Field Marshal stepping out at Rangiora
Field Marshal will use a class one race at Rangiora tomorrow as a stepping-stone to the Australasian Breeders' Crown Series.
The Art Major 2-year-old was pencilled in for a heat of the series at Addington on July 11, Christchurch trainer Tim Butt said yesterday.
''He's a nice horse and is going good.''
Field Marshal's dam, Foreal won 18 races in Australasia, including the 2005 New South Wales Oaks at Harold Park in Sydney.
Prestine will race for Butt in the class one and faster trot tomorrow. The 3-year-old filly had a debut win at Nelson on June 6, but galloped and finished last of 11 in a faster-run contest there two days later.
She gathered support for tomorrow by winning an eight-horse trial at Ashburton on Tuesday.
Butt's other runner at Rangiora, Motu Prince Of Peru, is in the Rangiora Winter Cup. He galloped away and lost all chance in a standing start event at Blenheim last Sunday after winning from a mobile despatch on the Marlborough track two days earlier.
Butt is hoping Motu Prince Of Peru can step away safely tomorrow.
Woodend Beach trainer Mark Jones is in his second week of preparing Anothersuperstar. She joined the horseman's North Canterbury stable after her eighth at Forbury Park nine days ago.
Breaking in races had been spoiling her chances for Tapanui owner-trainer Alan Shaw. Jones had been watching Anothersuperstar and asked Shaw if he could have a turn at training the three-win trotter.
Anothersuperstar has gone from working on Shaw's 500m track to straight-line training on the beach.
- The Southland Times