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Bruce Almighty Wins NZ Challenge Stakes

Monday, 7th June 2010

Also in New Zealand, Chequers Stud sire Deputy Governor (Master Willie-Regent Miss, by Vice Regent) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Bruce Almighty (Deputy Governor-Striking Angel, by Straight Strike) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the NZ$45,000 weight-for-age Listed AG Challenge Stakes (1600m) at Wanganui. Bruce Almighty (ridden by Paul Taylor for trainer Stuart Manning) defeated 4YO gelding Spare A Fortune (Spartacus-Seek A Fortune, by Kaapstad) & 7YO gelding Mega Belt (O'Reilly-Shy Belt, by Kingdom Bay). Bruce Almighty now has 13 wins (also including May's Gr3 Canterbury Gold Cup over 2000m at Riccarton Park, February's Gr3 Taranaki Cup over 2000m at New Plymouth & both January's Greymouth Cup & Gore Cup) & 10 placings (including April's Listed Riverton Cup over 2147m & 2009's Listed Rangitikei Gold Cup over 1600m at Awapuni) from 56 starts for NZ$263,988 earnings.

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