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Fantastic Line-Up For $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 3yo Classique

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

It is a field full of class that will line up in Saturday's $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Classique (1600m) at Tauranga.

The 15 starters boast a wealth of form between them, with a strong line-up from across the country. The South Island is represented by the very consistent performer, Coup Timaru (Volksraad x Mandate), and Bruce & Stephen Marsh are flying the flag for the Central Districts with Mighty Towreign (Towkay x Raining) � a gelding with every chance to add to Towkay's current list of successful performers.

Windsor Park Stud's sires are well represented with Eftee One (Volksraad x Bashful Lady), the Mike Moroney and Andrew Scott trained Pride of the Class (Volksraad x Grosvenor's Pride) and the Danske filly Danette (Danske x Amynette) all looking to give a good account of themselves.

Each starter will need to be on their best form as Mount Street's conqueror Captain Butler (Soviet Star x Fiddle De De), the very durable son of Pentire Waitoki Dream (Pentire x Calm Lover) and proven weight for age Ubiquitous (Tale Of The Cat x Zahra) have every chance of stealing the show. However, the progressive types like the Katrina Alexander trained Identity (Daggers Drawn x Hear's Hoping) with three wins from her last four starts, and the Margaret Falconer trained Salsa (O'Reilly x Ungaro), also have to be respected.

The field for Saturday's $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Classique is:

1. 42157 Ubiquitous (8)
2. 17477 Waitoki Dream (15)
3. 02181 Captain Butler (16)
4. 42242 Coup Timaru (7)
5. 95321 Star of Rio (18)
6. 21251 Cog Hill (5)
7. 2x7x1 Fooram (1)
8. 32313 Mighty Towreign (3)
9. 12306 Eftee One (4)
10. 21101 Identity (12)
11. 32729 Danette (11)
12. 17041 Pride of the Class (14)
13. x2168 Mohawk (10)
14. 40621 Salsa (17)
15. 24355 Navaja (6)
16. 46013 Sabra (2)Ballot 1
17. 10 Kakedya(AUS)(13)Ballot 2
18. 31075 Pay The Believers (9)Ballot 3
19. 9652 Voglio Vincitore (19) Ballot 4

The $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Classique is the only 3YO race of the Mercedes Super Bonus Series, which is predominantly for 2YO's. To be eligible to enter all horses must have been sold through New Zealand Bloodstock's 2002 National Yearling Sales and have enrolled in the Mercedes Super Bonus Series.

Previous winners of the $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Classique include such high class gallopers as Party Queen, Butterscotch, Sedecrem and Black Muscat.

For more information about the Mercedes Super Bonus Series, please contact Petrea Vela at New Zealand Bloodstock (PH: (09) 298 0055, Email: [email protected]).