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7 Aust-Bred Winners In New Zealand
Also in NZ, 5 other Australian-bred gallopers (in addition to Lovetrista & Loaded Command) scored weekend victories:
- 4YO mare Xan Xan (Street Cry-Astral Vision) won over 2170m at Tauranga for trainer Moira Murdoch. Xan Xan (a $30,000 yearling at the 2006 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale) took her record to 1 win & 2 runners-up from 8 starts.
- 3YO filly Cassini (Reset-Mathematical) won over 1600m at Awapuni for trainer Mark Oulaghan. Cassini (a $90,000 weanling at the 2006 Inglis Victorian June Sale & subsequently a $120,000 yearling at the 2007 NZB Premier Sale) notched her 1st win in 7 starts.
- 4YO mare Assertive Princess (Desert Prince-Nadeshiko, by Carnegie) won over 1400m at Awapuni for trainer Fraser Auret. Assertive Princess (a $37,000 weanling at the 2005 Inglis Australian Select Sale in Sydney) took her record to 3 wins & a placing from 5 starts.
- 3YO colt Ransom Express (Red Ransom-Diamond Hill) won over 1200m at Te Rapa for trainer Mark Walker. Ransom Express (a NZ$225,000 purchase consigned by Esker Lodge at the 2007 NZB Ready-To-Run Sale at Karaka) took now has 3 wins from 5 starts.
- 4YO mare Martini Red (Red Ransom-Pernod) won over 1200m at Ellerslie yesterday for trainer Ross Elliot. Martini Red took her record to 7 wins & 2 runners-up from 13 starts for NZ$240,850 earnings.