Kiwi Traders Enjoying Success

Media Release - Tuesday February 27

Guy Lowry has been enjoying watching the success of a few of his stable graduates across the Tasman of late, and he is hoping they are not done yet.

Immediacy was the latest in a long list of successful graduates out of Lowry’s Hastings barn, with the Tarzino gelding unbeaten in his three career starts to date for trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, including last Saturday’s Gr.2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield.

Immediacy wins the G2 Autumn Classic - image Grant Courtney

Purchased by Lowry for $15,000 out of Kiltannon Stables’ 2022 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 2 Yearling Sale draft, the Hawke’s Bay horseman made a tidy profit when selling him through Riverrock’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale draft later that year to his trainers for $200,000.

The exciting youngster is now on a Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) path and Lowry is looking forward to seeing what he can do in Sydney over their autumn carnival.

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Jimmysstar has also been a standout graduate for the barn, having won three of his four starts across the Tasman and has gained a wild card for next month’s A$4 million All-Star Mile (1600m), while Grid Girl will make her Australian debut for Lindsay Park at Sandown on Wednesday after being purchased following her two placings in New Zealand.

“That (trade horses) is what we do and what we have always had to do to survive,” Lowry said. “We have always been known as people who do sell.

“I have enjoyed watching them do well over in Australia and we have got an interesting few weeks ahead of us, particularly with Immediacy.”

Meanwhile, back in New Zealand, Lowry is looking forward to lining up a quartet of runners at his home track on Wednesday.

Gohugo was denied by just a nose when fresh-up over 1200m at Hastings earlier this month and Lowry is hopeful he can go one better in the Little Avondale Big On Winning Handicap (1400m) where he has drawn the ace barrier and will be partnered by Kelly Myers.

“It was a good performance fresh-up and he has got a nice draw again tomorrow. He does go well fresh so hopefully he hasn’t got that second-up syndrome. He should go well,” said Lowry, who trains in partnership with Leah Zydenbos.

Gohugo will be joined in his race by stablemate Eparaima, who will be ridden by Sam Weatherley from gate 12.

“She has been working up very well and should give a good account of herself,” Lowry said.

Lowry is also pleased with drawing barrier two with Candle in the Valley D’Vine Restaurant Handicap (1200m) and is hopeful she can add to her three-win haul.

“She has drawn well and is racing really well in lesser company. We are just trying to go through the grades at this stage,” he said.

Bedtime Story has been a standout for the stable of late, winning two and placing in two of her four starts for owner-breeder the Dowager Duchess of Bedford.

Lowry is confident of another bold showing from the daughter of Per Incanto in the NZB Insurance 3YO (1300m), with a stakes tilt hinging on the outcome.

“She will wear blinkers tomorrow and I think she will be competitive in what is a good field,” he said. “If she happened to go alright, we will go for the Wellington Guineas (Gr.2, 1400m).” – LOVERACING.NZ News

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