A North Island campaign now beckons for the highly capable Brian Hill trained trotting mare Sunchita, who was victorious on both days of the Nelson Winter Meeting.
“There is a $15,000 race for her at Alexandra Park on the 27th of June so we will look at kicking of her campaign there,” said Sunchita’s co-owner, Kristie Hill.
“She always works the Alexandra Park way round and handles it very well so going right-handed won’t be a problem,” she added.
Sunchita has always possessed immense ability, but has been a heart-break on many occasions, throwing away multiple races with late gallops and poor manners.
However, the six-year-old daughter of Sundon has really clicked of late, and finished second behind smart types Doctor Bones and Kincaslough, before notching up her Nelson double.
“We watched all her replays and noticed that she always chucked her head in the air before she galloped so we have put an under-check on her and that really seems to have helped,” advised Hill. “We have also played around with her shoeing a bit,” she added.
Hill said it was a big thrill for her and her father to win on both days at their local meeting.
“I’m thrilled for dad (Brian) as she really has caused us a few headaches and heartbreaks,” she added.
Sunchita, who is a daughter 3-win pacing bred mare Carmenchita, has now won six of her 50 starts and looks set to add to that record in the near-future.
Hill said she is planning on stabling Sunchita at Michelle Wallis’s Waiuku Stable during her northern sojourn.
“I think staying and Michelle and Bernie’s would be a great option as she enjoys beach work,” concluded Hill.
By Mitchell Robertson