Bosson seeking Makfi hat-trick

Leading jockey Opie Bosson will team up with Turn Me Loose again in the Group I Makfi Stakes at Hastings on Saturday.

The kilos are dropping off Opie Bosson as he prepares for spring racing and possible Makfi hat-trick at Hastings.

Punters ponder Makfi form

Foxbridge winner Addictive Habit has continued to please Lee Somervell in preparation for the Makfi Stakes.

Punters have a job balancing residual fitness against fresh-up form as they make their selections for Mafki Stakes.

No Great Northern for Krase

27082015 NEWS TONY BIRD/FAIRFAX. Wanganui jumpers Krase (Lisa Kennedy) clears the last fence on the way to winning the $20,000 Hypnotize Steeplechase at Hawera yesterday.

Kevin Myers has all but finalised horses for next month's Great Northern Steeples-Hurdle double.

Kawi draws badly in Makfi

Kawi is the favourtie for the season's first Group I race.

Kawi's chances were dealt a blow when the barrier draw was made for the season's first Group I Mafki Stakes.

Purcell interests highlighted

Former jockey Kevin Morton, at a judicial hearing at Ellerslie racecourse on Wednesday, is charged with committing a serious racing offence by making insulting or abusive statements about Purcell and co-chief stipendiary steward Ross Neal on the racing chat website Racecafe.

New Zealand racing executive Greg Purcell grilled in case against Pukekohe trainer Kevin Morton in Auckland.

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