Kainui Belle Takes Lead In Filly Series
5 January 2004
Buckle My Shoe (Rory's Jester x Rose of Marizza) won the race by � length and earned 8 points, her first points in the Filly of the Year Series, for her win. Smart filly Kainui Belle (Kashani x Lady Ukiah) raced home to take second position by a short head and with the 4 points from her placing she now has 25 points in the Series one point ahead of former Series leader Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady) who did not run in Friday's race. Eftee One (Volksraad x Bashful Lady) finished in third position and now has 6 points in the Series.
With only 3 races left in the 2003-04 Filly of the Year Series, competition is heating up and the race for the title is still open. Kainui Belle and Taatletail have made strong headway in the race for points with 25 and 24 points respectively and will be tough to remove from the top of the table although it is possible with plenty of points up for grabs in the final 3 races.
Following the New Zealand Bloodstock Royal Stakes the points table for the 2003-04 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series currently stands as follows:
Kainui Belle 25
Buckle My Shoe 8
Eftee One 6
Sarah Vee 4
Classic Clare 3
Rapid Kay 3
Bridie Belle 2
Pay My Bail 1.5
Wharite Princess 1.5
Her Hidden Talent 1
The next race in the 2003-04 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series is the Gr.1 ING New Zealand Oaks at the Wellington Racing Club on Saturday 17 January.
The 2003-2004 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series can be followed by viewing www.nzb.co.nz where the points table for the Series is updated after each race.