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Innovation Wins Listed Challenge Stakes
At Wanganui in NZ, Cambridge Stud stallion Keeper (Danehill-Nuwirah, by Pleasant Colony) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Innovation (Keeper-Miss Grosvenor, by Grosvenor) scored by 2.25 lengths for trainer R Manning in the NZ$50,000 Listed Challenge Stakes (1600m) for 3YOs+, over 5YO mare Dubai Belle (E Dubai-Shy Dancer, by Stark South) & 6YO gelding I Am Sam (Al Akbar-Flush, by Full On Aces). Innovation took her record to 6 wins (including 2012's Listed Tauranga Classic over 1400m) & 4 placings (including 3rd in the Listed Rangitikei Gold Cup & Listed Anzac Handicap, plus 2nd in 2012's Gr3 Winter Cup) from 20 starts for NZ$126,525 earnings.