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Recite lands enthralling Matamata Breeders’ Stakes

February 25, 2013

Recite (NZ) (Darci Brahma) went one better than her mother when she claimed the Group Two Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes to maintain her perfect record and set up a memorable day for her breeder-owner The Oaks Stud.

A daughter of 2006 runner-up Chant (NZ) (Traditionally), she is now undefeated in three appearances from John Bary’s Hastings stable following a debut win at Trentham and a follow-up Group Two Little Avondale Stud Wakefield Challenge Stakes victory.

She is by The Oaks’ resident sire Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill) whose son Nashville (NZ) claimed the Group One Haunui Farm WFA Classic at Otaki less than 30 minutes later.

Recite (NZ) raced in the trail before she was angled into the clear before the turn and then got the better of Bounding (Lonhro) to inflict a first defeat on the Golden Slipper entrant.

“I’m just absolutely thrilled and I was really confident and she’s delivered,” Bary said. “She had a great lead up and she’s showed just how good she’s is. It’s nice to get good horses and The Oaks have got bragging rights for a year now!

“Jimmy (Choux) was a good two-year-old and a freak three-year-old, but she’s got pure unadulterated speed and will go to Manawatu next.”

Bary will now bypass the Group One Haunui Farm Diamond Stakes at Ellerslie in favour of the Group One The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes at Awapuni on March 30.

“I don’t want to back her up in two weeks and Manawatu is a month away and suits a lot better,” he said.

Bounding sat on the leader’s quarters to the turn but was unable to hold out the winner in the closing 100 metres and they were well clear of Role Model (NZ) (Bel Danoro) and Iffley Road (NZ) (Iffraaj).

The Oaks Stud’s day was topped off by the winning run of their representative Skysoblue (NZ) (Cape Cross) in the closing event on the Matamata card.

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