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Strong Report - Otago Racing Club Wingatui, April 30, 2023
Otago Racing Club - Wingatui, April 30, 2023 Weather, fine; track heavy (9), rail out 3m from 1400m
Taylor Strong | April 30, 2023
Zambezi Zipper (Courtney Barnes) wins clearly.

Race 1: Liquorland Mosgiel, rating 65 , $14,000, 2200m

Zambezi Zipper won clearly after  a well - judged ride by Courtney Barnes. She improved Zambezi Zipper from last of seven to lead at the 800m  in a leisurely run race and  the  5yr-old mare won by two lengths. Zambezi Zipper is trained at Riverton by Kelvin Tyler, the co-owner with his wife, Vanessa.   Tyler and training partner Aimee  also saddled the third placegetter Carlos.

Photo: Zambezi Zipper wins clearly.


Race 2: Be My Guest Design Maiden, $14,000, 1200m

Ataahua Pipedream extended a good record as a broodmare for his dam Just A Dream with a handy win. The 4yr-old Rip Van Winkle gelding is trained at Riverton  by Graham  Eade who races him with his son Michael, Michael’s wife, Cassie and Graham’s granddaughter  Brooke Kincaid on lease  from Jeanette Brown, of Christchurch.  Ataahua Pipedream (Diego Montes de Oca) came from fourth on the inner and won by a length and a quarter from Forever Babe, who had trailed the leader.

Photo: Ataahua Pipedream with  trainer Graham Eade (right) after his win.


Race 3: Green Island Grizzlies 1200, rating 75, $14000, 1200m

Silent Battler resumed from a six month break with a decisive win.  Aided by the four kilogram claim of Yogesh Atchamah, reducing his weight to 58kg, Silent Battler led  early at a slow pace and gave way to Zac Black at the 800m. He reclaimed the lead in the home straight and won by a length and a quarter. “I might  go to Riverton  but I am  biding  my time with him because of his knees,” said  Sophie Price, the Winton trainer of Silent Battler who has now won six races.

Photo: Silent Battler  wins well.


Race 4: Nellies Bar and Restaurant Maiden, $14,000, 1400m

Budai confirmed his first up fourth at Riverton with  a dashing win. The 3yr-old Per Incanto gelding is trained at Riverton by Kelvin and Aimee Tyler for Trevor, Jane and Connor Lines, of Auckland. A gelding by Per Incanto, Budai came from seventh at the 500m in a 10-horse field to win by two lengths from Mr Gee, who staged a big run from the rear of the field.

Photo: Budai (Savish Khetoo) wins with authority.


Race 5: Property Brokers Dunedin, $14,000

Fiery Red gave Winton trainer Sophie Price   a double for the day with  two starters when the mare mastered topweight of 59kg.  She won two races earlier with Silent Battler. Fiery Red  prevailed despite rider Corey Campbell losing his whip at the top of the straight. She trailed close up on the outer and won by  a length from Jakkalnuts, who ran on boldly.

Photo: Fiery Red with trainer Sophie Price  after her win.


Race 6 Dunedin City Motors Maiden, $14,000,  1600m