Convincing Victory by Persuasive
03 Oct 2014

A dashing fresh up performance has seen Pencarrow Racing’s Persuasive (Darci Brahma x Pertinacious) capture the second win of her career in the $17,500 Topsoil & Supplies (2011) Ltd Rating 65 1200m at Te Rapa today.

There were anxious moments for rider Michael Coleman aboard Persuasive in the straight as he struggled to find. After being disappointed for a run on the outside, Coleman headed back towards the inside and burst between horses into a gap. The Darci Brahma filly then sprouted wings to hit the front in the shadow of the winning post to win by a long neck.

“It was an impressive victory considering she botched the start,” commented co-trainer Andrew Scott who trains in partnership with Lance O’Sullivan. “She got well held up on straightening but once she found pure air she found the line strongly.

“We just have to get her to relax and breathing evenly then she gets home lovely. It was an encouraging win today - being a touch older she has got a touch stronger. There is further improvement in her through maturity so she is going the right direction.

“We will just work her through the grades this spring and hopefully in the autumn we will be able to tackle a nice race with her.”

Persuasive was a winner in similar fashion in November of last year at Avondale, she settled well back on that day and flashed home to land victory.

Today’s win is the four-year-old mare’s second win from seven starts for owner Sir Peter Vela.

Bred by Sir Peter Vela and Philip Vela, Persuasive is out of Montjeu mare Pertinacious, a daughter of former New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Sarwatch (Jetball), herself a daughter of four-time Group 1 winner Riverina Charm (Sir Tristram).

Pertinacious is expecting a foal by first season sire Super Easy this season.

   
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>>