Love You star duo Queen Elida and Ultimate Stride are developing quite a rivalry.
Queen Elida squared the ledger between the NZ-bred pair in the Lenin Free-For-All at Melton on Saturday night - leading home quinella and reversing the placings they filled in their previous clash.
The Brent Lilley-trained Queen Elida is now on the cusp of taking her career earnings past $500,000, with 23 wins from 41 starts.
Love You is running at almost a 50 per cent strike rate with winners to runners in Australia this season.
Sitting second on the Australian trotting sires’ list, Love You has 21 individual winners from 43 starters.
Orlando Fra is sixth with 12 winners from 18 starters.
Meanwhile, two sons of two of France’s all-time greats which we have brought to Australia - En Solitaire Fra and Dreamcatcher Swe - are making the most of limited opportunities in Australia.
Each sired a winner at Maryborough on Friday, 3yo gelding DEEJAY DEX (Dreamcatcher) and 3yo filly SISTA EVARISTA (En Solitaire).
Dreamcatcher (by Love You) has had 2 winners from 4 Australian-bred foals to race. En Solitaire (Ready Cash) has had only Sista Evarista to the races in Australia. She now has 2 wins.
Australian and NZ winners/placegetters produced by HDT roster stallions in past week: 1st ROYAL DAN (Orlando Vici Fra) 4yo gelding Victoria 1st QUEEN ELIDA NZ (Love You Fra) 5yo mare Victoria 1st KYVALLEY MICHAEL NZ (Love You Fra) 2yo colt Victoria 1st SISTA EVARISTA (En Solitaire Fra) 3yo filly Victoria 1st DEEJAY DEX (Dreamcatcher Swe) 3yo gelding Victoria 1st SALVO NZ (Love You Fra) 5yo mare NZ 1st RUN FOREST RUN (Orlando Vici Fra) 4yo gelding NZ
1st ORLANDO STORM (Orlando Vici Fra) 7yo mare ACT
2nd GARDENA RONDA (Used To Me Fra) 4yo mare Victoria
2nd ULTIMATE STRIDE (Love You Fra) 6yo entire Victoria
2nd REVELSTOKE (Quaker Jet Fra) 4yo mare Victoria
2nd VICI BLOOM (Orlando Vici Fra) 3yo filly Victoria
2nd LUNA (Used To Me Fra) 5yo mare Victoria
2nd SANS AU REVOIR (NZ (Love You Fra) 5yo mare
3rd ARISTOTLE (Orlando Vici Fra) 6yo gelding Victoria
3rd MIPERSONALJET (Quaker Jet Fra) 3yo gelding Victoria
3rd IZARRA (Used To Me Fra)) 3yo filly Victoria
3rd KING OF LOVE NZ (Love You Fra) 5yo gelding NZ