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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Wednesday, August 23 2017

The connections of the promising mare Margot are due a change of luck and a home track trial success might be the sign of better things to come.

Margot - Race Images Palmerston North

The Foxton filly won her 1000m open heat in Heavy 11 going on Tuesday in the hands of Rosie Myers and trainer Suzy Gordon is now hoping for the weather to come into play.

“Rosie said she hated the track, she definitely needs it Good to Dead,” Gordon said.

“The reason I trialled her was that I’m hoping the Hawke’s Bay track will come back to Dead on Saturday week and then she can run in the Rating 65 over 1400m. She’s ready to go.”

Margot gave a good account of herself on debut last season when she finished eighth and less than four lengths from the winner Honey Rider in the Gr.3 Gold Trail Stakes at Hastings.

Following a subsequent fifth she was found to be suffering from a virus and after a break she won a maiden at Woodville in February.

“We’ve had terrible problems with her feet and that’s what’s held us up for so long,” Gordon said. “It’s been frustrating, but she’s finally right now.”

In the meantime, Margot’s stablemate Play The Field looks a decent chance to open her account in the Merrylees Hotel Maiden at Woodville on Thursday. The Stravinsky four-year-old has placed in two of her three starts.

“Her work since her last start has been a lot better,” Gordon said. “She’s not a very big mare, but neither was her mother and she won seven.”

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