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Consensus Wins Gr1 Zabeel Classic
At Ellerslie in New Zealand over the Xmas break, Westbury Stud stallion Postponed added a Gr1 triumph when 5YO mare Consensus (Postponed-Kate Cross, by Cape Cross) scored by a head for trainers Stephen McKee & Eddie Chippendale on Boxing Day in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) from 5YO gelding Volkstok'n'barrell (Tavistok-Volkster, by Volksraad) & 7YO gelding Authentic Paddy (Howbaddouwantit-Authentic Cross, by Cape Cross). Consensus took her record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Softel Luxury Hotel Stakes, Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 New Zealand Stakes, Gr2 Rich Hill Stakes, Gr3 Alison Stakes, Listed Canterbury Stakes & Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes) from 32 starts for NZ$338,550 earnings.