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King Of Ashford Heading To Melb
Meanwhile Otaki trainer Karen Zimmerman confirmed plans to campaign smart Kiwi stayer King Of Ashford (His Royal Highness-Zena's Wish, by Super Gray) in Melbourne this spring. Zimmerman told NZ Thoroughbred Marketing King Of Ashford (last-start winner of the Hawke's Bay Cup) "looks a million dollars" at the moment & will have 1 NZ lead-up race (Gr3 Merial Metric Mile over 1600m at Awapuni in September) before departing for Melbourne, where his Australian campaign will begin on October 7 in an open 1700m event at Caulfield; he will then contest "one of the country Cups races in Melbourne mid-October, before his 1st major spring racing assignment in the $500,000 Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 4 followed by the $400,000 Gr1 Sandown Classic (2400m) a fortnight later.