Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman are readying their troops for North Island raids.
“For the Otaki meeting that’s been transferred to Hastings we’re bringing up Sensei for the three- year-old race and Son Of Maher for the Group 1,” Michael Pitman said.
The latter will contest the Haunui Farm WFA Classic (1600m).
“The following week we’ll have Pinup Coup and Savvy Coup running in the Lowland Stakes and then we expect to have a solid team at Wellington on March 17.
“The stake money down here is pretty good, that’s why we’ve won $1.2 million, so it’s not a case of bringing them north for the sake of it – we want to be taking horses that are going to be competitive.”