Otago Daily Times
Late entry for Melody Belle
Racing: Star mare Melody Belle, named New Zealand Horse of the Year for the second year in succession on Sunday night, will be out to land her 12th group 1 victory when she contests the Livamol Classic over 2040m at Hastings on Saturday.
Connections have paid a late entry for the Jamie Richardstrained mare for the third leg of the Hawke’s Bay triple crown, in which she will once again do battle with stablemate Avantage.
There was just a nose separating the pair last start when Melody Belle prevailed in the Windsor Park Plate to make an instant impact upon her return from an Australian campaign. — NZ Racing Desk