Libetto wins at Wyndham trials
Tapanui trainers Barrie and Nikki Blatch have hopes of racing Libetto in 3-year-old fillies' races this season.
Libetto was one of three winners for rider Rebecca Black at the Wyndham trials today. The daughter of Librettist edged ahead of Street Light to win by a neck in the open heat.
It was good performance considering she is a non winner and her rivals have all won races. Street Light has won eight races.
John McKay-trained Quoin won the 0-1-win trial and could race at Gore on September 30.
Two unnamed 4-year-old geldings - one by Danske from Lilly's Choice, trained by Ellis Winsloe, and the other by Fast 'N' Famous from Yellow Rose, trained by Sally McKay - won maiden trials. Both indicated they could win soon on race day.
Their connections are in the process of applying for names.
Five Kings, with Japanese rider Masaji Haruki in the saddle, won with a bit in reserve in another maiden trial today. His Otautau trainer, Bruce Tapper, was granted a licence in July.
Maiden, 800m — Five Kings (M Haruki) 1, Great Guns 2, Our Castle 3; five started; 1 1/4l, nk; 52.32, 38.24; winning trainer, B Tapper.
Maiden, 800m — Unnamed (4g Danske-Lilly’s Choice) (D Prastiyou) 1, Unnamed (4m St Reims-Anew Anette) 2, Katies Diamond 3; five started; 2l, 1/2hd; 53.12, 38.80; winning trainer, E Winsloe.
Maiden 800m — Unnamed (4g Fast N Famous-Yellow Rose) (R Black) 1, Ready To Rule 2, West Arm 3; four started; 1l, 25l; 54.46, 39.56; winning trainer, S McKay.
0-1 Win, 800m — Quoin (R Black) 1, Langham Lady 2, Gunna Fly 3; four started; 2l, 1/2l; 53.93, 37.84; winning trainer, J McKay.
Open, 1000m — Libetto (R Black) 1, Street Light 2, Ima Geegee 3; six started; nk, 1l; 1:04.87, 38.82; winning trainer, N and B Blatch.
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