Baster at Tren­tham

Otago Daily Times - - SPORT & RACING -

MEL­BOURNE jockey Stephen Baster will ride Vic­to­rian mare True Ex­cel­sior in the group 1 Tele­graph at Tren­tham.

The Leon and Troy Corstens­trained True Ex­cel­sior, who is raced by Rose­mont Stud, ar­rived in New Zealand early on Sun­day to pre­pare for

Satur­day’s 1200m fea­ture sprint.

Baster has rid­den True Ex­cel­sior in eight of her past nine starts. The sprinter fin­ished third in the Stan­dish Hand­i­cap at Flem­ing­ton at her most re­cent start.

‘‘It’s def­i­nitely a bit left­field but she’s go­ing well and I think both her runs back have been su­per. I think she de­serves her

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