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Tevere comes up trumps at Te Rapa

Tevere storms to victory at Te Rapa - Photo: Kenton Wright, Race Images
Tevere storms to victory at Te Rapa

Photo: Kenton Wright, Race Images

Curraghmore's Gordon Cunningham and Ballymore combined to post a winning double this week.

The Cunningham bred and raced Let’s Say Grace was the first to salute the judge, winning on debut at Tauranga on Friday.

On Saturday exciting sprinter/miler Tevere strolled home in a rating 74 1200m contest on at Te Rapa.

Pam Gerard, who prepares the New Zealand arm of the Ballymore operation in partnership with Michael Moroney, was especially impressed with Tevere who has bigger and better things in store for her over the summer.

“I thought Tevere was great and looking at her record you could make a case that she should be unbeaten.

“She has won three from six and didn’t have much luck when she did get beaten.

“She has been a tough nut at times as she is very spirited, but I think that is what makes a good mare.

“Gordon Cunningham, who bred and races her, has been very patient and let us take our time and that is starting to pay dividends now.

“We will be having a discussion this week about where we go next and there are a number of options.

“We could let her make her way through the grades or aim a little higher and go for a race like the Hallmark Stud Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, so there are decisions to make.” -NZ Racing Desk


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