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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Saturday, July 01 2017

Progressive three-year-old Redefine completed a winning treble when he dominated his rivals from the front over 1600 metres at Hastings on the weekend.

Redefine - Race Images Palmerston North

The Captain Rio gelding continued a purple patch of form that began with a victory in rating 65 company at Wanganui in early June before he was successful in the same grade over 1400 metres at Otaki eight days prior to Saturday’s effort.

The step up in grade and distance held no fears for Redefine as rider Johnathan Parkes took him to a comfortable lead shortly after the jump before dictating to his 10 rivals throughout the contest. It was apparent to all that the Rachael Frost trained galloper was going to be hard to run down when he straightened with a handy advantage and so it proved as he kept up a resolute gallop to the line to score by just on two lengths from Itsagem and Dynamo who had chased him throughout.

Frost was all smiles when questioned after the race.

“I said to Parkesy to ride him where he lands,” she explained.

“He’s not one you can bustle up as he will pull but I said if he jumps in front to ride him there.”
Frost is confident her charge has the ability to get to a higher level now that he has started to mature.

“He won his first start but then was very disappointing after that,” she said.

“I think it was just that he was a bit immature so now he’s grown up he’s come right.

“He is a good doer and at his last start he was quite gross in condition so he cops it pretty well.

“There is a three-year-old race at Taranaki we could consider as long as it wasn’t a Heavy11 so we might take a look at that.”

Redefine is the fifth and last foal of Grosvenor mare Miss Defy who is a half-sister to Gr. 1 Railway Handicap winner Donna Rosita, while he also features Gr. 1 Randwick Guineas winner Ilovethiscity in his extended family.

Posted by: Racing Desk AT 05:36 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email