The Last Word From Cran
NZ METRO TC, Friday, December 14

Race 5: SLICK JOE (7, Nathan Purdon), mob. 1980m: “Nathan saved him for one run last week. He passed quite a few in the run home, so that seemed to suit. We’ll look for something similar again from the draw.”

Race 6: JUST DANCE (6, Blair Orange), mob. 1980m: “She’s been racing super. The two drawn outside her are obviously the hard ones on their ratings but she should go her usual honest race.”

AUCKLAND TC, Friday, December 14


Buzinga, take on Princess Tiffany and other promising 3YO fillies in the Peter Breckon Memorial Ladyship Stakes at Auckland on Friday.

Race 5: BUZINGA (4, John Dunn), mob. 2200m: “I was a bit disappointed with her at her last start at Addington but we subsequently found a wee bit of a health issue. She’s good again now but it’s going to be a hard race with Princess Tiffany drawn alongside.”

AUCKLAND TC, Saturday, December 15

Race 2: SEZANA (6, Zachary Butcher), mob. 2200m: “We’ve gone for the Saturday lower grade race for her at the Ladyship on Friday is quite a strong heat. She was just beaten last week at Addington and raced good up there last season so should go good again.”

MELTON (VICT), Saturday, December 15

Race 8: IM PATS DELIGHT (3, Gavin Lang), mob. 2760m: “The horse is racing very good so we haven’t got an excuse before we start. It looks like it could be quite a tactical race but Gavin Lang will give him the best possible run. All we need is a bit of luck on the night and no bad luck.”

RANGIORA HRC, Sunday, December 16

Race 12: ROCK ON (12), mob. 1950m: “She’s been racing good for us. We’re heading into the unknown a bit with her first start on the grass but if she races as good as she has been, she shouldn’t be too far away.”