Sacred Falls Preserves Perfect Record

Sacred Falls didn’t have things go all his own way at Te Rapa yesterday but still retained his perfect record. The good-looking colt stretched his unbeaten record to five in the Gr.3 Sarten Memorial, in which he accounted for the top fillies Rollout The Carpet, Fix and Pure Elegance and last season’s champion juvenile Warhorse.
The WS-bred and sold son of O’Reilly and Iguazu’s Girl will now head to Riccarton a short-priced favourite for the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas. “He’s looking for the mile and a better track,” regular rider Leith Innes said of the Raffles Dancers-owned three-year-old.
A $160,000 yearling, Sacred Falls is trained at Cambridge by Tony Pike and Mark Donoghue and victory today came off the back of his Gr.2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas success.
“I was a bit worried today about the lack of speed and they didn’t go overly hard,” Pike said. “He’s doesn’t sprint as well on a dead track, but he got the job done and it’s on to the Guineas. On a good track where we’ll hopefully see something special. He’s a colt and he’s thriving on the racing.”


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