Blesk completes four-timer for Waikato Stud

Blesk rounded off an excellent day for Waikato Stud both at home and away when the John O’Shea-trained 4-year-old gained a deserved success this afternoon at Warwick Farm.

The graduate of the Chittick family’s premier nursery completed a three-timer for home-bred by Savabeel following the wins at Matamata of Synchronize and The Mighty Spar while Sacred Fall’s son South Parade claimed his third race on the bounce when triumphant at Sandown.

Blesk has now won three times in a brief career and was due a change of fortune after being denied clear air at his previous start on the Kensington track before arriving late for second.

“He’s been knocking on the door and he hasn’t had a lot of luck either,” “O’Shea said. “He’s a talented, progressive horse who has got a bright future.

“I’ll let him go through his grades to get more confidence, he’s a really nice type.”

Blesk was given an economical run in the trail by Tom Marquand and when a rails run presented itself he was quickly through and proved far too good in the Pinatubo New To Darley H.

“I was really impressed with him. As soon as the split arrived he popped through and was pretty brave. He hit the line well,” Marquand said.

Blesk was offered at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Sledmere Stud on behalf of Waikato Stud and was knocked down to O’Shea for AU$450,000.

He is a half-brother to the multiple winner and G1 HKJC Centenary Cup Sprint runner-up Regency Legend with their dam the unraced O’Reilly mare Sparkling.

She is a half-sister to the Listed winner Plaudits and to the dam of former Champion New Zealand Sprinter Sacred Star and also featuring on the pedigree page are the Group 1-winning siblings Diademe and Embellish.

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