Turn The Page (NZ) Continues Rise with Group Three Victory
26 September 2023
Turn The Page (NZ) (Vincent) capped a meteoric rise when outstaying her rivals to win the A$50,000 Group Three Daintys Daughter Classic (2130m) at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The NZB Standardbred graduate produced a brilliant staying performance to sit in the breeze throughout the feature event, before outsaying her rivals to win.
The three-year-old was purchased by Jean Feiss for $19,000 when she was offered by her breeder Alabar at the 2020 All Age Sale.
The filly competed admirably in New Zealand before her sale to clients of leading Western Australian owners Greg and Skye Bond after just two starts.
Turn The Page made it five wins from six starts in Australia in Friday night’s Group Three feature.
The Bond team and driver Deni Roberts had a pre-race plan to call on their filly’s staying power, by choosing to sit in the parked position.
Though she worked harder than her rivals, Turn The Page proved too big and too strong.
“We thought we would leave the leader alone and back ourselves to get over it,” Bond told The Trots WA.
When called upon in the straight, Turn The Page’s impressive staying prowess shone through.
“She dug deep in the lane and got the job done,” Bond said.
The Bond stable will now aim Turn The Page will now be aimed at the A$150,000 Group One WA Oaks (2536m).
“We had a couple of runs with her when we first got her and then we gave her a little break with this race in mind,” Bond said.
“So, we have ticked this box and hopefully in a fortnight’s time we will tick that one.”
The Greg and Skye Bond stable took out both feature races at Gloucester Park on Friday night with New Zealand breds.
The trainers produced Steel The Show (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) the free-for-all event.