Cambridge trainers on top

New York Minute races her way to victory in the Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m). Photo – Race Images.

Cambridge trainers-Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have notched up their 20th black type win in their record breaking domestic season when New York Minute was victorious in the Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m).

The five-year-old was victorious with the front-running performance with jockey Lisa Allpress.

New York Minute is now unbeaten in three appearances for the Cambridge team. She was previously trained by IIone Kelly, whose family races the mare.

The daughter of Iffraaj worked hard in the initial stages to make it to front and she found another gear to finish strongly in the home straight to beat Sleeping Beauty, who was carrying four-and-half kilograms less, and stablemate Tomelilla.

“She’s hard to catch when she’s rolling along,” Forsman said.

New York Minute was a $15,000 weanling purchase out of Little Avondale Stud’s 2013 draft. She has now won more than eight times and won more than $210,000.

“Our horse is all heart and dug deep,” Forsman said.

Last year the Cambridge duo won the premiership trainers title with 107 wins. Baker and Forsman will retain their title with their current wins standing at 141, a ground-breaking record, but there is still time to until the end of the season to add more wins.

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