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Boxing Day - Strong Report
Taylor Strong | December 26, 2021

Strong report race one

Exchange wins ODT Southern Mile Qualifier stylishly

Exchange justified his favouritism for the ODT Southern Mile Qualifier (1600m) at  the Otago Racing Club meeting at Wingatui today with a stylish win. Ridden by Jacob Lowry, Exchange settled seventh in the 10-horse field then unwound boldly in the straight to win by a length and a half. It was his fourth win (third at Wingatui) in 14 starts for the Brian and Shane Anderton-trained 5yr-old raced by Ian and Sue Nichol, Ray and Allison Kean.

Photo: Ian and Sue Nichol, the part-owners of Exchange and jockey Jacob Lowry after a win today.


Strong report race 2

$1700 purchase Seikrid clears maiden ranks

Seikrid, a $1700 purchase on by The Pitman stable, won the Be My Guest Maiden (1400m) at Wingatui today with a powerful finish from back in the field. Seikrid is a 4yr-old mare by Sacred Falls from Cyclonic and thus a half-sister to Historian, winner of the Thorndon Mile, Zabeel Classic and Spring Sprint at Hastings. She is raced by Diane Pitman and trained by father and son, Michael and Matthew Pitman, Seikrid out finished Back Hut, who led inside the final 200m to win by half a head with a length and a quarter to Capo Dell Impero, who came from well back.

Photo: Trainers Matthew and Michael Pitman and stable apprentice Kavish Chowdhoory after the win of Seikrid.


Strong report race 3

Hey Mickey storms home  to win over 2200m

Hey Mickey unleashed a big run from back in the field to win the Absolute Zero Ltd 2200m at Wingatui today. Hey Mickey was ridden by Gosen Jogoo for trainers John and Karen Parsons (the owner). Hey Mickey got up in the last few strides to beat Vicenza by half a length.  Vicenza raced handy and headed the pacemaker Kristofferson in the run home. Kristofferson fought on for third.

Photo: Hey Mickey (Gosen Jogoo) wins.


Strong report race 4

El Gladiador back to his best

El Gladiador returned to the scene of his Dunedin Guineas win to succeed in the $40,000 Positive Signs 2200m at Wingatui today. He completed back-to-back wins for trainers John and Karen Parsons.  Terry Moseley guided El Gladiador from fifth in the running to win by three parts of a length from Riviera Rock, who was game in defeat. He led then chased leader Camino Rocoso from the 1200m. Firoden added to his consistent record with a third placing, half a neck back with the favourite Savezar a battling fourth.

Photo: El Gladiador with strapper Jess Shaab after his win.


Strong report race 5

Another win for Varma Ramhit

Varma Ramhit, in his first season as a trainer, posted his fourth win when Redford was successful in the ODT Southern Mile Qualifier (1600m) at Wingatui today. Ramhit is training in partnership with Bruce Tapper at Washdyke. It was the third win for Redford, a Raise The Flag – Ruby Red 7yr-old.

Photo: Varma Ramhit (left), Redford, stable apprentice Yogesh Atchamah and jockey Tina Comignaghi after success today.


Strong report race 6

Ruby’s Lad in second win from three starts

Ruby’s Lad downed a useful field of two and three-year-olds in a smart 1.10.34 for 1200m in the Grand Casino at Wingatui today. The 3yr-old son of Ghibellines and Ruby’s Rose is trained on the track by Brian and Shane Anderton and raced by Brian and Lorraine Anderton with Cecily and Dave Cochrane and Stewart and Colleen Rutter, of South Otago.  A strapping chestnut, Ruby’s Lad was given the run of the race by Corey Campbell behind the leaders and held out the strong finished Mackenzie Lad by a head with a length and a half to pacemaker The Radiant One.

Photo: Ruby’s Lad with co-trainer Shane Anderton, strapper Natalie Smith, jockey Corey Campbell, owner Cecily Cochrane, Lorraine Anderton and Dave Cochrane.


Strong report race 7

Aches and pains put aside by jockey Jacob Lowry

Jockey Jacob Lowry put aches and pains aside to ride Hasabro to triumph under topweight of 60kg in the $60,000 Alleviate Administration Hazlett Stakes at Wingatui today. Five races earlier Lowry took a heavy tumble after his mount The Cloister clipped  the heel of another runner in the home straight. “It would be fair to say I was pretty sore,” said Lowry.

Hasabro gave him compensation, powering home after racing handy to win by three parts of length from King Cougar with a neck to Ocean Point. “I got a good run three back and one off, but he had shown a good turn of foot to win,” said Lowry. It is the biggest weight carried to win the Hazlett since the distance was reduced to 1200m in 2007. The time was a smart 1.09.1. “He (Hasbro) is some sort of horse being able to win from 1200m to 1800m.” Lowry has ridden Hasabro to win three times in five starts since the 6yr-old gelding joined the Riccarton  stable of Andrew Carston in September. Hasabro, owned by the Hasabro Go Racing syndicate was previously trained by Stephen McKee.

Photo:  Jockey Jacob Lowry and trainer Andrew Carston (right) with race sponsor Sam Graf (Alleviate Administration) after the win of Hasabro.


Strong Report Race 8

“He is a bit better than average,” said trainer Ross Beckett after Treybon’s clearcut win the Busy Bees Dunedin 1200m at Wingatui today.

It was the second win for Treybon in four starts.  “He was sold to Hong Kong but he got kicked and  couldn’t go so I leased him to some of my mates.” The Sweynesse 4yr-old is now raced by the Can West 7 syndicate.

Photo: Treybon(Jason Laking) clear of his rivals at the finish.