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Aspinal Wins Listed Lion Red Plate
Also at Rotorua in NZ, 6YO mare Aspinal (Pins-Clermont Rose, by Sound Reason) scored by a long head for trainers Pike/Donoghue in the NZ$50,000 Listed Lion Red Plate (1200m) for 3YOs+, over 5YO gelding Demophon (Howbaddouwantit-Phaedra, by Jetball) & 7YO gelding Veyron (Thorn Park-Over the Limit, by Centro). Earning her first stakes success, Aspinal took her record to 6 wins and 10 placings (including the Gr3 Traderacks Stakes at Hawke's Bay & Gr2 Hawke's Bay Guineas) from 37 starts and earnings of $172,394.