Strong Report Race One
Tactfull staged big run to win the Congratulations Brian and Shane On 1000 wins Maiden (1400m) for Wingatui owner and trainer Claire Anderton two days after the seventh anniversary of the death of her husband Steve. Tactfull (Daniel Bothamley) was restrained to last early from a wide draw in a 13-horse field and stormed home from the rear at the 350m.
Photo: Tactfull and owner and trainer Claire Anderton after his win.
Strong Report Race Two
Ocean Point enhanced her record at Wingatui with an all the way win in the John Rosevear Memorial (1200m). The Ocean Park mare trained by Robert Dennis has raced seven times at Wingatui for four wins (all over 1200m), two thirds and a fourth.
Photo: Ocean Point (Rohan Mudhoo) is untroubled to win.
Strong Report Race Three
All Ashore had her second win in four starts with a bold late run in the Steve Anderton Memorial (1200m). All Ashore had not raced for five months after a good win at Wingatui in September. “She had a break as she likes the wet ground,’’ said trainer Shane Anderton. All Ashore, owned by Lorraine Anderton came from third last early to win by half length from Kerany.
Photo: Claire Anderton and her daughters with Lorraine Anderton, Pat and Hec Anderton at the presentation for the Steve Anderton Memorial.
Strong Report Race Four
Palmetto relished a slow track to win the Positive Signs Dunedin Guineas. Ridden by Shankar Muniandy, Palmetto came from third last early over 1500m and dashed away in the closing stages to win by two and a quarter lengths. Sally McKay, who trains Palmetto at Invercargill and races the son of Ghibellines -Carolina Island with the 05 syndicate now has her sights on the Southand Guineas. The favourite Ruby’s Lad dropped out to ninth with his rider Corey Campbell saying he was not really happy in the track condition.
Photo: Sally McKay and Palmetto and Ceiran McIntosh who rides the horse in track work.
Strong Report Race Five
No Quarter Asked had his second win in his last three starts in the Nellies Bar and Restaurant 2200m. His other win was a rating 65 over 2147m at Riverton. The son of Shocking is trained by Kelvin and Aimee Tyler and raced by Murray Jones, of Taupo.
Photo: No Quarter Asked (Savish Khetoo) wins well.
Strong Report Race Six
Kilowatt returned to winning form in the $60,000 Alleviate Administration Dunedin Gold Cup. Kilowatt had his previous win in the Wyndham Cup at Gore 11 months ago. He also won that race in 2019, the Tapanui Cup and Summer Cups the same year and Gore Cup in 2021 for the Carriers Arms Racing syndicate, who have the son of Shocking in the stable of Kelvin and Aimee Tyler. Kilowatt gave jockey Brandon May his best win since he began riding in New Zealand four months ago. He won a group three race in South Africa.
“He (Kilowatt) looks like a dead-set stayer now who could get two miles,’’ said Kelvin Tyler.
Photo: Kilowatt in his preliminary before the Dunedin Gold Cup.
Strong Report Race Seven
Prowler unleashed a powerful run to win the ODT Southern Mile Qualifier (1600m). Prowler settled eighth in the running after drawing wide. It was the third win in a qualifying race in the series for trainers Brian and Shane Anderton, who have also been successful with Exchange and Phyllite. Three of the 10 qualifying races remain before the $60,000 final at Wingatui on March 5.
Photo: Prowler (Kylie Williams) wins in style.
Strong Report Race Eight
Watching her grandson Jacob Lowry ride Hasabro to win the $100,000 White Robe Lodge (1600m) was a thrill for Lorraine Anderton.
“It was great to see my grandson win the race,” said Lorraine, the co-proprietor with her husband Brian of White Robe Lodge, the training and stud establishment at North Taieri. Lorraine presented the trophy to Geoff McLay, of Dunedin, an administration manager for Go Racing, who oversee the syndicated Hasabro. Brian watched the racing from his home. Lorraine was among a small number of persons permitted to attend the meeting under Covid restrictions.
White Robe Lodge has been sponsoring the race since 1974. Lorraine was in the ownership of the winners of the race, Perceptible (2002) and Coulee (2017), both members of the White Robe Lodge stable. It was the first win in the event for Lowry following seconds on Tommy Tucker (2017) and Boots ‘N’ All (2019) and two unplaced efforts on Gallant Boy. Lowry has been with White Robe Lodge since serving his apprenticeship.
His delight at the win was evident by his whip flourish at the finish. It mattered little that he was fined $275 by the Judicial Control Authority for his celebratory gesture just before the winning post.
Lowry was exonerated of an incident near the 200m when Exchange was checked. Exchange, who had raced three wide was placed in restricted room when Hasabro shifted in abruptly and He’s Got Power shifted out. Exchange clipped a heel and blundered. He recovered to finish third. His co-trainer Shane Anderton viewed the film before deciding not to proceed with a protest. Stewards were of the opinion that no rider was to blame.
Hasabro, who was slow away and raced at the rear of the eight-horse field to the 400m powered home to win by a length and a half from He’s Got Power with half a length to Exchange.
“That was the grand final for me. I have not looked past that race for him,” said Andrew Carston, the Riccarton trainer of Hasabro.
Photo: Hasabro wins the White Robe Weight-For Age
Strong Report Race Nine
Tyler Eight gave trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler their third win for the feature day when he prevailed by a nose in the Wally O’Hearn Memorial (1400m). Tyler Eight close up on the outer in the open, reached the lead at the 350m and held off the fast finishing Seikrid.
Photo: Tyler Eight (inner, Kylie Williams) has his nose in front of Seikrid at the finish.