On track to seize another trip

Seize The Moment will be pushing for another black-type goal when he resumes tomorrow.

Seize The Moment will be pushing for another black-type goal when he resumes tomorrow.

Seize The Moment will open a new campaign at Te Rapa tomorrow with another trip south on the programme for one of the country’s most genuine performers.

The Cambridge galloper is a winner of six races and four black-type placings, including two at Riccarton where he ran second last season in the Listed Easter Cup and third in the Listed Great Easter Stakes.

“He’s such a consistent horse, I wish I had a whole lot more like him in the stable,” said trainer Stephen Marsh.

Seize The Moment hasn’t raced since early May and he stretched his legs at the trials last week ahead of his resuming run in tomorrow’s NRM 1400.

“The track was far too wet for him at Avondale, but the trip there and a run around has brought him on so he’s ready to go again,” said Marsh.

“He’ll go back to Te Rapa for a mile at his second start back and he would probably need to win that to go down to Christchurch.”

Seize The Moment holds a nomination for the Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile, one of the Riccarton features on November 9 for which stablemates Thee Auld Floozie, Ruud Not Too and recent addition Tahni Dancer have been nominated.

“Ruud Not Too had a jump-out at Cambridge on Friday and she’s coming up really well and Tahni Dancer got a long way back in her first run for us at Taupo,” said Marsh.

“She’ll go to Hawke’s Bay on Saturday and if she runs well over 1400 metres we’ll look at getting her down to Riccarton.”

Raced by Rosemont Stud, Tahni Dancer was a maiden winner at Cranbourne for Caulfield trainer Clinton McDonald. She was also placed at Group Two and Three level in Melbourne and she was fifth in the Gr.1 Thousand Guineas.

– NZ Racing Desk.