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O'Reilly Colt Tops NZ 3YO 1200-1600m Free Handicap

Monday, 4th August 2008

Waikato Stud sire O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) also received a major pre-breeding season boost when boom colt & multiple Gr1 winner Alamosa (O'Reilly-Lodore Mystic, by Centaine) topped the NZ 3YO 1200-1600m Free Handicap. Alamosa (originally a NZ$60,000 yearling at the 2006 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka) boasts 9 wins from 17 starts, with victories including the Gr1 Otaki-Maori Weight-For-Age Stakes (1600m) at Otaki, Gr1 Ford Ellerslie Sires Produce Stakes (1200m), Gr1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham, Gr2 Avondale Guineas (1600m), Gr2 Hawke's Bay Guineas (1400m), Gr3 Wellington Stakes (1600m) at Hastings & Listed Wellesley Stakes (1000m) at Hastings. The top-rated 3YOs from 1200-1600m were:

  • 62kg Alamosa colt (O'Reilly-Lodore Mystic, by Centaine)
  • 57kg Special Mission filly (Towkay-Te Akau Trek, by Khozaam)
  • 56.5kg Martini Red filly (Red Ransom-Pernod, by Centaine)
  • 56kg The Pooka gelding (Tobougg-The Banchee, by O'Reilly)
  • 55kg Fritzy Boy gelding (Brilliance-Fritzy Girl, by Cache Of Gold)
  • 55kg Keepa Cruisin filly (Keeper-Just Cruising, by Broad Reach)
  • 55kg Rios colt (Hussonet-Gussy Godiva, by Last Tycoon)
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