Sires Stakes Series Updates

Nevele R Fillies Series – Heat 5

In-form northerner The Honey Queen has qualified for the Nevele R Fillies Series Final at Addington next month.

Trained by Brian and Gareth Hughes at Ardmore, the Rock N Roll Heaven filly dominated the fifth heat of the series at Cambridge last Thursday, winning by one and a quarter lengths in a very smart 1-54.7 MR

Paying just $1.40, it was her fourth win in ten starts.

The Honey Queen joins Darling Me, Braeview Kelly, Better’s Tart and Lifes A Beach as the five heat winners so far guaranteed a start in the final on Friday May 14.

NZ Sires Stakes Series ‘Road to the Final’ update:

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Garrard’s Horse and Hound 2YO C & G Series – SSQ3

Cosmic Major’s win in the Welcome Stakes at Addington last Friday has sealed him a place in the Garrard’s Horse and Hound 2YO Colts and Geldings Sires’ Stakes Final at Addington on May 21.

It was the colt’s second win in just three raceday appearances. He edged out favourite  Akuta by half a head.

Akuta had already qualified for the final by winning the Group Three Kindergarten Stakes at Wyndham on April 1, as have Franco Mac and Montana DJ.

Montana DJ will next start in Heat Two of the Garrard’s Sires’ Stakes at Cambridge on Thursday night.

NZ Sires Stakes Series ‘Road to the Final’ update:

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Magness Benrow – Heats 2 & 3

In the two-year-old Magness Benrow Fillies Sires’ Stakes second heat at Auckland on March 26 it was an Always B Miki quinella, the first wins by his progeny in this country. Montana Glory won from Miki Montana, with both horses trained by Barry Purdon and Scott Phelan.

True Fantasy has improved on her second on debut to book a place in this month’s Magness Benrow 2YO Fillies Sires Stakes’ Series final.

It was a Hayden Cullen-trained trifecta, with the Bettor’s Delight filly beating Suntan and A Bettor You in Saturday’s third heat at Addington.

A Bettor You had already secured a place in the final by beating True Fantasy at Addington on March 24.

The pair join Play Philly and Montana Glory as the four horses that have now qualified for the final at Alexandra Park on Friday April 30.

 NZ Sires Stakes Series ‘Road to the Final’ update:

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