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Impressive Kiwis shine in Aussie wins

  • Sun, 08 Oct 2017
  • NZ Harness News

The Tim Butt-trained Let It Ride easily won his Australian debut at Ballarat on Saturday night, leading out for driver Anthony Butt and romping home by 4.7m.

The four-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven, fresh-up since June, clocked 2:40 for the 2200m (mobile) trip, the last 800m in 55.9sec and has now won five from eight starts.

Shandale wins

Former Kiwi pacer Shandale won the $50,000 Stratton Cup in Perth on Friday, beating Soho Tribeca and Inter-Dominion third favourite Chicago Bull.

Shandale worked hard to lead with Chicago Bull up parked out with a lap left, fighting out a close finish with Soho Tribeca, who sat three wide the last lap and only just went under by a head.

Chicago Bull only battled the last 100m and was 4.8m adrift.

They ran 2:31.5 for the mobile 2130m, the last 800m in 56.1.

Shandale, a five-year-old gelding by Art Major, won eight when trained here by Maurice McKendry.