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Impressive wins by Nebraska and Peso and a nice hit out by star filly Xpression were the highlights at today’s Hastings jumpouts.

   There were nine heats run up against the running rail on the course proper, which provided good footing.

   Nebraska broke a minute when scoring an all the way victory in one of the 1000m heats. Rider Dylan Turner bounced the He’s Remarkable four-year-old out quickly from the barrier and he was always clear of the opposition, crossing the line with a 2-1/4 length advantage and clocking a slick 59.9s.

   Nebraska is a four-year-old by He’s Remarkable trained at Waipukurau by Brooke Edgecombe. He was a maiden winner over 1200m on a heavy track at Awapuni in July and has had one start since, finishing last of 11 horses in a Rating 65 race over 1200m at Waverley in August.

   Anzhelika chased Nebraska home in second place with Xpression turning in an eye-catching performance for third. Jockey Samantha Collett made a special trip down to ride Xpression and settled the filly back off the pace in the early stages before letting her run home under her own steam. The filly’s co-trainer Guy Lowry was pleased with the way the filly stretched out and confirmed that she now heads south, where she will run in the Group 3 $50,000 Barnswood Farm Stakes (1400m) at Ashburton on October 20 and then in the Group 1 $300,000 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on November 17.

   There was one heat run at 1200m and Peso also clocked a good time of 1:12.9 in beating No Need by 1-1/4 lengths.

   Trainer Paul Nelson said Peso, who has recorded two wins and four minor placings from his last seven starts, will probably start next in the Listed $50,000 Jakkalberry Classic (1950m) at Rotorua on October 20.



Heat 1, 400m: Jimmy Choux 2yr-old filly (K Murray) 1, Super Easy 2yr-old filly 2, Niagara 2yr-old filly 3. Three starters. Margins: 1 length, neck. Time: 30.4s. Winner trained by Stephen Carey, Hastings.

Heat 2, 400m: Alamosa 2yr-old gelding (K Murray) 1, Iffraaj-Erbe 2yr-old colt 2, Raise The Flag 3yr-old gelding 3. Four starters. Margins: 1 length, 1-1/4 length. Time: 28.9s. Winner trained by Stephen Carey, Hastings.

Heat 3, 750m: Power 4yr-old mare (D Turner) 1, Niagara 3yr-old filly 2, Showcasing 3yr-old gelding 3. Four starters. Margins: ½ length, neck. Time: 49.2s. Winner trained by Kirsty Lawrence, Waipukurau.

Heat 4, 750m: Per Incanto 6yr-old mare (T Allan) 1, Darci’s Day 2, Estefania 3. Five starters. Margins: Long neck, 4 lengths. Time: 43.7s. Winner trained by Fred Pratt, Hastings.

Heat 5, 1000m: O’Reilly-Music 4yr-old mare (S Collett) 1, Niagara 4yr-old gelding 2, Pins-Golden Gamble 4yr-old mare 3. Five starters. Margins: 1-1/4 lengths, Long neck. Time: 1:01.1. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 6, 1000m: Atlantic Peach (T Allan) 1, Niagara 4yr-old gelding 2, Echoes Of Heaven 3yr-old gelding 3. Five starters. Margins: 1-1/4 lengths, 1-1/2 lengths. No time taken. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 7, 1000m: Nebraska (D Turner) 1, Anzhelika 2, Xpression 3. Five starters. Margins: 2-1/2 lengths, 1-3/4 lengths. Time: 59.9s. Winner trained by Brooke Edgecombe, Waipukurau.

Heat 8, 1000m: Real Beach (H Durrant) 1, Troup Road 2, Sincerity 3. Three starters. Margins: Long neck, ½ length. Time: 1:01.3. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 9: 1200m: Peso (S Collett) 1, No Need 2, Nedwin 3. Three starters. Margins: 1-1/4 lengths, 6 lengths. Time: 1:12.9. Winner trained by Paul Nelson, Hastings.

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