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Pizzazz Wins Listed Shaw's Wire Ropes Sprint
At Te Rapa in New Zealand, former NZ Rich Hill Stud shuttler Bertolini (Danzig-Aquilegia, by Alydar) added a black-type success when 7YO gelding Pizzazz (Bertolini-Endrita, by End Sweep) scored an upset 0.2-length win for trainer John Bell in the NZ$50,000 Listed Shaw's Wire Ropes Sprint (1400m) for 3YO+, over 6YO mare Needlly (O'Reilly-Needled, by Pins) & 4YO mare Harvest. This was veteran Pizzazz's maiden stakes victory and took his record to 6 wins & 6 placings from 28 starts for NZ$663,787 earnings. Consigned by Berkley Stud, Pizzazz was a NZ$80,000 purchase at the 2008 NZB South Island 2YO & Mixed Sale.