Last week's racing saw two Karaka graduates gain valuable black type with Celeris at Otaki on Friday and Loose Change at Wanganui on Saturday.
Friday's Levin Classic day at Otaki saw the Leo Molloy trained mare Celeris (Fusaichi Pegasus x Cuphill) put in a good performance to win the Listed $45,000 Chainey's Panasonic Levin Stakes (1200m). In a strong field which included Bulginbaah, Tip the Wink, O'Cartier and Atapi, Mark Du Plessis rode the mare confidently and she proved too strong in the home straight winning by a length.
In a light career of only nine starts, the five-year-old has won on four occasions with four additional placings for stakes in excess of $90,000.
The Fusaichi Pegasus mare has had some serious problems during her career with osteoarthritis forcing her retirement, but her trainer Leo Molloy has managed to bring her back to the track to claim the biggest racing achievement of her career. She now carries the all important black type with the win which will markedly increase her value as a broodmare.
Celeris was bought by Daniel Nakhle from the 2007 Karaka Select Yearling Sale for $60,000 from Trelawney Stud. She is now likely to head to New Zealand's premier sprint races, the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap and the Group 1 Railway Stakes in January.
The Listed $50,000 Cambridge Thoroughbred Sales Wanganui Cup (2040m) at Wanganui saw New Zealand Bloodstock graduates quinella the feature race with Loose Change (Faltaat x Wyndam Starlette) and Headsup (Thorn Park x Pensar) the first two home.
Loose Change's trainers David Haworth & Matt Dixon decided to put blinkers on the six-year-old after his last start second to Regal Governor. The addition proved a wise choice as the son of Faltaat registered the biggest track win of his career, coming four wide on the turn to run down the leading pack and win by a short head.
Loose Change was bought by Palace Lodge from the 2006 Ready to Run Sale from Valley Park Stud for $24,000. The win has taken the six-year-old's stakes earnings to over $100,000 from his 25 starts. It was also Loose Change's sixth career win and will put him in good stead for the Group 2 Wellington Cup (2400m) in January.
Racing Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and Malaysia over the weekend has seen 24 individual Karaka graduates win their races.
New Zealand sires were prominent in the list with Haunui Farm's Elusive City notching up three wins, including his up and comer My Glory who was very impressive in only his fourth race day appearance in Hong Kong. Mapperley Stud's Kings Chapel had a win a piece in Macau and Singapore. The results are shown in the table below.
Horse Breeding Race Breeder NZB Sale Details
Sichuan Ruler Jet Spur - Elegant Emerald Singapore Maiden, 1200m RJ & AW Kiernan V.Mana Park B. RIWA PARK S.09 Ready To Run P. $140,000
John Of Arch Testa Rossa - Ascot Style Singapore Class 4, 1400m C J Wiseman V.Lyndhurst Farm B.DAVID M HILL RACING STABLES PT S.06 Ready To Run P. $105,000
Zac Velocity Success Express - Bacharach Singapore Class 4, 1600m D P Bentata V.Mission Lodge B. PATELLA BLOODSTOCK LTD S.07 Ready To Run P. $50,000
Steven Elusive City - Goodwood Jazz Singapore Class 5, 1400m K J Hickman V.Valachi Downs B.MR LK LAXON S.08 Ready To Run P.$36,000
Simple Man King's Chapel- Casualaire Singapore Class 5, 1600m D M K & Mrs I S Lees V.Maara Grange B.DR YEOH KHENG CHYE S.08 Select P. $25,000
He's Great Scaredee Cat - Shinead Singapore Class 5, 1400m Waikato Stud 2001 Ltd V.Waikato Stud Ltd B.MR BG HEDLEY S.08 Winter Mixed P. $1,750
Rotorua Chianti - Tangelo Singapore Class 4, 1600m Mrs F I & F T Drummond V.Esker Lodge S.09 Ready To Run, Psd $110,000 Res $120,000
Mega Bright (I. Lord Of Lords) King of Kings - Spontaneous Miss Macau Class 6, 1300m T M Gott V.Flying Stables B.MR SG CRUTCHLEY S.05 Ready To Run P. $6,500
The Lucky Twins (I. Pasadena Kid) Jade Robbery - Star Macau, 1300m Mrs J L Egan & Trelawney Stud V.Trelawney Stud Ltd B.Mr David Ellis S.03 Premier P. $110,000
Chanak Captain Rio - Lady Paloma Macau Class 5, 1600m D G & R B McLaren Ltd & Westbury Stud Ltd V.Westbury Stud B.BROOKBY STABLES LTD S.07 Select P. $140,000
Fortune Mine (I. Monsieur Pimpernel) Elusive City - Scarlet Runner Macau, 1500m Haunui Farm Ltd & J S Otway V.Haunui Farm B. FRANTIC BLOODSTOCK LTD S.07 Premier P.$70,000
Able Jet King's Chapel - Easy Way Macau Class 6, 1500m D F Bourke V.Kilgravin Lodge B. NEW ZEALAND BLOODSTOCK LTD S.08 Ready To Run P. $26,000
Lord Greg (I. Kingsley) Oregon - Daulomani Selangor Class 5, 1600m Mrs M C Oliver, K L Parsons & Mrs Y D Pennell V.Sapphire Thoroughbreds Ltd B.OSCAR STABLE S.01 Ready To Run P.$31,000
My Glory Elusive City - Contemplate Hong Kong Class 4, 1200m Haunui Farm Ltd V.Haunui Farm B. MR DR COLE S.09 Festival P. $77,500
Sohna Canny Lad - Zinarush Hong Kong Class 4, 1400m Z V Brooke, P J Vela & P M Vela V.Pencarrow Stud B. NEW ZEALAND BLOODSTOCK LTD S.05 Premier P. $175,000
High Point Spectatorial - Fabulous View Hong Kong Class 1, 1400m International View Ltd V.Birchwood Farm B. MR K T MYERS S.05 Festival P. $35,000
Liberator Encosta De Lago - Miss Helga Hong Kong Class 4, 1600m Caradale Pty Ltd. V.Curraghmore Stud B. HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB S.09 Premier P. $360,000
New Power My Halo - Zingla Selangor Class 4, 1600m Mrs A A & R A Peard V.Golden Elm Grange B.MR GC MEE S.08 South Island Mixed P.$10,000
Sinar Cahaya Stravinsky - Honey Be Mine Selangor Class 5, 1200m Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan V.Shelby Park B.MR I AHMAD S.07 Ready To Run P.$40,000
Smart Venture (I. Madagascar) Danasinga - Seraphic Selangor Novice, 1200m A W, Mrs V A & W K Pike V.Longlands Stud S.07 Select Psd $26,000 Res $30,000
Classic Express Istidaad - Akahzi Selangor Class 3, 1200m K H Cheng V.Tuxedo Farms B.NEW ZEALAND BLOODSTOCK LTD S.07 Festival P.$600
Chase Me Storm Creek - Cartier Gold Singapore Maiden, 1400m P W Jenkins & Mrs N B Redfern V.Twin Pines B.MR B MCDONALD S.08 Winter Mixed P.$4,000
Super Rich (I. Mr Dundee) Daggers Drawn - Opals Singapore Class 4, 1200m Curraghmore Stud Ltd V.Curraghmore Stud B.MS T PATTON S.07 Festival P.$20,000
Fortune Eight Traditionally - Artless Singapore Class 5, 2200m Karreman Bloodstock Ltd V.The Oaks Stud B.MR DR WILES S.08 Select P.$25,000
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