This week’s blackbooker - 20 October
Ellerslie 17th October
ZA ZA GABOR: That was a bold first-up effort to be beaten less than five lengths in the open 1600m at Ellerslie. The O’Reilly mare has a decent middle-distance win in her.
Hastings 17th October
ROCK ON WOOD: Should be renamed Flash Gordon given the trouble he finds in his races, again just missing in the feature Hastings sprint. The day that luck in running goes his way he will get his reward.
Ashburton 18th October
MISS FEDERER: An early check cost her a better position in running and she battled on well enough without a lot of room in the home straight.