Chateauneuf Dupape Two from Three in Singapore
06 Mar 2012
Tough Darci Brahma three-year-old Chateauneuf Dupape has taken a liking to his new surroundings in Singapore as he made it two wins from just three starts on Friday night at Kranji.
Bred and part-owned by Peter and Philip Vela, Chateauneuf Dupape (Darci Brahma x Loudenne) was well supported in the last race of the meeting, the Class 4 Poly Track Handicap (1200m), and was ridden positively by jockey Joao Moreira after jumping well.
Tracking a hot pace, Moreira kept the Michael Freedman trained three-year-old handy in transit and eased him up to the leaders at the turn, taking the lead and keeping the son of Darci Brahma focused in the final stages to win by half-a-length at the post.
Chateauneuf Dupape was a NZ$310,000 yearling purchase at Karaka 2010 and started his career in the Lee Freedman stable in Melbourne. With the $1 million Karaka Million on his agenda he spent four months in New Zealand in early 2011, culminating in a third placing in the Group 1 ARC Diamond Stakes before heading to Singapore under the care of Michael Freedman.
The gelding won his debut in Singapore over 1100 metres in mid-January before being beaten by a neck by Riezo (Acclamation) in his second start but Friday night’s victory saw him return to winning form.
Well bred, Chateauneuf Dupape is from the Palace Music mare Loudenne, making him a half-brother to Pencarrow Stud’s Group 1 winning filly Insouciant (Keeper) and Group 3 winner Copper Mountain (Jetball). Chateauneuf Dupape was Loudenne’s last foal, she is now enjoying her retirement at Pencarrow stud.
The Pencarrow bred sire Darci Brahma has made a good start to the 2012 Singapore season as he currently leads Singapore’s Sires’ Premiership by earnings with his progeny headed by his dual stakes winning son Super Easy who is unbeaten in seven Singapore starts. Darci Brahma and Testa Rossa also lead the way in Singapore for race wins with six each.
Darci Brahma also heads New Zealand’s 3YO Sires’ Premiership by winners with 16, two clear of his nearest rival O’Reilly on 14.
   
VELA PART OF ROYAL PROCESSION AT ROYAL ASCOT
24 Jun 2019New Zealand was been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot.
Sleeping Beauty (NZ) Strikes Again in Tauranga Classic
24 Jun 2019Quality Pencarrow mare Sleeping Beauty (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) secured her second stakes win with a tenacious and classy performance in Saturday’s $50,000 Listed Ultimate Ford and Mazda Tauranga Classic (1400m).
Third Win for Red Beach (NZ)
20 Jun 2019Talented Pencarrow filly Red Beach (NZ) (Darci Brahma) claimed the third win of her eight-start career with a smart performance in Thursday’s $11,000 Haunui Farm 1600 at Pukekohe.
Black-type Breakthrough for Sleeping Beauty (NZ)
13 May 2019Well-performed Pencarrow mare Sleeping Beauty (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) became a black-type winner with a deserved victory in Saturday’s $70,000 Group 3 ISCL Rotorua Stakes (1400m).
Red Beach (NZ) Too Strong at Pukekohe
04 May 2019Pencarrow filly Red Beach (NZ) (Darci Brahma) notched up the second win of her six-start career with a dominant performance in Friday’s $10,000 Patumahoe Plumbing 1600 at Pukekohe.
Wild Seas (NZ) Storms Home at Hastings
29 Apr 2019Half an hour after the Pencarrow colours were carried to victory in the Group 2 Travis Stakes at Te Rapa, they also featured in a highly impressive performance at Hastings on Saturday.
Supera (NZ) Superb in Travis Stakes
29 Apr 2019With a powerful come-from-behind performance at Te Rapa on Saturday, Supera (NZ) (Savabeel) became the third $100,000 Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) winner in the last eight years for the blue and white hoops of Pencarrow.
Page 1 of 176 (7 results per page)
  [01] 02 03 04 05    6>>