Codecracker blows rivals away11 Jun 2019

Codecracker impressively won the $10,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series (Rating 65) over 1400 metres and by doing so picked up the Pearl Series bonus.

Sent out ($2.90) favourite, rider Michael Coleman made full use of the inside alley, sending the four-year-old daughter of Nadeem to the lead. Dictating terms in front the never looked in doubt to record a dominant victory by five and half lengths. Savastep (M.Cameron) finished a distant second and Tia Celeste (T.Newman) a nose behind in third place.

“Luckily she got away from the inside and I was able to get to the middle of the track down the back and was able to dictate from 600m mark and when she kicked on the corner I knew they weren’t going to catch us,” Michael Coleman said.

“She’s got good consistent form so deserved a good win today great to pick up the New Zealand Bloodstock Pearl Series Bonus,” Coleman added.

Codecracker’s winning time was 1:26.52 (last 600m in 36.34) on a Dead5 track.


“It was a good effort,” trainer Ken Kelso said.

“I left it to Michael how to ride her. He took bad luck out of the equation for a dominant win.”

“She’s a half sister to New York Minute so she likes these wet tracks, so she’ll keep going. It was only her third run in this prep so she’ll progress through the winter.”

“She’s only going to get better too. She was quite weak as a three-year-old but she’s kept improving.”

Codecracker’s second win came after 14 starts also include seven placings and takes her prizemoney past $32,000 for owners JGA Holdings Ltd.