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Mountain Road Wins NZ Taumarunui Cup
NZ Strathcarron Stud sire His Royal Highness (Grosvenor-Gem In The Rough, by Mr Prospector) added a black-type success when 4YO gelding Mountain Road (His Royal Highness-Ruvida, by Roughcast) scored by 1.75-lengths in the NZ$80,000 Taumarunui Cup (2100m) at Taumarunui. Mountain Road (ridden by Samantha Spratt for trainers Murray & Bjorn Baker) defeated 6YO mare Kiri (Prized-Opera Singer, by St Hilarion) & 6YO gelding Strapped For Cash (D'cash-Elfa Leather, by Beau Zephyr). Mountain Road took his record to 7 wins & 6 placings from 25 starts for NZ$140,500 earnings.