FOR THE LADIES TO HEAD STATE-SIDE
Tidy racemare For The Ladies will be lost from NZ racing but should use her quick speed on the North American scene.
Owners, The Avon Syndicate, have sold the 4YO Jereme’s Jet-For The Don mare to clients of North American trainer Peter Tritton.
For The Ladies was a great syndicate horse, punching above her weight to win nine, finish eight times second, and record a third, in 26 NZ starts, for $54,211 in stakes.
She had progressed to a mark where she would come up against the tighter-assessed company in New Zealand, but will find regular mares racing in North America.
Her fastest NZ run was when she was racetimed in 1:54.9 with a good finishing second to Rocknroll Arden over 1609m in a Canterbury Standardbred Breeders Stakes at Addington on April 19.
She was in super touch in May, pacing her last 800m in a swift 55.1s and final 400m in 26.7s in front to win untested by four lengths at Oamaru on May 18, and repeated a week later at Addington, over her last 800m in 56.6s.
For The Ladies will became a stablemate in the Tritton barn of the former Cran Dalgety-trained Group One NZ Sires Stakes Final winner, Texican.
“She will love the mile racing up there,” Cran said.
Meanwhile, former Sydneysider Peter Tritton told Cran he’s been rapt with the progess made by Texican, who has taken a 1:50.8 mile mark, in North America.
“He’s been placed twice in 1:49 and is making money,” Cran said.