Saturday racing returns to the Central Districts at Tauherenikau. Awapuni has good numbers entered:

KING COUGAR (Trainer Mike Breslin) was super impressive ond ebut when winning by seven lengths at Awapuni. In the second on Saturday he is up to the Rating 65 and drops back from 1200m to 1000m. He however showed alot of toe from the barrier and the drop in distance should not worry. Jonathan Parkes will do the riding.

SPENDAHOLIC (Trainer Vivienne Kaye) showed she was not far away from her best form when running fourth at Awapuni behind De Gualle. She is a mare that once she strikes from she usually hold it. In the seventh on Satutday she meets a moderate field over the 1600m. With the help of the two kilo claim from Holly Andrew she gets into this race very well.

CAPE DU JEU (Trainer Gary Vile) was okay when fifth at Taranaki over the 1400m. She then ran sixth at Awpauni. That run was better than it looked as she made up alot of ground in the run home. In the last of the day she meets a moderate line up and should be hard to hold out. Darryl Bradley will ride.


 Brent Wall