NZ Update: All Stars' Akuta trials "well" ahead of sires showdown

01 December 2021
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The mega clash of the NZ three-year-olds next season is still very much on and came more sharply into focus when Akuta returned to the trials on Tuesday.

The Harness Jewels hero was given an easy time by co-trainer Mark Purdon against older horses in the Ashburton trial but pleased the boss with how he ran home.

“I let him settle early but they were going a bit slow, so I took him to the front and he won quite well,” said Purdon.

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