Severine winning at Ashburton on Wednesday. Photo: Race Images South
Go Racing continued their winning run with Severine at Ashburton on Wednesday.
The Andrew Carston-trained mare continued her consistent form line when victorious in the Gary McCormick Transport Open 1400.
The daughter of Pins settled midfield for jockey Chris Johnson who was able to pick a path through their rivals down the straight and wear down pacemaker Malo Blik to win by a half neck, with a further neck back to Quintuple Twins in third.
Severine had finished fifth in the Gr.3 South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) last start, and following a win and placing in her two previous starts, Carston was confident of a good result on Wednesday.
“She dropped back from a stakes race last start, I was pretty confident she would run well,” he said.
“I do think she is better at 1400m and that is what we got today. It was a good ride by Chris, she got in on the minimum (54kg), and got the job done.
“She has had a fantastic preparation, she has done nothing wrong, she has been a model of consistency.”
Severine was purchased out of Waikato Stud’s 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale draft by Go Racing for $30,000. -NZ Racing Desk