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Turn Me Loose Wins Gr2 Hawke's Bay Guineas
At Hastings in New Zealand, NZ Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic-Pastorale, by Nureyev) added a Group success when 3YO colt Turn Me Loose (Iffraaj-Indomitable, by Danehill) scored by a half head for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 Hawke's Bay Guineas (1400m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO colt Prince Mambo (Thewayyouare-Grace Park, by Danske) & 3YO gelding Longchamp (Tavistock-Shot At The Title, by Danehill). Turn Me Loose took his record to 2 wins and 2 placings from 4 starts for NZ$76,750 earnings. Bred by commentator George Simon and his wife Maryanne, Turn Me Loose will now head to the Gr3 Sarten Memorial at Te Rapa on 27 October with the Gr1 NZ 2,000 Guineas at Riccarton to follow on 8 November, reports NZ Racing Desk.