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Let Me Roar will have to overcome a minor set-back in her lead-up preparation if she is to successfully defend her unbeaten record this weekend.
“She went to the trials at Rotorua, but a horse went off in the barrier next to her and hit her in the eye,” said Andrew Forsman, who prepares the well-related mare with Murray Baker.
La Bella Diosa will be out to resurrect her Sydney campaign on Saturday.
Connections of the leading New Zealand filly were on a high after her debut Australian victory in the Gr.2 Surround Stakes at Randwick, but they were brought down to earth with a thud by her next performance at Rosehill.
Cambridge three-year-old Jon Snow will make his Australian debut in Saturday’s Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes, a Rosehill feature that co-trainer Murray Baker has fond memories of.
He first won the race 30 years ago with Palliser and was then successful with The Bill (1993) and Harris Tweed (2009), while Rios also finished runner-up (2008).
Hong Kong is among the options the connections of the multiple Group One winner Start Wondering are mulling over.
The Gr.1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize to be run over 1200 metres at Sha Tin on May 7 for a stake of $HK14 million (about $NZ2.6 million) is one race under consideration.
A rails hugging ride from Masa Tanaka paved the way for a popular victory at Trentham on Saturday when the Awapuni trained Shadows Cast prevailed over 1400 metres in the second race on the day.
Strongly fancied by punters off the back of a winning trial performance at Foxton four days earlier the Per Incanto four-year-old didn’t disappoint as he dived through a gap on the rails and dashed clear early in the home straight.
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