Connections celebrate Severine's win at Riccarton (photo: Riccarton Park Facebook)
Severine capped off a successful New Zealand Cup Week for Riccarton trainer Andrew Carston winning the Teltrac Premier (1400m) on Saturday at the final meeting of the carnival.
The daughter of Pins had been building up to the victory after recording placings at her last two starts.
Under a patient ride from Samantha Wynne, the Go Racing-owned Severine travelled midfield and looked like she would strike traffic troubles before the gap opened on the straight and the pair raced past their rivals to win by half a length over the fast finishing Lady Byron.
“It was a good win from Severine,” Carston said. “She is a filly I have always liked but has just taken a bit of time.
“I believe she will train on now and we will probably take her to Cromwell for her next run.”
Carston had previously been in the winner’s circle on the second day of the Carnival when Ticket To Ride won the Gr.3 Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes (1400m). Miss Federer also put in a notable performance running a strong second in the NZ Ready To Run Sale Premier (1400m).
“It was a really satisfying Cup Week altogether really,” Carston said. “It was a big team effort and we were thrilled with the results.”