ARDEN’S CONCORD raised the first 100 wins for Panspacificflight’s first New Zealand-bred crop and then quickly scored the 101st win as well.
Two weeks after posting his first Australian win, the six-year-old gelding won his next start at Maryborough in Victoria on 30 November. This time connections advised stewards he would be driven less aggressively. He was taken back off the gate from his wide draw but was taken to the front mid-race by driver Greg Sugars and held on to win by half a head. He ran the 2190 metres in a 1:58.6 mile rate with the last quarter in 27.8.
Arden’s Concord, previously with Otago trainer Graeme Anderson, has now won eight times from 24 starts with five seconds and two thirds.