Trans-Tasman weekend for Tylers

Aimee Tyler has been enjoying her time holding the fort at home while her father and training partner Kelvin Tyler has been campaigning a team in Queensland.

HE'S GOT POWER winning the Race A European Stayer Stakes
HE'S GOT POWER winning the Race A European Stayer Stakes Picture: Race Images South

"I am really enjoying it and the weather has been good so far, which makes it a bit nicer," Tyler said.

"Being a young mum, it is just trying to find the balance, but I have enjoyed knuckling down and having a go."

Tyler said her father has been really enjoying his time in Australia, despite the inclement weather.

"He is loving it so far," she said.

"He's over there for three months, but I think he is getting a bit comfortable already, even with all the rain. He is happy being in the rain."

Stable runner He's Got Power  will kick-off his Queensland campaign at Eagle Farm on Saturday where he will contest the Listed Channel 7 Members' Handicap (1600m).

The son of Power finished eighth at Riccarton over 1200m first-up last month and Tyler said that prepared him nicely for his trip across the Tasman.

"He just needed that run under his belt before heading over to Queensland," she said.

"Dad has been really happy with him. He is ready to start his campaign, so we will see how he goes."

Back in New Zealand, the stable will have a strong contingent at Ascot Park on Sunday, including a three-pronged attack in the Hyde Landscaping & Olphert Contracting Wairio Cup (2200m).

Kilowatt, Zambezzi Zipper, and Pinhead will represent the Riverton barn in the meeting's feature, and Tyler is particularly pleased with the latter who has placed in his last three starts.

"He is really enjoying the staying races," Tyler said. "He is as bright as a button and I think he will give it a good go.

"Kilowatt is really good. He is happy within himself. I am not sure how he will like the track. He is just about to head out for the winter, so we will just have a go with him on Sunday and make a plan from there.

"Zambezi Zipper ran really well on Wednesday, I am really happy with her. The wetter the better with her, she has just been waiting for boggy tracks.

"She has come through her race really well and is bright and cheerful, she will give it a good nudge too."

Of the stables other contenders at the meeting, Tyler believes last start runner-up Kitty Power has the ability to go one better in the AB Lime & STHLD Helicopters & Northern Southland Livestock (1600m).

"Kitty Power had a really nice race on Wednesday. She likes a boggy track. I think she will enjoy it on Sunday," Tyler said.


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