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Allpress Booked For Pondarosa Miss
Lisa Allpress has been confirmed as the spring rider of Melbourne Cup-bound mare Pondarosa Miss (High Chaparral-Bak da Princess, by Danske), reports NZ Racing Desk. Allpress will partner the Gr1 Easter Handicap winner when she resumes in the Gr2 Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate at Te Rapa on Saturday and through the Triple Crown series at Hastings. "As long as we're all happy then Lisa will more than likely carry on with the mare," Pondarosa Miss' part-owner Darrell Hollinshead said in reference to their plans to chase a start in the Melbourne Cup. "I've spoken to the handicapper in Melbourne and he said she would have got in last year with 52 or 52.5kg, but it will depend this time on how many internationals will be coming. At least Lisa can ride those weights or a bit less."