Alamer chasing more black-type

Alamer (Sam Collett) returning to scale after her last-start Ellerslie win.

Alamer (Sam Collett) returning to scale after her last-start Ellerslie win.

Cambridge filly Alamer has bounced back well after her defeat of the older horses in trying conditions at Ellerslie.

The stakes-winning three-year-old was too good last start for her Rating 75 rivals to earn a likely return to black type competition.

“She knew she’d had a run, but she’s fine now,” said trainer Roger Lang. “I’ve suggested to the owners that we look at the fillies and mares’ race at Tauranga for her. There’s not really a lot else around.”

The Listed Team Wealleans Tauranga Classic will be run at weight-for-age on June 25.

“We might as well look at black-type again for her as it’s all about building up her value,” said Lang.

Alamer has now won three of her 11 starts, including the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial at Ellerslie where she accounted for the subsequent Gr. 1 Levin Classic winner Dukedom.

The filly then finished a respectable seventh in the Gr. 2 Eight Carat Classic on Boxing Day before she was spelled and her latest success came off the back of a third placing behind the unbeaten Let Me Roar at Te Rapa.

“I’ve always had a high opinion of her,” said Lang. “There’s not a lot of her, but she always tries hard and she’ll be even better with another year on her.”

– NZ Racing Desk.