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Third SA Derby Winner For Veteran Sire Pentire

The dominance of New Zealand-bred three-year-olds in Australia this season continued when the Pentire three-year-old Volatile Mix won Saturday’s $600,000 South Australian Derby at Morphettville.

Third SA Derby Winner For Veteran Sire Pentire

The dominance of New Zealand-bred three-year-olds in Australia this season continued when the Pentire three-year-old Volatile Mix won Saturday’s $600,000 South Australian Derby at Morphettville.

The Volatile Mix story began in the Karaka sale ring almost a decade ago.

The G1 SA Derby winner’s dam Utopia (High Chaparral) was bought for $170,000 by Bruce Perry Bloodstock at the 2008 Karaka Premier Sale. She herself went on to win two races, and she picked up black type with a second placing in the G3 Manawatu Classic.


Her first foal is Volatile Mix, bred and raced by prominent Queensland owners Graham and Linda Huddy and trained by Darren Weir.

Ridden by John Allen, he stormed home from well back in the field and raced past fellow Kiwi-bred Odeon (Zacinto) and Ruthven (Domesday) to score by half a length. The NZ-bred filly Savvy Dreams (Savabeel), was fourth.

Volatile Mix Horseform has now had nine starts for three wins, two placings and more than $400,000 in prize-money.

New Zealand-bred three-year-olds have enjoyed extraordinary success in recent months. They include NZ Derby winner Gingernuts (Iffraaj), a graduate of the Weanling and Ready to Run Sales who went on win the G1 Rosehill Guineas.

Karaka Select Sale graduate Jon Snow (Iffraaj) took out the G1 Australian Derby at Randwick and a week later the G1 Australian Oaks was won by his Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained stablemate and Karaka Premier Sale graduate Bonneval (Makfi).

Ready to Run Sale graduate Mongolian Wolf (Pluck) also won the G3 Packer Plate in Sydney during the autumn carnival and Shocking Luck ((Shocking) emerged as a leading Queensland Derby contender with a runaway win in Saturday’s G3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben.

Darren Weir and John Allen combined with Volatile Mix to win their second successisve SA Derby after last year’s win with Howard Be They Name.

Volatile Mix is the first foal out of G3-placed mare Utopia, a blood sister to G2 winner Show The World (High Chaparral).

Volatile Mix’s second dam, Joie De Vivre (Zabeel) won five races and is a sister to dual G1 winner Bazelle, also the dam of Show The World.

Joie De Vivre is also a half-sister to Barbie’s Game (Comeram), the dam of Listed winner and Caulfield Cup runner-up Lisa’s Game (Umatilla).

Utopia has a two-year-old filly by Pins and colt foal by I Am Invincible.

Volatile Mix is the 48th stakes winners and 16th G1 winner by Pentire including three SA Derby winners.

The now 25-year-old Pentire will stand for a fee of $10,000 (plus GST) at the Matamata-based Rich Hill Stud this year.

A second classic win this season is looming for Te Akau Stud and trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards after Shocking Luck stormed into Queensland Derby contyention with a big win in the G3 Rouigh Habit Plate at Doomben.

The Te Akau tangerine colours have already won the NZ Derby and Rosehill Guineas this year with low-priced Karaka graduate Gingernuts.

he gelding has been purchased by Hong Kong interests and will be transferred to Sha Tin after the Derby at Eagle Farm next month.

Shocking Luck Horseform is a son of Melbourne Cup winner Shocking from Shamardal Luck (Shamardal), a mare bought for $5000 at the 2010 National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale.

Shocking Luck has now had seven starts for two wins and two placings, earning more than $110,000 prize-money.

He was bred by Whangarei’s Terry Archer and Grant Currie. It was Archer who bought Shamardal Luck at Karaka in 2010 with Shocking Luck her first foal.

A younger full-brother to Shocking Luck went through the ring in the 2017 Karaka Select Sale and was bought by Victorian trainer Patrick Payne for $32,000.

Shocking Luck provided Rich Hill Stud stallion Shocking with his fourth stakes winner including G1 winner Fanatic.

Racing And Sports




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R7 MORPHETTVILLE 13 May 2017
Ubet South Australian Derby 3 , 2500m
Race Synopsis: Volatile Mix ambled out of stall 11 and was eased back to be second last (two wide) with a circuit to run. Down past the 1400m rider John Allen rode patiently and the pair were still second last but only eight lengths from the lead. They improved wide to be a little closer at the 800m then accelerated from the 600m to be in behind the leading group turning in. Into the straight, a gap opened at the 300m and they went after the leaders, strode to the front inside the 150m and outstayed them to win fairly comfortably, his third win in nine starts. Ruthven was second, outside the leader past the 600m, took over turning in, led to the 200m but was outstayed, yet held on well for second. Odeon had a lovely trip, three back and one out down the back, moved closer at the 600m and was ready to pounce when they straightened, ranged up to lead briefly but ran out of steam just before the line. The first filly home, favourite Savvy Dreams was handy enough, challenged five wide turning in but could not make any ground on the first three.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
12. VOLATILE MIX (NZ)
4yo H
DARREN WEIR
J ALLEN
56.5
$16.00
 
PENTIRE (GB) - UTOPIA (NZ)
G L Huddy & Mrs L F Huddy
2nd  
1. RUTHVEN (AUS)
4yo H
CIARON MAHER
MARK ZAHRA
56.5
$4.00
 
DOMESDAY (AUS) - RUDDIGORE (AUS)
Rehame Racing (Mgr: W K Cox), C B McKenna, Mrs J M McKenna, P J Mole, P A Roach, Mrs B D Beiziters, C Jackson, S Shirtliff, J Webb, D Bowman & C L Maher
3rd  
5. ODEON (NZ)
4yo Gelding
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
DAMIAN LANE
56.5
$3.20
 
ZACINTO (GB) - THEATRE BUFF (USA)
 H H Wee, M J Bracchi, Mrs E M Bracchi, J Kovacevic, Mrs O Kovacevic, D W Franklin, K W Franklin, S D Kempster, Mrs A Kempster, R Hafner, Mrs D Hafner, Leacra (Mgr: J M Rayner), R M Crook, Mrs T L Crook & T R Pocock
4th  14. SAVVY DREAMS (NZ)
4yo Mare
GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN
PAUL GATT
54.5
$17.00
5th  4. ANAHEIM (AUS)
4yo H
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
BEN MELHAM
56.5
$17.00
6th  13. NETHERFIELD (NZ)
4yo Gelding
MICK PRICE
DAMIEN OLIVER
56.5
$6.00
7th  3. GRAND CHANCELLOR (NZ)
4yo H
PHILLIP STOKES
NOEL CALLOW
56.5
$12.00
8th  7. LYCURGUS (AUS)
4yo Gelding
DANNY O'BRIEN
KATELYN MALLYON
56.5
$41.00
9th  16. WHEAL LEISURE (AUS)
4yo Mare
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
JORDAN CHILDS
54.5
$51.00
10th  8. CASTA (AUS)
4yo Gelding
TONY MC EVOY
LUKE CURRIE
56.5
$67.00
11th  6. DORNIER (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JOHN MOLONEY
RYAN MALONEY
56.5
$61.00
12th  11. HE EKSCELS (NZ)
4yo Gelding
RICHARD LAMING
JAMIE MOTT
56.5
$21.00
13th  15. SEDANZER (AUS)
4yo Mare
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
STEPHEN BASTER
54.5
$21.00
14th  9. GUN GURU (AUS)
4yo Gelding
LEON MACDONALD & ANDREW GLUYAS
JASON HOLDER
56.5
$51.00

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