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NZB Ready To Run Breeze-Ups: Day-1 Te Rapa
Day one of New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups got off to a strong start yesterday with 262 two-year-olds galloping down the straight at Te Rapa racecourse. The youngsters breezed up on a Dead 5 track with blustery conditions throughout the day. Last year's leading vendor by average, Prima Park, had a successful Day 1 presenting 10 horses including the Savabeel colt, Lot 41, who breezed in a time of 10.82 seconds. Partnered with him was Lot 287, the Medaglia d'Oro colt who performed in a time of 10.84 seconds. Early in the day a duo from Ascot Farm, comprised of the Showcasing colt, Lot 382, and Commands colt, Lot 438, breezed in a dead heat of 10.67 seconds. A pair of O'Reilly's offspring, prepared by Ohaupo-based Riversley Park, breezed up smartly with the colt, Lot 190, clocking a time of 10.81 seconds and the gelding, Lot 108, breezing up in 10.84 seconds. Ardsley Stud presented a pair that breezed in a similar time with Lot 505, by freshman sire Rock'n'Pop, stopping the clock at 10.70 seconds while Lot 350 by Master of Design clocked 10.71 seconds. The fastest time of the day was recorded by Lot 462, the Rip Van Winkle colt prepared by Riverrock Farm, breezing in a smart 10.47 seconds. More breeze ups will take place today at Te Rapa with a further 271 two-year-olds commencing from 9am (local time). Click here to view tomorrow's heat schedule.