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Imported mare impresses

Imported mare Igraine (Galileo x Iota)) added to her tally when successful at Awapuni on Saturday.

The Galileo mare jumped well to lead, and stayed in front of her rivals in the Waterford/Farmers Transport Handicap (2100m) for the entire race before letting down in the straight to win by five and a half lengths under a quiet ride from Lisa Allpress.

Trained by Robert Priscott, Igraine was selected by bloodstock agent Paul Moroney for Trelawney Stud as a future addition to their broodmare band.

Igraine has now won three of her four starts since arriving in New Zealand, she was runner up in her other run when competing in the Interprovincial Challenge at New Plymouth over 1600m.

The six-year-old appears to be a talented staying prospect and connections have black type aims with the German bred mare.