Talented mare Thee Auld Floozie (5m Mastercraftsman x Thee Auld Hussie, by Spinning World) beat her stablemate Seize The Moment to win the Listed J Swap Contractors sprint at Te Rapa in New Zealand on Saturday.
“I thought both of my horses ran out of their skins,” trainer Stephen Marsh said. “The Rich Hill Mile now looks a perfect race for Thee Auld Floozie.”
She settled three back on the fence under rider Danielle Johnson and, under a minimum of urging, she ambled to the front 300 metres from home and forged clear for the eighth win of her 25 start career.
“You really didn’t want to be on anything else, she just jogged up to them,” Marsh said.
Thee Auld Floozie was making her first appearance since she finished fifth in last month’s Group II Coupland’s Bakeries Mile.
“The track was just a wee bit too firm for her down here,” Marsh said.