Highly-regarded filly Sandrine (Savabeel x Klarissa) made the
perfect start to her career at Pukekohe on Wednesday.
The three-year-old, who was born and raised at Trelawney, had
two trials to prepare her for a winning debut under jockey Leith Innes in the
Lone Star Pukekohe Maiden (1200m).
“Her trials were very good and she’s always
showed a lot of promise and I think she can go right through the grades,” said
Debbie Rogerson, who trains the Joan Egan-bred and raced filly with husband
“Leith rode her at the trials and wanted to
get on when I lined her up. I rang Joan and asked her if I could nominate her
for the New Zealand Oaks, which I’ve done.
“It’s a dream and there’s a lot of water to
go under the bridge yet.” -NZ Racing Desk