A New Zealand-bred and owned mare with a tidy Australian record will be on a stakes mission in the spring for champion horsemen Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.
Your Way stepped out at the Taupo trials on Tuesday and thrilled caretaker trainer Mark Lupton with her effort for second in an open heat over 1050m. The daughter of Thewayyouare and the Listed winner Fiorenza won seven of her 12 starts in New South Wales for Baker’s son Bjorn before her return.
“Bjorn thought she would win a Group race over there, but she got a couple of bad viruses so we brought her back here to see if she still wants to be a racehorse,” Lupton said.
“She trialled really well and she’s come through it brilliantly. She’s still about 15kg too heavy, but I saw what I wanted to see at Taupo and her blood is spot on – she looks sensational.”
Your Way, who has won on good and heavy tracks in Australia, is nominated for the open sprint at Ruakaka on Saturday but won’t be heading north.
“The only reason I put her in was if Taupo was put off,” Lupton said.
Bred and raced by Scott Richardson, Your Way may have another trial before she changes stables.
“We’d like to get some black type with her and I’m not a professional trainer,” Lupton said.
“I’ve spoken to Murray so she’ll probably have another three weeks here and then we’ll send her there for the spring and summer and see what she can do.”