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Final Race Of Fillies Series Set To Sizzle

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

The final race in the 2003 / 2004 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series takes place this Saturday with the running of the Gr.2 $100,000 Championship Stakes (2100m) at Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland.

The winner of the highly prestigious Series has already been determined with the impressive performances of the Graeme Rogerson & Stephen Autridge trained filly Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady) now sadly deceased, who with 35 points has an unassailable lead.

Valuable points are still up for grabs in Saturday's Gr. 2 event and heading the field are several smart fillies that have already acquired points in the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, they are: the Paul O'Sullivan trained Buckle My Shoe (Rory's Jester x Rose of Marizza) with 7 points, the Graeme Sanders & Debbie Sweeney trained Anne Carina (Danske x Amynette) with 4 points and Madame Shinko (Shinko King x Madame Mac) 2 points.

Impressive last start winner Saveke (Centaine x Tramaurea), trained by Murray Baker at Cambridge is another who could figure in the finish along with Southern visitor and consistent galloper Justine Coup (Entrepreneur x Royal Sirt) trained by Peter & Dawn Williams.

Other runners in the final race of the series are: Azapak (Volksraad x Azabeel), Boulevardofdreams (Daggers's Drawn x Faustina), Champagne Heights (Centaine x Fairy Heights), Glenview Lass (Magic of Sydney x Devil's Lair), Haylee Baylee (Oregon x Mac's Gold), Highflying (Entrepreneur x Crystal Brook), Partee (Sandtrap x Te Akau Jo), Richter Pass (Entrepreneur x Karafiya), Salsa (O'Reilly x Ungaro), Stella Clark (Jahafil x Nanu) and Our Sunny Joy (Cicereo x Jim's Missy).

The points allocated for Saturday's Group 2 race will be:
1st � 8 points
2nd � 4 points
3rd � 2 points

The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series can be followed by viewing www.nzb.co.nz where the point's table for is updated after each race. For further information please contact Karen McAnulty at New Zealand Bloodstock on (09) 298 0055 or Email [email protected]