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Asano On Fire Atop NZ Jockey Table
Japanese-born New Zealand apprentice jockey Kozzi Asano extended his lead in the New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership after recording five wins at New Plymouth on Thursday, reports NZ Racing Desk. The in-demand Christchurch-based hoop began the day with a third-placing on Southern Vogue in the Peninsula Beachfront Hotel Mooloolaba Maiden (2000m) before winning his first race of the day aboard $1.60 favourite Aquila Star in the Epsom With Wheels & George 1800. He then went on to take out the four remaining races on the card. It was Asano’s second five-timer at the Taranaki track, after bagging a quintet of wins at New Plymouth last month. The popular hoop is indentured to Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston, following stints with Gary Vile and Kevin Myers in the central districts.