Per Incanto’s Baba Mama Show’s Off in Hong Kong
Per Incanto’s only starter to date in Hong Kong, Baba Mama (Per Incanto-Irish Magic by O’Reilly) opened his account in spectacular fashion at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Bred by Masterton’s Ardsley Stud and sold form their 2015 Karaka Ready to Run draft, the 3YO chestnut gelding looked a forlorn hope at the top of the straight before sprinting impressively to land the 1200m event in a good time of 1.09.02.
Earlier in the afternoon, Ina Canta’s (Per Incanto-One Keen Lass by Canny Lad) easy win at Waipa lifted Per Incanto two wins clear of his nearest rival Savabeel in the race for the title of NZ’s leading sire of individual three-year-old winners.
Spanish Bay (Nadeem-Belle Jest by Rorys Jester) rounded out a good Sunday for the farm when he led throughout to win the 1400m $125,000 Kranji Stakes in Singapore. The 4YO son of Nadeem, whose latest success took his stake earnings to $600,000, was bought from our 2013 Karaka Select draft by Michael Freedman and Michael Wallace Bloodstock for $85,000.
Barlow Bred Shaping up as Black-Type Performer
Riverton’s Kelvin Tyler, one of this seasons big movers amongst the training ranks, has progressive Towkay galloper Lochan Ora (Towkay-Shivnivas by Centaine) emerging as a genuine hope to give the stable consecutive wins in the Group 3 Winter Cup, going by the four-year-olds comprehensive win in the 1600m Amberly Cup, the feature race on Saturdays Riccarton programme.
Timy Tyler, who has gone onto good form for the stable this season, won the corresponding race on the way to a win in the Group 3 feature last season.
Bred by Jim Barlow, Lochan Ora was winning on Saturday for the sixth time in his last seven starts. True to form, the Towkay gelding has shown his versatility, performing on all surfaces.
Officially retired from stud duties this season, it would be most fitting to see the 22 year-old produce another black-type winner in the twilight of his very commendable career, especially one bred by one of his most loyal supporters. Lochan Ora is the last foal of Jim’s good racemare Shivnivas, a dual place-getter in two Group 3 events, the Stewards Handicap and Wellington Stakes.
Per Incanto 2YO's to the Fore
Sophia Magia (Per Incanto-Heloise by Towkay) added to a growing list of late season two-year-old winners for her sire when she scored a strong win on debut over 1000m at Trentham on Saturday.
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