RTR buy qualifies at Addington

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Unique Chance, a $46,000 Ready To Run 2YO Sale purchase in September by Ashburton owners Peter and Beryl Boag, had no problems qualifying at Addington on Wednesday, December 1.

U_Chance_qualifierThe McArdle-Ohappy Daze colt settled last of the five starters in the 2YO mobile qualifier over 2000m and finished stoutly for second to front-running winner, the Geoff Dunn-trained Lord Jowers (Live Or Die-Hanover Robyn gelding).


“He hung real bad in the trial, but has since worked well with a pole on,” said trainer Mark Jones.


The RTR buy nabbed the Tim Butt-trained Jumeirah (Washington VC-Krystle colt) on the line for second, returning 2:35.3 for second.

Unique Chance is the first foal from his racewinning dam Ohappy Daze (Live Or Die-Young Jiggs, by Vance Hanover-Young Eden).

Young Eden (Noodlum-Eden’s Joy) was an upset winner of the 1987 New Zealand Oaks at Addington for Edendale trainer-driver Alex Milne, over Victoria Star, Rosy Score and Bionic Chance.

“He’ll probably have another trial then go down south for a race. He’s not paid up for anything,” said trainer Mark Jones.