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Ististar Wins NZ Cuddle Stakes

Monday, 26th October 2009

Blue Gum Lodge sire Istidaad (Chief's Crown-Mazzei Mood, by Roberto) added a group success when 7YO mare Ististar (Istidaad-Marlanda Star, by Star Way) scored a 2.5-lengths victory in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Cuddle Stakes (1600m) for fillies & mares at Trentham. Ististar (ridden by Hayden Tinsley for trainer Stephen McKee) defeated 6YO mares O'Ceirins Angel (Al Akbar-Cadell, by Yachtie) & Shining Light (Star Way-Nuccina, by Danehill). Ististar now has 10 wins (also including 2008's Listed Tauranga Classic over 1400m & Listed BOP Stakes over 1400m at Tauranga, plus 2007's Listed Tauranga Classic over 1400m) & 6 placings (including June's Listed Tauranga Classic over 1400m & 2007's Gr2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes over 1400m at Ellerslie) from 45 starts for NZ$352,525 earnings.

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