Run over 1600m on December 03, 2016 at Trentham
Trainer: F J Auret
Jockey: R J Hannam
Track Conditions: Dead(4)
Race Club: WRC
Then came: Authentic Paddy, Ringo, Scapolo, Big Dreamer, Volkstok'n'barrell, Abidewithme, Bel Sorriso, Slice of Class, Nashville, Battle Time, Savaria, El Pescado, Julinsky Prince
At Trentham in New Zealand, talented 5YO Kiwi mare Aide Memoire's (Remind-Explain, by Success Express) value received a significant boost when scoring by 1.25 lengths for trainer Fraser Auret in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, over 7YO geldings Authentic Paddy (Howbaddouwantit-Authentic Cross, by Cape Cross) & Ringo (Fastnet Rock-Akris, by Zabeel). Aide Memoire improved her record to 7 wins (including the Listed Rangitikei Gold Cup) and 6 placings from 16 starts for NZ$217,285 earnings. "She really kicked well in the straight," jockey Robert Hannam told NZ Racing Desk. "You can't beat a Group One – they are the pinnacle of horse racing." Trainer Fraser Auret added: "Robert and I go back a long way and he rode my first winner. This is very special, just massive." Triple Gr1 winner Volkstok'n'barrell showed he was on track for the summer features when making up good ground to finish sixth.