Te Akau Taupo Friday Preview

Date: 8 Mar 2024

Te Akau Taupo Friday Preview

Te Akau Racing has two horses entered on Friday 8 March at Taupo. 


Weather: cloudy, track: Soft6, rail: true. No rain forecast.

2:12 p.m. R4 5 Star Of Justice (3 f Justify – Fair Isle) – Craig Grylls; she found the line strongly for fifth when resuming in the Almanzor Trophy (Gr. 3, 1200m) on 27 January, and ran a competitive last 600m while remaining back in the Uncle Remus Stakes (Listed, 1200m) on 17 February, both at Ellerslie. She showed ability with two wins from four starts in her first campaign, including a stakes' win in the Barneswood Farm Stakes (Gr. 3, 1400m), and is ideally drawn (1) to prove competitive in the $40,000 3YO 1300 metres. 

4:01 p.m. R7 6 Inspired By Art (3 f So You Think – La Bella Delicia) – Warren Kennedy; she charged late to win the Maiden 1600 metres on 24 January at Matamata, before stepping up with a notable effort in the David & Karyn Ellis Fillies Classic (Gr. 2, 2000m) on 10 February at Te Rapa. Contesting the re-scheduled $150,000 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (Gr. 2, 2100m), she has definite first four claims if she can secure a good passage in the running from the awkward gate (9). 


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