The Sunday Afternoon “Finish On”

The Sunday Afternoon "Finish On"

Thursday’s NZ$25,000 Golden Chase series at Manawatu created much interest and it was Auckland Cup winner Federal Morgan which prevailed in 25.50.



Just 12 months back, Nangar Rust posted a remarkable 28.39 win over 515m at Bulli – the fifth fastest time ever posted at the spacious Slacky Flat circuit.

Eight days later, a commanding 29.36 ‘first up’ win at Sandown was on his resume yet things soon went awry.

“He fractured his off-side hock in a trial and it was a significantly bad injury that surgery included a number of screws,” former trainer Mick Hardman said.

“The prospect of returning to the track was low but we needed him to be the best he could be and not suffering any long-term soreness.

“My decision to ‘look outside the square’ and that led me to Sean Cahill and Tvati.

“Sean was working with a number of professional athletes with Tvati and the success of the traditional medicine, which comes from the Cook Islands, was quite remarkable.

“At that time, there was no canine application with Tvati but Sean soon had something for me and we headed in a new direction regarding the treatment of racing animals.”

Tvati supports the healing of bone, cartilage and soft tissue injuries and, in treating Nangar Rust, Hardman found comfort himself.

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