Tavistock four-year-old Entriviere (NZ) maintained her prefect record when successful at Tauranga in the Betavet 1300 on Wednesday.
The Jamie Richards-trained mare was successful on debut at Matamata and stepped up to win in Rating 65 grade by an easy four-lengths under in-form rider Danielle Johnson.
“It mapped well from the barrier (2) for her and she ended up getting a sweet trip, and it highlights the importance of good barriers,” leading trainer Jamie Richards said.
“Danielle is obviously riding in red-hot form and knows the mare well, having won her last start.
“I was critical of myself after her debut win at Matamata, because she had a good blow afterwards and I thought she won’t catch me out again being half-a-run short.
“So, it was good to see her do that and it’s never easy to win a maiden and Benchmark 65 in quick succession, but she really quickened well late, and she’s still got a fair bit of improvement to come.
“She showed signs of greenness still, getting on the wrong leg around the corner, but it’s all in front of her.
“There are plenty of options for a nice mare like her. She’s been given time to strengthen and she’s a very good-looking daughter of Tavistock, with plenty of quality about her.”
Entriviere was bred by Kevin and Kathleen Gray and is out of the three-win mare Marcey’s Belt (Golan), a half-sister to stakes winners Adrift (NZ) (Zabeel) and Xiong Feng (NZ) (Iffraaj) and from the family of Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) winner Maldivian (NZ) (Zabeel).
Champion trainer Jamie Richards enjoyed another bumper day, with Perfect Scenario (NZ) (Iffraaj) successful in a three-year-old maiden, while Mai Tai (NZ) (Atlante) was an impressive winner of the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m).