Tag: 'Craig Grylls'

Impressive La Crique on track for Tarzino

The Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings next month is the likely starting point for Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) runner-up La Crique’s...

Dragon Leap pleases in Ruakaka return

Quality galloper Dragon Leap showed he was right on track for his upcoming spring stakes assignments with a slashing run for second at Ruakaka on...

Impressive Hawera maiden winner no accident

Promising three-year-old Accidental Tourist may have set himself up for a shot at the Listed Wanganui Guineas (1340m) next month after he broke his maiden...

Sophmaze heads Sharrock’s classy Ryder duo

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock will have a two-pronged attack on Saturday’s Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) headed by last-start stakes winner Sophmaze and...
Librarsi

Sharrock debuts another impressive juvenile

Trainer Allan Sharrock looks to have another smart juvenile filly on his hands after he produced impressive debutant Librarsi for a maiden victory over 1100m...
The Fearless One

Grylls adds another Brisbane trip to busy schedule

Leading jockey Craig Grylls has been collecting plenty of frequent-flyer points over the last few weeks, and he will return to Brisbane again on Saturday...
Mazzolino

Stablemates signing off in juvenile feature

A pair of highly regarded fillies from Stephen Marsh’s stable will go head-to-head at Te Rapa on Saturday when they chase black type honours to...
Bonny Lass

Bonny Lass delivers in style at Te Rapa

Matamata filly Bonny Lass showed just how tough she is when she overcame a wide trip in transit to deliver a comprehensive victory in the...
Bonny Lass

Bonny filly ready for Breeders’ Stakes

Valuable filly Bonny Lass is in prime order for Saturday’s Group 3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa where she will bid...
Saint Bathans

Trainers looking to 3YO to bounce back to best

Saint Bathans will attempt to bounce back to winning ways at Pukekohe on Saturday following an indifferent display at his most recent appearance. The son...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay on target for Queensland campaign

Trainer Robbie Patterson is thrilled with how his star mare Coventina Bay has come through her effort to finish runner-up behind Imperatriz in Saturday’s Group...
Vernanme

Genuine Vernanme deserves winning trick

The ever-reliable Vernanme has gone close to a Group One prize on multiple occasions this preparation and will chase a degree of compensation this weekend...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay in Ellerslie first for Patterson

Classy mare Coventina Bay was up to all of her cantankerous tricks in the pre-race buildup to Sunday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m)...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay on song for Bonecrusher

Trainer Robbie Patterson couldn’t be any happier with Coventina Bay ahead of the Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on Sunday. The...
Vinnie Colgan

Leading chance for Derby King

Vinnie Colgan will be taking an easier day of riding than normal at Ellerslie this Saturday to ensure he’s at his best for the Group...
La Crique

Colgan to reunite with Derby Favourite

The irony has not been lost on the connections of La Crique with her imminent reunion with jockey Vinnie Colgan. The veteran hoop rode the...
Bonny Lass

Richardson all smiles with Bonny Lass

Talented filly Bonny Lass put a big smile on the face of co-trainer Graham Richardson after she returned to winning form with a comprehensive victory...
La Crique

La Crique stamps Derby credentials with Avondale Guineas victory

If there were any doubts about exciting three-year-old filly La Crique’s claims as a contender for top honours in next month’s Group 1 Vodafone New...
Lisa Allpress

Allpress closing in on return to race riding

Four-time New Zealand Jockeys’ Premiership winner Lisa Allpress is poised to return to the saddle this week following an enforced spell on the side-line. Allpress...
Coventina Bay

Patterson relishes Group One victory

The long trip home to New Plymouth from Hamilton on Saturday evening flew by for trainer Robbie Patterson as he reflected on what had happened...
Coventina Bay

Coventina Bay gets deserved Group One victory

An emotional Robbie Patterson was holding back the tears as he reflected on one of the biggest thrills of his life that had occurred just...
Mach Schnell

Patience pays winning dividend for Mach Schnell

A patient approach taken with promising galloper Mach Schnell paid a winning dividend at Ellerslie on Sunday. The Shaun and Emma Clotworthy-trained five-year-old has always...
Lincoln King

Lincoln King heads Wellington Cup quinella for Marsh

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh registered a notable milestone when he saddled the quinella in the Group 3 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup...
La Crique

La Crique brilliant in Desert Gold Stakes

Talented filly La Crique lapped up the roomy surrounds at Trentham on Saturday as she spaced her rivals for a brilliant win in the Group...
Shamus

Rising star Shamus heads superb Sharrock stakes double

Saturday’s Group 2 Life Direct Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham was a sink-or-swim moment for unbeaten three-year-old Shamus, and he rose to the challenge in...