Cambridge horses out on top at Avondale meeting

Cascata races to victory at Avondale. Photo – Tracksnaps Photography.

The Cambridge Jockey Club had 17 horses on the card for the Avondale Jockey Club meeting on Thursday 30th November.

The day consisted of two wins, one second and two thirds for the Cambridge-based trainers.

The first win came in race seven with a length-and-a-half victory by four-year-old mare Cascata, rode by stable apprentice Hairi Marzuki and trained by Stephen Marsh. Cascata, who hails from Sabino Creek as the daughter of Postponed, paid $23.50 to win and $5.90 to place. She is bred by Gerry Harvey and owned by NZ Thoroughbred Holdings Ltd.

The second winner of the day was from the Shaun Ritchie-trained gelding, Formidable, coming home with a victory in race eight. The son of Shocking and Princess Biscotte, Formidable was the favourite to win having paid $1.70 to win and $1.20 to place.

The three-year-old is bred by C C E, Mrs C F, Mrs I S and J W Thompson and owned by KRD Racing Ltd, A Arena, C Pintaudi, MS and TR Dalzell and S F Ritchie.

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