Broodmare has three runners at workouts
Broodmare Satire Franco had three of her offspring - I Smart, Rowchester and Little Einstein - competing at the Ascot Park workouts today.
I Smart won a learners' stand, Rowchester triumphed in the free-for-all stand and Little Einstein finished second in the mobile free-for-all. They are trained by Brent Shirley.
All three should have no trouble winning races this season. Another member of the Shirley team, Brand New Day, impressed when taking out a non winners' heat.
Trotters' Stand, 2700m - Galaxy Hunter (N Williamson) 1, Coulditbe 2, Snoop Dog 3; three started; 1 3/4l, a distance; 3:40.8, 60.5, 29.6; winning trainer, N Williamson.
Learners' Stand, 2200m - I Smart (B Shirley) 1, Belle Delight 2, The Mighty Kendall 3; four started; 2l, 2l; 3:4.4, 60.3, 29.1; winning trainer, B Shirley.
Non Winners' Stand, 2200m - Brand New Day (B Shirley) 1, New York Town 2, Shards Of Myross 3; five started; 1 1/2l, 3/4l; 2:54.4, 57.8, 28.8; winning trainer, B Shirley.
F-F-A Stand, 2200m - Rowchester (B Shirley) 1, Sharpenuff 2, Rongahere 3; four started; 3l, 15l; 2:51.6, 57.8, 28.5; winning trainer, B Shirley.
Non Winners' Mobile, 2200m - Shadoogie (A Armour) 1, Nitro Under Fire 2, Southern Red 3; five started; 1 1/4l, 3/4l; 2:54.1, 61.4, 31.5; winning trainer, R Hope.
F-F-A Mobile, 2200m - Lord Forbes (G Forbes) 1, Little Einstein 2, Tahlia Jaccka 3; three started; 3l, 2l; 2:49.6, 57.7, 28.4; winning trainer, G Forbes.
The Southland Times