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Dia Mia Amore is proving to be a bit of an eye-catcher, with the third win for the filly coming at Bunbury, Australia on Saturday, in 1.56 for the mile race.

The video is up on the Australian Harness Racing results page, and she did it nicely, leading all the way. She is a good sized attractive looking filly with probably quite a bit more development to come, and apparently has quite a strong personality and has tested the patience of her connections! But all that is forgiven when they show potential like she is doing.

Her main aim is the $150,000 Group 1 WA Oaks at Gloucester Park on 6 May. Date for my diary!  Photo of her at second win a week prior, and article on Nevele R website

Back home in New Zealand we had a nice debut for 2nd from Tintin In America colt Junkyard Mase who is from a lightly bred Son Of A Fella mare. He went out hot favourite, showed a lot of gate speed to get to the lead and fought hard to stay in contention on the line. There have been lesser performers of the sire as well, I am not completely blind lol. But it was an ok debut for the 2yo filly Manahiki Pearl for a 5th today at Manawatu raceway. On the replay she looks to be a decent sized filly with a good reach, just lacking a bit of strength but that will come. She is from the good Presidential Ball mare The Black Pearl. Down in the South Island What A Curtainraiser, a 3yo Tintin filly from a Live Or Die mare, is really struggling to find any form at all and the penny just hasn’t dropped after 7 starts for nothing of note, and trainer Kevin James will be disappointed. Earlier she had a tendency to over-race but he has been patient with her because she did show some speed. She was in the same race as Junkyard Mase on Sunday, and came 12th but was only 5 or so lengths from the winner and was trying hard. It was probably her best performance for a while.

And also down south, this time in Christchurch, the Tintin filly I co-own has had a good long break and is now starting a serious prep with Chris McDowell so she will only be getting to races as a very late 3yo or 4yo, but needed that time to strengthen. I’m really excited to find out what she will be like as a race horse!

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