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​Aussie campaign beckons for Renezmae

NZ HARNESS NEWS

Jack Harrington is riding the crest of a wave at the moment, but it might be about to get bigger.

Fresh off the back of a third-consecutive win for Baileys Knight at Motukarara on Sunday and Hey Yo’s third in the Great Southern Star on Saturday night, the young North Canterbury trainer isn’t far away from unleashing his other stable star, Renezmae.

Last year’s Two-Year-Old Australasian Breeders Crown winner resumed at the Rangiora workouts last week with a slick third.

“Dexter (Dunn) was over the moon with how she felt,” Harrington said.

“She ran home in 56.5 seconds, and did it all pretty well, so she’s right on track.”

A lightly framed two-year-old, Harrington said those who had followed the filly last season will get a surprise to see her after a good spell.

“She’s strengthened right up and has filled out a lot, too; she looks quite different.”

At this early stage the plan is to have two more quiet workout or trial runs and then kick things off in the Hambletonian at Ashburton late in February, which will be one of only a handful of starts for the filly in New Zealand this season.

“We are seriously looking at Australia with her, and that may mean she misses the Jewels.

“I would like to think she will stay through and tackle the Auckland features and then head over to New South Wales before then going to Victoria.

“There’s about five group one races over there we can target with her and the New South Wales Trotting Oaks is one of them and it is on the same day as the Jewels.

“Then we can slowly build up to the Breeders Crown again.”

The daughter of The Pres has won three of her ten career starts with three further placings and stake earnings more than $70,000.

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