Photo: Campari as yearling (Trish Dunell)
Mid-week racing in
Australia has proved to be a happy hunting ground for Trelawney Stud graduates.
On Wednesday Own Sweet
Way (Iffraaj x Exquisite Choice) scored his first career win in the Maiden
Plate at Bendigo over 1400m.
Bred by Trelawney, Own
Sweet Way was purchased by trainer Matt Cumani in partnership with McKeever
Bloodstock for $110,000 from Trelawney’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock
Own Sweet Way’s
ownership group includes long-time Trelawney clients Raffles Racing and it was
pleasing to see them get one on the board with the four-year-old gelding.
Orokonui (Redwood x
Primera Dama) was another to earn a pay cheque on Wednesday.
The 2015 New Zealand
Bloodstock graduate was runner up at Warwick Farm over 2130m, continuing a good
run of form where she has been in the money in each of her last four starts.
Campari (O’Reilly x
Lillet) was successful at Gosford on Thursday over 1100m, with the
stakes-placed mare coming from back in the field to round up her rivals and win
“She had a few issues
and had been off the scene for a long time and came over off the back of one
quiet trial,” trainer Stephen Marsh said.
“Class takes them a
fair way and I thought she was labouring a little bit coming into the straight,
but she picked up nicely in the end and was strong late.
“I think she will
benefit a lot from the run. If she keeps fronting up, we will stay here for as
long as we can.”
Campari sports the
colours of New Zealand syndication company Go Racing, who purchased her for
$100,000 from Trelawney’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock draft, and was ridden by
Kiwi jockey James McDonald.