three-year-old Sandrine (Savabeel x Klarissa) is to be tested against the country’s best fillies.
first test will come in the Gr.2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat (2000m) at
Ellerslie on Boxing Day before a potential tilt at the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld
New Zealand Oaks (2400m).
are aiming her for the Eight Carat and I think she is a pretty good horse,” said
Graeme Rogerson, who trains with his wife Debbie and grand-daughter Bailey.
will be a big step up on Boxing Day, but she certainly has got the ability.
definitely an Oaks filly, Debbie has had that in mind (for her) for a long
time. We are hoping to head down that track.”
Sandrine, who was born and raised at Trelawney, maintained her unbeaten record last time out at Ellerslie when she beat the older
horses over 1500m.
daughter of Savabeel sat midfield for the majority of the race before pouncing
on her opposition at the 200m mark to win by a length over Ambitious Winner,
with a further three-quarters of a length back to Howbowdat in third.
has been the key to her success, according to Rogerson.
just keeps doing it and steps up to the mark,” he said. “Debbie has had a very
high opinion of her and she is very lucky Joan Egan owns her. I don’t know how
many times she has been in and out of work.” -NZ Racing News