Trentham Results (Race 8)

Saturday, 12th January 2019

8
16:52
(local)

Tui-Backing A Winner Anniv. (G3)

Type: OPEN
NZD $70,000
1600m TURF GOOD
8
16:52
(local)
NZD $70,000
1600m GOOD

Tui-Backing A Winner Anniv. (G3)

Type: OPEN

This G3 Open mile under set weights and penalties saw an up and coming 4yo mare Supera comfortably beat her opposition in good time while carrying the minimum of 53kg. The track at Trentham today raced majority biased towards on pacers and the inside few lanes were clearly faster strips all day. The winners and where they turned for home in race order were led (neck on the inside), second (neck back the outer), led (inner and a length clear), led (inner and half a length clear), tenth (one-off and four lengths from the leader), led (inner and half a length clear), eighth (three-off fence and three lengths from the leader), fifth (inner and four and a half lengths from the leader) and tenth (four-off the fence and five lengths from the leader). Supera was the fourth winner today that drew gate one and two of them won at G1 and this G3, so the track bias was clear to see for all that dared look at the facts and obvious faster lanes. The mare raced sixth the inner and then went through fifth near the home turn and reached third at the 400m due to riders inexplicably giving away the inside lanes and they should have known better since this was Race Eight on a nine race card. Supera did not need to be asked more than once and dashed through to lead at the 200m then drew clear to win by two lengths in 1:33.40. It was her fifth win in ten starts with the promise of more to come as she looks untapped at this point. Wyndspelle, ran on well for second but he is still allergic to winning as his record of just two wins form nineteen starts shows and today he was thrown in at 55kg. Camino Rocoso likes the mile best and from third the inner fought on well to gain a G3 placing and carried 55kg, the same weight as Wyndspelle a triple G1 placed galloper. Kolonel Kev was slow out and a clear last away but ran on well closest in showing where the faster lanes were but amazingly given up by almost every rider this G3 race. Dolcetto was wide then raced fourth the outer and hit a flat spot as per usual the run home then boxed on again for fifth. Ugo Foscolo set a fast pace and punctured the run home and is a win or nowhere galloper still so he is at a crossroads surely being a gelding. He was ridden by an apprentice today in a G3 race and this is an alarming trend in New Zealand gallops and it flops 99 times out of hundred, so clearly was let run along at too fast a speed. The question now is if Ugo Foscolo is worth one more chance for bettors or is he a permanently marked for life from now on as totally untrustable? Lubaya and Scandalo were outclassed and Beefeater ran an absolute shocker in finishing a distant last. This was a poor field and no surprise that the up and comer in Supera bolted in as female gallopers dominate the New Zealand landscape at all levels. She ran third at G2 under WFA carrying 57kg against her own sex prior to today so to drop 4kg and to G3 made her look rather well in against many allergic to winning gallopers. This was like the other set weights and penalties G3 race on the card today at Trentham and only Listed level at best so it too should be under scrutiny as a not worthy of Group status race.

Previous Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
WAIT A SEC (NZ) 7G
POSTPONED (USA) - SECURITY (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
J L WADDELL 58.0 GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN 4
SEIZE THE MOMENT (NZ) 6G
PINS (AUS) - DANCING MISTRESS (NZ) MASTERCLASS (USA)
M CAMERON 55.0 STEPHEN MARSH 8
MABEEL (NZ) 5G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MA (NZ) CAPE CROSS (IRE)
S C SPRATT 53.5 TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG 8
ABIDEWITHME (NZ) 4M
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - CRIMSON (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
M CAMERON 53.0 JASON BRIDGMAN 14
GLAD (NZ) 4M
PINS (AUS) - MCHAPPY (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
M CAMERON 53.0 JASON BRIDGMAN 8
FAIRWAY WISH (NZ) 5G
SANDTRAP (USA) - MENTA VERDE (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
L J ALLPRESS 53.0 K ZIMMERMAN 14
ROXON (NZ) 6M
POSTPONED (USA) - DELIGHTFUL (NZ) OMNICORP (NZ)
MS MICHELLE PAYNE 52.5 LIONEL GREIG 1
BARINKA (NZ) 5M
SHINKO KING (IRE) - HAY BARLU (NZ) HEY BABA RIBA (NZ)
M R DU PLESSIS 53.5 K ZIMMERMAN 3
STRIKER (NZ) 4M
VAN NISTELROOY (USA) - CALVINIA (AUS) VARICK (USA)
L G INNES 52.5 STEPHEN MCKEE 7
FISCAL MADNESS (NZ) 6G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - BELLE NUITE (NZ) BALMERINO (NZ)
L G INNES 59.0 J G SARGENT 1
SIR SLICK (NZ) 5G
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - OUR MISS OPERA (NZ) PARIS OPERA (AUS)
B S HERD 58.0 G NICHOLSON 3
KING OF ASHFORD (NZ) 5G
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS (NZ) - ZENA'S WISH (NZ) SUPER GRAY (USA)
D G BRADLEY 53.5 K ZIMMERMAN 6
ELENDIL (NZ) 5G
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS (NZ) - JUST A FALLACY (NZ) MR. ILLUSION (NZ)
B S HERD 53.5 P L MCKENZIE 6
TONIC (NZ) 4M
BLUES TRAVELLER (IRE) - SENT TO WAR (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
L G INNES 53.0 P O'SULLIVAN 5
BLACKROCK COLLEGE (NZ) 4M
VOLKSRAAD (GB) - MARSCADE (NZ) ST. HILARION (USA)
M J WALKER 52.0 J R WHEELER 1
BURTON (NZ) 5G
PERSONAL ESCORT (USA) - MINSHU (NZ) TOM'S SHU (USA)
N G HARRIS 53.5 BRIAN & SHANE ANDERTON 6
ANDRELLA (AUS) 4M
DEHERE (USA) - MOON VISION (AUS) AHONOORA (GB)
M R DU PLESSIS 52.5 SHEILA LAXON 3