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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Thursday, June 22 2017

Veuve Clicquot improved on her debut run to open her account at Otaki on Friday and in doing so provided her sire Rock 'N' Pop with his first success.

Veuve Clicquot - Peter Rubery Race Images

The filly had been very green when beaten into third at Trentham earlier this month, but the addition of blinkers saw her safely home for the thick end of the stake in the New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series Race.

"She's got a wonderful physique, a big strong filly with a lot of natural muscle on her," part-owner and trainer Tony Bambry said.

Veuve Clicquot jumped well to sit outside the leader and she proved too strong in the run home under rider Jonathan Parkes for the favourite Nuclear Fusion.

Her Waikato Stud-based sire Rock 'N' Pop, a Group One-winning son of Fastnet Rock, has only had a handful of first crop runners this season.

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 10:53 am   |  Permalink   |  Email