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Run Like Al Wins NZ Listed Ag And Sprint Handicap
Deceased former Grangewilliam Stud stallion Al Akbar (Success Express-Gala Night, by Blakeny) added a black type success when 5YO gelding Run Like Al (Al Akbar-Night Mare, by Mercury) scored by a head in the NZ$45,000 Listed Ag And Sprint Handicap (1400m) at Te Rapa. Run Like Al (ridden by Samantha Spratt for trainer Jakki Good) defeated 5YO mare Barinka (Shinko King-Hay Barlu, by Hay Baba Riba) & 4YO mare Latika (Bertolini-Meryl, by Imperial Seal). Run Like Al (a NZ$30,000 yearling at the 2006 NZ Bloodstock Select Sale) now has 5 wins (including last start's Gr3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie in Auckland) & 3 placings from 24 starts for NZ$178,535 earnings.