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Sunday, June 04 2017

Showtenaire might be in line for a crack at the final black type two-year-old event of the season.

Showtenaire - Trish Dunell Photography

Trainers Graeme Sanders and Debbie Sweeney will monitor the filly's progress in the wake of her Queen's Birthday Monday victory at Ellerslie before confirming a trip south to Otaki next month.

"We're thinking about the Ryder Stakes for her and we'll see how she does over the next few days before we make a decision," Sweeney said.

"There's not a lot of her, but she does get through the ground well."

Showtenaire underlined her heavy track ability with her maiden success in the Fasttrack Insurance 1200.

The daughter of Showcasing finished runner-up on her home course at Te Awamutu on debut last month and she had no trouble going one better at Ellerslie.

Ridden again by Trudy Thornton, Showtenaire tracked the pace on the fence and she finished off determinedly in the run home to account for Nuclear Fusion, who did well after racing three wide without cover, and the well-supported Simply Impeccable.

Showtenaire was a $3000 weanling purchase at Karaka and is from the family of the Group One winners Sovereign Red, Gurner's Lane, Foxwood and Purple.

The youngster is part-owned by Allan Hayward and the victory completed a memorable weekend for the family as his son, also Allan, races the Group One performer Battle Time who returned to winning form on Saturday.

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 04:47 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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