Another Promising 3YO

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman just missed winning the Group III Higgins Manawatu Classic with Usainity at Awapuni today, but they started the day with a winning performance from another promising three-year-old.

Her To Eternity, a daughter of Pentire, had cleared maiden ranks fresh-up at Pukekohe earlier this month in her fourth start and comfortably managed the step up in company to take the Kevin O’Connor & Associates Premier 85.

The win was aided by a confident ride from Opie Bosson, who took Her To Eternity to the front after about 500 metres and kept her going strongly to score by two and three-quarter lengths from No Change with fellow Cambridge galloper Bravado third.

“We thought from the wide draw Opie would have to either drop back or go forward,” said Forsman. “He elected to go forward and they ran 1:38 for the 1600 so the horse had it pretty easy in front. That’s why Opie is the best.”

It was the first time Her To Eternity had been ridden on the pace and now with this other string to her bow there are more options open to her in upcoming races.

Bosson was also aboard Usainity and he did his best to also win on Her To Eternity’s stablemate. He had the son of Zed travelling nicely in front and though the horse fought hard he was no match for the barnstorming finish of Survived, who is also by Zed.