Kylie Rasmussen gains Jesse Duke drive
Mark will handle SELF ASSURED in his Australian debut on Saturday night at Albion Park and Kylie Rasmussen will take the drive on JESSE DUKE.
The pair have drawn well in a small field for three year olds worth $A16,000 a warmup for which features a former All Stars member, Much Bettor.
A delay in getting to Australia removed any prospect of racing at Redcliffe last weekend but all reports suggest things are going smoothly for Mark-who joined the horses at the beginning of the week-and Olivia a late replacement for Poi who suffered a finger injury last week and whose trip to Brisbane was delayed.
Kylie is enjoying a great season and ranks among the top 20 stables in Australia. She has also been in winning form interstate recently.
She replaces sister Natalie who is in Europe just now
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ALL STARS,even by their own high standards, have had an amazing season in terms of stakes won alone.
The stable has posted earnings of over $6.3m so far $4.5 million won in NZ and the balance in Australia.
Spankem won almost half of the Australian total of $1.8m.He won nearly $900,000 in total making him a likely Horse of the Year.
By comparison the leading thoroughbred stable of Murray Baker-Andrew Forsman has won about $3.8m this season in NZ, getting on for $1m less than their standardbred counterpart at Rolleston.Remarkably All Stars would place around 10th on the money list among Australian thoroughbred trainers.
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