Matt Cross chases first/ last win

MATT CROSS TO FOCUS ON TRACKSIDE TRAINING Matt Cross is in the unusual position of possibly gaining his first, and last win, as a junior driver at Addington on Friday night. The Kentuckiana Lodge horseman (pictured) will rein in-form stable runner Big Is Good in the Gotta Go Cullen Mobile Pace for junior drivers, but…

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Locharburn just outside NZ record

LOCHARBURN CLOSE TO ‘LEGEND’ RECORD Emerging 3YO talent Locharburn confirmed his promise by just missing a NZ age group mark for the stand start 2600m at only his fifth race start on Friday, September 27. The well-developed Christian Cullen colt was only 0.1 of a second outside Bit Of A Legend’s NZ age group mark,…

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Christen Me passes first test

¬†CHRISTEN ME TICKING ALL THE BOXES The modern day “Cup” prep is all green lights so far for modern day pacing superstar Christen Me. Trainer Cran Dalgety is replicating the three-race preparation by 2005 Cup winner Mainland Banner _ the only previous New Zealand Cup winner by 1998 Cup hero Christian Cullen. A brilliant speed…

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Locharburn, Onlyforyou, star

LOCHARBURN _ UNBEATEN $18,000 BARGAIN Locharburn, untroubled to justify his money back quote at Addington on Friday night, is one of those now bargain buys to slip past the “big buyers” at the New Zealand Yearling Sales. Now unbeaten in four starts and looking every bit as classic contender, Locharburn comes in the mould of…

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‘Flash’ shows benefit of Aussie trip

‘FLASH’ SHOWS BENEFIT OF AUSSIE TRIP Four Starzzz Flash indirectly reaped the rewards for an unsuccessful five start Australian campaign with victory in the Group Three $25,000 Maurice Holmes Vase at Addington on Friday night, September 6. Trainer Cran Dalgety, “rapt” for the horse to secure an automatic New Zealand Cup start courtesy of conditions…

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Onlyforyou makes up for lost time

ONLYFORYOU BACK WITH STYLISH WIN Onlyforyou, the first of four Cran Dalgety-trained winners at Addington on Friday, September 6, looks ready to make up for lost time after a viral complaint derailed her 3YO racing in March. The former top 2YO filly settled last, was drawn seven wide in the run home, but rounded up…

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‘Flash’ Cup ranking no concern

FOUR STARZZZ FLASH NEEDS TO MAKE TOP 15 Kentuckiana Lodge mentor Cran Dalgety has no concerns with Four Starzzz Flash initally being ranked 22nd for the $650,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup at Addington on November 12. “I don’t see it as a problem. We’ve got time. If his form is good enough he’ll be…

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