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Buckle Your Belt Wins Listed Rangitikei Sesqui Gold Cup
And Waikato Stud's O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) made it a stakes-race double when in New Zealand's only other stakes race on ANZAC Day, 4YO gelding Buckle Your Belt (O'Reilly-Lady Di, by Star Of Luskin) won the Listed Rangitikei Sesqui Gold Cup (1600m) at Awapuni. Ridden by apprentice Kelly Myers for trainer Kevin Gray, rank outsider Buckle Your Belt's winning margin was a half-neck over 5YO gelding Korau Road (Cape Cross-Just Cruising, by Broad Reach), with a further 2.25 lengths to 3rd placed fellow 4YO gelding Black Panther (Kaapstad-Toonsie, by Affirmed). Buckle Your Belt now has 5 wins & 9 placings from 24 starts.