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Destiny Determines Gr1 Winner's Path

Thursday, 15th December 2016

Tony Kaye believes fate has played a hand in Iamishwara contesting Saturday’s Gr2 Manawatu Challenge Stakes at Awapuni, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Palmerston North horseman had considered a start in the race for his Gr1 winner, but his primary focus this week was on the stable star’s performance at the trials on Tuesday. “We had contemplated it, but the nominations closed at 12 o’clock and we wanted to see how he went at Foxton first and his trial wasn’t until after 1 o’clock,” Kaye said. Iamishwara, who hasn’t raced for 19 months following a tendon injury, duly won his open 1000 metre heat. “Everything panned out nicely for him and when we got home we saw that they had left the nominations open so it was all meant to be,” said Kaye, who races the son of Keeninsky with his wife Nicola. “He’s come through the trial really well. To be honest, he’s better now than he’s ever been." He added: "He’s an amazing horse and he’s put on weight and grown. He can be hard to have around the place though, when he hears a float pull up he thinks it’s time for him to rock and roll.”

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