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Art Beat Wins NZ Lion Red Plate

Monday, 17th October 2011

In New Zealand, Westbury Stud shuttler Captain Rio (Pivotal-Beloved Visitor, by Miswaki) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Art Beat (Captain Rio-Artemesia, by Peintre Celebre) scored a 2-lengths victory in the NZ$45,000 weight-for-age Listed Lion Red Plate (1200m) at Arawa Park. Art Beat (ridden by Vinny Colgan for trainers Vanessa & Wayne Hillis) defeated 3YO filly Ready Steady (Perfectly Ready-Buckling, by Redoute's Choice) & fellow 5YO mare Shahbab (Bertolini-Shariat, by Zabeel). Art Beat now has 8 wins (also including June’s Listed Tauranga Classic over 1400m at Tauranga) & a placing from 20 starts for NZ$134,025 earnings.

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