Day At The Track

Former kiwi mare makes it seven straight

09:00 PM 23 Nov 2013 NZDT
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Kevin Pizutto - trainer of Simple Saver.

Former New Zealand mare Simple Saver, who was sent to New South Wales trainer Kevin Pizutto by Motueka's Dave Neal on the advice of her former trainers' Peter & Leonne Jones, kept her perfect Australian record intact when notching up her seventh straight victory at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight.

The five-year-old daughter of Live Or Die and good producer Debbie Duck, was buzzed off the gate by Josh Willick, who has steered the talented mare to all seven of her Australian victories, before dictating terms in front and kicking too strongly in the stretch to post an impressive time of 1-52.9.

The mare that possess great gatespeed has continued to step up since arriving across the ditch and is now likely to compete in the $50,000 Robin Dundee Classic next Saturday on a card which will be made up of ten group or listed races, headlined by the $750,000 Miracle Mile.

"Peter (Jones) told me that this mare would do a great job in New South Wales, but I'm not sure of either of us thought she would go this good," explained Neal. "Debbie Duck has been a great producer for me over the years and we rate Simple Saver's younger brother who is by Major In Art a fair bit as well," he added.

Simple Saver won three races while trained by Peter and Leonne Jones in New Zealand. Her last start in the country resulted in a third in the Nelson Cup

Meanwhile, New Zealand mare Elusive Chick disappointed in the same race, fading to finish sixth after racing outside Simple Saver.

By Mitchell Robertson

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