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Royal Flight Wins NZ Great Easter Handicap

Monday, 9th May 2011

White Robe Lodge stallion Danzighill (Danehill-Stater, by Kaoru Star) added a NZ black-type success when favoured 6YO mare Royal Flight (Danzighill-Capital Flight, by Noble Bijou) scored by a nose in the NZ$45,000 Listed Great Easter Handicap (1400m) at Riccarton Park. Royal Flight (ridden by Jay Misbah for trainers Brian & Shane Anderton) defeated 6YO gelding Stupendous (Pentire-Flying Catalina, by Pre Catelan) & 5YO gelding Imani (Eltawaasul-Sothys, by Crested Wave). Royal Flight now has 9 wins & 8 placings (including April's Gr3 Christchurch Casino Easter Cup over 1600m at Riccarton Park, plus 2010's Gr3 Shinko King At Paxton Park Cuddle Stakes over 1600m at Trentham, Gr3 Winter Cup over 1600m at Riccarton Park & Gr3 White Robe Lodge Stakes over 1600m at Wingatui) from 26 starts for NZ$138,888 earnings.

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