Winter Cup double on the radar

ABOUT AMBITION TO TARGET RANGIORA WINTER CUP About Ambition, easy winner of the $15,000 Three Bears Tearooms Winter Cup at Marlborough on Sunday, June 20, has another provincial cup in his sights. The 4YO McArdle gelding will now target the $15,000 Bridge Tavern Rangiora Winter Cup (2600m) at Rangiora on Sunday week, July 4. “The…

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Hip Hop Anvil out of Breeders Crown

HIP HOP FRESHENED AFTER JEWELS 7TH Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has decided against an Australasian Breeders Crown mission with Hip Hop Anvil, but remains on target for a return to Melbourne with Smiling Shard. “Hip Hop Anvil was meant to race last week, but just wasn’t as sharp as he was since the Jewels,…

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Two-year-olds fire up at trials

MAIDEN 2YO FIREPOWER STEPS OUT AT TRIALS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has added maiden 2YO firepower for the closing weeks of the 2009-10 season after the Addington trials, on Wednesday, June 16. Tom And Jerry, a Live Or Die gelding from the 3-win mare Time Again Franco (Holmes Hanover-Tango Franco, by El Patron-Tempest Tiger),…

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Band On The Run scratched

BUT HE’LL BE READY WHEN HE DOES START Fans of classy 4YO Band On The Run will have to wait a little longer for the big gelding’s racetrack return. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has withdrawn Band On The Run from the Marlborough meeting this weekend, but says he will be “super bang on” when…

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Band On The Run wins Rang. workout

DIALLED IN FOR MARLBOROUGH, BUT MORE FINE-TUNING REQUIRED Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety knew the score after the Rangiora workouts on Saturday. Potential open class pacer Band On The Run won . . . but not well enough. He has 5 days to get things fine-tuned for Band On The Run’s scheuled resumption at Marlbrough.…

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About Ambition for Blenheim

ABOUT AMBITION RETURNS WITH SOLID WIN About Ambition has been withdrawn from Nelson on Friday, and will now head to  Marlborough next week, after his winning return to racing at the Ashburton Queen’s Birthday meeting on Monday. The capable 4YO  was off 20m behind as a 4-win assessed horse for handicapping in a capacity 2-6…

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Dexter thinks Inters will suit Babe

BEAUDIENE BAD BABE _ BEST MARE SAYS DEXTER Champion driver Dexter Dunn believes top 4YO pacing mare Beaudiene Bad Babe will be suited to a series like next year’s Interdominions at Addington Raceway. (For more on Dexter achieving his 500th NZ driving win milestone last Thursday,  please read our front page feature story). Dexter delivered…

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Jovial Joker still winning in USA

JOVIAL JOKER & KING CAT ANVIL WIN IN USA Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacers, Jovial Joker and King Cat Anvil, both notched their first wins of the year in North America last sunday (NZ time). Jovial Joker (Life Sign-Cams Laugh gelding), now 9 to NZ time, and 10 in Northern Hemisphere terms, showed his durability by…

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Yankee Dream out of Jewels

COMBINATION OF FACTORS LEAD TO WITHDRAWAL Yankee Dream was withdrawn from this Saturday’s  $200,000 Rebo Restaurant @ Sky City 3YO Diamond by trainer Cran Dalgety earlier today, Monday, May 31. A combination of factors have contributed to the withdrawal of the newcomer to the Kentuckiana Lodge stable. “Transport timing from here is not ideal, along…

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Hip Hop takes strong run into Jewels

HIP HOP ANVIL DELIVERS IN LEAD-UP Hip Hop Anvil wrapped up his $200,000 Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald race preparation with a strong effort to win off the back row at the Franklin meeting at Alexandra Park, Auckland, on Friday, May 28. The Mach Three gelding wanted to over-race early when restrained as the gate left…

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