Don Walker was just as pleased for jockey Irish jockey Derek Nolan as he was for Postmans Daughter (NZ) after they had accounted for a strong line-up in the G3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes at Hawera on Saturday.
Nolan gave a faultless display, bringing Postmans Daughter home with a well-timed finish to claim the feature event by a length. “I’m very, very pleased to give Derek the opportunity to ride a Group winner,” the Pukekohe based owner-trainer said. “He rode her extremely well.
“She blew up a wee bit over the back so there’s still some improvement there,” he said. “We will let this one sink in and then see what’s around. I will probably look at Melbourne and go for a hit-and-run visit.”
The race Walker has in mind is the G1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on November 2.
Postmans Daughter (6m Postponed – Kinjabelle by Kinjite) is a direct descendant of NZ Champion mare Star Belle (Summertime). The dam has a yearling colt by Postponed.
Postponed (Summer Squall) has been based at Westbury Stud since Gerry Harvey purchased a half-share in him four years ago.