SPANKEM

Slot holder: Hydroflow
Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Crushem
Trainer: Mark Purdon and Hayden Cullen
Owners: Mrs G J Kennard, P I Kennard, Breckon Racing Syndicate, J A Gibbs MNZM, Mrs A Gibbs, G A Woodham, Mrs K J Woodham
Breeders: R K Wah, Mrs G Wah
Prizemoney: $1,605,104 Career: 55-20-13-12

Millionaire pacer Spankem has rounded out the field for the inaugural $900,000 The Race by Grins (2200m) at Cambridge Raceway on April 14.

The Mark Purdon and Hayden Cullen-trained gelding was the last horse named to fill the field, adding further excitement to The Race.

The son of Bettor’s Delight is well credentialled, running out of the money in just 10 of his 55 starts and boasting more than $1.6 million in earnings.

His highlights include Group One victories in the NZ Sires’ Stakes 2YO Final, Taylor Mile, NZ Messenger, Miracle Mile, and Canadian Club Sprint.

Spankem heads into The Race by Grins in a fresh start, with just the one run this preparation, finishing fourth in the Legends Mile at Ashburton in February.