Valley Girl measures up admirably 

 Aug 17 2016

The Ruakaka horsewoman, who prepares last season’s Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes winner with Chris Gibbs, went close to Gr.1 Caulfield Cup success in 2014 with Rising Romance when she beat all but the Japanese raider Admire Rakti.

Valley Girl’s a little bit sharper than Rising Romance, who got dour relatively quickly whereas this girl has got more speed,” Logan said.

“The weight she would get in a Caulfield Cup makes it a nice race for her. When you’ve had a crack at these races and been lucky enough to have had a horse good enough to line up like Rising Romance you get a guide as to what you need.”

A first-up open sprint winner on her home track, Valley Girl will make her next appearance in the Gr.1 Makfi Challenge Stakes on August 27 before Logan confirms which path they take with the Mastercraftsman mare.

“We’re looking forward to the Makfi and then we will determine which direction we take,” she said.

“We could go on to the Makybe Diva, the Turnbull and the Caulfield Cup or we could go to the Windsor Park Plate after the Makfi and then the Turnbull before the Caulfield Cup.

“The other option, which is what we did with Rising Romance, is to go to the Makfi and then to Sydney for the George Main and the Craven Plate before the Caulfield Cup.”
Meanwhile, Logan has confirmed that stablemate Hasselhoof will remain at home this spring.

“At this point in time we are looking at all three legs during the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival,” she said.


Paul Vettise - NZ Racing News

 Email to friend   


Back to International Racing News

Send to friend

Valley Girl measures up admirably 

Your Name *
Your Email *
Friend's Name *
Friend's Email *

Upcoming International Races

Thursday 14th

G1 - Christchurch Casino Nz Cup

G1 - The Fitz Sports Bar Galaxy Sprint

Friday 15th

G1 - Woodlands Nz Pacing Ffa

G1 - Haras Des Trotteurs Dominion Trot

Saturday 16th

G1 - Morgiana Hdle

More International Races...