Ocean Parks impress on debut
Smart filly Laurant was a stylish debutante at Pukekohe Park today to lead home a quinella for Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park.
The three-year-old produced a timely finish for a first-up victory in a competitive maiden line-up.
“Her trials had been great and there’s a fair bit of upside about her,” trainer Stephen Marsh said.
“She’s very well bred, but still a bit green and quite a long filly.
“She’s been through a few growing stages and she’ll be better in the autumn.”
Laurant who is raced by Trelawney Stud and was bred in partnership with R M Anderson, Mrs C N Taylor & Trelawney Thoroughbred, is a half-sister to the Group winners Antonio Lombardo and Master Of Arts.
Runner-up Wild Seas was also making her first race day appearance off two trial placings.
Trained by Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott, she is out of the Group performer Santangelo.
Meanwhile, the Waikato Stud-bred and owned Ensemble came with a powerful burst from the tail of the field to finish fourth.
She was on debut and the Pins three-year-old is trained by Team Rogerson, who prepared her dam Costume to win two Group 1 races.
Ensemble’s three-quarter brother will be offered as Lot 432 during next month’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale at Karaka.
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