Progressive mare Inscription will head to the spelling paddock this week after completing an impressive hat-trick of wins for Cambridge trainer Ross McCarroll when taking out the Open 1600m race at Ellerslie last Saturday.
The five-year-old showed her customary dogged finishing burst to land the opening event, her fifth success in 13 starts.
“New Zealand winter racing is pretty tough really as there are no races that would entice us to keep her going,” McCarroll said.
“All of the winter staying races no longer have any black-type attached to them, so she might as well have a break now and get ready for next season. She definitely likes some cut in the ground so we will put her away and work out a programme for the spring where we are likely to strike that type of track.”