Stakes breakthrough for Pinzu

Pinzu (Photo credit: Western Race Pix)

Waikato Stud graduate Pinzu posted his first black-type victory on Saturday with success in the Listed Carbine Club of WA Stakes in Perth.

Jockey Damian Lane settled the son of Pins back in the field and saved him for a final run in the straight.

Pinzu produced a powerful turn of foot in the run home to have the race in safe keeping.

Bought for $330,000 at the 2014 Premier Sale, Pinzu has now had 29 starts for eight wins and 12 placings.

“He’s certainly pretty effective on his day,” trainer Adam Durrant said.

“I was a bit concerned that he didn’t settle a bit earlier and that might take away a bit of his kick, which it probably did, but he was still good enough to hold on.”

His black-type breakthrough followed a second placing in the Listed Old Comrade Stakes in April.

Pinzu’s second dam is a half-sister to the champion stallion O’Reilly while Gr.1 NZ 2000 Guineas winner Madison County is another close relative.

A half-brother by Sacred Falls to Pinzu sold for $275,000 in Karaka Book 1 earlier this year and another Sacred Falls colt will be offered as Lot 625 in the upcoming 2019 Book 1 Sale.

Recent News
19 February 2019

Madison County Sydney bound after sale falls through

Dual Group One-winning three-year-old Madison County will head to Sydney in preparation for an autumn campaign after his sale to Hong Kong fell through. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained gelding won the Gr.1 New …

Read More
16 February 2019

Rock ‘n’ Pop’s son a quality act

Waikato Stud graduate Surely Sacred’s name is up in lights after his Gr.2 Avondale Guineas victory at Ellerslie. It propelled the son of Rock ‘n’ Pop to favouritism for next month’s Gr.1 New Zealand Derby. …

Read More