Day At The Track

Shez All Rock wins $150,000 NZ Oaks

08:41 PM 18 May 2018 NZST
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Speedy Australian 3yo harness racing filly Shez All Rock has crushed the opposition in the $150,000 (Gr1) NZ Oaks in what was her first New Zealand start at Addington raceway tonight.

Co-trainer and driver Mark Purdon settled Shez All Rock back beyond midfield early in the race before looping the field to lead with 800m to go and then easily holding the rest of the field off up the straight.

In the end Shez All Rock won untouched by more than two lengths despite a skip and a gallop just after the line.

Purdon was rapt with the win saying she would improve a lot after tonights run.

"I wasn't sure what to expect tonight but she delivered and delivered stylishly.

"When we were travelling so well in the race and when I let her down a bit turning for home, I knew nothing would come off her back and beat her," he said after the race. 

The race favourite Elle Mac was game in defeat running second and Bettor Trix was just as good in third, making it an All Stars trifecta in the race.

Shez All Rock (Rock N Roll Heaven - Irish Loch) paced the 2600m mobile in 3-11.0, with a closing 800m in 56.7 and 400m in 26.9 seconds. 

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