Brave effort from unlucky stayer
27 May 2017Zambezi Warrior produced a massive performance to narrowly go under in the Gr.3 Premier’s Cup at Eagle Farm.
The four-year-old finished runner-up after racing three and four wide the trip.
Rider Jeff Lloyd was trapped out from a wide gate and improved to be third 800 metres from home.
The son of Pentire got the front close to home before the 70-1 shot Kaiser Franz collared him in the shadows of the post.
Zambezi Warrior was purchased from Goodwood Stud’s 2014 Premier Sale draft to Karaka by Te Akau principal David Ellis for $75,000.
Out of the Zabeel mare Zambezi, his second and third dams are the Group One winners Tall Poppy and Fun On The Run.