the Addington trials on Monday, October 18. “That race should probably suit him over…

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Highview Chasue enhances value

HIGHVIEW CHASUE RUNS 1:57.5 MILE Highview Chasue, a showy black daughter of former Interdominion champion Elsu and a half-sister to big-winning pacer Highview Tommy (1:55.2), enhanced her future broodmare potential with a 1:57.5 winning mile at Winton on Sunday, October 17. After settling back on the outer as the leaders ran a strong opening 800m,…

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