Thee Auld Floozie seizes the moment

Thee Auld Floozie and Danielle Johnson cruise to a decisive win at Te Rapa today.

Thee Auld Floozie and Danielle Johnson cruise to a decisive win at Te Rapa today.

The main protagonists in today’s feature sprint at Te Rapa look set to challenge for higher honours over the holiday period.

Thee Auld Floozie beat her stablemate Seize The Moment and Hasselhoof in the Listed $50,000 J. Swap Contractors 1400 with the trio all set for Group features in the coming weeks.

“I thought both of my horses ran out of their skins,” said trainer Stephen Marsh. “The Rich Hill Mile now looks a perfect race for Thee Auld Floozie.”

Thee Auld Floozie settled three-back on the fence for rider Danielle Johnson and, under a minimum of urging, she ambled to the front 300 metres from home and forged clear for the eighth win of her 25 start career.

“You really didn’t want to be on anything else, she just jogged up to them,” said Marsh.

Thee Auld Floozie was making her first appearance since she finished fifth in last month’s Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile.

“The track was just a wee bit too firm for her down here,” said Marsh.

Seize The Moment also found the Riccarton ground against him in the Coupland’s Mile, but his effort today showed he is on target for the Wellington Cup meeting in January.

“He doesn’t go right-handed so we’ll be looking at the Anniversary Handicap and the Thorndon Mile for him,” said Marsh.

– NZ Racing Desk.