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Hall To Ride Azkadellia In Tiara
Nick Hall says he is looking forward to partnering smart mare Azkadellia (Shinko King-Raving, by Centaine) in Saturday week's Gr1 Tattersall's Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm, reports theinformant.co.nz. Hall was booked to ride the Gr1-winning mare in the Doomben 10,000 but had to forfeit the ride to Mark Zahra due to suspension. "They've been asking to ride her for a while and obviously I got a suspension when I was booked to ride her (in the Doomben 10,000)," Hall said. "I'm excited to get a turn aboard." Hall believes Azkadellia will be hard to beat in the Tiara despite coming off a below par performance in the Stradbroke Handicap when she finished tenth. "I still think she's probably the second best mare in the land at the moment, behind Winx," he said. "She's got a lightning turn of foot. So the key will be to hold her up and use that at the right time."