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Run Like Al Wins NZ Eagle Technology Stakes
Deceased former Grangewilliam Stud stallion Al Akbar (Success Express-Gala Night, by Blakeny) added a group success (& 3rd-placing) when 5YO gelding Run Like Al (Al Akbar-Night Mare, by Mercury) scored a 2.25-lengths victory in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie in Auckland. Run Like Al (ridden by Samantha Spratt for trainer Jakki Good) defeated favoured 4YO mare Mill Duckie (Magic Ring-Vintage Class, by Masterclass) & fellow 4YO mare Alagant Satin (Al Akbar-Glowing Satin, by Noble Bijou). Run Like Al (a NZ$30,000 yearling at the 2006 NZ Bloodstock Select Sale) now has 4 wins & 3 placings from 23 starts for NZ$150,410 earnings.