New Zealand Foxwedge Winner for Newgate
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Australian breeding operation Newgate Farm featured with a royally bred winner in New Zealand this week.

Masa Tanaka guided the Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards-trained Play For Time to victory at Omakau in the 1100 metre maiden on Tuesday.

The well-bred filly, who had placed in one of her three previous starts, was making her first appearance since October when she coasted home by five lengths.

"It's really pleasing for the owners - she's a very valuable filly and now as a winner she has even more value," Richards said.

"Hopefully we can place her off the back of that to pick up some black type along the way."

Play For Time (image Wild Range Photography) is by the Newgate Farm resident Foxwedge out of the Group III MRC Tristarc Stakes winner Procrastinate. She is also the dam of the five-time South African Group I winner Laisserfaire, dual Group III winner A Time For Julia and the Listed winners Time Thief, Foreplay and Personify.

"Play for Time is out a blue hen mare and this is her second last foal," Te Akau Principal David Ellis said.

"Jamie went down to Riccarton last week to supervise her training and came back saying that he was really confident that she would win, and it just goes to show what a good judge he is.

"Newgate is managed by Henry Field. He is a very progressive young guy and Newgate is one of the best studs in Australia and they are investing heavily in the breeding industry and we are very proud to win a race for them."

Field races Play for Time with Newgate shareholder Matthew Sandblom, who also has an interest in her stablemate Summer Monsoon, a juvenile winner at Te Rapa in November. – NZ Racing Desk.

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