Tempelman rides two winners at Gore
Invercargill apprentice Alysha Tempelman rode two winners in a day for the first time at Gore on Saturday.
Wins on The Gallant Girl (Davis Shearing Maiden) and Matoaka (Croydon Contracting Maiden) lifted Tempelman's career tally to 18. She has had five wins this season.
Tempelman is in her fourth year of working for The Gallant Girl's trainers, the Dennis brothers, of Woodlands.
Eight horses bred by the Dennis brothers raced at the weekend. Four are owned by them - The Gallant Girl, The Dewdrop (third at Gore), The Bishop (11th at Gore) and The Solitaire (fourth at Trentham).
The other four were Memory (second at Trentham), The Beaut (third at Trentham), Gunsmoke (11th at Trentham) and Gallant Trick (fifth at Gore).
Chapel Star, who won the Regional Ford Gore Handicap on Saturday, is by King's Chapel from 1992 New Zealand Oaks winner Staring.
A virus restricted Chapel Star to four starts last year. Terry Kennedy trains the 4-year-old at Wingatui for Mosgiel owner Lindsay Parr.
Stablemate Remind Me gained her second win from three starts for Kennedy when scoring in the Kevin Coyle Memorial Handicap. She gained two thirds and a fourth for her previous trainer Ian Marks, of Ashburton.
Remind Me will compete at the Wingatui premier meeting on Saturday week.
Kina Win, bought for $7500 at a Karaka weanling sale, is also earmarked for Wingatui. A good run there would persuade trainer Sabin Kirkland to start the Zed gelding in the $25,000 Invercargill Gold Cup a fortnight later.
Irish Wit, who finished second to Kina Win on Saturday, could also be a cup entry. Trainer Sally McKay will decide after Irish Wit races at Wingatui.
- The Southland Times