Fields taking shape for IRT New Zealand Cup and Show Day features
The shadow fields have now been decided for three key Group 1s during IRT New Zealand Cup and Show Week at Addington.
The last heats for the Woodlands 2YO Colts and Geldings Sires' Stakes, the Dunstan Horsefeeds 2YO Sires' Stakes Fillies and the Nevele R Stud 50 Years of Success 3YO Fillies series were held at Ashburton on Labour Day (Monday, October 23).
Cold Chisel's victory in the 2YO Colts and Geldings heat sealed him a place in the final on IRT New Zealand Cup day on Tuesday, November 14, with place-getters Vessem and Renegade also making the shadow field. Renegade had already qualified through a heat win at Addington on September 21.
Cold Chisel's win followed his impressive victory in the NZB Standardbred Harness Million and he has now won four of six career starts.
In the fourth and final 2YO Sires' Stakes Fillies heat it was a Captaintreacherous trifecta, with Treacherous Love, Melody Banner and Treacherous Baby to the fore.
All three have made the shadow field for their final at Addington on Show Day, Friday November 17.
The seventh and final heat for the Nevele R 3YO fillies saw Aardiebytheseaside get her second heat win (after also winning Heat 1 on August 25) and she is set to take on the unbeaten Millwood Nike and co in one of the day's biggest races on IRT New Zealand Cup Day.
Treacherous Gall, who was second at Ashburton, had already qualified through a heat win (Oamaru, September 17) and they are joined in the shadow field for the final by third-placed Sweet Diamond.
See below for the latest results and shadow fields for all Finals
For more information contact:
NZ Sires’ Stakes Executive
027 4711 081