South Coast Arden wins Free For All in NZ record
After his third in the IRT New Zealand Cup South Coast Arden has won this afternoon's Spring Back With Mediaworks Free For All at Addington in a new New Zealand record.
Driver Natalie Rasmussen hunted South Coast Arden out of the gate to go straight to the lead.
Laver, as he does, came up looking to add some mid-race pressure, before Self Assured made his move after being in the one-one.
Self Assured (Mark Purdon) actually led South Coast Arden a hundred metres from home but Rasmussen got him going again to win the Group One feature, cutting out the 1980m in 2:17.
That beat the old record of 2:18.5 set by Cruz Bromac in 2018.
It's South Coast Arden's 11th win in 26 starts. It continued an amazing run that both Rasmussen and Purdon have had during Cup week.
South Coast Arden's win was part of a record-breaking Show Day at Addington, with Sundees Son's also winning the Dominion in a new national record, smashing the old mark in winning in 3:56.6.