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Jumpouts 26 Oct 2012


Heat 1, 750m: Darci Brahma 2yr-old filly (A Morgan) 1, Laced Up 2, Sandtrap 3yr-old filly 3. Three starters. Margins: 1-1/4l, neck. Time: 47s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.

Heat 2, 750m: Zed 3yr-old gelding (H Cushing) 1, Deputy Governor 3yr-old colt 2, Omana 3. Five starters. Margins: 1l, head. Time: 45.9s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.

Heat 3, 750m: Gold Mine 4yr-old gelding (S Fannin) 1, Boosting Elanor 2, Savabeel-Latanza 3yr-old filly 3. Five starters. Margins: 2l, 1/l. Time: 45.5s. Winner trained by Sue Thompson & Mick Brown, Hastings.

Heat 4, 750m: Just Call Me Bond (M Dee) 1, Mr Archibald 2. Two starters. Margin: 5 lengths. Time: 44.9s. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 5, 1000m: Lucky Unicorn 3yr-old gelding (M Dee) 1, Fast ‘N’ Famous-Jelignite Gem 3yr-old gelding 2, King’s Chapel 4yr-old mare 3. Four starters. Margins: Nose, head. Time: 1:4.6. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 6, 1000m: Karmazyn (H Cushing) 1, Colourful Lady 2, No Escape 3. Four starters. Margins: Long neck, 1-1/4l. Time: 1:2.1. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.

Heat 7, 1000m: Sloshed (A Morgan) 1, Cheryl Moana Marie 2, Desi Girl 3. Four starters. Margins: 2l, 1/2l. Time: 1:2.8. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.



A stunning return to form by Shez Sinsational in the Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Spring Classic caught some punters off guard, but wrapped up an exciting few weeks of top level racing during the Rush Munro Spring Racing Carnival at Hastings. 

Shez Sinsational had had a lean patch since winning the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast in May, but her dominant win in the feature race put her well on track to once again take on Australia’s best.

Trainer Allan Sharrock said while punters drifted away from Shez Sinsational leading into the Spring Classic, he knew she was very well and a big chance of winning her fourth Group 1.

The Group 3 Nicolas Feuillatte Stakes at Ellerslie on November 6 looks to be the next target for Shez Sensational, and she could then go on to the Zipping Classic at Sandown a couple of weeks later.

With Darci Brahma, Alamosa and Jimmy Choux among previous winners, the Group 2 DHL Global Hawke’s Bay Guineas may have thrown up another star on Saturday in the form of Sacred Falls.

The O’Reilly colt stumbled out of the gates and had to make up five lengths to join the pack, but was still able to sprint to the lead 150 metres from the winning post and comfortably hold out Southern Lord and Silverdale.

The performance was impressive enough for Jockey Leith Innes to say Sacred Falls was “the best I’ve ridden”.

Fritzy Boy, another multiple group performer, also had a return to winning form in the Group 3 Traderacks Stakes.

A perfectly timed ride by jockey Hayden Tinsley saw the eight-year-old pip Aspinal at the post, with Antonio Lombardo finishing a length back in third.

The win was Fritzy Boy’s 15th, with four of those having been at group level, including the Group 1 Mudgway Partsworld Stakes back in 2008.

Hawke’s Bay racing looks forward to hosting its next race day on October 25. 

HB Colt looks the real deal 10 Oct 2012


   Star Hawke’s Bay owned and bred three-year-old Dundeel has now been installed a warm favourite for the $A1.5million Victoria Derby on November 3 after maintaining his unbeaten record with another super-impressive performance in Sydney on Saturday.

   The High Chaparral colt, known as It’s A Dundeel in Australia, stepped up to 2000 metres for the first time in the Group 1 $A400,000 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick and was expected, by Australian racing followers, to play second fiddle to another unbeaten colt, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Proisir.

   The two horses sorted themselves out from the rest of the field in the final 300 metres, with Proisir looking to have the race won until Dundeel made a determined lunge in the last few strides to claim a short neck victory.

   It was a performance that impressed not only the horse’s Cambridge co-trainer Murray Baker and rider James McDonald but also Proisir’s jockey Nash Rawiller.

   "It was a great race, two great colts fighting it out like that," Baker said.
   "He's only small. I've got a half-sister to him at home and she's bigger than him and she's only a yearling. But he really digs deep in the last 100 metres (and) he really finds another gear," Baker said.

   McDonald rates Dundeel one of the best horse’s he has ridden and has no doubts he will run out the 2500-metre distance of the VRC Derby at Flemington.
   "He silenced a few critics today. He's under-rated," McDonald said. "He's going the right way into the Derby and has a great will to win.”

   Rawiller wasn't disappointed in Proisir, saying not much went the horse’s way in the running. But he also paid tribute to the Kiwi victor saying: "He's an exceptional stayer. It took one to beat us to be honest."

   Dundeel made it five wins from five starts and Baker, who prepares the colt in partnership with Andrew Forsman, said he will now contest the Group 2 $A200,000 AAMI Vase (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 27 as a final lead-up to the Derby.

   Dundeel is raced by the Transtasman Syndicate, a group set up by the horse’s Havelock North breeder Murray Andersen. He and his wife Jo have retained a 20 per cent shareholding. Their daughter Tracy and her husband Gavin Chaplow have a 10 per cent share as do two other Havelock North couples, Mike and Sharon Craig and Dave and Jenny Morrison.

   The other 50 per cent shareholding is split between Tony Muollo (Wellington), Tony and Jenny Joyce (Wellington), Max and Jo Brown (Wellington), Dino and Ange Focas (Gold Coast) and Tony and Jana Muollo (Sydney).


Big plans ahead for Thedepot

   Hastings-trained Thedepot looked a three-year-old destined for much higher honours when scoring a game debut win in a 1200-metre maiden race at Wanganui last Thursday.

   The General Nediym gelding only got the decision by a nose over Mulan Queen but showed a tremendous will to win in the final 100 metres.

   Thedepot, trained at Hastings by Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen, went into the race without having had an official barrier trial. However he had performed well in a couple of jumpouts and Lowry and Cullen were confident of a bold first up run.

   The strongly built chestnut is owned by his Cambridge breeder Tony Rider and is certainly bred to be good. He is out of the Danasinga mare Curbyourenthusiasm, whose dam was the highclass racemare Starcent.

   Starcent, by Centaine, raced 10 times for five wins and two seconds. She won both the Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) and Lowland Stakes (1400m) at Tauherenikau as a three-year-old ands also finished second to Tartan Tights in the Group 1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton and second to Avedon in the Group 1 Bayer Classic (1600m) at Otaki.

   The Depot is the first foal Rider has bred out of Curbyourenthusiasm but she has since produced a colt by O’Reilly and a filly by Mastercraftsman and is now due to foal to Zabeel.

   Thedepot is likely to start next at Trentham on October 27, in either the Rating 65 1400 or special conditions 1200. Another good performance there could see the horse head south for the Group 1 $400,000 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) on November 10.


Two in a row for Ripdiddler

   Hawke’s Bay-owned Ripdiddler made it two wins in a row when leading all the way in a Rating 65 2200-metre race at Woodville on Monday.

   The seven-year-old Istidaad gelding was having just his fifth start and was following on from a maiden win over 2100 metres at Otaki a month ago.

   Trained at Foxton by Christine Eagle, Ripdiddler is owned by his Waipawa breeders John and Jan Frizzell. He is out of the Spectacular Love mare Swift Encounter.

  It is a family that the Frizzells have raced horses from for many years, with Swift Encounter winning two races for them and her dam, Indian Swift, the winner of six.

   The Frizzells are also racing a five-year-old half-brother to Ripdiddler, called Hunky Dory, and have a yearling gelding by Captain Rio out of Swift Encounter coming on.


Three stars at jumpouts

   Shesalljazz, Rockweiler and Youtoofast recorded dominant wins at jumpouts held on the Hastings track yesterday as they prepare to kick off fresh campaigns.

   There were 11 heats, run up against the inside rail, on the firm course proper.

   Shesalljazz clocked a very quick 43.8 in winning her 750-metre heat by 7 lengths, running the last 600 metres in 32.5. She is a Coats Choice mare in the Hastings stable of Patrick Campbell and the winner of four races from 16 starts.

   Rockweiler was no less impressive when winning his 1000-metre heat by 6 lengths and clocking a time of 58.4s. He is a four-year-old by Keeninsky who had two starts from the John Bary stable last season for a fourth and a sixth and is now prepared by new Hastings trainer Tina Wood.

   Youtoofast also recorded a good time of 59.5s when winning her 1000-metre heat by four lengths and was being eased down over the final stages. The Fast ‘N’ Famous mare is trained on the Hastings track by Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen and has had seven starts for a win and four minor placings.

HB-owned mare definitely thriving 3 Oct 2012


   Hawke’s Bay owned and bred mare Thrive continued her rapid rise through the grades with another easy win at New Plymouth on Saturday and is now being aimed at a black type event later this month.

   The Colombia five-year-old took her record to four wins, a second and two thirds from just eight starts with an easy 2 length victory in the $15,000 Rating 85 race over 1800 metres at the Taranaki meeting. She accounted for a number of open class gallopers so comfortably that her connections are now looking at starting her in the listed $50,000 Platinum Homes NZ Rotorua Plate (1950m) on October 20.

   Thrive was bred by Ken Browne who is a board member of Hawke’s Bay Racing Incorporated. He has taken in Te Akau Racing’s principal, David Ellis, as a 50% shareholder in the mare and she is prepared at Matamata by Jason Bridgman, resident trainer for Te Akau Thoroughbreds.

   Bridgman and Browne were concerned the New Plymouth track, rated a good-3, may have been a bit too firm for Thrive on Saturday given that her previous three wins were all on heavy tracks. But she coped well, with winning rider Hayden Tinsley telling the connections after that the winning margin flattered her rivals.

   “She seems to be a mare that is improving all the time which is quite exciting,” a happy Ken Browne said this week.

   “We were worried a bit about the track on Saturday but it was probably her most impressive win so far.”

   Browne bred Thrive out of the Paris Opera mare Trove, who was the winner of two races and has also left Strive (two wins) and Gusto (one win).

   The broodmare has since left a three-year-old by Gold Centre and a two-year-old by the same sire and is now due to foal to Per Incanto. She will be served this year by the exciting Wellfield Stud-based stallion Alamosa.


Worth her weight in gold

   Not many thoroughbred broodmares have attained a record of producing the winners of 27 races but Hawke’s Bay owned Out On Bail has.

   The Justice Prevails mare, owned by Pourerere’s Sue Harty, brought up win number 27 when her daughter Surf Patrol scored an upset victory in a $25,000 Rating 75 fillies & mares race over 1600 metres at Saturday’s Taranaki meeting.

   Surf Patrol had been successful five times previously but they had all been on heavy tracks and the good-3 racing surface at New Plymouth was expected to be too firm for her. She was overlooked by the punters, starting at odds of 16 to 1, but produced a powerful finish in the last 200 metres to get up and snatch a long head victory over Gold Cape.

   Surf Patrol is a six-year-old mare by Towkay out of Out On Bail and was the fourth foal produced by the mare. The first three were Ocean Storm (4 wins), Parole (8 wins) and Acquit (9 wins).

   A fifth foal, Legal Aid, was due to have her second race at yesterday’s Gore meeting.

   Harty has retained a share in Surf Patrol, who is raced by a syndicate from the Awapuni stable of Mike Breslin.

   She is still breeding from Out On Bail, who has now left a yearling filly by Patapan and is due to foal to Per Incanto. She will be served again by Per Incanto this year.

   Harty, who was again crowned Hawke’s Bay/Poverty Bay thoroughbred breeder of the year for the last racing season, has started the new season in the same vein. Surf Patrol is the fourth individual winner she has bred since August 1, the others being Acquit, Tidal Wave and Urunga.


No Quota masters the big fences

   Hastings owned and trained jumper No Quota recorded an impressive winning debut over the steeplechase fences at Sunday’s Waikato meeting.

   The Kingfisher Mill eight-year-old stepped up from winning the longest hurdle race in the country, over 4400 metres at Rotorua on September 19, to score a two length win in a 4000-metre steeplechase at Te Rapa. In doing so he also credited English rider Charlie Studd with his first success on New Zealand soil.

   Studd has spent the past winter working for No Quota’s Hastings trainer Paul Nelson and had previously recorded two seconds and a third in New Zealand jumping races. Nelson owns No Quota in partnership with his wife Carol and they bred the gelding out of the Victory Dance mare All Magic.


First steeplechase win

   Former top hurdler Morpheus, part-owned by Hawke’s Bay’s Sir Russell Pettigrew, broke through for his first steeplechase win at Sunday’s Waikato meeting.

   The Zabeel gelding boasts a record of five wins and four minor placings from 17 hurdle starts and recorded a winning hat-trick over hurdles during the winter. He was having just his second start over the bigger fences in the 4000-metre maiden steeplechase at Te Rapa and won by half a length from Old Redfeather.

   Morpheus has now won 10 races in total. He is raced by Sir Russell Pettigrew in partnership with the horse’s co-trainer Graeme Rogerson and Tauranga couple Peter and Lee Karton.

   Rogerson paid $240,000 for the horse as a yearling at the 2007 Karaka sales.


Instant success for rider

   Hastings-born amateur jockey Aaron Kuru achieved instant success as a jumps rider when he got The Nemesis home for a short head victory in a 2400-metre maiden hurdle race at Sunday’s Waikato meeting.

   Kuru, 20, was having his first race-ride over fences and it was the second win of his career. The first was aboard D’Goldie in an amateur riders’ flat race at Ellerslie in August last year.

   He started his career working for Hastings trainer Patrick Campbell before transferring to the stable of John Bary. He then decided to shift north earlier this year and is now attached to the Cambridge stable of Craig Thornton.

   Kuru is also a former member of the New Zealand Black Sox softball team.


Two new ones in HB feature

   Last season’s Queens Oaks winner Quintessential and impressive last start winner Carrick are two notable late additions to Saturday’s Group 1 NZ Bloodstock Insurance Spring Classic, feature race on the last day of the Rush Munro’s Hawke’s Bay spring carnival.

   Quintessential is coming off a last start fifth in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) in Sydney as fortnight ago and is expected to be suited by the step up to 2040 metres on Saturday. She is the winner of four races from just 14 starts and also took out the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham last season.

   Carrick was impressive when winning an open 2000-metre race at Hastings a fortnight ago, in just his second start back from a spell, and has had seven starts for three wins, a second and two thirds.

   Other notable entrants for Saturday’s Hawke’s Bay feature include Xanadu, He’s Remarkable, Guiseppina, Shez Sinsational, Fleur de Lune and Green Supreme.

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