Pins’ son claims Group Three feature

Purple Sector (Photo credit: Sharon Chapman)

Trainer John Thompson won’t be swayed by Purple Sector’s win in today’s Gr.3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben and will ease up on the three-year-old.

Although the talented son of Pins was clearly superior, he won’t be progressing toward the Gr.1 Queensland Derby.

“We wanted to spell him in Queensland so we picked out this race to aim at before he went out,” Thompson said.

“It worked out nicely. He had a good barrier, a good run throughout the race and I was confident from the jump.”

Ridden by Blake Shinn, Purple Sector enjoyed an economical run behind the pace and he took control on straightening and coasted clear.

Purple Sector was purchased by Duncan Ramage for NZ$60,000 out of Trelawney Stud’s at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale at Karaka.

He is a son of Zabeel’s daughter Eden Valley, who is a sister to the Gr.1 Ansett Australia Stakes winner Hill Of Grace and the Gr.2 Autumn Classic winner Renewable.

Recent News
17 May 2019

Pedigree Picks with Mike Rennie

Two weeks ago saw the ill-fated High Chaparral sire his 23rd Group One winner when Princess Jenni won the Australasian Oaks. This was her fourth win from only six starts- seriously impressive by anyone’s standards. …

Read More
17 May 2019

Tivaci filly tops Karaka May Sale

Tivaci’s stallion career gained serious momentum this afternoon at New Zealand Bloodstock’s May Sale at Karaka. His daughter out of stakes producing mare Sitting on a Hill jointly topped the overall Karaka May Sale with …

Read More