KIKIMORA became the third winner of the nine lots that comprised the 2021 Windsor Park Stud “Rugby, Racing & Beer luncheon & yearling auction when winning the opening race, the 1200metres maiden. Purchased for $11,000 the now three-year-old is trained by Anna Furlong & Shane Kennedy for a large syndicate including Club Board member Phil Blacktopp. Lisa Allpress rode the filly who was a $1.80 favourite after having been considered good enough to run in this seasons’ Barneswood Farm NZ 1000 Guineas.
Ruakaka trainer Krystal Williams has established a Christchurch base from which she trains in partnership with Kenny Rae who remains in the North. THE BUFFER was having his first start since winning the Vernon & Vazey Truck Parts Kumara Gold Nuggets and provided Krystal with her first winner this new role when narrowly winning the Coupland’s Bakeries Open. The 2kg claim of Tayla Marshall reduced the 62kg impost to assist in holding off OUR ECHO and GREEN LUCK.
Riccarton Park trainer Sharon Robertson got a well-deserved win with MATSCOT who flew home to win the Lindauer Rating 75 2000 metres race. The five-year-old had ong displayed ability but beat himself on numerous occasions with tardy beginnings. The win was the second on the day for top jockey Jason Laking who had early won the maiden mile aboard JON OL ROCCO for Andrew Carston and owner Tom Dyer..
The Stephen Marsh southern satellite stable prepared two winners including MISS OTIS REGRETS who finally won at her 18th attempt for CJC Board member Kevin Brookfield.