PURITAN SIZZLES ON DEBUT
Sep 02, 2015
Three-year old Beneteau gelding PURITAN put the writing on the wall with two impressive Cranbourne trials leading into his debut on Sunday. He didn't disappointment his big group of owners with scintillating display.
He flopped out of the gates, settled last and looked no good thing rounding the corner. However, when Jake Noonan asked him to go, he rounded them up in a few strides and won eased down by 2 lengths.
It was a terrific result for his owners who have been extremely patient. We had a number of false starts where he wouldn't load into the barriers but thankfully all those issues seem behind him now. He was never a nasty or dirty horse but was very spooky and lacked confidence around the barriers which took a while to sort out.
"He is one of the most talented horses to come through Denistoun Park for a while. He is still very raw and new and has a stack of improvement to come which is pretty scary" said Warren.
Puritan was an $80k purchase for JWR at the 2014 NZ Ready to Run Sale and is yet another impressive winner for the now deceased stallion Beneteau.
Puritan will now head to Flemington on Saturday week for a crack at the Group 2 Danehill Stakes. "It's a big jump in grade but I am pretty confident that he will measure up. What he lacks in experience and race smarts, he makes up with sheer talent which will take him a long way".
GERMAN IMPORT MAKES AUZZIE DEBUT
Lightly raced German stallion ALLANO makes his Australian debut at Sandown today.
He was identified by Mick Sharkie and UK Bloodstock agent David Baker as a horse with good staying upside and he certainly hasn't disappointed the stable since arriving late last year.
The plan was always to give him a light preparation in the summer so he could acclimatise to our weather and adapt to our training techniques. "He has really thrived here in Australia. He was a little dour when he first arrived but seems to have picked up a yard this time in which most of the international seem to do".
"Today will be too short for him but look for him once he gets out to 2000m and 2400m".
PENTIRE INCHES AWAY FROM ANOTHER GROUP 1
Evergreen NZ stallion PENTIRE went within inches of claiming yet another Group 1 race on Saturday with 5yo gelding ENTIRELY PLATINUM. First up from a spell, Entirely Platinum looked the winner in the Memsie Stakes until Boban dived through on his inside. He looks set for a big spring campaign and is every chance of becoming Pentire 13's individual Group 1 winner.
JWR has shares available in our chestnut Pentire colt which is currently out enjoying the spring grass after breaking in nicely over the winter. If you compare our Pentire colt as a yearling (see below) with Entirely Platinum as a yearling (see below), you will see a striking resemblance!
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Above: Entirely Platinum as a yearling
Above: JWR's Pentire x Blinding colt as a yearling