Sire on Fire – Ocean Park

Ocean Park (Photo credit: Trish Dunell)

With nine winners in the past seven days and 21 in the past 30, Cox Plate hero Ocean Park is riding the crest of a winning wave heading towards the start of the 2019 NZB National Yearling Sale Series with a winning double at Canterbury on Wednesday adding to his timely success.

Champion trainer Chris Waller and champion jockey Hugh Bowman combined to win with promising three-year-olds Kolding and Matowi, both purchased from the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale for $170,000 and $200,000 respectively.

Kolding broke his maiden with a short neck win over 1200 metres as favourite, while Matowi posted his second win from seven starts when scoring by half a length over 1550 metres.

“They’re quite similar horses actually,” stable foreman Charlie Duckworth said.

“Both are still learning how to switch off and relax but are showing plenty of promise.

“Being by Ocean Park you would expect them to get over a bit further.

“The sire is going super which is great because we have plenty in the stable.”

The winning double followed the impressive win of progressive filly Oceanex at Flemington last Saturday. The Mick Price trained filly has won three races in succession and is now being aimed towards Black Type events. – Story from Breednet.com.au

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