Lucky Country resumes

Lucky Country resumes

Tomorrow Lucky Country resumes in a Rating 85, 1200 metres on Auckland Cup Day.

Says Racing Manager Albert Bosma, “We’re excited to embark on her four year-old season after she came tantalisingly close last season to a Group win. It was a bit of a  “bridesmaid, never the bride” scenario when she came second three times in Group races. This time!”

Albert says the plan is to run her fresh up and while this is short of her best distance – one of those seconds last season as a three-year old was in the Group 3 Thoroughbred  Breeders Stakes over this distance.

It is then likely she will head to Tauranga on 22 March to run in a Rating 85, Fillies and Mares 1300 metres before her first target of the Autumn – the Group 1 Thoroughbred Stakes for Fillies and Mares over 1600 metres at Te Aroha on 5 April worth $200,000.

Says Albert, “Her performance in these three races will determine if we take her to Brisbane for a winter campaign. We might call it the “honeymoon” if she’s successful.”