Emerging from hibernation

Emerging from hibernation

As winter draws to a close, Go Racing is excited to be kicking off spring campaigns for three runners this week.

First up is Sadlers Rock who races this Friday in the Rating 75 1400 metres at Ashburton, with his main goal being the Group 3 $225,000 New Zealand Cup in Christchurch on 14 November over 3200 metres.

Says Albert, “He’s a really laid back horse and is an out and out stayer. We had him aimed at the New Zealand Cup last year but he had a set-back in his campaign. This time around he will have a five race campaign leading in, so we have our fingers crossed we don’t run into any trouble this time. We’re not expecting too much on Friday as the distance is way too short for him, he has to carry the top weight of 59 kilograms and he also need a good track – but it is a good starting point.”

Two promising Go Racing horses will also trial on Thursday at Te Teko.

Billy Mojo is a colt destined to do his future racing in Singapore but before he catches that flight is rated good enough for a campaign aimed at the Group 1 2000 Guineas in Christchurch on 7 November.

He will trial over 1000 metres on Thursday then kick off at Ruakaka on 12 September in a listed three year old race over 1200 metres worth $50,000. Says Albert, “We will then look at the 1400 metres Group 2 Hawkes Bay Guineas 2nd up for him, which is a race Prince Mambo cran a close second in last year.”

The very progressive Seize the Moment will also trial at Te Teko. “It will be a hit out for him and he is likely to kick off at Matamata on 16 September over 1200 metres before running in the rating 75 1400 metres worth $40,000 at Hawkes Bay on October the 3rd. He is a lightly raced horse for a five-year-old having had just 13 starts and we feel he can go through to open class this preparation.”