This Week's blackbooker - 29 December
Ellerslie 25th December
OUR ALLEY CAT: Blew the start and then blocked when full of running. Did well to finish so close to a couple of smart sorts.
Awapuni 26th December
POWER ‘N’ PASSION: Got back early, but when making ground through the pack soon after straightening was stopped in tracks and lucky not to fall. Stay with her.
Wingatui 26th December
SECRET SOUND: Little went right from the start after being checked back to the rear and then having no luck finding room when full of running. Deserves another chance.
Rotorua 28th December
TOPKAPI: Slow away from the awkward barrier and left with too much to do. Fourth place was a good effort in the circumstances and looks one to stay with over 1600m or further.