Pretty To Watch at Ellerslie

Pretty to Sea (NZ) ridden by Michael Dee wins the Whitford Liquid Waste Maiden Plate at Sportsbet-Ballarat Racecourse.

A call from Cambridge Stud chief executive Henry Plumptre paved the way for Ocean Park’s daughter Pretty To Sea to make a winning New Zealand debut at Ellerslie.

“Henry gave me a call and asked if I’d like to train her,” trainer Stephen Marsh said.

“She’d gone off the boil in Australia and I’ve been very patient with her and we were all very confident. It’s just been about keeping her happy.”

Pretty To Sea was trained by Ciaron Maher and was a winner and a Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes placegetter before she lost form.

In the silks of new owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay, jockey Leith Innes had Pretty To Sea in a good rhythm and when asked the question in the straight the mare dashed away.

A $150,000 Karaka yearling offered by Waikato Stud, Pretty To Sea hails from the family of the two-time Group 1 winners Glamour Puss and Vision And Power.

Recent News
Gary's Corner
5 December 2019

Garry’s Corner – 5 December 2019

Bantam Rooster one week, Feather Duster the next. That fairly well describes the mood at Waikato Stud in the past week. The loss of any horse will stir the emotions of someone, regardless of the …

Read More
Gary's Corner
28 November 2019

Garry’s Corner – 28 November, 2019

Writing a Corner for you two, as a single-finger typist, is a reasonably onerous task: The objective is to make sure you are up-to-date on our goings on and – when the opportunity arises – …

Read More