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Seven Twenty’s chances in $1M Karaka Million 2YO bolstered

Exciting Power filly Seven Twenty strengthened her chances in the Karaka Million 2YO on Wednesday morning when she drew barrier two in the field of fourteen.

The talented two-year-old is set to take her place in the million-dollar race over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday afternoon, for trainers Shaun and Emma Clotworthy. Up-and-coming jockey Wiremu Pinn is booked to ride.

OTI’s General Manager Shayne Driscoll said he was thrilled with her draw and that the team and new owners were looking forward to seeing her step out for OTI in the coveted race.

“We couldn’t be happier that she’s drawn barrier two. It should allow her to find a perfect position behind the speed and give her every chance to finish off strongly,” Driscoll said.

“She is ticking all the right boxes for a big run. It’s going to be an exciting day for everyone involved!”

The Clotworthy stable reported that they are delighted with the filly ahead of Saturday’s race. A combination of galloping, swimming and beach work this week will see her primed for the event.

Seven Twenty has had a successful start to her career, having placed in both of her two starts.

In her most recent race she demonstrated her tenacity to overcome a tough run and finish second. That race was won by Te Akau Racing’s Palamos, who was favourite for the Karaka Million 2YO before being withdrawn earlier in January.

OTI acquired a 50% share in Seven Twenty at the start of the year from a partnership that includes successful New Zealand owner and breeder Terry Lines, and her trainers Shaun and Emma Clotworthy. The Lines and Clotworthy families hold the remaining 50% between them. 

The team at OTI wishes Seven Twenty’s connections on both sides of the Tasman Sea the very best of luck!