Taupo treble for Te Akau
Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards enjoyed a good day at Taupo on Wednesday, sending out a trio of winners including impressive three-year-old Burgundy Rose.
Ridden by stable apprentice Chelsea Burden, Burgundy Rose made use of an inside gate to lead throughout and dashed off the bend under the three-kilo claimer to win by six and a quarter lengths.
“It was a really positive ride from Chelsea and I am really proud of her,” Richards said.
“She hasn’t had a lot of luck of late on our horses and she stuck to the instructions really well.
“It was good to see Chelsea make use of her allowance and beat a handy field.”
Bred by David Ellis, Burgundy Rose is raced by the Te Akau Roses Are Red Syndicate, which includes Richards’ grandparents.
Earlier on the program four-year-old mare Kylie Bax led throughout for Danielle Johnson and the well named daughter of Pentire and Platinum Blonde broke through for her maiden victory having placed in her two previous starts for Richards.
Top Brass maintained his perfect record with a win in rating 65 grade, defeating stablemate Lilikoi to make it two starts for two wins and maintain the momentum for Richards, who currently heads the New Zealand trainers’ premiership.