Phar Lap Colours in Winning Form

Media Release - Wednesday January 15

Promising three-year-old galloper Reggiewood put himself into Classic calculations after his win in the MacMillan Accountants 1950 at Rotorua on Wednesday.

Reggiewood carries the Phar Lap colours - Race ImagesReggiewood was backed into $1.90 favouritism by punters after his last start runner-up performance at New Plymouth and he did not disappoint.

In the colours of famed New Zealand galloper Phar Lap, the gelding settled to the rear of the field for jockey Ryan Elliot before he was improved five-wide turning for home. The son of Redwood was able to show his ability when running away to a 3-3/4 length win over Atomic Kitten, with Hey Soul Sister back in third.

It was his first win from three starts and trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are expecting a big future for Reggiewood.

“Roger and Robert have spent a lot of time and let him come to hand quite steadily,” stable representative Zach I’Anson said.

“He has only had a couple of runs and each time he has gone to the races he has improved.

“The further he goes the better he will get.”

Elliot echoed those sentiments, believing Reggiewood will appreciate more ground.

“Last start was only his second start, it was over a mile, he still really doesn’t know what he is doing,” he said.

“First time with the blinkers on today he was a bit standoffish, but he really accelerated, travelled into the race and put them away nicely.”

Reggiewood is a $61 chance in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m). - NZ Racing Desk 

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Race Result - Novara Park (Bm72) 1100m

Arawa Park Track: Dead(4) Time: 1:03.63
1
Heart Of Stone
- 4m Swiss Ace (AUS) x Hot Rocks (AUS) (Conatus (AUS))
Tnr: J G Bary Rdr: L J Allpress 56
2
0.2
Master Park
- 5g Ocean Park (NZ) x Go Our Dana (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
Tnr: S B Marsh Rdr: D S Johnson 55
3
0.4
Red Chois
- 6m Choisir (AUS) x Red Blossom (GB) (Green Desert (USA))
Tnr: S R Autridge Rdr: C J Grylls 58.5
4
1.7
Folk Dress
- 3f Pierro (AUS) x Gypsy Chimes (USA) (Snow Ridge (USA))
Tnr: J W Richards Rdr: S T Collett 54.5
5
1.9
Pokuru's Gift
- 4g Rock 'n' Pop (AUS) x Pokuru Boxer (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Tnr: J W Richards Rdr: O P Bosson 58
6
3.7
Island Bay
- 6m Patapan (USA) x Centinize (NZ) (Centaine (AUS))
Tnr: Team Rogerson Rdr: R T Elliot 61
7
4.4
She's A Goddess
- 4m Tavistock (NZ) x Shalaka (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: M Moroney & P Gerard Rdr: C E Lammas 56
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