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Art de Triomphe looking to continue winning run


Last start winner Art De Triomphe. Photo: Race Images South


Smart filly Art De Triomphe made a winning start to her campaign at Ashburton earlier this month and will look to back that up with another win at Riccarton on Saturday.


Kylie Williams will wear the Go Racing silks when partnering both Art De Triomphe in the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) and Severine in the Pryde’s Easifeed Open (1200m) for trainer Andrew Carston.


“Art De Triomphe is pretty smart,” Williams said. “The way she won the other day when she wasn’t 100 percent fit and her coat is still falling out, it was quite impressive.


“She is pretty quiet, so that makes it easier when you can ride ones like that. They adapt to things pretty easy.


“She has drawn wide (11) but we will probably get her back again because she has got that amazing turn of foot.


“Severine trialled up nicely a couple of weeks ago. It is quite a smart field and 1200m is probably not her ideal distance. She is fresh-up and is looking forward to other races, this will be a guide for them.”


Carston is likely to have a big team at Riccarton with 10 other runners nominated for the meeting. -NZ Racing Desk

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