The well-related Let Me Roar (Rip Van Winkle) overcame a Slow7 track at Pukekohe Park today to keep her perfect record intact.
“I was a little bit worried, but her half-brother Lion Tamer could handle these sort of conditions so I took heart from that,” co-trainer Murray Baker said.
“She’s a lovely, relaxed horse with a good future.”
Let Me Roar settled fourth on the outer and, after leading at the top of the straight, she held a strong gallop to account for another smart three-year-old prospect in Hiflyer (Tavistock).
The Peter Lock-trained runner-up has an Australian trip ahead of him with the Grafton Guineas on July 10 a principal target on his winter programme.