Highweights and stakes

Highweights and stakes

Taipa Tiger has kicked off a great weekend for Go Racing with a win in a rating 65 highweight event at Wanganui yesterday. He had 70kg to carry but it was a well-timed and easy win with favourite jockey Troy Harris on board.

Says Racing Manager Albert Bosma, “Troy has a real affinity with Teddy with two wins and a second by a nose from three starts.”

Taipa Tiger will also get his jumps ticket this week which means he can line up for the 2200 metres rating 65 highweight at Rotorua.

“He’s a big horse who can carry big weights and this is a real advantage when contesting these races. He also has shown ability at jumping and his jumps ticket will ensure he makes the field for this $20,000 race.”

On the back of a great season for Iffraj progeny, the Go Racing team is excited about its next debutant – Frazzle (Iffraj x La Vazza) – who will race at Trentham on Saturday in the two-year-old 1000 metres race worth $17,500.

Frazzle won her last trial by four lengths and is the granddaughter of the very well performed Covered n Grey.

Says Albert, “Iffraj offspring have proved themselves on the track recently. Sardaaj came second in the Group One Levin Classic last start for Go Racing trainer Stephen Marsh and Turn Me Loose won the NZ 2000 Guineas last November. Go Racing horse Not Iffraid has also performed well at her last trial so we are looking forward to seeing Frazzle step out for the first time on race day.”

Finally, Passing Shot lines up in the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders Stakes on Saturday. Go Racing has enjoyed a successful history in this race. It was Silky Red Boxer’s first Group win back in 2003 and last year Ruud Awakening placed third.

“Passing Shot will need luck from the wide draw but he’s shown that he is one of the best three-year-old sprinters in the country and his class will mean he is in the race for a long way.”