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Unbeaten Bettor's Delight filly Partyon, driven by Mark Purdon in the $31,800 Group 3 JL Raith Memorial at Tabcorp Park Menangle last Saturday night, did the unimaginable winning her first start back after a five-month spell and not only winning but smashing the harness racing three-year-old Australasian record in the process. After drawing two on the second row Partyon sat near the rear and came out at the top of the home straight to power home in a patient drive and record a stunning win. Partyon paced the 1609 metres in 1:51.3 with sectionals of 26.5, 29.1, 28.2 and 27.5. This broke the previous record of 1:52.4 set by another Purdon filly My Mackenzie in May of last year. Trained by the Allstars team Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen this was the sixth win and first as a three-year-old for Partyon from her only starts to date. As a two-year-old Partyon won the $150,000 Group 1 Harness Jewels Diamond, rating 1:55.5 for the mile at Cambridge in New Zealand and followed that up with two further starts in Australia at Tabcorp Park Melton, winning the $280,000 Group 1 Australasian Breeder's Crown for two-year-old fillies. In this race she rated a very good 1:54.4 mile-rate over 2240 metres. RA & JV YARNDLEY 2YO DIAMOND (MOBILE PACE) (Gr1), $150,000, 2YO FILLIES, 1609m Mark Purdon on Partyon winning the Alabar Breeders Crown Series 19 Partyon - 31,800 Group 3 JL Raith Memorial Partyon was bred by Woodlands Stud and sold as a weanling at the 2014 Auckland weanling sale for $20,000. She is the second live foal of the Beach Towel mare Beach Parade. A real bargain to say the least as of this date Partyon has earnings of $256,675. Beach Parade has a current two-year-old full sister to Partyon called Lydia's Delight who was also sold as a weanling for $16,000 to a client of Jeff Dunn's stable at the 2015 weanling sale, once again bred by Woodlands Stud. This filly is already a bargain as Bettor's Delight will stand for $25,000 plus GST this next breeding season. For those looking to buy a top yearling at this year's sale there is a full brother to Partyon, yes a full brother by Bettor's Delight in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka on February the 20th selling as Lot 104 on behalf of Breckon Farms. We have attached a photo and video of this yearling called Kokomo Beach. Lot 104 – Kokomo Beach (brown colt Bettor’s Delight / Beach Parade) 2017 Harnesslink Media.    

Tonight the 2016 New Zealand Harness Racing Awards were held at the Mashina Lounge in Christchurch. It was a fantastic occasion where we celebrated all the outstanding performers and personalities of the 2015/16 season. The night was attended by approximately 300 guests.   PACING AWARDS   Woodlands Stud 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year   SPANISH ARMADA 27   Owner: Mrs J L Feiss     PMP Print 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year   DREAM ABOUT ME 27   Owners: C J Roberts, Est Mrs J L Roberts, P G Kenny, Mrs M L Kenny     Auckland Trotting Club 4YO Pacing Mare of the Year   THE ORANGE AGENT 22   Owners: Mrs P C Green, J P Green, Mrs M E Green, P C Bult   (Rocker Band - 4, Fight For Glory - 1)     Nevele R Stud 5YO & Older Pacing Mare of the Year   LANCEWOOD LIZZIE 15   Owners: Mrs L P Wood, G A Chitty   (Tango’s Delight - 11, Willow - 1)     PGG Wrightson 2YO Pacing Colt or Gelding of the Year   MORE THE BETTER 27   Owners: Mark Purdon, R C Purdon MBE, D R Levene OBE     Woodlands Stud 3YO Pacing Colt or Gelding of the Year   LAZARUS 27   Owners: Mrs G J Kennard, P I Kennard, T G Casey, K J Riseley     Woodlands Stud 4YO Pacing Entire or Gelding of the Year   HAVE FAITH IN ME 27   Owners: D M Dunford, M D Dunford     Alabar 5YO & Older Pacing Entire or Gelding of the Year   SMOLDA 23   Owners: Mrs G J Kennard, P I Kennard, N Pilcher, M A R Kirkwood   (Arden Rooney - 4)   Alabar FARMs Pacer of the Year HAVE FAITH IN ME 26 Owners: D M Dunford, M D Dunford (Lazarus - 1)     TROTTING AWARDS   Race Images 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year DI’Z LUCK 21 Owners: Mrs S A Smith, Winsome Dormer, Cleland Racing Syndicate, N R Armstrong, E G Sawma, D W Aitken (Winnie MacGoogan - 4, Our Rosa - 1, One Bid Buys - 1)   Commodore Airport Hotel 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year HIGH GAIT 16 Owners: Breckon Farms-Super Seven Syndicate (Donegal Bettorgretch - 9, Wilma’s Mate - 2)   NRM 4YO Trotting Mare of the Year SUNNY RUBY 26 Owners: W F Fletcher, S F Smolenski (Harriet Of Mot - 1)   NRM 4YO Trotting Mare of the Year QUITE A MOMENT 16 Owners: Mrs C L Stewart, W R Stewart, A R Pullar, Mrs B E Pullar (Queen Kenny - 11)   Farmlands 2YO Trotting Colt or Gelding of the Year ENGHIEN 20 Owners: R G Dellaca, G P Hope (Custodian- 6, Habibi Inta 1)   Trackside 3YO Trotting Colt or Gelding of the Year MARCOOLA 27 Owners: K B Ford, C B Ford   Crombie Lockwood Bloodstock 4YO Trotting Entire & Gelding of the Year MONBET 27 Owners: G P Hope, Mrs N M Hope, M J Molloy   Garrards Horse & Hound 5YO & Older Trotting Entire & Gelding of the Year MASTER LAVROS 27 Owner: Kypros Kotzikas   Breckon Farms Trotter of the Year MONBET 27 Owners: G P Hope, Mrs N M Hope, M J Molloy     PEOPLE   McMillan Equine Feeds Leading Trainer: Mark Purdon & Natalie Rasmussen or Robert Dunn (still being contested)   Harnessed Leading Driver: Dexter Dunn   Dexter Dunn Cruickshank Leading Junior Driver: Brad Williamson   Addington’s Met Multiplier Owner of the Year: Merv & Meg Butterworth   Primary ITO Cadet of the Year: Erin Isherwood   NZRB Outstanding Contribution to Harness Racing: Gary Allen     BREEDING   The Breeders Breeder of the Year: Woodlands Stud   HRNZ Media Trotting Stallion of the Year: Love You   Lone Star Pacing Stallion of the Year: Bettor’s Delight   The Breeders Trotting Broodmare of the Year: Diedre Darling   The Breeders Pacing Broodmare of the Year: Splendid Dreams     HRNZ HORSE OF THE YEAR   MONBET 15 Owner: G P Hope, Mrs N M Hope, M J Molloy (Have Faith In Me - 12)     Stacey Markham

Harness racing breeders quickly learn that only a few families continue on producing top class horses generation after generation whereas most tend to star for a short time before fading from the scene. Changeover (In The Pocket) is a good example of the former as his maternal family has been firing non stop for over thirty years and shows no sign of slowing down. Changeover 1:53.4 ($2,426,765) was a star on the track and now he is at stud hardly a meeting goes by without another Changeover winner. At last count Changeover already had sixty one winners on board from the 133 qualifiers he has produced and his stocks continue to rise. Meanwhile his maternal family continues to produce yearling sale graduates each year and this year is no exception. This years Australasian Classic yearling sale on February 22nd at Karaka in Auckland opens with a filly from this sought after maternal family. By the champion sire Rocknroll Hanover, Ready Change is the third foal and a half-sister to a 2YO trial winner already this season. She is from a Falcon Seelster half sister to Changeover in Changedown. Changedown is from the former top pacing mare Chaangerr 1:57.8 ($75,860) who was four year old pacing mare of the year in 1994-1995 Chaangerr was a full sister to the champion Chokin 1:56.2 ($1,801,685) and a half sister to Pretty Smooth, the dam of Anvil Vance 1:57.8 ($445,097) Pretty Smooth is also the grand dam of Fly Like An Eagle 1:53.9 ($756,178) Chaangerr has left ten winners at stud with Changeover the obvious standout. Other winners include the talented mare Change Time 1:56.2 ($76,827), Change Stride 1:57.5 ($91,780), Change Gear 1:54.4 ($69,174) and Chokin Hanover 1:58 ($39,119) the dam of Donegal Chokin 1:59.4 ($76,304) As you can see, this is a great filly family and whatever Ready Change does on the track, she will have a large residual value when sent to stud. Ready Change should really give this years round of sales a bright start on February 22nd. Harnesslink Media  

One thing in harness racing in Australasia has remained pretty constant  in the last thirty years and that is the influence of the champion broodmare Black Watch on the yearling sales in New Zealand. Her descendants have continued  to churn out the topliners year after year and while other maternal families have their day in the sun every now and again, Black Watch is still the benchmark by which maternal families in New Zealand are judged against. Sandy Yarndley has long since retired to the background but his wonder mare has kept him in the spotlight for close to thirty years. Every year there are numerous yearlings consigned to the sales that trace back to Black Watch and without fail each crop produces that elite level colt or filly. Last year it was the brilliant two year old Kate Perry 1:56.7 ($378,478) who kept up the long term trend that Black Watch started. These days Black Watch is starting to drop down to the fourth or fifth generation of a lot of the yearlings for sale but one yearling  at this years Australasian Classic Sale who does have her close up in his pedigree is Lot 89, Nova's Delight. Nova's Delight has Black Watch as his third dam and for good measure he has the best daughter of Black Watch in Aberfeldy as his second dam. Both of these two mares have won the Broodmare Excellence award over the years and they are responsible for a lot of this families major winners. The dam of Nova's Delight is the Dream Away daughter of Aberfeldy in Milagro  who has already produced the filly Christian Miracle 1:55.2 ($47,539) and Fusion Power 1:56.2 ($30,312) as well as this years smart three year old filly Better Rose 1:59.7 who ran third to the brilliant Linda Lovegrace 1:54.4 ($163,878) in a Sires Stakes heat in December. Better Rose is a full sister to this years yearling Nova's Delight. Black Watch has created such a successful family that you sometimes feel it must start to wane eventually. What the results show is that this family continues to evolve and strengthen and you can be sure there is a jewel or two amongst her offspring this year. Harnesslink Media  

The harness racing sales in New Zealand continue to go from strength to strength on the quality front and this years Australasian Classic Sale is no exception being chock full of quality individuals. One family that has been to the fore over the last 25 years is the one that traces to Black Watch which was carefully nurtured over a long time by the doyen of northern breeders, Sandy Yarndley. There are a lot of her descendants in this years sales but one filly from the family that took our eye was lot 45, Franconia. By boom sire Art Major who is having such a strong run world wide at the moment, Franconia is a daughter of the former outstanding racemare Coburg 1:56.7 ($205,176) who was the four year old mare of the year in New Zealand in 2004. At stud Coburg has already produced Veste 1:57.1 ($106,023) who won the Caduceus Club Classic at two for legendary trainer Mark Purdon. Mark must have liked Veste because last year he went back and brought another one out of Coburg in Conversion who qualified in 2:00.4 at the recent Ashburton trials and looks a very promising two year old. Coburg is a half sister to the champion pacer Stunin Cullen 1:54.1 ($1,493,716) and Coburg's dam Vicario is a half sister to IL Vicolo 1:55.6 ($1,253,807) and to the dam of Gotta Go Cullen 1:58.2 ($1,173,343). Regardless of what Franconia does on the racetrack, her residual value when retired to the broodmare barn will be significant. Harnesslink Media   

Sertorius…A Roman soldier recognised by history as a natural general and born leader! With a name like that, and a pedigree just as strong, Sertorius the yearling is destined for great things. By top stallion Muscles Yankee, the colt is the second foal from race winning mare, Classic Armbro. Classic Armbro’s first offspring is a daughter by Love You, which is one of this season’s two-year-olds. As for Sertorius, he is part of the team of yearlings to be presented by Breckon Farms at next month’s sale. The athletic youngster will enter the ring as Lot 37 at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. By Armbro Invasion, Classic Armbro is from Merinai, which is still regarded as one of the most talented trotters produced in the Southern Hemisphere. Before injury cut her career short, Merinai won 19 of her 27 starts, including the Dominion Handicap, Rowe Memorial and National Trot. The family also includes Sunny Elegant, Pretty Sunday, Sonofanearl, Rosemma, Miss Pegasus and Wingonhai. Harnesslink Media

The main objective for every harness racing owner is to win the classics, and with that in mind, Lot 33 at next month’s yearling sale could be the answer. Part of the stellar team of yearlings to be presented by Breckon Farms, the youngster will enter the ring at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. By top stallion Bettors Delight, the fill has been appropriately-named, Ima Classic Delight. A half-sister to five winners, Ima Classic Delight is from top producer and for star race mare, Classical. A triple Group One winner, Classical was also Two-Year-Old Filly of the Year. A daughter of Soky’s Atom, Classical is from Class Act, which boasts three winners from five starters. The family also includes Delightful Christian, Uncle Wingnut and Tosti Girl. Harnesslink Media

If any harness racing family can be traced back to a galaxy of stars, it is the clan Chaaat belongs to. For those trying to place the name Chaat, he is one of the impressive team of yearlings Breckon Farms will present at next month’s sale. To be more precise, Chaat will enter the ring as lot 29 at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. By ill-fated stallion Rocknroll Hanover, the striking youngster is from Group One winning producer, Braeside Lady. Braeside Lady is the dam of former sensational filly, O Baby, which boasts three Group Ones among her nine wins for earnings of $391,273. Braeside Lady is from grand broodmare, Breaside Star, which has the perfect record of six starters for six winners. Breaside Star is from former top race mare and Group One producer, Tuapeka Star – dam of New Zealand Cup and Miracle Mile hero, Iraklis. The family also includes Monkey King, Lavros Star, Brad Adios, Caesars Folly, Blue And Royal, Talaspring and Black Line. Harnesslink Media

At least one lucky bidder will be smiling if they purchase this stunner at next month’s harness racing yearling sale. Part of the stellar Breckon Farms team, the filly will enter the ring as Lot 25 at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. The Shaky Isles’ premier sale, this year’s edition is scheduled to be held at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. By boom stallion Art Major, the youngster – known as Smiling Stunner - is from grand producer Black Maire, which boasts five winners from seven starters…including multiple Group One winner, Lauraella. Smiling Stunner’s grand dam, Corbie has left six winners. The family also includes Group One stars Stunin Cullen, Il Vicolo, Gotta Go Cullen, Smooth Falcon and Katy Perry along with feature race winners Reba Lord, The Unicorn, Keayang Cullen, Sovereign Hill, Macha, Arden Rooney, Dartmoor, Coastal and Pacific Flight. Harnesslink Media

If you’re looking for a potential harness racing star to race and later breed from, then Lot 21 at next month’s yearling sale could fit the bill. Part of the stellar Breckon Farms team, the filly will enter the ring at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. The Shaky Isles’ premier sale, this year’s edition is scheduled to be held at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. By boom sire Bettors Delight, the youngster – named Marbelous - is from good producer, Anam Cara, which hales from a family overflowing with ‘black type’ performers. Anam Cara is a half-sister to five winners, including Black Maire, the dam of Multiple Group One winner and $650,000 earner Lauraella. The family also includes Stunin Cullen, Il Vicolo, Gotta Go Cullen, Smooth Falcon, Reba Lord, The Unicorn, Keayang Cullen, Sovereign Hill, Katy Perry, Macha, Arden Rooney, Dartmoor, Coastal and Pacific Flight. Now that’s a clan with success in its bloodlines! Harnesslink Media

Lot 17 at next month’s harness racing yearling sale could prove to be very appropriately-named. A colt by top sire Mach Three from good producer Affairs Of State, the youngster is part of the stellar Breckon Farms line-up at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. The Shaky Isles’ premier sale, this year’s edition is scheduled to be held at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. As for the colt’s appropriate name, it is Ring The Till…something his connections are bound to do on a frequent basis given his appearance and breeding. While Mach Three needs to introduction, Affairs Of State boasts three winners from four starters. A half-sister to four winners, Affairs Of State is from former champion mare, Under Cover Lover – a winner of four Group Ones. The family also includes millionaire mare Bettor Cover Lover, along with Group One winners Mon Poppy Day, Amongst Royalty and Keep It Up. Harnesslink Media

Thirteen may be considered unlucky for some, but for at least one bidder at next month’s yearling sale, the number could bring fame and fortune. To be more precise, the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16 is the place to be in order to purchase one of Breckon Farms’ latest offerings. With Hollywood looks and a pedigree to match, the handsome colt known as Laredo Torpedo is destined to attract both admirers and bidders when he enters the sale’s ring. By siring sensation Bettor’s Delight, the youngster is from race winning mare, Zingara, which is a half-sister to six winners, including Black Maire, the dam of multiple Group One winner Lauraella. Zingara is by champion racehorse and stallion, Christian Cullen, from Corbie The family also includes Reba Lord, The Unicorn, Keayang Cullen, Sovereign Hill, Katy Perry, Macha, Arden Rooney, Dartmoor, Coastal and Pacific Flight. Harnesslink Media

If any harness racing family can boast more than its share of Group One winners, it has to be the clan Smiley Sophie belongs to. For those trying to place the name Smiley Sophie, she is one of the sensational team of yearlings Breckon Farms will present at next month’s sale. To be more precise, Smiley Sophie will enter the ring as lot five at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. By boom stallion Art Major, the filly is from broodmare gem, Vicario, a daughter of Soky’s Atom. Although Vicario’s career was limited to just eight starts, a large portion of her relatives have reached grand heights. Furthermore, Vicario has proven her worth in the breeding barn, being the dam of two Group One winners - Stunin Cullen and Coburg. Stunin Cullen won four Group Ones on his way to earning $1,493,716, while Coburg was a Group One winner at four. Vicario is a half-sister to dual New Zealand Cup winner Il Vicolo, with her relatives including Auckland Cup star Gotta Go Cullen ($1,173,343), Lauraella ($649,946), Smooth Falcon and Reba Lord. Harnesslink Media

As reliable as ‘death and taxes’, Breckon Farms is once again set to create plenty of interest during next month’s harness racing yearling sale. To be more precise, Breckon Farms has an impressive line-up ready to enter the ring at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka in Auckland on Monday, February 16. While a ‘sale topper’ is always unpredictable, the opening entrant of the day is destined to attract more than his share of bids. Lot 1 is a son of boom sire, Bettors Delight, from Group One winner, Veste.               Veste winning the Nevele R Stud Caduceus Club Classic His dam’s first foal (Lot 1) – VOLTAIRE – comes from a family littered with top-shelf winners, including his grand-dam, Coburg, who won the Group 1 $100,000 Mach Three NZ Standardbred Breeders Stakes.  Voltaire Coburg is a half-sister to A G Hunter Cup winner, Stunin Cullen, who won four Group Ones on his way to earning $1,493,716. $425,000 A G Hunter Cup winner, Stunin Cullen Voltaire’s clan also includes dual New Zealand Cup winner, Il Vicolo ($1,253,807), Auckland Cup star Gotta Go Cullen ($1,173,343), Lauraella ($649,946), Smooth Falcon and  Reba Lord. Harnesslink Media

The powerful Clevedon combination of Barry Purdon and Zac Butcher won the major training and driving honours - while Purdon trained 3-year-olds also won two age-group titles at the 2014 A Rocknroll Dance North Island Harness Racing awards ceremony at Alexandra Park last night. More than 300 people flocked to the Tasman Room to watch the 21 awards handed out. Fifty nine-year-old Purdon won the Veterinary Associates Equine and Farm North Island Trainer of the Year, while 23-year-old Butcher won the IRT North Island Driver of the Year. Their age group stars Sky Major and Ideal Belle won the Crombie Lockwood Bloodstock North Island 3yo Colt/Gelding and Filly of the Year awards respectively. Purdon trained Pembrook Benny, Sky Major, Maxim and Ideal Belle to Group One victories in 2013-2014. Butcher also drove the Ray Green trained Beaudiene Boaz in the Harness Jewels 2yo Emerald Final at Cambridge Raceway. Pembrook Benny won the NZ Free-For-All at Addington on November 15. Sky Major cleaned up the 3yo Emerald Jewels Final at Cambridge on May 31. Ideal Belle also won the New Zealand Oaks at Addington on May 16. Maxim nailed the Victoria Derby at Melton on February 8. Sky Major was second. The same two horses also produced the quinella in Group One Sires Stakes 2yo Final the season before. “You are only as good as the team around you. This is an honour. We had a very good season and I’m grateful to all my staff for that,” Purdon said. Purdon trained 39 winners from 199 starters last season and amassed $953,433 in stakes. Butcher saluted the judge 72 times from his 551 drives. He banked $1.23m in purses. “I drive to win and night’s like this are a real bonus. I’m very proud to have won this award because there are so many good drivers out there. “I am lucky to be part of a very strong stable. Barry is a legendary trainer,” Butcher said. In other highlights Maurice McKendry won the Sir Lincoln at Lincoln Farms NI Achievement Award, while Richard and Julija Brosnan won the night’s most prestigious (and final) award of the evening – the A Rocknroll Dance Alabar Nevele Stud NI Award for Outstanding Contribution to Harness Racing. Adore Me’s victories in the Group One $100,000 Queen Of Hearts Pace and the Group Three $30,000 Northern Breeders Stakes assured her the Auckland Trotting Club’s Aged Pace Of the Year title. The Charlie Roberts co-owned and bred champ also won the Caduceus Club’s NI Filly/Mare of the Year. In fact Roberts himself collected two awards winning the Garrards Horse and Hound NI Owner of the Year, and the Hygain NI Breeder of the Year 2014 A ROCKNROLL DANCE NORTH ISLAND HARNESS RACING AWARDS - WINNERS Glen Elgin Farm North Island Groom of the Year - Amanda Kiddie Dunstan North Island Amateur Driver of the Year -John Kriechbaumer Magness Video Ltd / Vid-Com LtdNorth Island Licence to Train /Owner – Trainer of the Year - Andrew Grant Mitavite North Island Junior Driver of the Year - Sailesh Abernethy PGG Wrightson North Island 2 year old Colt or Gelding of the Year - Beaudiene Boaz                       PGG Wrightson North Island 2 year old Filly of the Year - Linda Lovegrace Breckon Farms North Island 2 year old Trotter of the Year - Yagunnakissmeornot Breckon Farms North Island 3 year old Trotter of the Year - Mum’s Pride Crombie Lockwood Bloodstock North Island 3 year old Colt or Gelding of the Year - Sky Major Crombie Lockwood Bloodstock North Island 3 year old Filly of the Year - Ideal Belle               Garrards Horse and Hound North Island Owner of the Year - Charles Roberts Caduceus Club North Island Filly / Mare of the year - Adore Me                                Hygain North Island Breeder of the Year - Charles Roberts IRT North Island Driver of the Year -  Zac Butcher Veterinary Associates Equine and Farm North Island Trainer of the Year - Barry Purdon Equine Veterinary Services  North Island Broodmare of the Year - Scuse Me                North Island Stallion of the Year - Bettor’s Delight                                       Harness Racing New Zealand North Island Trotter of the Year - Irish Whisper                          Auckland Trotting Club North Island Aged Pacer of the Year - Adore Me                                Sir Lincoln at Lincoln Farms North Island Racing Achievement Award - Maurice McKendry A Rocknroll Dance/Alabar/Nevele R Stud North Island Award for Outstanding Contribution to Harness Racing - Richard and Julija Brosnan Courtesy Duane Ranger - Harness Racing New Zealand

King Denny may have been beaten by his former stablemate Twentyten in last week’s Sires Stakes Championship but the All Stars team are confident that NZ Trotting Derby winner can once again turn the tables on him in the $80,000 Breckon Farms Trotting Derby at Alexandra Park on Friday. ”Dad (Mark Purdon) had someone go over him after last week and he was found to be really sore so he has had a lot of work done on him and seems back on track for this week,” advised Nathan Purdon. King Denny’s shot at dual Derby glory has been made a lot easier by the defection of Majestic Time, who was scratched from the Group One feature this morning after she failed to handle the Alexandra Park track last week. “She didn’t handle Alexandra Park right-handed track last week but she will be at the Jewels were the track will suit her a lot better,” trainer Michael Ward told HRNZ’S Michael Guerin. King Denny has been installed as a $3 favourite for the Derby by NZ TAB Bookmakers, while One Over Da Moon, who will race with a new bit and a pole on the outside on Friday, is the $3.20 second favourite. The Trotting Derby is just of six feature races the All Stars team will contest over the weekend. “Linda Lovegrace, Border Control, and Alta Orlando also look to have good chances in their respective features so with a bit of luck it could be a very good week,” said Purdon Jnr. By Mitchell Robertson  

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