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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Sunday, January 21 2018

A comprehensive victory at Trentham yesterday has set progressive mare Darscape Princess on a path to higher honours.

A smart performance at Trentham yesterday has put Darscape Princess on a black-type path.

The Darci Brahma four-year-old notched her third career victory and second in succession when she comfortably beat a handy field of Rating 75 rivals in the 1400-metre Wellington Seamarket Premier.

While she still has a way to go to match the efforts of her elder sibling Sensible Princess, who won five races in her latest campaign including the Gr. 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes, yesterday's performance suggested she won’t be disgraced in stronger company.

“She ran fifth in the Eulogy Stakes as a three-year-old where she jarred up quite badly, so we’ve just taken our time with her,” said trainer Fraser Auret.

“She was good first-up and I thought quite dominant last start, although the 50 days between runs had me a little worried as she can race a little bit erratically when she is fresh.

“I thought if she could measure up here and do a good job, I would look at the Wairarapa Breeders' Stakes for her. We thought in an ideal world we would be heading for that race, so if she can get the points, that’s where she will go.”

The Listed Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes (1600m) is the feature race at Tauherenikau on February 6.

Auret nearly had double the reason to celebrate yesterday when handy stayer Alinko Prince finished close-up in third in a driving finish to the Gr. 3 Wallaceville Estate Castletown Wellington Cup.

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