Te Rapa has proved to be the happiest of hunting grounds for Tevere and a return to the Waikato course on Saturday may again bring out the best in the gifted mare.
The Contributer four-year-old has made five appearances on the course for three wins and a runner-up finish and will bid to add to her record in the Waikato Draught Handicap (1200m).
Tevere will be coming off an unplaced performance in the Listed Flying Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni, but co-trainer Pam Gerard has ruled a line through that effort.
“It was her first trip away and I think we rode her a bit too close to the speed and they ran along quite quickly,” she said.
“She never quite got on the bridle and when they go hard early it’s better to let her find her feet and run home so I wasn’t too concerned about it. She is a good mare.”
Raced by breeder and Curraghmore principal Gordon Cunningham, Tevere is likely to be given a break after Saturday’s outing.
“She may go to the paddock after the weekend. She has been up for a while and we just want to give her one more run and give her another good experience, she is very well and she goes well at Te Rapa,” Gerard said. -NZ Racing Desk