Lil Swiss Miss streets opposition to win Wairio Cup

Riverton mare Lil Swiss Miss saved her supporters any concern when thrashing her rivals by a huge 13 lengths in the Wairio Cup at Ascot Park yesterday.

The Kelvin and Aimee Tyler-trained mare claimed her second cup win in less than a month when winning in opposite circumstances to her Riverton Cup victory in April.

Instead of coming with a withering late finish as she did to win the Riverton Cup right on the line, Lil Miss Swiss sealed her victory in the Wairio Cup at the 300m.

The 5yr-old put the result of the feature beyond doubt when rider Tanya Jonker launched the mare for her customary big finish before the home turn.

The Gordonian rallied hard to take second in the 2115m feature.

Nomen Ludi was a further three lengths away at the finish in third.

The Tyler stable and Jonker also combined to win yesterday's rating 72 event over 1600m with The Bumper.

Wild Jack was successful in the open sprint, the 1400m Wairio Plate for trainer Stephen Blair-Edie.

The trainer and apprentice combination also won yesterday's rating 72 event over 1200m with Opio Rose.

Invercargill owner Tom Kilkelly's rare run of form continued at Ascot Park yesterday.

His headline pacing act, U May Cullect, scorched to his fifth victory at Winton on Saturday while yesterday, Tachibana, a galloper he part-owns, won in maiden company over 1200m.


 

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