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CARSTON VOUCHES FOR MARE'S TALENT


Connections celebrate with Vouch following her win on Friday.

Patience has been the key to four-year-old mare Vouch who broke through for her maiden win at Riccarton on Friday.

The daughter of Highly Recommended indicated she was nearing her best when delivering a strong performance at her last start to finish runner-up on the same course the week before.

“Vouch has been a work in progress for a while and is finally putting things together,” trainer Andrew Carston said.

“She has good patient owners and we are confident she will go on from here.”

Friday’s test was a return to the same track over the same distance with jockey Sam Collett retaining the ride.

Vouch jumped well in the Racecourse Hotel and Motor Lodge Maiden (1400m) to settle in second place one off the fence.

She took the lead with 250m to go and was too strong for her rivals going on to score in a comfortable victory.

It was a satisfying win for her ownership group that includes her breeders Alan Jones and Edwina Morris of Berkley Stud.

No future plans have been confirmed for Vouch, with a decision to be made after assessing how she progresses from Friday’s win.


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