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Akoya on target for Taupo
29 Dec 2017

Stephen Marsh has a formidable team racing at Taupo on Saturday, including impressive last-start Hastings winner Akoya (Bullbars x Penny Bright), who tackles the Book Direct At Beechtree Motel Sprint (1200m).

 

"Akoya was good at Hastings," Marsh said of the Joan Egan-bred and raced Bullbars four-year-old mare who was born and raised at Trelawney, who took her record to three wins from seven starts.

 

"She wasn’t totally at home on the surface, with the track having had a bit of rain on it. She'd been off the scene for a while and I'd given her three trials to get ready so she was well-prepared to go a good race. She did really well with that spell and just needed those trials to get her up and running.

 

"She beat Straight Sets at Hastings and meets him again on Saturday. It's a six-horse field around a tight-turning track so it looks a nice race for her. Eventually, I think she'll make a nice mare over 1400m." -NZ Racing Desk