Arden’s Choice in north

PANSPACIFICFLIGHT filly Arden’s Choice has joined the Ardmore stable of Barry Purdon and won’t be returning to the South Island until the big fillies races at Addington in the autumn.

Arden’s Choice ran second to former All Stars stablemate Golden Goddess in the $80,000 Group II Peter Breckon Memorial Ladyship Stakes at Alexandra Park last month before breaking in the running in the Alabar Sires’ Stakes Final on 31 December.

Her next big target is the Great Northern Oaks at Alexandra Park on 04 March. By staying in the north she’ll do less travelling and also dodge Golden Goddess in the northern heats of the Nevele R Fillies Series. The first of them is at Auckland on 12 February.

All going well, Arden’s Choice will contest the fillies’ final in Christchurch on 14 May and the New Zealand Oaks on 20 May before returning to Cambridge for the Jewels at Queens Birthday Weekend.