Harcourts Thorndon Mile, Group 1 : Trentham - 18th January 2020

The Mitigator wins Harcourts Thorndon Mile, Group 1, NZ$200,000, at Trentham, 1600m,

Shaun McKay celebrates his first Group One victory aboard Thorndon Mile (1600m) winner The Mitigator.
Shaun McKay celebrates his first Group One victory aboard Thorndon Mile (1600m) winner The Mitigator. Picture: Race Images Photo

Leading from the outset, as he did when winning in Group 3 company at Ellerslie in November, The Mitigator defied his opponents to run him down and held on very gamely for his seventh career victory and maiden Group 1 win.

He was quickly away to take a narrow lead early and held there past the 1000m, edging more than a length clear from the 600m.

At the top of the straight he added to his lead then kicked at the 300m. He was still clear at the 100m and while the challengers came, he dug deep and clung on by a short-head.

Wyndspelle sat seventh at the 1000m, tried to improve from the 600m but struck traffic at the 400m. He poked through at the 250m and went hard after the leader.

He was taking ground off the winner but the post arrived too soon.

Yearn had a lovely run in fourth, hugged the fence into the straight and never gave up for a top third. Rock On Wood was very unlucky.

He tracked Yearn into the straight but never saw daylight until the 100m then flew to be a nose back in fourth.

Among the last few turning in, Shadows Cast kept up a strong run to finish fifth.


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Trentham

Saturday, 18th January 2020

8
16:27
(local)

Thorndon Mile (G1)

Type: OPEN
NZD $200,000
1600m TURF DEAD
8
16:27
(local)
NZD $200,000
1600m DEAD

Thorndon Mile (G1)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. THE MITIGATOR (AUS) 5yo G
MASTER OF DESIGN (AUS) - CHARMING RUBY (AUS)
SHAUN M MC KAY
PETER MCKAY
$31.00
56.0kg
R P Davis, T E Luke, N Butterfield, P T Fenwick, J P Hopkins, M F Jones, C G King, T J Perry, S G Phillip, G N Russell, C H Thiele & J H Veale

Sales Information

2nd 2. WYNDSPELLE (NZ) 6yo H
IFFRAAJ (GB) - WESTERN STAR (NZ)
JASON WADDELL
JOHNO BENNER & HOLLIE WYNYARD
$5.00
58.0kg
J Frew, S Hanna, Jen Campin Bloodstock Ltd & N P Randles

Sales Information

3rd 9. YEARN (NZ) 6yo M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - PRINCESS UNO (AUS)
SAM SPRATT
MS K FURSDON
$15.00
55.0kg
Mrs C R & M Lupton
4th 6. ROCK ON WOOD (NZ) 5yo G
REDWOOD (GB) - ROCK ON RYE (AUS)
RYAN ELLIOT
LEANNE ELLIOT
$4.25
55.5kg

Sales Information

5th 1. SHADOWS CAST (NZ) 7yo G
PER INCANTO (USA) - AGES PAST (NZ)
CRAIG GRYLLS
M OULAGHAN
$7.50
58.0kg

Sales Information

6th 5. MONGOLIAN MARSHAL (NZ) 5yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - ARDECHE (NZ)
OPIE BOSSON
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$9.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

7th 10. WATCH THIS SPACE (NZ) 8yo G
ELUSIVE CITY (USA) - MULTI TASKER (NZ)
SAMANTHA COLLETT
VANESSA HILLIS
$67.00
55.0kg
8th 3. ON THE ROCKS (NZ) 5yo G
ALAMOSA (NZ) - COLD SHOULDER (NZ)
M MCNAB
MICHAEL MORONEY & PAM GERARD
$10.00
58.0kg

Sales Information

9th 13. DARK PRINCESS (NZ) 6yo M
CAPE BLANCO (IRE) - GAME DUCHESS (AUS)
MICHAEL COLEMAN
JEFF LYNDS
$51.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

10th 11. SON OF MAHER (AUS) 7yo G
AL MAHER (AUS) - DANCE HIT (NZ)
SAM WEATHERLEY
MICHAEL & MATTHEW PITMAN
$51.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

11th 7. VERNANME (NZ) 4yo H
O'REILLY (NZ) - BOHEMIAN BLUES (NZ)
DANIELLE JOHNSON
STEPHEN MARSH
$17.00
55.5kg
12th 8. VIGOR WINNER (AUS) 4yo G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - SAVONT (AUS)
LEITH INNES
LAUREN BRENNAN
$8.50
55.5kg

Sales Information

13th 12. HYPNOS (NZ) 4yo G
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - QUALITY DREAM (AUS)
VIN COLGAN
ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD
$26.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

14th 14. SECRET ALLURE (NZ) 4yo M
ZACINTO (GB) - SECRET SCENT (NZ)
R J MYERS
MS L LATTA
$26.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

15th 15. LIVIN' ON A PRAYER (NZ) 6yo M
REDWOOD (GB) - IT'S MY SIN (AUS)
LISA ALLPRESS
VANESSA HILLIS
$61.00
53.0kg