End of the Golden Weather

End of the Golden Weather

Go Racing is looking at a seamless transition from summer to winter racing.

Two stalwart runners for Go Racing have enjoyed a bit of an Indian summer in their campaigns.

Prince Mambo was on his last warning back in February. He got the message loud and clear and turned his form around winning twice that month. And his campaign has continued to give. “We are delighted with his return to form and he is now showing us he can perform on tracks with a bit of cut in them too. He races on Saturday in Hastings in an 85 mile worth $25,000. After that he will tell us if he needs a break, ” says Racing Manager Albert Bosma.

Stablemate at Stephen McKee’s stable, Passing Shot, is another providing racing thrills right to the end of the good weather. “He was meant to be in the paddock two starts ago but a second placing followed by a third in the listed NZB Finance Sprint signaled he had more to give. He also races on Saturday at Te Rapa in the Open Handicap over 1200 metres and this will almost certainly be his last hurrah for the season.”

But there will hardly be a lull in racing action as the Go Racing wet trackers gear up.

Seven-year-old mare North and South (Strategic Image-Island Time) is being aimed at the Group 3 weight for age fillies and mares 1400 metres worth $70,000 at Rotorua on the 13th of May. She will trial at Foxton next week prior to racing.

Trainer Lisa Latta says “She is bright and looks a million dollars. She is peaking beautifully.” North and South won the listed Levin Stakes last year.

Latta also has six-year-old gelding Thorn Pass (Thorn Park-En Passant) who is coming to hand nicely for the winter season. He may start this Saturday at Hastings over 1400 metres but if track is too firm he will also trial at Foxton before kicking off.

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