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Frost can wait


Otaki trainer Rachael Frost has been looking far and wide for a suitable race for Redefine, but without any joy. ‘‘I was going to send him to Oamaru on Sunday, but the track looks like it will be no better than New Plymouth,’’ said Frost, who bred and races the Captain Rio gelding. ‘‘I might look at the National meeting at Riccarton, but if it’s really wet then I’ll just wait for Hawke’s Bay.’’ Redefine has won four of his 11 starts, including his last three in succession at Wanganui, Otaki and Hawke’s Bay. on the rising 12-year-old after two outings this winter. ‘‘He was a little bit sore after his run for fourth at Trentham so we thought it was the right time to pull the pin,’’ partowner and trainer Aaron Bidlake said. ‘‘The special thing about him was that he was able to win an Opunake Cup over 1400m and then steeplecha­ses over 5500m - very few horses can do that. He raced for eight seasons as well and that showed how durable he was.’’ for I Am A Star, who hasn’t raced since she finished third in the Gr.1 Ubet Classic at Morphettvi­lle.

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