There was definitely no indecision with the
way Indecision won the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Bonus race at Avondale on Wednesday.
The four-year-old daughter of Per Incanto streaked away to a four length win in the rating 65 1200 metre event, franking
the form that had seen her run second in Pearl Series races at Matamata and
Rotorua over the past month.
According to part-owner Cherry Taylor, the
decrease in distance made all the difference.
“It’s fantastic to win a Pearl Bonus it’s a
big boost,” Taylor said, “after she had run second twice over 1400, we were
getting a little frustrated.
“We had a chat with Tony (Pike) and
wondered if she just couldn’t quite get to 1400, so we were obviously confident
racing over 1200 when this race came up.”
In the small field of fillies and mares
Indecision was the only one nominated for a bonus and picked up an extra
$10,000 for her owners, $1,000 for her trainer and $500 for her nominator
Trelawney Thoroughbreds Limited.
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike certainly knows
how to set a horse for a Pearl Series win and as a trainer has trained the most
bonus winners, followed closely by South Island trainers Michael and Mathew
Indecision a half-sister to the dual group
one winner Viadana, has now won two races, both of them Pearl Series races and
both them at Avondale. She is raced by Faith, Cherry, and Brent Taylor along
with Brett’s sister Jane and her husband Scott Malcom and was purchased for her
She was bred by Little Avondale Stud and
Nicole Smyth out of the Kinjite mare Yeah Nah and was presented for sale at the
2015 NZB National Yearling Sale by Little Avondale Stud where she sold through
the Premier Session for $260,000. -NZTBA