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Stella’s Honour makes it three from five

The highly regarded Stella’s Honour (pictured) once again illustrated her talent and ability over the weekend when she claimed her third win, of her last five starts, in the Rating 85 event over 1600m at Te Rapa.

The four-year-old daughter by O’Reilly has always shown above average ability and the older she gets the more impressive she is becoming.

Her usual come from behind tactics were again put to play, while jockey Mark Sweeney had her poised to pounce much closer to the leaders at the top of the straight before letting down a strong turn of foot, eventually out sprinting her rivals.

“It’s great to see her starting to live up to the talent we all knew she had,” said co-trainer Chad Ormsby.

Stella’s Honour now boasts a very attractive race record of five wins, and a further two placings, rom 14 career starts.

An immediate plan for her going forward is undecided, but Mike and Chad are looking at targeting black-type in the near future.

“We believe she’s up to black-type, and if she can do the job, it’s going to significantly enhance her value when her racing days are finished.”

[17 Mar 15]

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