Millwood Nike’s win in the Gr.3 Helen Pope 2YO Fillies Stakes (1700m) at Ashburton on Sunday was a timely update for her dam Albuquerque who is currently being auctioned on gavelhouse.com Standardbred.
All Stars’ Mark Purdon and Hayden Cullen quinellaed the race which was a special result for stable junior driver Olivia Thornley who recorded her third Group victory.
“I think she is a special filly,” Thornley relayed to Harness News Desk’s Joshua Smith.
“We didn’t get things our way out of the gate with Blair (Orange, driver of Girlshavtime) wanting to hold the lead, but she showed how tough she was and how quick she is when she outsprinted them up the straight; it was pretty special.”
With the win, the daughter of Captaintreacherous extended her unbeaten streak to two and Thornley said the promising juvenile will now get a well-deserved break in preparation for feature races later in the year.
Watch Millwood Nike’s win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMUwElQiD9c
View Albuquerque’s listing page: https://standardbred.gavelhouse.com/lot/1260/albuquerque
Bidding in the current 14 Lot auction will close from 7pm (NZT) on Wednesday 8 June.