Sargent Completes Stakes Double With Karaka GraduatesMonday, Dec 30, 2019
Fresh from winning the Group 3 Summer Cup (2000m) with $55,000 Ready to Run Sale purchase Luvaluva (NZ) (Mastercraftsman), expat New Zealand trainer John Sargent struck again at stakes level at Gosford on Friday.
Sargent captured the A$170,000 Group 3 Belle of the Turf Stakes (1600m) with Tinkermosa (NZ) (Alamosa), who he bought for $50,000 at the 2016 Select Sale.
Tinkermosa had finished last at Randwick in her previous start and suffered cardiac arrhythmia, and she was required to trial before racing again.
She made a triumphant return in Friday’s feature, charging home in the straight to snatch the biggest win of her career by a short neck.
Winning jockey Jeff Penza had ridden Tinkermosa at the trials and was confident that Friday’s race was within her grasp.
“She was really good today,” he said. “I go a long way back with this mare, I rode her back when she won her maiden here.
“The pace was on, and when she found her rhythm, she finished the race off nicely.
“She was made to trial and she went as well as she ever had, and I was happy to be on her today.”
|Purchaser||Mr JG Sargent|
|Breeding||Alamosa – Tinkerbabu|
|Sale||Lot 638, 2016 Select Sale, $50,000|
|Bred by||W J Gleeson|
Who Dares Wins (NZ) Breaks $300,000 Barrier
$44,000 Festival Sale purchase Who Dares Wins (NZ) (Iffraaj) passed $300,000 in prize-money with a determined victory in Saturday’s $50,000 Listed Craigmore Sustainable Holdings Ltd Timaru Cup (1600m).
Lining up for his first start since August 3 and carrying topweight of 60 kilograms, the quality gelding trailed the front-running favourite Ticket to Ride (NZ) (Shocking) through the early part of the race.
There were some nervous moments early in the run home as jockey Samantha Wynne searched for racing room, but once in the clear, Who Dares Wins outfinished his rivals to win by a half-neck.
“We were pretty happy with him, although our biggest concern was that he had got away on us a bit weight-wise,” co-trainer Tony Prendergast said.
“Before he had his last trial, he was about 588 kilograms, so we whittled him down to 562 kilograms, which is about his racing weight.
“She (Wynne) just had to get him out to get a run, but once she got him in the clear, he showed he is a smart horse.”
Who Dares Wins has now won 10 of his 52 starts, with three wins at stakes level and $303,025 in prize-money.
|Purchaser||Phill Cataldo Bloodstock|
|Breeding||Iffraaj – Wee Tipple|
|Sale||Lot 1285, 2014 Festival Sale, $44,000|
|Bred by||Mrs R M Laffey & Mrs M A Wallace|