Pins progeny at the pinnacle of Australasian racing
25 September 2017
Prominent galloper Sir Plush (Pins – Luxurious Lady, by Theatrical) exhibited a dominant performance when he took out the last on the card on De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day. Jumping out of barrier 10, ex-Kiwi jockey Jason Collet sent Sir Plush to the front and comfortably led the whole way home in the 1400m event. Racing away in the concluding stages, Sir Plush smashed his rivals to win by an easy 4 length margin. Trained under the guidance of Bjorn Baker, Sir Plush is no stranger to the winners’ circle with his latest victory being his 6th career win – pushing his earnings above A$270,000.
Down at Caulfield, lightly raced 2-time Group winner Legless Veuve (Pins – Hyades, by O’Reilly) stepped out for her 10th time at Stakes level (from just 11 starts) to claim the runner-up spot in the Gr.3 MRC Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes over 1200m. The impressive daughter of Pins stormed home late covering an enormous amount of ground. Extremely well related, Legless Veuve is a full sister to Group winner of 7 races TOOTSIE.
At Hawkes Bay stylish 3-year-old filly Florence Jean (Pins – Really Reputable, by O’Reilly) displayed a bold performance in the Gr.3 Hawkes Bay Gold Trial Stakes to come second to smart galloper Dijon Bleu. A two-time winner from just 4 starts, Florence Jean is certainly tipped as ‘one to watch’.
Representing her great sire down at Riccarton, Hot Fuss (Pins – Fuar, by Kaapstad) fought hard to claim a gallant second in the feature race – the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes over 1200m. The lightly raced 3-year-old filly was a winner of her last start and will no doubt be a key contender in the Spring features to come. Interestingly, Hot Fuss is a half-sister to Group winner of 7 races FIRST SERVE who won the Gr.3 Canterbury Breeders Stakes in 2016.
Pictured: Sir Plush (Pins – Luxurious Lady, by Theatrical) put in a bold performance to win the TAB.COM.AU Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.