A Premier raceday at Wellington this weekend and Awapuni has fair numbers entered:

ABBEY ROAD (Trainer Gary Vile) was a good second at Awapuni at the start of November. He then ran a good race for fifth over the 1550m in behind Asama Blue. Last time out he went up a Rating Band to the 75 grade and stuck on very well for fourth in behind Sleek Secret beaten two and a quarter lengths. Back to a Rating 65 on Saturday he is in the seventh of the day and meets a very even line up. He is a past course & distance winner and is more than capabale of taking this out. Johnathan Parkes will ride.

AUTHENTIC PADDY (Trainer Lisa Latta) was runner up in this race last year behind Aide Memoire. He has been freshened since his third at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day over 2000m at WFA. This is the same pathway he took last year. The step back in distance will not worry and you know he will go forward so the barrier of ten will not worry. He may even end up trailing Miss Wilson. Masa Tanaka takes the ride in the feature.  

AMORATA (Trainer Royden Bergerson) ran a good resuming race at Otaki for sixth over the 1600m. She then stepped up to Open company and ran a very big race for third behind Slimline at Awapuni last time out. In the last on Saturday she is back to a Rating 75 and gets in well at 57kg. If she runs up to her last start she will be right in the thick of the action. The red hot Chris Johnson will do the riding.


 Brent Wall