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15/04/02 Top Kiwi Duo Arrive in Adelaide
Two of New Zealand's most promising three-year-olds have arrived in Adelaide in preparation for the opening day of the smoke-free Cup Carnival at Morphettville on Saturday.

Top class filly Sursum Corda, who ran a strong second to Vapour Trail in the Group One New Zealand Oaks, has been joined by the promising Frank Ritchie trained gelding Our Kazz.

Both talented youngsters arrived yesterday after being floated from Victoria creating a buzz around town as the carnival fast approached.

Thoroughbred Racing SA Racing Manager Ian Hart said today it was exciting to have two highly credentialled kiwis running in Group races on Saturday when racing returns to Morphettville.

"On exposed form they are probably among the best three-year-olds we've had come from New Zealand for a long time", Hart said.

"Reports are that both horses have arrived and settled in well and connections are looking forward to Saturday and further into the carnival with them," he added.

Sursum Corda, who is raced by Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan of Cambridge Stud, is a full sister to the Group One winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne.

Another full sister, a yearling, was sold to Gooree Stud for $500,000 at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale earlier this month in Sydney.

The filly, who was taking ground off Vapour Trail in the New Zealand Oaks, is trained by Colin Jillings and the horse has been joined in Adelaide by Jilling's co-trainer Richard Yuill.

Meanwhile, (Our) Kazz who is prepared by Frank Ritchie and his son Craig, has also performed well in feature events this season across the Tasman.

He finished a good fourth behind Leica Guv in the New Zealand Derby, finishing just behind the recent AJC Oaks favourite Sixty Seconds - a recent Group One winner in Sydney.

Bart Cummings, who kicked away his incredible training career in Adelaide over forty years ago, will also be represented with a live chance in the feature fillies events over the carnival with recent Flemington winner Embraceable You. It is understood the kiwi bred filly is already in Adelaide.

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