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Tony Pike might owe a rival trainer a round or two if Rangipo lands the feature event at Tauranga on Saturday.
His representative in the Gr.2 Windsor Park Stud Japan-New Zealand International Trophy found his task a whole lot easier when Kevin Myers made a late entry on Wednesday for Scapolo.
A Sydney Cup berth is starting to look a longshot for Cambridge stayer Pacorus but his odds of making the trans-Tasman trip could shorten with an emphatic win in Saturday's Drymix Cement Bay of Plenty Cup (2100m) at Tauranga.
Trainer Chris Wood had long believed the Tavistock five-year-old was an ideal prospect for the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on April 8.
Ohceedee is showing the benefits of a patient approach and his connections are hoping their waiting tactics will be rewarded at Avondale on Friday.
Part-owner and trainer Steven Cole trialled the well-related youngster at the end of last winter before putting him aside to develop.
Let Me Roar will have to overcome a minor set-back in her lead-up preparation if she is to successfully defend her unbeaten record this weekend.
“She went to the trials at Rotorua, but a horse went off in the barrier next to her and hit her in the eye,” said Andrew Forsman, who prepares the well-related mare with Murray Baker.
La Bella Diosa will be out to resurrect her Sydney campaign on Saturday.
Connections of the leading New Zealand filly were on a high after her debut Australian victory in the Gr.2 Surround Stakes at Randwick, but they were brought down to earth with a thud by her next performance at Rosehill.
Cambridge three-year-old Jon Snow will make his Australian debut in Saturday’s Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes, a Rosehill feature that co-trainer Murray Baker has fond memories of.
He first won the race 30 years ago with Palliser and was then successful with The Bill (1993) and Harris Tweed (2009), while Rios also finished runner-up (2008).
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