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Doomben Winner Bred In The Purple

Karaka Premier Sale graduate Purple Sector took his career to a new level with a dominant performance in Saturday’s Group 3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben.

Doomben Winner Bred In The Purple

Karaka Premier Sale graduate Purple Sector took his career to a new level with a dominant performance in Saturday’s Group 3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben.

Purple Sector winning the Rough Habit Plate
Purple Sector winning the Rough Habit Plate Picture:Racing and Sports

The John Thompson-trained Purple Sector provided Pins, who died last year from colic, with his 84th stakes winner.

Offered by Trelawney Stud, Purple Sector Horseform was purchased by Duncan Ramage for NZ$60,000 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale at Karaka.


He had already proven himself in elite three-year-old company, running second in the G3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) and third in the G3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) and Listed Dulcify Quality (1600m).

He also finished fourth in the G2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and G3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m).

All that was missing was a black-type win, and he ticked that box in style on Saturday.

Ridden by Blake Shinn cruised to the lead at the top of the straight and kicked away, winning easily by two and a quarter lengths.

Purple Sector (Pins x Eden Valley by Zabeel) has now had 13 starts for two wins, four placings and A$203,750 in prize-money – more than three times his purchase price of $NZ60,000 as a yearling at Karaka.

His dam Eden Valley is a sister to the G1 winner Hill Of Grace and G2 winner Renewable.

Eden Valley was bought for just $10,000 at last year’s NZNB Karaka May Sale by the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry.

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R5 DOOMBEN 11 May 2019
Rough Habit Plate 3 , 2000m
Race Synopsis: John Thompson-trained colt Purple Sector followed his good third in the Frank Packer Plate (Gr 3, 2000m) at Randwick on April 20 with a smart win here, his first at stakes level. After a good beginning and leading early from his inside barrier (1), he was given a nice trip by Blake Shinn in third place. He moved up well at the home turn, took the lead coming to the 200m and then drew away to win comfortably. Tony Gollan-trained A Man To Match raced in seventh place, improved nicely (between runners) coming to the home turn, went to third on straightening and then fought on well for second. The favourite Dealmaker settled back in fifth place (with cover) before James McDonald made an early move due to the slackening tempo at the 800m to race outside the leader (The Golden Hind). He went to the front entering the straight but then just battled on for third, looking somewhat disappointing over the latter stages.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
4. PURPLE SECTOR (NZ)
3yo Colt
JOHN P THOMPSON
BLAKE SHINN
57.0
$3.00
 
PINS (AUS) - EDEN VALLEY (NZ)
M B Sandblom, J A Hayek & Think Big Stud (Mgr: D G Ramage)
2nd  
3. A MAN TO MATCH (AUS)
3yo Gelding
TONY GOLLAN
LARRY CASSIDY
57.0
$9.00
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PREGRADA (AUS)
Peachester Lodge (Mgr: Mrs L Huddy)
3rd  
1. DEALMAKER (AUS)
3yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
JAMES MCDONALD
57.0
$1.90
 
DUNDEEL (NZ) - SPORT CHIC (AUS)
 Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: Ms D J Martin), M H Wood, D A Meldrum, R M Lapointe, R B T Aurisch, Mrs H A Aurisch, Dr P G Van Buynder, Felgate Holdings (Mgr: P D Felgate), Paramount Racing (Mgr: Ms K M Wood), Boeara Holdings (Mgr: Ms D A Dunphy), B J Johnston & P A Aquino
4th  5. BORAZON (AUS)
3yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
R FRADD
57.0
$17.00
5th  2. TRUSTY LAD (NZ)
3yo Colt
MATT KROPP
JAMES ORMAN
57.0
$17.00
6th  8. PARTNERSHIP (NZ)
3yo Gelding
ETHAN ENSBY
JASON TAYLOR
57.0
$81.00
7th  9. THE GOLDEN HIND (NZ)
3yo Gelding
STEVEN O'DEA
RON STEWART
57.0
$15.00
8th  10. MASSTOO (AUS)
3yo Gelding
STUART KENDRICK
MICHAEL CAHILL
57.0
$101.00

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