Karaka Clean Sweep At Wanganui

Graduates of the 2018 Karaka Sale finished first, second and third in last Saturday’s Listed Castletown Stakes at Wanganui, headed by the talented Showcasing filly Flaunting.

Flaunting winning the Castletown Stakes
Flaunting winning the Castletown Stakes Picture: Race Images Photo

Bought for $40,000 during the Book 2 session at Karaka, the lightly raced Flaunting boosted her earnings to $49,500 on Saturday along with a valuable first piece of black-type for her pedigree page.

By Showcasing from Acapela, she was offered by Haunui Farm.

Runner-up She’s A Lady (Swiss Ace) was passed in during the Book 3 session with a $12,000 reserve. She has now earned $33,410 in prize-money.

Third-placed Jager Bombed (Charm Spirit) cost $20,000 in Book 1 and has earned $14,275 in his five starts to date.

Flaunting won and placed in her first two starts before she was unplaced against a stellar field in the $1 million Karaka Million 2YO at Elerslie in January.

After warming up with a trial win on May 14, Saturday was her return to racing action for Te Rapa trainer David Greene.

“It was a really tough win,” Greene said. “She had to go back and then pick a path through.

“We’ll probably tick her over now and then have a crack at the Listed Ryder Stakes at the end of July.”


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