Day At The Track

Recent addition to Dolan barn wins again

02:40 PM 30 Dec 2014 NZDT
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Nui Toc Tien - Winning yesterday at Motukarara
Nui Toc Tien - Winning yesterday at Motukarara
Cimarron
Nui Toc Tien

Canterbury harness racing trainer Steve Dolan has been going through a bit of a quiet patch lately by his own high standards but a couple of recent acquisitions to the stable look capable of turning that around.

The Badlands Hanover gelding Cimarron had his first start for the stable yesterday at Motukarara and didn't disappoint with a nice run for a close up second to the smart Big Texas and it was a run that suggested that he won't be a maiden for long.

Steve brought the horse for a syndicate of a dozen people as a low cost entry into harness racing for the group.

" He was a cheapie I brought for a syndicate of new owners to let them experience the thrill of racing a horse."

"He is no star but he will pick up a race or two and hopefully convert a few of the new owners into long term owners," Steve told Harnesslink today.

Cimarron is from the Astreos mare Samantha B who is a half sister to the smart Blackjacky ($54,104) while the grand dam Rare Vintage is a half sister to the former outstanding pacer Impressionist 1:57.9 ($427,005) 

The other recent purchase for stable clients was the 4 year old Man Around Town gelding Nui Toc Tien who after an unlucky third at Addington first up for the stable had won his next start with a fair degree of authority at Rangiora last week.

That win qualified Nui Toc Tien for the $12,000 Wakefield and Williams Grass Track Championship final at Motukarara yesterday but he had the misfortune to draw the outside of the second row for the mobile 2000 metres race.

Driver Dexter Dunn sent him forward early and he worked to the front at the 1200 metres mark.

Although hotly challenged early in the run home, Nui Toc Tien really dug deep  when Dexter asked him and he went strongly to the line for another authorative victory.

Purchased off breeder/trainer Neil Ure after a smart run for second at Ashburton during Cup Week, Steve thinks that Nui Toc Tien has a bright future.

" He was recommended to one of my owners Mark Wooton by Mitchell Kerr as a horse with a future."

"We purchased him off Neil Ure and he had done a great job with him and it was a pleasure to buy such a well educated and conditioned horse."

"He is a lovely type with both a great gait and speed and has a super attitude as well"

"Dexter really likes him and said his win yesterday was a lot easier than it looked," Steve said.

Steve has decided a short break of three weeks is in order now and then he will map out a programme for Nui Toc Tien.

"I think he has a big future and could go a wee way," Steve said.

Although you wouldn't call Nui Toc Tien a "blue blood" being by Man Around Town from a Falcon's Icon mare, his maternal family is littered with outstanding horses.

Champion racemares in Arania and Hurrania are close up in his maternal line and his dam Nui Thi Vai is closely related to such smart types as Smooth Trickster 1:54.3 ($156,874), Pulse 1:50 ($196,551) and Glenroydon 1:51.3 ($119,791) to mention just a few.

Steve Dolan has developed a reputation as an astute trainer with an eye for a promising horse and his two recent purchases have only further built on that reputation.

Harnesslink Media 

 

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