Lost chance

November 13, 2012

If I’d put my money where this morning’s post was I’d have been on to a winner.

My pick this morning was Terror To Love which won its second New Zealand Trotting Cup race this evening.

Terror To Love joined an elite list of some of the greatest Cup champions with his second successive NZ Trotting Cup win.

The defending champ had to be everything he was touted to be and more after he endured a midrace battled with leader Mah Sish.

When the whips were cracking though Terror To Love was still able to present his trademark finish and overwhelm a wall of horses featuring Highview Tommy, Sushi Sushi and Mah Sish.

It was a triumph once again for the father-and-son partnership of Graham and Paul Court. The Cup win was a culmination of a faultless preparation. Nothing went wrong. It threatened to a lap out when a dip for the lead proved unsuccessful but driver Ricky May didn’t panic, the horse came back to him and the rest is history.

The win takes Terror To Love past the million in stakes earnings.

But nothing for me except the dubious satisfaction of knowing that picking a winner in ignorance can sometimes be lucky.


New Zealand Cup picks

November 13, 2012

The New Zealand Trotting Cup takes place at Addington 5:15 pm today.

I know even less about harness racing than I do about gallops, which is almost nothing, but on the strength of their names am opting for  Terror To Love,  Gold Ace and Pure Power.

The field is:

1 Zenola Seelster
2 Caribbean Blaster
3 Terror To Love
4 Major Mark
5 Sushi Sushi
6 Mah Sish
7 Franco Ledger
8 Fly Like An Eagle
9 Stunin Cullen
10 Mach Banner
11 Pure Power
12 Ohoka Texas
13 Donegal Delight
14 Highview Tommy
15 Gold Ace
16 Jarcullembra
17 Pembrook Benny
18 Auckland Reactor

Terror To Love NZ Cup winner

November 8, 2011

Terror To Love has won the New Zealand Cup.

Favourite Smoken Up was second and Highway Terror  Highview Tommy came third.

So much for my positive names in picking horses for the race, I’d have been better going with a horror theme.


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