Christian Cullen's relation wins at workouts
A close relation to former champion pacer Christian Cullen won at the Ascot Park workouts today.
Trainer Murray Brown produced The Princess to beat five rivals in a learners' stand. The 3-year-old Falcon Seelster filly is out of Dreamsaregold, who rates as a sister to Christian Cullen and a half-sister to Auckland Cup winner Kate's First.
The Clark Barron-trained Mach's Excuse ran to the line nicely to win a learners' mobile. Trotter Galaxy Hunter scored his second workout win in six days when taking out the opening event today.
Midnight Poacher beat some handy maidens in a mobile contest.
Trotters' Stand, 2700m - Galaxy Hunter 10 (R McIlwrick) 1, Johns Anne 10 2, Sudon Speed 10 3; six started; hd, 4l; 3:38.6, 61.8, 30.1; winning trainer, N Williamson.
Learners' Stand, 2200m - The Princess (A Armour) 1, Bettor Adios 2, Village Club 3; six started; 1/2l, hd; 3:1.1, 58.4, 27.9; winning trainer, M Brown.
Non Winners' Stand 2200m - Brand New Day (B Shirley) 1, Lucky Getaway 2, Real Tiz 3; five started; 1/2l, 1 1/2l; 2:55.1, 58.9, 28.6; winning trainer, B Shirley.
One Or More Wins, 2200m - Arancia (C Graham) 1, Little Einstein 2, Bettor's Brigadier 3; four started; nk, 3/4l; 2:52.9, 58.5, 28.3; winning trainer, O Lawrence.
Learners' Mobile, 2200m - Mach's Excuse (C Barron) 1, Beaudiene Clemintyne 2, I Smart 3; five started; 1/2l, 2l; 2:55.1, 59.1, 28.3; winning trainer, C Barron.
Non Winners' Mobile, 2200m - Midnight Poacher (M Swain) 1, Brindy 2, Snazzy Jaccka 3; seven started; 1l, 3/4l; 2:52.1, 59.5, 28.4; winning trainer, M Swain.
One Or More Wins Mobile, 2200m - Over Glow (B Shirley) 1, Sharpenuff 2, Pennyana 3; five started; 3 1/2l, 1/2l; 2:54.2, 59.8, 28; winning trainer, B Shirley.
Non Winners' Mobile, 2200m - Cherokee Bromac (J Hope) 1, Bertie Boy 2, Glacier Express 3; eight started; nk, nk; 2:52, 58.6, 28.2; winning trainer, J Hope.
The Southland Times