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Class with a Capital S and C

Sunday, 03 November 2019 03:32

Weight stops trains and class is permanent are two of racings oldest maxims. Yesterday at Awapuni, Per Incanto’s high-class performer Shadow’s Cast may have knocked the former for six but he certainly franked the other when he carried 63kgs to win his second 1400m Redcraze Bowl.

Under a different Jason Waddell ride to the one he gave the horse to win this year’s Group 1 Thorndon Mile, it was still heady nonetheless as the talented hop cuddled the Mark Oulaghan trained 7YO until the 250m before unleashing the big chestnut.  Shadows Cast is due to head to Christchurch to attempt a second win in the Group 2 Couplands Mile.

In an all LA finish, the LA bred Tinkalicious (Nadeem-Tinkermia by Johar) franked her aspirations for more black-type this summer with a typically game effort for second.

Earlier on the Awapuni card, Docletto’s sister Fiano (Per Incanto-Our Shiraz by Nediym) backed-up her promising debut at Tauherenikau to lead all the way for a three and a half length win in the maiden 1200m for trainer Slyvia Kay and connections.

Meanwhile north at Pukekohe saw the much anticipated return of the exciting Marzemino (Per Incanto-Florimont by Pins)and the Haunui bred and part owned mare didn’t disappoint, leading all the way to win the feature sprint over 1200m; her sixth win from 11 career starts and fifth from her last seven. Trainers Dawn and Peter Williams have made little secret of the black-type ambitions for their charge with the Group 1 Railway, a race won last year by the Per Incanto mare Santa Monica, the immediate target.

Per Incanto, who currently leads the NZ Sires premiership by winners, has 17 2YO’s for the NZB Ready to Run Sale which gets underway at Karaka on 20 November.

History, tradition, family, good values and lots of fun. Also when we inspect an LA yearling we do so with confidence in the horses’ upbringing, soundness and temperament. It’s a theory that has worked well because with Dominic we’ve bought the likes of Redeem The Dream and the stakeswinner Sir Lovesalot

George Simon, Cambridge Racing Commentator