Dating is one of three horses the Rogersons train for Waikato Stud along with promising Zabeel filly Toss Up and maiden O’Reilly filly Serenade.
”They’ve been good supporters of ours and it would be nice to win the big one for them on Saturday,” Rogerson said.Waikato Stud also races Do Ra Mi, another of the 25 entries received yesterday for the Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes.
Among the other entries were Gr I Thorndon Mile winner Say No More, fellow high-class mares Postmans Daughter, Platinum Princess, Fazzle, Fleur De Lune, Floria, Lady Kipling, Villifye, Smoulder, Lady Chaparral, No Excuse Maggie and emerging star filly Xanadu.The Rogersons’ other runner at Te Aroha is Endor, who contests the $40,000 Te Aroha Cup (2200m) as a possible precursor to the Gr III $70,000 Hawke’s Bay Cup (2200m) at Hastings on April 21 and the Gr III $70,000 Rotorua Cup (2200m) at May 12.
In Sydney, dual Gr I winner Scarlett Lady attempts to improve on her midfield finish in the Gr I Ranvet Stakes when she contests The BMW, having improved significantly in her work since.
She flew back to Hamilton after the Ranvet and returns to Sydney tomorrow.Another focus for the stable is Schooner Bay, a Windsor Park Stud-owned Falkirk filly who scored at Te Awamutu on debut.She runs in a Rating 65 sprint at Ellerslie on Monday in preparation for the Gr III $70,000 Windsor Park Stud Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa on April 28.