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Latest Per Incanto Stakes Winner a Character

Sunday, 27 October 2019 02:31

Chances are there’s a chestnut gelding deservedly puffing his chest out and feeling bulletproof in his Hawera yard today.

Trainer Paul Mosley makes no secret of the satisfaction he gets from having Mauna Kea (Per Incanto-City Class Rose by City On a Hill) around his small Southern Taranaki stable and the pair’s mutual admiration for each other went to a new level on Saturday following a deserved breakthrough at stakes level for the 6YO in the 1600m Group 3 Gee and Hickton Funeral Directors Thompson Handicap at Trentham.

Mauna Kea, or Boris as he’s known by Moseley and his large group of enthusiastic owners, is something of a hard case. In a good way he has a larger than life personality, with stories of him literally prancing around his yard with self confidence after a victory.

That attitude mixed with a steely will to win has made the Per Incanto galloper an extremely potent addition to the CD’s handicap and WFA ranks. In 18 starts since breaking his maiden in May 2018, the 6YO gelding has won on eight occasions and been placed six times including a nose defeat in the Group 3 Boehringer Ingelheim Merial Metric Mile.

Mauna Kea is Per Incanto’s 14th individual stakes winner.

Princess Amelie (Snitzel-Just Dancing by Fusaichi Pegasus) made it a good day for the farm at Trentham when she landed the rating 82. Purchased form LA’s Karaka 2017 Premier draft, the 4YO is compiling a very handy record with Saturday’s win her fifth in just 12 starts for owner Lincoln Farms.

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Pip McCarroll, Owner