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Thrive Wins Gr3 Metric Mile

Monday, 16th September 2013

At Awapuni in New Zealand, NZ Longspring Stud stallion Colombia (Zabeel-Eight Carat, by Pieces Of Eight) added a group success when 6YO mare Thrive (Colombia-Trove, by Paris Opera) scored by 1.75-lengths for trainer Jason Bridgman in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Metric Mile (1600m) for 3YOs+, over 5YO gelding Commett (No Excuse Needed-Ginja Gem, by Jetball) & 8YO mare Sacha (Keeper-Viva Romance, by Machiavellian). Earning her inaugural stakes success, Thrive took her record to 5 wins & 4 placings (including the Gr3 Winter Cup at Christchurch) from 17 starts.

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