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Mercury Mistress Wins NZB Air Freight Stakes
Waikato Stud sire No Excuse Needed (Machiavellian-Nawaiet, by Zilzal) added a NZ black-type success when daughter Mercury Mistress (No Excuse Needed-Flytaine, by Centaine) scored a 0.75-length victory in the NZ$45,000 Listed NZB Air Freight Stakes (1600m) for 3YO fillies at Riccarton Park. Mercury Mistress (ridden by Buddy Lammas for trainer Lance Noble) defeated Champagne Joy (Thorn Park-Madamina, by Key To Content) & The Beekeeper (Keeper-The Minder, by Personal Escort). Mercury Mistress (a NZ$20,000 yearling consigned by Waikato Stud at the 2008 NZB Select Sale) now has 2 wins & 5 placings from 11 starts for NZ$39,350 earnings.