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Aalaalune Looking to Add Group 3 Feature to her Record

13 December

The Reliable Man three-year-old Aalaalaune will enter the fray in the NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year series when she steps out in the time-honoured Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes at Awapuni.

Trained by Team Rogerson, Aalaalune scored an impressive four length win in maiden company over 1600m at Te Rapa at her most recent start after being placed at the highest level as a juvenile - a repeat performance on Saturday will see her being very hard to beat.

Aalaalune was narrowly beaten in the Group 1 Sistema Stakes at Ellerslie by Yourdeel at two and her last visit to Awapuni saw the leggy grey flashing home for fourth in the Group 1 Manawatu Sires Produce, again behind Yourdeel with Aretha and Bella Mente (El Roca) filling the placings. 

De La Terre, a younger half-sister to Aalaalune, has shown excellent promise in her early racing as a two-year-old, winning over 1000m at Te Rapa recently and finishing strongly from the rear in the Group 2 Wakefield Stakes last Saturday.

Aalaalune and De La Terre are out of the Fastnet Rock mare Veva Girl who has a full sister (by Reliable Man) entered for Karaka in January.