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Top Kiwi Mare Has Date With Tavistock
Talented Kiwi mare Consensus (Postponed-Kate Cross, by Cape Cross) has two important engagements cover the coming months, reports NZ Racing Desk. The 6YO is on track to defend her Gr1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) title on Boxing Day, and is also heading to Cambridge Stud for a date with one of its star stallions. "She'll definitely be going to the Zabeel and at some stage she is going to be served by Tavistock," trainer Stephen McKee said. Consensus was a bold second behind the highly-regarded Hiflyer when resuming over 1400m at Te Rapa, before failing to handle a Slow 7 track under top weight of 60kg on her return to the Hamilton course on Monday. "The ground was shifting underneath her a bit and she didn't like it, but she's bright and well this morning," McKee said. "She'll run again in the weight-for-age race on Melbourne Cup day at Ellerslie," McKee added, referring to the Gr3 OMF Stakes (2000m). "We'll then give her one more run before the Zabeel."