A recent acquisition from New Zealand, Aliosia was most impressive in winning her first Australian hitout at Cranbourne on Monday morning. Ridden by Luke Nolen, the 2YO filly jumped evenly from the inside alley, moved up to the leader’s turning and was strong to the line under her own steam.
The filly gave all concerned a fright at the Sandown jump outs a week prior when she dipped shortly after jumping and dumping Luke Nolen in the process. Thankfully both horse and rider came through the incident unscathed.
Aloisia was purchased on the back of two very good runs in New Zealand. On debut, she covered plenty of ground before rallying late to finish fifth. At her most recent run at Trentham she again made late headway over 1200M when second to a subsequently Group 1 runner-up (Belle Du Nord).
The Maher stable have been impressed with this daughter of Irish sire, Azamour, since arriving at their Caulfield stable. She will have at least one race this campaign before the bar is raised during the spring.
OTI have been delighted with a trio of recent acquisitions out of New Zealand. Savvy Acquisition had his first trial for Trent and Natalie Bussutin at Cranbourne last week and looks set to debut in coming weeks. The training duo also have a promising 2YO filly, Angelic Spirit, who is back in work after impressing in trials last campaign.
It’s an exciting time for OTI partners involved in these New Zealand imports and we wish them all the best in coming months.