Addington Race Preview - Easter Cup Night
We head to Addington Raceway on Saturday night with a team of 15 horses. We have plenty of good chances and look forward to the night of racing. See below a comment from each of the drivers. Good luck to our owners with horses competing.
RACE 1 – 5.13pm
LA REINA DEL SUR
Barrier 1 – Driver: Olivia Thornley
"She will need to make a safe beginning from the stand here, but if she can do that based on her performance last week she should be a good each way chance in this.
Video: La Reina Del Sur - Addington Race, 26th March 2021 - 6th Place
RACE 4 – 6.30pm
Barrier 6 – Driver: Mark Purdon
"Great to have him back. He will definitely need this run. He has only had one trial this time in after a long time away from the track. The mile start makes the draw tricky, so all things considered he's a place chance at best."
Video: Oscar Bonavena - Ashburton Trial - 23rd March 2021 - First Place
RACE 5 – GROUP 3 NEW ZEALAND 2YO TROTTING STAKES – 6.57pm
Barrier 3 – Driver: Mark Purdon
"He is not a natural 2-year-old type but I will be happy if he does everything right in this race."
Barrier 5 – Driver: Tim Williams
"She done everything right on debut two weeks ago and tried hard up the straight, We will get a good line on her going forward from this race."
Video: Ellaria Sand & Wy Fi - First Start - Addington Raceway - 19th March 2021
RACE 6 – 7.25pm
Barrier 2 - Driver: Natalie Rasmussen
"Very happy with how she's come on since her first start. With natural improvement from that run I expect her to be right in the finish."
Barrier 5 - Driver: Mark Purdon
"I am expecting improvement on her last start. She will be a chance in this with the right run."
Barrier 6 - Driver: Jonny Cox
"She showed with her first up run that she is capable and had a tough run sitting parked last start. Will be looking for a better trip in transit this week and can be amongst it with the right run."
A BETTOR YOU
Barrier 7 - Driver: Tim Williams
"She used her handy draw last start to her advantage and won well. She is a really nice filly who won't be far away again in this."
Video: A Bettor You (1st), True Fantasy (2nd), Emmy (6th) & Suntan (7th) - Addington Races - 24th March 2021
RACE 7 – GROUP 1 EASTER CUP – 7.50pm
Barrier 6 (20m) – Driver: Mark Purdon
"His first up run last week was excellent. He is a class horse and will be very hard to beat."
Barrier 7 (20m) – Driver: Natalie Rasmussen
"She is just a tough, great little mare. Always runs a good race and last week was no exception. She should be right in the finish again this week."
Barrier 8 (20m) – Driver: Tim Williams
"Very happy with his fresh up run and he took a lot of improvement from it. He always goes out there and gives 110% so this week should be no different."
Video: Amazing Dream (1st), Spankem (2nd) & Self Assured (3rd) - Addington Races - 26th March 2021
RACE 8 – 8.16pm
Barrier 13 – Driver: Olivia Thornley
"This is his first start back after a spell. He has improved after each of his trials this time in. He has an awkward draw in this so I am hoping for a drag into the race at some point. He is an each way chance fresh up."
Video: American Pride - Ashburton Trials - 23rd March 2021 - 3rd Place
RACE 9 – 8.41pm
Barrier 1 – Driver: Tim Williams
"He had his first run for the stable last week and was making ground late in the piece. All reports from Tony Herlihy on the night were positive and he will be better for that run going into this."
ITS ALL ABOUT FAITH
Barrier 7 – Driver: Mark Purdon
"He was disappointing last start. If the real "Captain" turns up then he should be in the finish but you would have to take him on trust as his last two runs have been below his best."
Video: Luke John (5th) & Its All About Faith (7th) - Addington Races - 26th March 2021
Barrier 3 – Driver: Natalie Rasmussen
"He's a very lovely, honest guy who never runs a bad race. He should be fitter for his first up run last week. He has a great draw to work with here and should be fighting out the finish."
Video: Shan Noble - Addington Races - 26th March 2021 - First Place