Manukau Kennel Feature Double & Amazing Chase Match Ups Drawn

It was a Jared Udy and Denise Cottam kennel training double in the Sunday afternoon Manukau feature events. Earlier Pinny Mack book his trip to Christchurch for his second consecutive Amazing Chase final when posting a tidy 30.38s for his 527m gallop. Next Sunday’s set of four Amazing Chase 520m match races at the Addington Raceway has been drawn. 


Pictured: Jinja Might following his Auckland GRC Board Cup Manukau win


The Te Kauwhatta located kennels operated by the partners Jared Udy and Denise Cottam has been churning out a steady stream winners throughout the 2018/19 racing season as seen by the 109 winners they have mentored so far for the season.


Those last two winners came in Sunday’s pair of feature Manukau races. First up was the $5,500 Auckland GRC Board Cup over 527m. It was the consistent chaser Jinja Might who quickly push up after hopping away from trap seven to lead into the first turn. His kennelmate Jinja Bailey drove through along the rail to place herself handy to the early pace, while the Emma Potts trained race favourite Our Rick was in close attendance.


Jinja Might led down the back straight, while being boldly chased by Jinja Bailey. The order remained the same when they turned in for the run home which saw Jinja Might extending nicely to claim his biggest winning stake ($3,071) for his owner “AJ” Christiansen in 30.61s.


Our Rick punched home strongly along the rail to finish second 2.5 lengths behind, while Jinja Bailey gamely stuck to her task when claiming her third placing a further 1.25 lengths astern.


The 30.61s time recorded by Jinja Might improved his third placing on the Manukau Amazing Chase leaderboard (from 30.73s) which put him into a ballot with the third placed Hatrick runner Emgrand Park. It was a ballot that Jinja Might was to win and in doing so received an Amazing Chase final field position.


Jinja Might will head down to Addington as the winner of 14 races from his 64 race day outings. He has placed in another 26 races, which sees his career stake earnings now sitting at $45,008.


Two races later the partners were back at it again where they provided the quinella in the Auckland GRC Board Sprint over the 318m dash. Buddy Boom has been an exciting sprinter during his short racing career with this sprint being just his 17th race. It was to be his 14th career win as he led throughout when stopping the clock in a handy 18.32s.


Buddy Boom cruised home for his win holding a 2.5 length margin over his kennelmate Kiwi Boy, who has also been a marvelously consistent Manukau 318m sprinter. There was another 3.25 lengths back to the Thayne Green prepared third place getter Classy Impact.




Auckland GRC board member Rupert Fairbrother presenting the Auckland GRC Cup to co-trainer Denise Cottam with Jinja Might, with another AGRC board member Karen Thomson beside her; Sean Codlin brought back the Auckland GRC Board Sprint winner Buddy Boom, while the co-trainer of both Denise Cottam brought back the runner up Kiwi Boy; Pinny Mack pictured here following his Sunday 30.38s Amazing Chase 527m qualifying time


Amazing Chase Match Ups


Pinny Mack booked his second consecutive Amazing Chase final field position for his conditioner Steve Clark, when on the last day of qualifying, he recorded a tidy 30.38s gallop, which placed him second on the Manukau leaderboard behind the Peter Ferguson trained Robson (30.36s).


That then led to Monday’s draw hosted by Mark Rosanowski with the match up draw being conducted by senior Stipendiary Steward Mike Austin and was televised from the Manawatu Raceway on TAB Trackside 2.


The matches present an intriguing set of four 520m races.

Match 1: 1 She’s For Us (Matt Roberts) v 2 Dyna Dave (Craig Roberts)

Match 2: 3 Pinny Mack (Steve Clark) v 4 Isavana (Dave & Jean Fahey)

Match 3: 5 Robson (Peter Ferguson) v 6 Jinja Might (Jared Udy & Denise Cottam)

Match 4: 7 Alotta Talk (Dave & Jean Fahey) v 8 Nature’s Gent (Angela Turnwald)

Reserves – 9 Emgrand Park (Angela Turnwald) & 10 Start The Show (Ray Adcock)




Who will become the third Amazing Chase winner at the Addington Raceway on Sunday afternoon? (AC logo) – Shantui, seen here with handler Ross Mathers after his Manukau 2017 Amazing Chase win and Bigtime Paddy following his Hatrick 2018 Amazing Chase victory with Brendon, Ella and Georgie Cole


Check back here later in the week for detailed coverage of the Amazing Chase match ups.


By Peter Fenemor


Posted on 23/07/2019 12:49:24 PM

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