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O'Cartier Wins NZ Lightning Stakes
Berkley Stud-based stallion My Halo (Southern Halo-My Swinger, by Groovy Southern) added a black-type success when 4YO gelding O'Cartier (My Halo-Carinda, by The Jogger) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the NZ$60,000 Listed Melbourne Racing Club Lightning Stakes (1200m) at Trentham. O'Cartier (ridden by Catherine Treymane for trainers John & Karen Parsons) defeated favoured 5YO mare Kay's Awake (Towkay-Wake Up Suzie, by Hereward The Wake) & front-running 6YO gelding Manten (Encosta De Lago-Dazzling Belle, by Desert Sun). O'Cartier took his record to 9 wins & 2 placings from 18 starts.