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Thursday, June 01 2017

Samantha Wynne has a number of chances at Phar Lap Raceway on Friday to move closer to bettering her best ever tally of winners in a season.

The Christchurch-based jockey has a strong book of rides at the South Canterbury meeting with the Kevin Myers-trained Bisou Bisou in the Village Inn Sports Bar Dash one of her choice mounts.Samantha Wynne - Race Images South

"I finished second on her at Blenheim last year and she's a nice little filly," Wynne said.

"She's in very good form and I think she'll be pretty hard to beat."

More recently, Bisou Bisou capped off a run of three minor placings with victory at Marlborough and the five-year-old daughter of Shaft looks well-placed to give another strong account of herself.

Wynne also rates the Nick Wigley-prepared Zakynthos a strong chance in the Dave Grant & Neil Kingston Maiden.

"I think he's a horse to follow, certainly a horse for the future," she said.

She guided the son of Zacinto into third place at Ashburton last time out in the three-year-old's first outing for six months.

Wynne is currently in 10th position on the national jockeys' premiership with 58 winners and well within sight of last term's 63, which included one black type victory, which placed her in 13th spot.

"I'm very happy with the way things are going and my goal at the start of the season was to finish higher on the table and get more Group and Listed wins, which I've already done," she said.

"I won the Gr.3 Winter Cup on Miss Three Stars, the Gr.3 Merial Mile at Palmerston North on Gypsy Fair for Allan Sharrock and the Canterbury Breeders' Stakes on First Serve. I'm very grateful for all my opportunities."

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 01:31 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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