Get Up N Dance Did Just That

Get Up N Dance Did Just That

Bruce Stewart

9th October 2021

Get Up N Dance underlined his bright future when he sat parked and won his third race at the Northern Southland meeting at Ascot Park today.

After winning at Addington in July and August, the three-year-old started today’s race as a $2.10 favourite.

Get Up N Dance warming up for Nathan Williamson

Eight-win mare Jody Direen led from barrier release and driver Nathan Williamson stayed out of the early rush from gate six. With a lap to run he moved Get Up N Dance up to sit parked and he was too strong for a game Jody Direen and Mucho Macho Man, which came late along the passing lane for third. The winning time was 2-41.8.

“It was a good run fresh up and I was really thrilled, but surprised at the time. It didn’t feel as though they went that quick,” Williamson said.

Winning his third race (6)

Returning to the birdcage

Nathan Williamson, Get Up N Dance, Jamie Campbell and Dale Kinzett

He said Get Up N Dance is nominated for the $30,000 Show Day Futurity at Addington next month run over 2600 metres.

“Today he was ready to go but I think he’ll naturally progress because he’s still got some of his coat to lose. He’s had a trip to Addington before so that’s going to help him.”

Get Up N Dance is by Rock N Roll Heaven out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Dance N Delight.

“He’s got a handy sort of a motor and can do a bit of work and can stick on, so he’s got a good all-round game. He’s still a bit wayward at times but by the time he has another six or seven starts I think he’ll get his head around the racing game.”

Get Up N Dance is raced by his breeders Dale and Kaye Kinzett.

“The Kinzett family is from Oamaru and they’re family friends. Dad trained Dance N Delight. She unfortunately went amiss and didn’t race.”

Dale’s father Ken was a blacksmith at Addington in the 1960s and 70s.

“He then moved down to Oamaru and was blacksmith at the racecourse. He had one or two trotters that he messed around with,” Dale said.

Williamson also initially trained Dance N Delight’s first foal, Shut Up N Dance which created a real buzz when she raced last season.

After having one workout for the southern stable she was then sent north to Woodend Beach trainer Regan Todd because she had leg issues.

Shut Up N Dance raced three times for Todd winning all of her starts at Addington. At her first start she won by ten and a half lengths pacing the 1980 metres in 2-22.3 a mile rate of 1-55.6.

“She was something. Unbelievable,” Williamson said.

Dale was on course today to see Get Up N Dance win and he also visited the Williamson stable at Branxholme this morning to see Rise Up N Dance, a rising two-year-old by Art Major go through his paces.

He says Shut Up N Dance will be served by American Ideal while Dance N Delight will return to Art Major.

Meanwhile a number of classy Southland trained horses stepped out at the Goodman Plumbing Winton Workouts yesterday.

The Learners Mobile Pace was won narrowly by the Nathan Williamson trained Ann Marie. She’s a Bettor’s Delight filly out of the Somebeachsomewhere mare Tuapeka Helen who is a half-sister to Lawrence.

Ann Marie beating her stablemate at the Winton Workouts

Another well bred, Who’s Better also trained by Williamson was a head back in second. She’s also by Bettor’s Delight and is out of the Christian Cullen mare Cullen Who which won five races for Tony Barron.

The winning time was 3-13.4 with the last 800 run in 58.8 seconds.

Wayne McEwan, who now trains in Te Anau, geared up the winner of the second Learners Mobile Pace when Expects Delays beat Princess Popsicle by a head with Watchlist a length back in third. Expect Delays is a five year old Auckland Reactor mare out of Peter Marshalls ‘Medley’ breed.

Expect Delays winning for John Bennett

Henry Maguire looked to have plenty of raw talent when he left the mobile behind five rivals but still got up to beat Love Lou Longtime by a nose.

Henry Maguire on the outside winning his workout heat

Trained by Peter Hunter for the Gotashearasheep Syndicate the Rock N Roll Heaven two-year-old is a half-brother to eight-win pacer Mikey Maguire. The winning time was 3-06.4 with the last 800 metres run in 58 seconds.

Hurricane Hendrix, also two and by Rock N Roll Heaven, won his Non-Winners Mobile Pace over 2400 metres. His winning margin was a length and a quarter over Tartan Raider.

Hurricane Hendrix winning at the Winton Workouts

Hurricane Hendrix is out of the eight-win American Ideal mare Star Of Isis.

The Michael House trained Johnny Mac in the hands of Tyler Dewe easily won the main pacing heat in a smart 3-01.5. His winning margin over Quaddie VC was two lengths with Sand Wave making ground late to run third, two and a quarter lengths back.

Johnny Mac beating Quaddie VC

In the last heat Don Ameche, a qualified unraced four-year-old trotter by Dream Vacation out of Lady Eileen beat horses with better credentials – Jannah Jaccka (2 wins) and Andy Hall (5 wins).

Don Ameche on the inside winning the last heat

Don Ameche is trained by Robert Wilson who also trains his half-brother Willangus Lad (3).