SBSR – Rolling
27th September 2020.
Mach Shard played the lead role in a hot twenty four hours of success for Southern Bred Southern Reared horses on both sides of the Tasman.
Jimmy Mack – Photo Bruce Stewart
The Mach Three gelding bred by Debbie and Mark Smith capitalised on the perfect trip to get up and win Friday night’s Spring Cup at Alexandra Park with favourite Copy That a head back in second.
Trained by Barry Purdon and Scott Phelan it was the six year old’s ninth win and he has now won $353,594.
Earlier in the night Christianshavtime bred by Murray Little impressively won R59-R78 pace. Trained by Logan Hollis and Scott Robertson the American Ideal gelding sat in the one out line for most of the trip. Just before straightening driver Maurice McKendry hooked the four year old wide and be came down the middle of the track to win by a length and a quarter. His time was an impressive 2-39.7.
Christianshavtime’s second dam Dream Angel is a full sister to multiple group winning mare One Dream.
Further south at Addington southern bred horses quinellaed the Sire Stakes Three Year Old Trotters Prelude.
Leaf Stride bred by Michelle Caig of Winton won the 1950 metre feature by half a head from Son Of Patrick which was bred by Nathan Williamson.
It was Leaf Stride’s second win in as many starts and both trainer Phil Williamson and driver Matty Williamson have a good opinion of the Love You gelding.
Later on the card the royally bred Arden’s Ace got up to nab pacemaker Under Wraps by a head. Arden’s Ace is by Art Major out the sixteen win race mare Venus Serena. The win was the three year old’s second win in as many starts. He was bred at Arden Lodge in Tapanui by John Stiven.
Arden’s Ace – Photo Bruce Stewart
Across the Tasman two Southland bred mares quinellaed the Group Three Ladyship Pace at Menangle last night.
Bettor Enforce bred by Ben and Karen Calder won her sixteenth race when she beat another Southland mare Havtime running the mile in 1-49.8. Bettor Enforce has now won over a quarter of a million dollars.
Meanwhile at Gloucester Park in Western Australia on Friday night Jimmy Mack, Rakasinc and Talkerup all bred in the south, won their respective races.