Postmans Daughter (NZ) delivers at Hawera

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.