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Tue, 8 May 2012 | 07:09 PM

The Aftershock Delivers For Christchurch

Promising galloper The Aftershock delivered for his owners and Christchurch last Tuesday at Otaki when winning his maiden over 1400 metres. The owners are donating 10% of the prizemoney he has won as a 3yo to The Christchurch Earthquake appeal and this win boosted the coffers for that great cause.

A talented horse that has shown a fair amount of ability, he was stakes placed as a 2yo when 3rd in The Listed Welcome Stakes. He has had a few little injuries and issues in the mean time, not least of which was a heart fibrillation in a race during New Zealand Cup week.

He has taken a while to get right and it has been a top training effort from Lisa Latta to work him out and get him putting his best foot forward. He is a horse that is now on the up and gaining confidence. His coat though is starting to turn, so we will put him out now for a winter spell and bring him back for spring racing.

He is a horse with a long stride and we feel he will be best over further than the 1400 metres he won over when he returns as a 4yo.


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