NZ mare excited to move to Australia
New Zealand mare light racehorse Kahma Lass will make her first start for new trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman in a stock race at Caulfield.
The mare once trained by Jamie Richards is expected to get her first start for her new stable in Victoria 3 Handicap (1400m) on Saturday.
Kahma Lass joined the Freedmans after Richards announced he would take up a coaching position in Hong Kong for the new season.
Richards finished second in New Zealand last month.
Brad Taylor, track manager for the Freedman stable, said Kahma Lass, a three-time winner in 10 career starts, has settled into a better life since moving from Flemington stables to Pinecliff base theirs on the Mornington Peninsula.
“She spent a lot of time in our Flemington stables when Jamie brought her here,” Taylor said.
“She has settled very well in our Pinecliff barn. She’s a jolly Flemington eater sometimes, so that’s why they sent her to the ranch and she hasn’t left a nest since she’s been there. ”
A Winner of Group 1 of Thousand Guineas in New Zealand at the age of three, Kahma Lass won Hussler shares listed at the weekend (1400m) in Caulfield Spring before.
Kahma Lass had two runs for Richards in the fall, finishing fifth followed by steady teammate Probabeel in Group 3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield before finishing third with Flying Mascot in Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) ) on February 26.
Taylor said Kahma Lass had two warm-ups to prepare for her return.
“Her first jump was just fine at Woolamai but her next one at the Balnarring last week was much better,” Taylor said.
“She’s a bet winner at the track and the distance and the fingers that pass her can repeat the dose.”
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