Puketiro continues golden run

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  • April 17, 2023
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Exciting filly Puketiro continued her fine run of form at Te Rapa on Saturday when comfortably accounting for her opposition in the Tuatahi First Fibre 3YO (1200m).

The Mark Walker-trained filly settled in just behind the speed for jockey Vinnie Colgan and showed her superior turn of foot in the closing stages when dashing between runners to record a 3-1/4 length victory over stablemate I Choose You.

It was the third win from four starts for the daughter of Savabeel, who carries the gold and green silks of breeders and co-owners Christopher and Susanna Grace.

“It was another really nice performance,” Walker said.

“She’s been a bit highly strung, so a work in progress, but just keeps improving and has any amount of ability.”

Puketiro’s win continued a pleasing day for Te Akau Racing, who recorded five victories over two meetings, including Fierce Flight in the Listed Hawke’s Bay Cup (2200m) at Hastings.

A day prior, Walker started off the weekend well with two wins at Awapuni, including Aromatic in the Gr.3 Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes (2000m).

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