Black-Type Results

Group 1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic, Ellerslie

Race Summary:

A cool ride from Opie Bosson saw him settle Danzdanzdance (NZ) (Mastercraftsman {IRE}) at the tail before he decided to press the button 700 metres from home.

They were pushed widest on the turn before the grey mare was cut loose and she bolted up.

Lizzie L’Amour (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}) was no match in the closing 100 metres and she finished runner-up for the second consecutive year with her stablemate Jon Snow (NZ) (Iffraaj {GB}) back in third.

Pedigree Notes :

Bought back from her parents Blandford Lodge draft for $NZ5000 at Karaka by Kylie Bax, Danzdanzdance is a daughter of the unraced Night Danza (Danzero).

She is a half-sister to the Group 2 winner Silky Red Boxer and to Starryn Glen (NZ) (Montjeu {IRE}).

The latter’s claim to fame is producing the three-time Group 1 winner Lucia Valentina (NZ) (Savabeel).

Group 2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic, Ellerslie

Race Summary:

Pinmedown (NZ) (Pins) raced at the back of the field before jockey Jake Bayliss got busy approaching the home turn.

The filly responded positively and she came home with a powerful finish to beat House Of Cartier (NZ) (Alamosa {NZ}), who also came from the tail of the field.

The favourite and last-start G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas winner Media Sensation (I Am Invincible) raced in the tail, but was under pressure 400 metres from home and dropped out to finish last.

Pedigree Notes:

The winner was a NZ$28,000 buy out of Ardsley Stud’s draft at Karaka by Paul Moroney, whose brother Michael co-trains with Pam Gerard.

The filly is a three-quarter sister to the two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year and multiple Group 1 winner Ambitious Dragon (NZ).

Group 3 Summer Cup, Randwick

Race Summary:

Fierce Impact (JPN) (Deep Impact {JPN}) enjoyed an economical trip behind a genuine tempo and once into the clear with his light weight he was superior.

Trained by Matthew Smith, he had indicated his readiness for the Group 3 feature with a trial win earlier this month.

Satono Rasen (JPN) (Deep Impact) was one of six runners for trainer Chris Waller and he turned his form around to finish second after making all in front.

Pedigree Notes :

The winner’s dam Keiai Gerbera (JPN) (Smart Jones {USA}) won nine races, including two at Group 3 level in her home land.

Fierce Impact is a brother to the G1 Tokyo Mile Cup winner Keiai Nautique (JPN).

The family also features the presence of the Peruvian Group 1 winner Lideris (USA) (Mizzen Mast {USA}).

Listed MRC Lord S., Caulfield

Race Summary:

Everything panned out, belatedly, for So Si Bon (So You Think {NZ}) to get his second career win on the board.

The Group 1 placegetter enjoyed a good run in the trail and once clear he showed determination to succeed.

The favourite Torgersen (NZ) (Pins) had his chance but had to settle for second and likewise Age Of Fire (NZ) (Savabeel).

Pedigree Notes :

So Si Bon was a $250,000 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale graduate and is a son of the dual Listed winner Black Minx (NZ) (Lonhro).

The dam is a daughter of the G2 Emancipation S. winner Faith Hill (Danehill {USA}), who produced five winners.

So Si Bon’s third dam is the G3 West End S. and Listed Great Western S. winner Simply Believe (Kenmare {FR}).

Listed Ladbrokes Christmas S., Caulfield

Race Summary:

The multiple Group 3 winner Native Soldier (Sepoy) showed his class with a commanding performance for his fifth success from 12 starts.

Against the older horses, he raced outside the leader and held a strong gallop in the straight for a decisive victory.

Manolo Blahniq (NZ) (Jimmy Choux {NZ}) chased gamely for second with Runson (Delzao) home for third.

Pedigree Notes :

Native Soldier’s mother Belong To Many (Belong To Me {USA}) was a quality mare and won the G2 Sapphire S. and three times at Listed level.

All three of her foals to race have won and Native Soldier was a $160,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase.

The G1 Goodwood H. and G2 Angas Brut Classic S. winner Sword (Switch In Time {IRE}) is a headline act in the pedigree.

Listed Hallmark Stud Handicap, Ellerslie

Race Summary:

Talented mare Indecision (NZ) (Per Incanto {USA}) never gave her rivals a look in from a wide gate.

She crossed the field to lead and, despite having to shoulder 60kg on a heavy track, she saw it through for the sixth win of her career.

Santa Monica (NZ) (Per Incanto {USA}) continued her consistent run of form when second and Rocanto (NZ) (Per Incanto {USA} took third money. The race represented a trifecta for stallion Per Incanto.

Pedigree Notes :

A NZ$260,000 Karaka yearling sold by Little Avondale Stud, Indecision carries the colours of Trelawney Stud and is a half-sister to the three-time Group 1 winner Viadana (NZ) (Towkay).

Their dam Yeah Nah (NZ) (Kinjite) is a sibling to the G2 Waikato Gold Cup winner Singing Star (NZ) (Danasinga), who has in turn produced the G3 Lowland S. winner Miss Selby (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}).

Also featuring in the pedigree is the G2 PB Lawrence S. winner Second Effort (Mossman).

Listed Shaw's Wire Ropes Uncle Remus S., Ellerslie

Race Summary:

Ryan Elliot has been in grand form this summer and he enjoyed further success with Hypnos (NZ) (Reliable Man {GB}).

He settled the gelding in the body of the field and made his move closest to the fence in the straight with the 3-year-old a willing partner.

Hypnos finished strongly to upset the favourite Dawn Patrol (NZ) (Dawn Approach {IRE}) with Pullyoursocksup (NZ) (Thewayyouare {USA}) third.

Pedigree Notes :

Bred by Gerry Harvey, who stands Reliable Man (GB) (Dalakhani {IRE}) at his Westbury Stud, Hypnos was a NZ$50,000 Karaka buy.

He is out of Quality Dream (Elusive Quality {USA}), who is a daughter of the G2 Royal S. winner Dreamworks (NZ) (Maroof {USA}). Hypnos’ third dam is Slanchyvah (NZ) (Kaapstad {NZ}), who won the Listed Doomben Classic.

Listed Allied Security Hazlett S., Wingatui

Race Summary:

Sensei (Dream Ahead {USA}) had to overcome a torrid run to post the fifth victory of his 16-start career.

Trained by Michael and Matthew Pitman, the entire was forced to race wide from an outside gate but veteran rider Chris Johnson didn’t panic.

He kept Sensei in his rhythm and they finished too well for The Precious One (NZ) (Darci Brahma {NZ}).

Pedigree Notes :

Sensei was purchased for $60,000 at the Inglis Sydney Yearling Sale and he is a half-brother to the G2 Queensland Guineas winner Rothesay (Fastnet Rock).

They are out of Schiaparelli (Woodman {USA}), who is a daughter of the multiple Group1 winner Canny Lass (Canny Lad).

It is the family of the G3 Glenlogan Park S. and the Listed Paris Lane S. winner Eckstein (I Am Invincible)