Rocanto Delivers on Reputation
Unbeaten at the trials, including a three length win over impressive stakeswinner Windborne, the Stephen Marsh trained Rocanto (Per Incanto – Romantic Liaisons by Danasinga) was at short odds to make a winning debut in the $30,000 Wentworth Grange Premier at Te Rapa on Saturday.
The Lowell Goddard bred two-year-old colt justified the support to complete a comfortable win and hopefully New Zealand race-goers can get to see more of Rocanto before he departs for an inevitable career in Hong Kong.
Nadeem (Redoute’s Choice-Candide by Sound R eason) leads all comers with his three-year-old winners to runners figures in Australia this season and his latest performer in the age group is the filly Our Harmony (Nadeem-Pantenny by Canny Lad) who won over 1200m in Melbourne last Wednesday.
Speedygonzalez (Towkay-Luscious Lass by Al Akbar) and Ocean Roar (Towkay – Crystal Jet by Clay Hero) gave their sire a winning double in Hong Kong last Wednesday evening.
11th Stakes Winner for Nadeem
Progressive filly Savoureux (Nadeem – Ripe Plum by Spectrum) is Nadeem’s (Redoute’s Choice – Candide by Sound Reason) 11th individual stakes winner after overcoming a tough trip to land the Listed Mode Plate at Doomben on Saturday.
As well as being smart, the Kris Lees trained filly clearly is adaptable. Back on 26 October she produced a sub 34 second last 600m to win her second start and remain unbeaten to that point, while on Saturday she raced three wide without cover for a greater part of the 1200m event.
Hawkes Bay breeder Don Gordon had a weekend to remember. On Saturday Over Easy (Darci Brahma-Southern Cry) whom Don bred in partnership with his son Jamie and LA
won in Singapore while the following day Don’s mare Pit A Pat (Towkay – Secret Step by Postponed) won over 1600m at Waipukurau bringing up Chris Johnson's 2000th winner
Black Type For LA Mare
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Per Incanto : In Rarefied Company
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