Honey Rider to miss 1000 Guineas

Honey Rider showing her class when winning the Gold Trail Stakes.

Honey Rider showing her class when winning the Gold Trail Stakes.

Honey Rider is out of the Gr.1 gavelhouse NZ 1000 Guineas at Riccarton.

“She jarred up a bit in the Sarten so she’s gone to the paddock to freshen-up,” said Andrew Forsman, who prepares the Pins filly with Murray Baker.

Successful last season and runner-up in the Listed Castletown Stakes, Honey Rider was an impressive winner of the Gr.3 Gold Trail Stakes in her three-year-old debut.

She then failed to handle the testing track conditions at Hawera when unplaced against the older horses in the Gr.3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes before she was out of the money in the Gr.2 James & Annie Sarten Memorial at Te Rapa.

  • NZ Racing Desk