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Jokers's Wild Leads NZ 2YO Series
In New Zealand, the win by juvenile colt Jokers Wild (Black Minnaloushe-Miss Rory, by Rory's Jester) in the weekend's Gr1 Ford Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie in Auckland has jumped him to the top of the points table in the 2006 Ford 2YO Series. And Saturday's runner-up filly Chant (Traditionally-Chantenay, by Warning) has moved into 2nd spot on the Ford Series leader board. The race which will now decide the outcome of the competition is the Gr1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni racetrack in Palmerston North on April 1. The current Top 10 in the series are: Jokers Wild (30 points); Chant 26; Italia 16; Solvini 16; Udiditagain 16; Tiger Magic 11; Naturo 10; Xbert 10; Tenko 9; & Habana 8.