Romulus sold to race in NSW

ROMULUS SOLD, LIVING PROOF HAS SUPERFICIAL INJURY Speedy intermediate grade pacer Romulus was sold to New South Wales interests on Monday night, forcing his withdrawal from the $40,000 Firestone (Junior) Free-For-All on NZ Cup day, Tuesday, November 9. The big 5YO Julius Caesar-Campania gelding will do his future racing for Sydney trainer Kevin Pizzuto. Photo:…

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New Zealand Cup form

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO NZ CUP COMMENT Race 10, 5.15pm: CHRISTCHURCH CASINO NZ CUP, $750,000, 3200m. 1. MR MOLLY (B Waldron) 7g $262,925 51s-14s-14p: Resumed 7 month layoff 8.3L 4th of 6 Stunin Cullen Ashb 2400m std trial (2:02.6) 56.2s Oct 5 & 1.3L 2nd Bushfire Ashb 2400m std workout (2:04.2) 57.1s Oct 20 then bk inner…

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NRM Sires’ Stakes form

NRM SIRES’ STAKES POTTED COMMENTS Race 7, 3.20pm: NRM SIRES’ STAKES FINAL, $200,000, 3yo’s, mob, 1950m 1. ANVILS TOP GUN (N McGrath) 3c $12,861 6s-2w-2p: Wide (Fr3) pkd led 1200m cleared out 6L 1st (Anvils Big Punt 2nd) Add 1950m (1:57.8) 57.1s 1w race Oct 9 then 3 bk outer (Fr5) wide led 1100m run…

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Matt Maguire drawn 3 in grad. final

MATT DRAWS WELL IN CUP DAY FINAL Matt Maguire has drawn well in gate three for the $20,000 Cromwell Lake Dunstan Graduation Series Mobile Pace over 1950m at Addington on NZ Cup day on Tuesday, November 9. Lizzie Maguire’s younger brother won Thursday’s Graduation Heat at Rangiora, but gave those who backed him down to…

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Mare wins Cup Trial, Monkey tardy

KIWI INGENUITY LEADS THROUGHOUT CUP TRIAL Top mare Kiwi Ingenuity was untroubled to lead throughout in the Christchuch Casino NZ Cup Trial at Addington on Wednesday, November 4, but Monkey King’s slightly tardy start was again the talking point. Photo: Kiwi Ingenuity is clear near the finish of Wednesday’s Cup Trial at Addington. Power Of…

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Shard steps up in Kaikoura Cup

SMILING SHARD STEPS UP IN KAIKOURA CUP A new kid emerged on the block of budding Grand Circuit players in the $50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup on November 1. Former champion juvenile Smiling Shard served notice that he’s ready for the future open class scene. As good as he is, the Grinfromeartoear entire had his work…

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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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