Pearl continues winning way

Te Toro Pearl (Michael Coleman) making it four on the trot when digging deep to beat fellow Cambridge galloper Cossack Warrior at New Plymouth today.

Te Toro Pearl’s effort to extend her winning streak to four at New Plymouth today further emphasised her talent and determination.

The exciting three-year-old overcame a tough run in the Seaton Park 1400m to prevail and leave trainer Jon Miller shaking his head.

“She’s gone back and had to work really hard for it,” he said.

“She had to take off at the 600 metres and was out wide then hit the front. I’m a bit blown away by her.”

The daughter of Bullbars finished sixth on debut at Te Aroha in April and has since remained unbeaten.

“It’s hard to say what we do next,” said Miller. “I’ll get her home and see how she comes through the race. We could come back here or perhaps look at Hawke’s Bay.”

A return to New Plymouth would be tempting, given that Te Toro Pearl is unbeaten in two starts on the course.

Rider Michael Coleman opted to drop Te Toro Pearl back from the outside gate before he urged her forward and, after challenging on the turn, she was gallant in the run home to deny Cossack Warrior and Ruffy Rahtwo.

Miller was also pleased with stablemate Waipipi Lad’s performance to run fourth behind Strolling Vagabond in the Sinclair Electrical & Refrigeration Handicap (1800m).

“He’s a good old fellow and earned his fee again,” he said. “The track didn’t really suit him. I was going to run him at Te Rapa, but they canned the race.”

– NZ Racing Desk.