Broadside for Sydney
Broadside, the Raise The Flag - Anam Cara gelding who has won two of his three starts, has been sold to clients of the Sydney stable of Gai Waterhouse. The 4yr-old gelding won over 1400m at Trentham in May and he was successful over 1600m at Otaki at his next start in July. He was trained at Levin by Geoff Haigh for Wellington breeder J H Perkins. Broadside is the second foal and first winner from Anam Cara, a Straight Strike mare.
"The last horse by a WR sire to race from the Waterhouse stable was Herculian Prince (by Yamanin Vital), who provided her 100th group one win (2010 Metropolitan Handicap),'' said stud manager Wayne Stewart. Herculian Prince was sold out of the Matamata stable of Karen McQuade after three wins from six starts.
Tommyra, a 4yr-old gelding by Raise The Flag - Hippo Priscilla, was an impressive maiden winner over 1600m at Oamaru on August 13 for breeder Doug Robb and Ashburton trainers Daniel Champion and Kezia Murphy.
Grey Guru, a WR product, posted his fifth win and fourth for the winter in a $20,000 rating 75 2000 at New Plymouth on Saturday. The son of Gallant Guru - Pernella is owned and trained by Raymond and Mark Connors. The Gallant Guru gelding, Somethings Burning had his fourth win at Washdyke on Friday (21/8/2015) in a rating 75 1200m.
Harry Hill completed a great winter innings for White Robe Lodge with a steeplechase win at Washdyke in his first start over country. Trained by Brian and Shane Anderton and raced by Shane and Sharon Anderton and Kylie Batten, Harry Hill has collected $42,750 in stakes over jumps during the winter. He had two wins and four minor placings over hurdles. The stable star, High Forty amassed $102,750 during the same period culminating with his win in the $75,000 NZ Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton. He also won feature steeples at Riverton and Wingatui. High Forty and Harry Hill were both bred at WR by the deceased Danzighill.