TILEY HAS HIGH HOPES FOR RIODINI

TILEY HAS HIGH HOPES FOR RIODINI

Trainer Nigel Tiley was impressed with Riodini’s victory in the NZB Insurance 2YO Handicap (1200m) at Pukekohe yesterday, earmarking him as a horse for the future.

“He got to the line very well. I think he is a nice horse with a future, he’s really starting to go places. I look forward to him as a three-year-old,” Tiley said.

“He has just been a bit slow to mature and he has been shin sore a couple of times. We will give him a little break and get him back for the spring. He’s a horse that is just going to get better with time.”

Riodini credited the Rich Hill Stud-based sire Proisir with his third first crop winner.

The two-year-old gelding hit the line strongly to beat Sai Fah by a decisive three lengths, with the same distance back to Ruby Negroni in third.

Proisir will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of NZ$7,000 (plus GST).

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