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New Plymouth trainer Robbie Patterson knew from the outset he had a smart filly on his hands in three-year-old filly Terziere (NZ) (Complacent).

The daughter of Complacent has been to the races on two occasions for two easy wins, the latest coming when winning the Wenham Grain & Seed (1300m) at Awapuni on Saturday, coming from back and wide under Mereana Hudson to score by in excess of three lengths.

“She is pretty inexperienced. I never trialled her or anything because I knew she was that good. I thought I’d take her to the races and she will learn more there,” Patterson said.

“We have got a few other good ones and she was galloping with them and just doing pace-work beside them. She is so intelligent as well and is afraid of nothing.

“She won easily at Woodville and then yesterday was just another step up in class and she handled it pretty well.

“She is an exciting animal and is potentially the best horse I have ever had.

“She just ticked all the boxes right from the start, as soon as we started galloping her.”

The Gr.3 Lawn Master Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni on December 10 looms as the next assignment for Terziere, who will also be aimed at races like the Gr.3 NZ Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) and is viewed as an Oaks filly longer term.

Story: NZ Racing News

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