Spring Racing 3rd Day
Pike stable wins five
- COVID Alert Level2 regulations were amended allowing groups of 100 to attend events so the Phar Lap and Balmerino Rooms housed that many people with the Nightmarch Room again hosting stakeholders.
- Cambridge trainers Tony Pike sent a very strong team south to be domiciled at Riccarton Park for the spring and dominated proceedings with five wins.
- Barneswood Farm NZ 1000 Guineas aspirants THERE YOU GO, and CHANEL won the first two maiden races in dominant fashion, STMULANT ran down a game CRYSTALCLEAR in the Two-year-old and FIELD OF GOLD (pictured) was too strong in the Inglewood Stud Guineas Trial. PROVIDENCEPROVIDES was the final winner all of which were ridden by Kozzi Asano.
- The most popular result of the day was the return to winning form by 2019 New Zealand Cup winner DEE AND GEE in the open 2000 metres event. The eight-year-old was ridden by northern apprentice Tegan Newman.
- Hugely talented MISS TYCOON ROSE was most impressive in winning the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile Prelude in the hands of Kavish Chowdhoory and looks a real live local hope for the Group 2 mile on the middle day of the NZ Cup meeting.