The 3yo Middle Breeder Cup – 13th Aug 2016 – Rocky Mountain Ridge Racecourse


The 3yo Middle Breeder Cup

Let’s Talk Turkey

With nine capable milers going head to head over the 1800m, the scene is set for Pugstable’s Cold Turkey to record the stables second world cup. Nyquist has the services of Rochelle Peques for trainer DR Stables. He is well exposed, and put up a career best effort in the heat over 1600m last Saturday. This top class trainer knows what is needed for a mudlark to win over good ground. Modern Times has had five modest runs to date, the trainer won’t have brought the filly here just for the scenery, and she is another bound to be better than what she has shown so far. Shine Taffy Dancer ran a good second behind Nyquist.

Colt Off Shore, The Walking Dead  and Surprise cannot be discounted at best, although they were well beaten last time. Gathering Storm won a good race on Sunday, more to do here.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Nyquist DR Stables Rochelle Peques 1:50.360
2 3 Cold Turkey Pugstable Cole Mccay 1:50.778
3 5 Gathering Storm Briarwood Stables May Hodermarsky 1:51.467
4 6 Colt Off Shore StaldPedersen Shawnee Linklater 1:51.913
5 4 Modern Times trouble racing Norah Cordaro 1:51.976


1. Nyquist

3yo colt from DR Stables, Career earnings: $1,147,422
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Being a Mud-lark racing on a good track puts Nyquist at a huge disadvantage, but the stable will stick with you can’t win if you don’t enter. Nyquist has the most experience at the distance so were hoping that will make up for the good track. If he doesn’t wear out from the track condition he could finish top 5. Cold Turkey from Pugstable is the main threat.”

2. The Walking Dead

3yo colt from HRNZ STABLES, Career earnings: $242,950
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Unpredictable

Stable comments: – “Don’t think I’ll be winning anything anytime soon, both my 2 I had in the heats went terrible, not sure why I’m lining up. DR Stables is the one to beat.”

3. Cold Turkey

3yo filly from Pugstable, Career earnings: $469,200
Overall rating: Satisfactory(48) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “Cold Turkey‘s job in the 3yo Breeders will be is all the harder as she will have a new jockey on board. She is quite a capable type with a bit of mongrel in her and on times she could find a place. But, how can you go past the experienced Nyquist from DR Stables. This huge mud lark colt is something special. The trainer has excelled with this horses preparation and he definitely looms as the one to beat. Nyquist is quite simply outstanding for such a youngster. Odds on favourite and the one to beat. I cant believe I got 10/1 on him in the heats – If you cant beat them – bet on them. I don’t think the bookies will be putting up 10s in the final this time.”

4. Modern Times

3yo filly from trouble racing, Career earnings: $169,875
Overall rating: Satisfactory(48) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “She’s a lovely filly with a flawless genetic makeup who’s future lies as a broodmare. Another tough race looms for her this weekend and the staff are working overtime to find answers to her poor run of form. Punters should look elsewhere.”

5. Gathering Storm

3yo filly from Briarwood Stables, Career earnings: $765,211
Overall rating: Acceptable(42) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “

6. Colt Off Shore

3yo filly from StaldPedersen, Career earnings: $359,200
Overall rating: Satisfactory(45) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “

7. Surprise

3yo filly from Manacles, Career earnings: $273,200
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Breakaway

Stable comments: – “

9. Shine Taffy Dancer

3yo filly from NZ Thorobreds, Career earnings: $246,600
Overall rating: Adequate(38) – Competitive

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