Bold Cruiser takes out Group 1 event
The NZ bred and former kiwi owned and trained open class gelding Bold Cruiser took out the $150,000 Wrest Point Tasmania Cup at Hobart on December 21...
The NZ bred and former kiwi owned and trained open class gelding Bold Cruiser took out the $150,000 Wrest Point Tasmania Cup at Hobart on December 21.
The Live Or Die 7yo added the Group 1 event to the $70,000 Group 2 SEW-Eurodrive Kilmore Cup he won in October to secure the first two big handicap events of the 2008/09 season in Australia. He will now be looking to complete the big trifecta in the $400,000 Hunter Cup on February 7.
The hardy Glenn Douglas trained and driven runner proved far too good from the stand start and defeated the kiwi trained Report For Duty by 3-1/4 metres with favourite Penny Veejay back in third spot.
Bred and raced by Brian Fraser of Oamaru and trained by southerner Wayne Adams when in New Zealand, Bold Cruiser registered 7 wins for over $50,000 in stakes before being sold to Australian interests. He has continued to go ahead in leaps and bounds, getting better with age, and has now put together 18 wins and bankrolled $350,000 for his owners.
Out of the Nevele R Stud owned mare Holmes Dream, Bold Cruiser is a half brother to last season’s Group 1 Nevele R Fillies Final winner Badlands Jewel who is raced by Fraser and trained by Adams.
Live Or Die is enjoying a remarkable season as a sire not only in New Zealand but across the Tasman where he leads the Australian Sires Premiership with 95 individual winners and over $1,500,000 in stakes highlighted by Miracle Mile winner Divisive and Bold Cruiser.