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I can't recall a more vintage season for the quality of the 3 year olds, and the Derby winner may still probably be yet to emerge

Is it a fluke or is it a sign the NZ industry is picking up, in quality of horses anyway

Legarto

Wild Night

Maven Belle

Pier

Sharp 'N' Smart

Sacred Satono

Dynastic

Devastate

Desert Lightning

The Intimidator

Prowess

Wessex

Cognito

Waitak

Best seller

Polygon

Lickety Spilt

Cruz Missile

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On 1/19/2023 at 9:42 AM, pete said:

Sharp N Smart is a good yardstick obviously.

in which case Malfy Rosa can win the Oaks ...3rd behind Sharp N Smart and Cognito in the spring at Ruakaka.

Got out of maidens last week over 2100m at Te Rapa against a decent field (form-wise anyway) and is nommed for the Oaks.
Currently $41 and many of the best 3yo fillies will bypass Trentham in mid March.

MM

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1 hour ago, Maximus said:

in which case Malfy Rosa can win the Oaks ...3rd behind Sharp N Smart and Cognito in the spring at Ruakaka.

Got out of maidens last week over 2100m at Te Rapa against a decent field (form-wise anyway) and is nommed for the Oaks.
Currently $41 and many of the best 3yo fillies will bypass Trentham in mid March.

MM

Why is that Maxi? Certainly the ones that don't shape up as being able to stay the 2400m

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On 1/22/2023 at 9:35 AM, Hesi said:

Feel free to post if you know or have read where these 3 year olds are going.  Potentially the best crop in NZ in many years, so well worth monitoring

Wild Night is scheduled to run in the Weight For Age, Bernie Dyke Stakes, on the 11th of February, at Te Rapa.

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I recall those thoroughbred shows in Aus, there was usually someone that had rung up all the stables to find out where the best horses were going to race next.

Such a fine crop of 3 year old's, be good to know, without having to search everywhere

It seems we have so many quality 3 year old's  this year, that different options are on the table, instead of the standard Waikato Guineas, Avondale Guineas pathway to the Derby.  There hasn't been a 3 year old race in the Herbie Dyke in the last 5 years, yet 9 are nominated this year

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On 1/29/2023 at 8:44 AM, Hesi said:

Dynastic, The Intimidator, Waitak, Cruz Missile and Polygon all in the Waikato Guineas on Wednesday and taking the more traditional route to the Derby and/or Oaks

You trying to upset George? Denby Road 2000m on soft track will be interesting.

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On 1/24/2023 at 11:26 AM, Hesi said:

Why is that Maxi? Certainly the ones that don't shape up as being able to stay the 2400m

the best 3y0 fillies in NZ will have Ozzie targets and the NZ Oaks will not be a good 'lead-up race for any of them IMO

MM

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On 1/27/2023 at 7:06 AM, Midnight Caller said:

True Pete, "nothing left in the tank"

interesting contrast between Katrina Alexander not running La Crique "dont want to do that to the horse" (ie such a hard run first-up on that testing track) and Rogie with S N S .. ..he;d say it will bring him on and make him a better horse.. IMO it just increases the chances of SNS copping an injury. Maybe he's the next Fury's Order or Bonecrusher or woteva but I do wish he'd been scratched and waited for Te Rapa. Very brave in defeat, though, looked gone before the corner...the race and the float trip will either make him an Iron Horse and he's the next superstar ...or ...

MM

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