Tasman Park remains unbeaten
Tasman Park continued his impressive progression in Victoria and also emphasised his versatility on Saturday afternoon with success on the Hillside course at Sandown.
The Ocean Park four-year-old retained his unbeaten record with his third win on the bounce for trainer Michael Moroney and jockey Jamie Mott.
He was quickly out of the barrier before he settled midfield off the rail and peeled three wide before the turn.
Tasman Park challenged 250 metres from home and was a willing partner over the closing stages for Mott to keep their perfect record intact.
He won his first two starts on rain-affected ground and had no trouble stepping up to a mile on a Good 4 surface.
“He’s certainly going the right way and he’s a lovely type. He flew the gates and then switched off and he doesn’t quite know how to put them away yet, but he’ll pick that up,” Moroney said.
Tasman Park was sold by breeder Waikato Stud via the Gavelhouse platform for $8450 to Jen Campin and was later passed in at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale.
He subsequently won two trials from the Otaki stable of Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard before he was bought by clients of Moroney’s stable.
“When he first came to us he’d had those trials so we put him in the paddock,” Moroney said. “When we got him back he had put on condition and I’m quite surprised he’s kept it on.”
Tasman Park is out of the Sandtrap mare Tricilo, a half-sister to the G1 Queensland Oaks winner Miss Keepsake and the G2 Japan-New Zealand International Trophy winner Villifye.
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