Terror to Love wins third NZ Trotting Cup

Last updated 17:37 12/11/2013
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Terror To Love comes from 15 lengths behind, to win the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

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Terror To Love driven by Ricky May on the way to winning the NZ Trotting Cup at Addington today.

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Terror To Love claimed his third New Zealand Trotting Cup in sensational style at Addington today, after appearing to lose his chance at the start.

The Canterbury pacer became the first horse to win three consecutive NZ Cups since False Step claimed his treble 53 years ago, but he had to do it the hard way.

The second favourite broke as the field left the standing start, settling 10 lengths behind the body of the field.

But driver Ricky May never panicked and took him to the lead with 800m to go and the horse had enough left in the tank to hold off Fly Like An Eagle, which had led through the early and middle stages. 

Favourite Christen Me could not get clear from the inside until too late but rattled home for third.

"We made a proper ballsup at the start,'' May said. "To do what he did afterwards was just fantastic.''

It was May's seventh win in the race - taking him clear of Cecil Devine in having the most outright wins. 

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