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Avondale a Springboard to Summer Features

An extended programme at Avondale today has provided an ideal opportunity for the Mike Moroney/Chad Ormsby training partnership to step out a number of runners that hold nominations for Riccarton’s Christchurch Cup Week age group features later in November.

Originally scheduled for seven races the programme has been extended to twelve events to assist trainers who missed a run at Ruakaka last week when their raceday was cancelled due to weather related conditions that made the track unsafe for racing.

The additional races have suited a number of stables looking to kick off their spring runners with Moroney and Ormsby no exception as they line-up eight horses on the day including 2000 Guineas nominee Bonappetit and 1000 Guineas hopefuls Unknown Pleasures, Fairy Cake and Stella’s Honour.

“Like most stables we have been waiting for the tracks to dry out so the extra races today are a bonus as we can get a start for a number of our team on a surface that looks like it will be pretty good” remarked Ormsby.

“If we are going to get some of these horses to Riccarton they need to be running now as the Carnival is only about five weeks away.”

Ormsby nominated first starters Unknown Pleasures (race 7) and Stella’s Honour (race 10) as two to watch from the stable.

“They both went nicely at the Te Teko trials recently and have shown up well in their work since then,” he said. “They would be two of our better chances along with Flying Fantasy (race8) who has been unlucky in her first two raceday starts.

“Bonappetit went a nice race at Taupo in his campaign opener and he looks to have taken benefit from the race so I would expect him to be running on strongly as he is already looking for 1400 metres and further.”
[07 Oct 13]

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