Meteoric rise for Include
The White Robe Lodge bred and trained Include continued her meteoric rise with success in the listed $70,000 Valachi Downs Breeders' Stakes(1600m) for fillies and mares at Riccarton on Saturday.
It was her 10th win in 15 starts for the daughter of Gallant Guru - She's Snubbed trained by Brian and Shane Anderton for stud managers, Wayne and Karen Stewart. The 4yr-old is unbeaten in five starts this season. Include has been ridden in her wins by stable apprentice Courtney Barnes (20) who has retained the mount for the mare's next assignment, the group one $200,000 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes at Te Aroha on April 4.
It was the fourth SI Breeders' Stakes win for Brian Anderton. He won the race with Freedom Flight in 1992 and 93. He had son Shane for a training partner when Monte Carlo won in 1996.