Second leg of NZB Airfreight $100,000 Triple Crown Bonus
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Wainui Creek (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) heads into this Friday’s Group Two $50,000 Garrards Premier Mares Championship at Addington with it all in front, or outside of her.
The Barry Purdon trained and Scott Phelan driven mare took out the first leg of the NZB Airfreight Triple Crown Series and should she win the second leg on Friday, is one step closer to the $100,000 bonus offered by NZB Airfreight to the winner of all three legs.
The four-year-old mare has drawn one on the inside of the second line behind the mobile gate in a capacity field of quality pacing mares.
Amongst the competitors is the All Star’s champion filly Princess Tiffany, starting from barrier four in her first race start back for the season.
One saving grace in the 1950m event is that Wainui Creek will get to follow out Change Is Good from one on the front row. In a sprint event if that mare can hold her position Change Is Good may be looking to possibly get a trail behind Princess Tiffany and Scott Phelan could be left trailing them.
Bred from that wonderful Kaikoura family descending from Kahu and Kahu Del, Wainui Creek is from the family of top pacer Harnetts Creek and champion trotters Lyell Creek and Marcoola.
Owned by Peter and Ben Smith from Christchurch, they will be hoping the training/driving combination of Barry Purdon and Scott Phelan will be successful in the second leg before chasing down the $100,000 bonus by winning the third and final leg, the $40,000 Listed Northern Mares Classic on 6 March 2020 at Alexandra Park.
The race kicks off on Friday at 8.25pm. View the full field here.