Perroquet (NZ) 3 f Ocean Park - Pernod by
The Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew
Scott-trained Perroquet scored this victory on her third career start, having
failed to finish at Matamata on debut in December before running fourth on at
Avondale in January.
The three-year-old filly broke well from
barrier seven under Michael McNab, before accelerating wide from the 500 metres
to the entrance into the home straight, levelling up to the leaders and pulling
clear to win by a length and a quarter, in a time of 1:36.99.
Bred and retained to race by Trelawney
Stud, Perroquet is from the first crop of the Waikato Stud-based sire Ocean
Park (Thorn Park), already the sire of 24 winners. The filly is the sixth
winner, from eight foals to race, from the Group One-winning mare Pernod
(Centaine) making the filly a half-sister to dual Group Three winner Martini
Red (Red Ransom).
Pernod herself is out of the stakes-placed
Grosvenor (Sir Tristram) mare Martine Michelle and is a half-sister to Shanghai
Moon (Carnegie), the dam of South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner
Kushadasi (Choisir) and Listed winner Karlovasi (Reaan). Perroquet’s third dam
is the Group Two-winning mare Josette Nicole (Three Legs), who is herself a
sister to the 1984-85 champion New Zealand three-year-old and Group One winner
Eastern Joy (Three Legs).
In 2015 Pernod foaled a colt by Savabeel
(Zabeel), who subsequently died, and in 2016 she foaled another colt by Ocean
Park. -ANZ Bloodstock News