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The Breeders Crown SEMI FINALS are /were on Saturday evening. 2 semis being run for each of 2 yearold then 3 yearolds colts And fillies divisions. 

Will be very keen contests , even for '6th Place' in tonight's races at Melton , as only the 'First 6' in each of the 8 Semi-Finals will make it through.

Kiwi Lad Nathen Purdon trying to qualify ALL 4 of his for the Big Finals next week. including multiple NZ feature winners  Bettor Twist and American Dealer .

and Nathan has Amazing Dream racing at 2 am Sunday morning NZ time lol..... in a Group 3 Breeders crown 'graduation' . Should be a gift for her.

Local EMMA STEWART qualified an Astounding 29 of her 33 runners (2 galloped) from the heats last week for tonights semi's. Interesting how many get a TOP 6 finish to go In Finals.

Race 1 has just completed, and 'He's Charlies Angel ' ran 3rd so is safely through to the 2 yearold colts Final .( .Sweet Lou. fav of Karrots)  

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1 hour ago, Globederby19 said:

Two of them drawn in at 5

Anthony Butt soon had American Dealer well placed from there anyway , with usual first-class driving. Ran on very well for 2nd . (winner trailed leader)

One of Nathan's 2year olds missed out qualifying for Final but AMORE VITA ran 2nd ok, and through to Final. 

The amazing EMMA STEWART team qualifying 5 all around it. Three of them driven by Junior Drivers, with one taking victory  (and 2 lady drivers as well) Emma gives 'everyone' a go !! fantastic stuff........ and ALL 5 qualified for Final . just rewards .......

Reckon that is the 'first time in history' a leading Trainer has used 3 Junior drivers in one race, to Qualify 3 x 2 year-olds for a BIG Final of any kind, in the world. 

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Just watched replays, if its top 6 then Lifes A Beach is thru too driven by J Dickie. Was wondering when A Dream will get a spell. Great stuff Lightning re 3 Jnr drivers & 2 lady drivers. I noted a lady jockey won the NZ CUP gallops yesterday tehe. 

Yes He's Charlies Angel safely thru to final.

1 NZ - 0 Aus (Bettors Twist vs Ladies in Red) Draw critical for the final. 

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BETTOR TWIST ( 6 time NZ group 1 winner) looks set to be favourite in next weeks 3 year-old Fillies Breeders Crown Final.

Smashing them for Ant's and Nathen Purdon last night (with a nippy 54 second closing 1/2 mile. very impressive. Fellow kiwi LIFES A BEACH (josh Dickie) will join her in that FInal. And the SIX x Powerful EMMA STEWART trained fillies too.  will be great to see What they can come up with.... to beat the 2 good NZ fillies.

 

3 Year old colts Final, will see the Emma Stewart trained Vic Derby winner ACT NOW, go around at $1.30 i reckon. Emma's other 2 of 'Beyond Delight' and  'Major Moth' (who defeated the NZer American Dealer last night) are some hope . AMERICAN DEALER could take victory for Nate and Ant's  but will need a 'Special' drive. like a mini Interdom! 

 

2 Year old Fillies Final , will also need a Special drive from Ant's for the kiwi AMORE VITA to take victory. Emma Stewart having NINE of the 12 Finalists  !!!!!! stunning. If he can out-manouver that lot , than really deserves the Win. 

 

2 Year old Colts Final, and the Andy and Kate Gath team have the short priced favourite in CATCH A WAVE. hopefully the 2 Sweet Lou's can have a crack for Karrots , and near win it,  in 'He's Charlies Angel' and 'My Ultimate Baxter' (who both placed in the semi's)  QLDer there in 'Tim's A Trooper' too. Go boy ..... 

some great Breeders Crown finals Coming Up real soon, will be fantastic.

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On 11/14/2021 at 12:53 PM, Lightning Blue said:

BETTOR TWIST ( 6 time NZ group 1 winner) looks set to be favourite in next weeks 3 year-old Fillies Breeders Crown Final.

finals Coming Up real soon, will be fantastic.

Well she's got the draw which is great for connections. Life's a Beach also drawing well and in with a chance. 

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22 minutes ago, karrotsishere said:

Well she's got the draw which is great for connections. Life's a Beach also drawing well and in with a chance. 

 

Here's the 2 Fillies Finals . Notice the 2 year-olds go for $300, 000 compared to the 3 year-olds at $200,000 prize money. same for colts/geldings finals.

Would of been better at $250,000 each , but anyway. Just have to get your horse going earlier to races. 

BETTOR TWIST nz (for NZers Nathan and Ant's) still with one top filly inside her, could pose a problem. Beach Music one 6 of 7 this time in and a 3rd in the Vic Oaks . should lead.

With the 2 year old Final AMORE VITA nz off the 2nd line for Nathan , and a horrid prospect of Nine times 'Emma Stewarts' horses, giving her a hard time.

Emma with 4 lady drivers and 3 junior drivers (and Moran and Sugars) to try and Grand Slam that $300k Final. good luck to em'.

 
7 9:15pm VILLAWOOD PROPERTIES BREEDERS CROWN SERIES 23 (3YO FILLIES) FINAL (GROUP 1) 2240M
$200,000 3YO Fillies. 3YO Fillies. RBD. Mobile  2ND LEG DAILY DOUBLE, 3RD LEG QUADDIE
  Form Horse Trainer Other Eng. Driver   Class  Hcp  
1 21146 LIFES A BEACH NZ  Andy Gath   Josh Dickie   NR83  FR1  
2 13111 BEACH MUSIC  Emma Stewart   David Moran   NR90  FR2  
3 26045 ALIENS EXIST  Chris Svanosio   Chris Svanosio   NR66  FR3  
4 1s221 BETTOR TWIST NZ  Nathan Purdon   Anthony Butt   NR115  FR4  
5 13s35 SPORTY DANCER  Todd Prest   Chris Alford   NR80  FR5  
6 18144 TAY TAY  Alex Ashwood   Alex Ashwood   NR60  FR6  
7 45433 TREACHERY  Emma Stewart   Kerryn Manning   NR60  FR7  
 ------------------------------ Second Row ------------------------------ 
8 s2014 TOUGH TILLY  Emma Stewart   Kate Gath   NR91  SR1  
9 46636 DOUGS BABE  Geoff Webster   Michael Bellman   NR60  SR2  
10 19167 EVA MATEO (Em 1)  Peter Manning   Jodi Quinlan   NR65  SR-  
11 s7353 RUNAWAY CELEBRITY  Emma Stewart   Cameron Hart (C)   NR68  SR3  
12 11122 LADIES IN RED  Emma Stewart   David Moran   NR98  SR4  
13 12212 JOANNA  Emma Stewart   Jackie Barker   NR99  SR5  
 
8 9:44pm RIDE HIGH BREEDERS CROWN SERIES 24 (2YO FILLIES) FINAL (GROUP 1) 2240M
$300,000 2YO Fillies. 2YO Fillies. RBD. Mobile  4TH LEG QUADDIE
  Form Horse Trainer Other Eng. Driver   Class  Hcp  
1 41s43 HEAVENLY SIGN  Emma Stewart   Connor Clarke (C)   NR40  FR1  
2 21334 RELENTLESS ME  Brittany O'Brien   Jack Laugher (C)   NR45  FR2  
3 26s56 OUR LITTLE JET  Emma Stewart   Jodi Quinlan   NR34  FR3  
4 41 SOUNDS PERFECT  Emma Stewart   Kerryn Manning   NR41  FR4  
5 15s12 PLAYING UP  Emma Stewart   Greg Sugars   NR50  FR5  
6 s1s46 SERGIOS ROCKET  Emma Stewart   David Moran   NR39  FR6  
7 3s454 JUST HOPE  Russell Jack   Zac Phillips   NR48  FR7  
 ------------------------------ Second Row ------------------------------ 
8 1s224 ENCIPHER  Emma Stewart   Kate Gath   NR50  SR1  
9 13823 FIAMMA  Emma Stewart   Jodi Quinlan   NR47  SR2  
10 21367 ELEGANT (Em 1)  Geoff Webster   Geoff Webster   NR39  SR-  
11 2s631 PETILLANTE  Emma Stewart   Cameron Hart (C)   NR52  SR3  
12 s1112 AMORE VITA NZ  Nathan Purdon   Chris Alford   NR51  SR4  
13 12515 RICH BEAUTY  Emma Stewart   Bailey McDonough (C)   NR51  SR5
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The 2 Fillies Breeders Crown 'mini' Interdominion Finals are both run and Won.

The kiwi Nathan Purdon trained fillies went great with a 2nd and a 3rd, for Bettor Twist nz and Amore Vita nz .  ( also American Dealer 5th in the boys final for Nathan)

but local Vic Trainer Emma Stewart takes the 'First prize' in each Fillies race, as just reward, for qualifying so many terrific fillies.

Trifecta in  3 year-old Final  was Ladies In Red 1st -Joanna 2nd- Bettor Twist NZ 3rd( after deathseating)

The 2 year-old Trifecta was Encipher 1st- Amore Vita NZ 2nd  - Sounds Perfect 3rd

 

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7 hours ago, Lightning Blue said:

Bettor Twist NZ 3rd( after deathseating)

Ok just watched these replays.

Don't get those tactics. Was in the 1-1. No need to pop out to go to deathseat early in race. The winner who came from 4 back outer made an attacking run down the back straight the last time. By this stage Bettors Twist is starting to tire after un-nessarily deathseating & winner Ladies in Red goes swooping straight on past her. When she too Bettors T could of just popped out of 1-1 down back straight & still be full of running. 

Also not sure on the tactics of The Dealer, when very early he landed the death seat, 90% of time in those races in Aus someone will come around to give cover. Which happened soon after. However he had been pulled back into the 4 back inner position instead. No chance from back there. Had of stayed where landed death seat would too have given the 1-1 run for majority of run. (Do however like the fact that The Dealer had a nice soft run oppose to these hard runs he keeps getting). 

The Dream, said this after her last start, be nice to see her get a well learnt rest for her achievements and go for a spell. A tiring 3rd for her. 

Yip not surprised re He's Charlies Angels driver getting suspended, that was very naughty indeed cutting off that running when it was clear he horse was tiring & drifted outwards. Cutting him off like that, cut off that horses chances along with the runner behind it too. 

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4 hours ago, karrotsishere said:

The Dream, said this after her last start, be nice to see her get a well learnt rest for her achievements and go for a spell.

Yes I think the Interdominion would of been a bridge too far. Amazing Dream has had an incredible year since that Big Auckland Cup win last New Years Eve.

4 hours ago, karrotsishere said:

Don't get those tactics. Was in the 1-1. No need to pop out to go to deathseat early in race

That was a quality race. As commentator said , "the best three year old fillies field he has ever seen". .Perhaps better to have cover for a bit longer as you suggest with BETTOR TWIST, with the superstar fillies coming from the back at some stage. (Ladies In Red and Joanna) but a very credible 3rd for the NZ Superstar filly.

Here's the Breeders Crown Highlights though . across the 8 x GROUP 1 brilliant races.

*EMMA STEWART winning 4 !! (ActNow in 3yrold colts , LadiesInRed in 3yrold fillies, Encipher in 2 yrold fillies and JustaBitTouchy 2 yrold Trotting Fillies) 

Emma also training both the GROUP 2,  4 year old Breeders Crown graduate' winners on the card as well. 6 of the Best for Emma. what a performance.

*Lady drivers winning 5 for karrots !! of the group 1's (Kate Gath with 3 wins including 2 for Emma and a family one as well , Jodi Quinlan on the champ colt ActNow, and Kerryn Manning winning the 2 yrold trot for her family as well ) great effort ladies. !!

* Ex-pat kiwi Trainer Brent Lilley (a fantastic trotter trainer) winning 2 !! (Chris Alford steering both AldebaranZeus 3 yrold trotting colts and nz bred Queen Elida 3 yrold trotting fillies to victory)  That shows, and reminds them all , Just how Good the kiwis are at preparing the Trotting horses !!! excellent.

*NATHAN PURDON  nz trainer preparing 4 finalists !! that gave a bold site in his first year of training ( finishing with a 2nd, 2 x 3rds and a 5th) fantastic effort.

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16 hours ago, Lightning Blue said:

rifecta in  3 year-old Final  was Ladies In Red 1st -Joanna 2nd- Bettor Twist NZ 3rd( after deathseating)

Some great runs by some of the horses. Bettor Twist just never lies down, incredible staying potential on that run in very quick time.

The standout was the Somebeachsomewhere progeny and his son Captain Treacherous. They are certainly showing some exceptional talent.

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