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Cromwell Racing In The Vines 2021 - Strong Report
Taylor Strong | November 29, 2021
Wannabe "N" Paris


Race one

First and second placings reversed

The first and second placings were reversed after an inquiry into race one, the Central Otago Lakes Equestrian Centre Maiden (2030m) at the Otago Racing Club meeting at Cromwell today. Sponsor was promoted to first after crossing the finish line a nose behind No Quarter Asked. Daniel Bothamley, the rider of Sponsor, protested on the grounds of interference in the closing stages. Sponsor, a 4yr-old by Contributor -Miss Danewood, is trained at Broadfield by Brian Court, who races him with D Duley. Sponsor came from back in the field while No Quarter Asked raced handy and led early in the run home. Noble Knight, who had his chance was a length and quarter back third with three quarters of a length to Levin, who was running on late.

Photo: No Quarter Asked is first past the post by a nose from Sponsor.


Race Two

Nightmare for judge Graeme Rowland at Cromwell

A photo finish camera malfunction left judge Graeme Rowland facing a nightmare after five horses crossed the finish line locked together in the Otago Farm Machinery Maiden at the Otago Racing Club meeting at Cromwell today. Rowland settled for a dead-heat for first between Lennon and Stop Yelling with a head to Neon Moon and Master Marko, who dead-heated for third and a neck to the fifth horse Dushku.

Photo: The finish that confronted judge Graeme Rowland who did not have the aid of the photo finish camera.


Race Three

Wide draw no problem for Megalomaniac

Megalomaniac romped home in the Wingatui Function Centre Maiden (1400m) at Cromwell today despite a wide barrier draw. Ridden by Kozzi Asano started from the outside of a 13-horse field. He got to the front after 600m and won by three and a quarter length. He is trained at Riccarton by Andrew Carston who races the 4yr-old Pure Champion gelding with the Pussy Galore syndicate and Jeff and Tanya McCall, of Christchurch.

Photo: Megalomaniac in full stretch at the finish.


Race Four

Daughter provides great moment for her father

“I am just so proud,” said Ashburton owner Paul Cuneen after Mamma Sans, trained by his daughter Meg at Riccarton, flashed home along the inner to win the Alleviate Administration 1400m at Cromwell today. Mamma Sans had finished second in the corresponding race last year. Glorious Ocean was being hailed as the winner today after leading before Mamma Sans (Brett Murray), who dropped out to last early from a wide draw in a 10-horse field, found gaps late in proceedings and took the decision by a long neck.

Photo: Mamma Sans with jockey Brett Murray, trainer Meg Cuneen and her father, owner Paul Cuneen.


Race Five


He’s Got Power in command under topweight of 60kg

He’s Got Power maintained his winning form when he downed a useful field in the open Positive Signs + Print 1400m at Cromwell today. It was in line with a win at his previous start win in an open 1400m at Wingatui for the Kelvin and Aimee Tyler-trained 5yr-old raced by Avalon Todd, her children, Michael and Jason and their wives Emma and Laura. “His next aim will probably by the White Robe Lodge Weight- For- Age now that he is getting up in the weights for handicaps,’’ said Kelvin Tyler. He’s Got Power carried topweight of 60kg today. He settled sixth as Ocean Point made the pace with Seriously close. Seriously assumed control at the 300m. He’s Got Power ran him down to win by half a length with a length and a half to Telly what and half a length to Ocean Point.

Photo:  He’s Got Power and his connections after his win today.


Race Six

Redgum turns tables

Redgum turned the tables on Polar Night in the Speight’s 2030m at Cromwell today. Redgum, trained at Rolleston by Jackie Burrows, had finished second to Polar Night at Cromwell on Friday at level weights. Polar Night was re-handicapped three kilograms today when Redgum (Terry Moseley) took the decision by half a length with a nose to Super Tap.

Photo: Redgum wins narrowly from Polar Night and Super Tap.


Race Seven

Wannabe ‘N’ Paris lifted her form when tried in blinkers to win the $40,000 Loveracing Cromwell Cup (2030m) at Cromwell today.
“She has a raft of owners from Auckland to Bluff,” said Paul Harris, who trains 5yr-old Reliable Man mare at Rangiora. She was ridden by Riccarton apprentice Kavish Chowhoory. Wannabe ‘N’ Paris came from back in the nine-horse field to win by a long neck from Firoden, who led in the run home after racing handy. Leitrim Lad ran on for third, a length and a quarter back.

Photo: Wannabe ‘N’ Paris with part-owner Ainslie McLeod, trainer Paul Harris and apprentice Kavish Chowdhoory,


Race Eight

Tyler Eight “the best in stable” for apprentice Savish Khetoo

“He is the best horse in the stable. He just knows what to do,’’ said apprentice Savish Khetoo after riding the Kelvin and Aimee Tyler-trained Tyler Eight to an impressive win in the Fresh Choice 1220m at Cromwell today. Tyler Eight disputed the lead and held on in the bravest fashion to win by half a length when having his first race for eight months. The Pure Champion 4yr-old was side-lined after he won his other start at Invercargill in February. “He fractured a cannon bone and has two screws in his leg,’’ said part-owner Allan Tyler.

Photo: Tyler Eight holds out Sham on Toast to win today.


Race Nine

Success in two codes the same day for Mark Jones

Burnham trainer Mark Jones followed up a win with a pacer at Addington with success with a thoroughbred at Cromwell today. He won with Southern Storm at Addington and Phelan The Power at Cromwell. Phelan The Power worked through to lead at the 1000m in the Grand Casino 1400m at Cromwell and held on by a head from Pownce with a long neck to Wild Rover.

Photo: Phelan Power holds out Pownce and Wild Rover to win today,