SOUTH COAST ARDEN
Slot holder: PI & GJ Kennard Bloodstock LTD
Breeding: Somebeachsomewhere - Southwind Arden
Trainer: Brent Mangos
Owners: Mrs G J Kennard, P I Kennard, Breckon Racing Syndicate, G A Woodham, Mrs K J Woodham, J A Gibbs MNZM, Mrs A Gibbs
Breeder: J R Stiven
Prizemoney: $413.748 Career: 30-13-6-2
The decision for slot holders PI and GJ Kennard Bloodstock LTD to select their representative in the $900,000 The Race by Grins was an easy one.
The Canterbury couple part-own South Coast Arden, and the form he has been in over the last 12 months made their decision a no-brainer.
Since May last year, South Coast Arden has won seven of his 12 starts and placed in four others.
He was impressive in winning the Gr.1 NZ Pacing FFA (1980m) at Addington Raceway on Show Day and he showed his liking for Cambridge Raceway with his dominant win in the Gr.1 4YO Emerald (1609m) last June.
He has been out of the money on just nine of his 30 starts and has well-deserved his place in the inaugural running of The Race by Grins.