Black-Type Results

Listed VRC St Leger, Flemington

Race Summary :

Once the free-going Transact (Dundeel {NZ}) had got to the front the race was all but over.

He travelled comfortably under rider Luke Currie, who stepped up the tempo a fair way out and his mount was a willing partner.

They were clear of the pack 350 metres from home and never looked like stopping with Rock Dove (Epaulette) chasing gamely for second ahead of American In Paris (American {USA}).

Pedigree Notes :

Transact was a $220,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy and is a son of Rap Tale (USA) (Tale Of The Cat {USA}).

Her seven wins featured a black type success in North America and she’s from a successful international family.

The headline names in the pedigree include the G1 Santa Barbara H. winner No Review (USA) (Nodouble {USA}), the G1 Californian S. winner Another Review (USA) (Buckaroo {USA}) and the dual Group 2 winners Dance Colony (USA) (Pleasant Colony {USA}) and Blueskiesnrainbows (USA) (English Channel {USA}).

Listed Anzac Day S., Flemington

Race Summary :

Chaillot (Testa Rossa) kept her unbeaten record intact with a top performance to follow up her debut win at Ballarat.

She sat just off the pace under rider Craig Williams and when asked for a serious effort she surged clear to score with ease.

Deserved (Dundeel {NZ}) finished second with the commanding favourite Super Seth (Dundeel {NZ}) third. He had an easy run in front, but was found wanting under pressure.

Pedigree Notes :

A sibling to three winners, Chaillot is a daughter of Mary Of Modena (Encosta de Lago) who is out of the unraced Crowning Tribute (Ire) (Dieses {GB}).

She is a three-quarter sister to Chinese Justice (USA), a half-sister to the dam of the G1 Champagne S. winner Isolda (NZ) (Sir Tristram {Ire}). Other black type winners in the pedigree include former champion Singapore 2-year-old Lim’s Racer (NZ) (Red Giant {USA}) and the G2 Sandown Guineas winner Mahuta (Flying Spur).

Listed Manawatu Anzac Mile, Awapuni

Race Summary:

Weight told in the finish to the Awapuni feature with Rock On Wood (NZ) (Redwood {GB}) getting the better of Shadows Cast (NZ) (Per Incanto {USA}).

The winner enjoyed a seven kilo pull in the weights and he finished determinedly to collar the gallant topweight, who carried 60kg, in the closing stages.

The longshot Cutting Up Rough (NZ) (Per Incanto) took third from Dolcetto (NZ) (Per Incanto {USA}),

Pedigree Notes :

Rock On Wood is a brother to the winner Youvebeenlitup (NZ) and they are the only two foals to race from Rock On Rye (Catcher In The Rye {Ire}).

She won on six occasions up to 2000 metres and is from the family of the Group 1 winners Sacred Star (Flying Spur), Embellish (NZ) (Savabeel) and his sister Diademe (NZ).

Rock On Wood was a NZ$26,000 Karaka purchase and has now closing in on NZ$100,000 in earnings for trainer Leanne Elliot, whose son Ryan is the 4-year-old’s regular rider.