John Jenkins_ Hastings coach will get Rum to run ragged at Woodville

Jockey Mereana Hudson has Hastings-trained Rum away from his rivals as they attain the top line throughout the Rating 65 race over 1400m at Woodville last Tuesday. It was the horse’s first win for better than two years. Image / Offered

Jockey Mereana Hudson has Hastings-trained Rum away from his rivals as they attain the top line throughout the Rating 65 race over 1400m at Woodville last Tuesday. It was the horse’s first win for better than two years. Image / Offered

Hastings coach Patrick Campbell produced a masterstroke when he acquired Rum to return to worthwhile sort after an absence of better than two years in a Rating 65 race at Woodville on Tuesday.

The Burgundy 6-year-old led all one of the best ways throughout the 1400-metre event and kicked on strongly to win at odds of 25 to a minimum of one.

Rum had not graced the winner’s stall since he was worthwhile in a Rating 65 race over 1400m at a Hawke’s Bay premier meeting in September 2020 and his 12 begins between then and now had solely produced one third inserting, over 1600m at Te Rapa in October last 12 months.

Rum was initially educated at Cambridge by Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray and was raced then by a syndicate that included Hawke’s Bay businessman Simon Tremain.

The horse regarded to have a wonderful future on the racetrack when he led all one of the best ways for a formidable 1-1/4 measurement debut win over 1200m at Hastings in January 2020 and adopted that up with a second victory two begins later.

Nonetheless his sort then took a vital dive and, after plenty of failures, his homeowners decided enough was enough and offered him available on the market on Gavelhouse in January this 12 months.

Campbell had seen the potential in Rum and decided to bid up, lastly securing him for $12,500. He now races the gelding in partnership with former Hastings coach Dean Smith, who helps out throughout the Campbell safe and drives the horse float to and from race conferences.

Campbell talked about it has taken time to work Rum out since taking him over and has realised that he is a horse that resents being restrained in his races.

“You merely should let do his private issue,” Campbell talked about.

“For many who try to keep up him up or battle him he doesn’t have to know and easily throws it in.”

With this in ideas Campbell instructed jockey Mereana Hudson to let the horse roll to the doorway in Tuesday’s 1400m race after which expertise him on a protracted rein, letting him primarily do his private issue.

Hudson adopted the instructions to a tee and had Rum travelling strongly in entrance all one of the best ways. The horse had a two-length break on the sector rounding the home flip and saved up a strong run to the highway to achieve by 1-1/2 lengths from Ivy Dazzler.

Hudson had trouble pulling the horse up after the race and it took them plenty of minutes to return to the birdcage.

“I believed he was going to take me spherical as soon as extra,” Hudson talked about afterwards.

“I merely let him do his private issue throughout the race nevertheless the worst half was trying to pull him up. He was an precise handful.”

Telegraph Sprint now the aim

Gifted Hastings-trained sprinter Can I Get An Amen will now have one different crack on the Group 1 $350,000 Telegraph Sprint (1200m) at Trentham following a return to worthwhile sort in a $40,000 Rating 87 race at Otaki on Monday.

The Hallowed Crown 6-year-old, prepared by Man Lowry, was recording her fifth victory nevertheless her first since she took out the Listed Lightning Handicap (1200m) at Trentham once more in March.

Can I Get An Amen adopted up that win with a seventh inserting in a single different Listed 1200m race at Hastings in April sooner than being turned out for a spell.

She was having her third start once more, in a model new advertising marketing campaign, when she lined up over 1200m at Otaki on Monday after recording sixth placings at Riccarton last month and at Trentham earlier this month.

The mare clearly wished these two runs and stripped hundreds fitter at Otaki.

She began awkwardly from the barrier nevertheless jockey Kate Hercock was able to protect her contact with nearly all of the sector after which picked a path between horses inside the home straight.

Can I Get An Amen wished to place in over the last word ranges nevertheless nonetheless proved too sturdy over the last word ranges and scored by 1-1/4 lengths.

Lowry has had the Group 1 Telegraph Sprint in ideas for Can I Get An Amen after the mare accomplished a recreation fourth in last 12 months’s weight-f-age operate behind the superb sprinters Levante, Roch ‘N’ Horse and Mascarpone. She’s going to now go straight into that race on January 14.

Lowry is keen to pick out up as loads black sort as he can with Can I Get An Amen sooner than the mare is retired to stud.

Can I Get An Amen is owned by excellent Cambridge owner-breeder Tony Rider in partnership with three Auckland people, Rayna and Lyn Bonnington and Peter Jeffares. The quartet bred the mare after searching for a service to the Australian-based stallion Hallowed Crown at a charity public sale in Queenstown in 2015.

Can I Get An Amen is out of the Sudurka mare Brianna, who was herself the winner of 5 races, along with one at Listed stakes stage.

Jameson lastly produces

Hastings-trained Jameson was fast working out of prospects to level out someform when he lined up in a maiden 2100m race at Woodville on Tuesday and duly delivered, scoring a measurement win over the race favourite Minnie Mouse.

Jameson is prepared by the companions Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal and was having his sixteenth start, alongside along with his most interesting earlier placings being a second and 4 thirds.

“He’d been working good races nevertheless not ending them off and I consider this was his last likelihood,” McDougal talked about after the win.

He had overwhelmed only one totally different runner home over 1950m at Rotorua at his most modern start, once more on November 30, and that adopted an excellent fifth over 1600m at Woodville earlier that month.

Every of those begins have been on rain-affected tracks and the horse clearly appreciated the good-4 monitor circumstances at Woodville.

The 5-year-old Reliable Man gelding was caught three-wide with out cowl for lots of the race nevertheless kicked on strongly beneath the urgings of jockey Sarah O’Malley.

Jameson is owned by Waikato-based Stu Dromgool, along with plenty of of his family members and associates.

Dromgool has bred and raced horses for a couple of years, with thought of considered one of his most interesting in present situations being The Shackler, who was the winner of 13 races.

Paul Nelson educated The Shackler when the horse launched right into a leaping occupation within the path of the tip of his racing occupation and produced him to win the 2017 Wellington Hurdle and every the Waikato Hurdles and Okay S Browne Hurdle in 2018.

Uderzo seems additional good

The colours of Havelock North couple Sam and Birdie Kelt have been once more throughout the winner’s stall at Monday’s Pukekohe meeting when Uderzo scored a formidable victory in a $70,000 Rating 65 race over 1400m.

The 4-year-old Vadamos gelding was having solely his fourth start and has now gained two races after moreover scoring on debut over 1200m at Matamata once more in March.

Expert by the Matamata partnership of Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott, Uderzo was ridden to perfection on Monday by in-form South African-born jockey Warren Kennedy.

He settled the horse midfield and made sure he had a great deal of clear working sooner than selecting a path between horses inside the home straight. Uderzo shot to the doorway contained within the last 300m and maintained a strong run to the highway to win by 1-1/4 lengths.

Uderzo was a $125,000 purchase from the 2020 Karaka yearling product sales and is out of the Pentire mare Etosha Lass. He is a half-brother to Desert Storm and Namibia Lass, every of whom gained three races.

The Kelts race the horse with a bunch of others along with one different Havelock North couple, Andrew and Lauren Scott.

Synchronize zeros in as soon as extra

Progressive mare Synchronize, raced by a syndicate that options Waipukurau’s Michael Ormsby, made a formidable return to the racetrack when taking out the Listed $100,000 Hallmark Stud Handicap at Pukekohe on Monday.

The Mark Walker-trained 4-year-old was getting back from an enforced absence after she bled when ending properly once more at Te Rapa in August and turned in a scorching home straight sprint to take out the 1200m event.

Two useful trial runs, along with a second over 1000m at Avondale a fortnight earlier, had her ready for Monday’s black sort activity and she or he didn’t disappoint.

South African-born jockey Craig Zackey settled the daughter of Savabeel near the rear in a fast run race and was nonetheless recognizing the leaders plenty of lengths rounding the home bend. Held up for one run at them, Synchronize hit prime gear in a couple of strides and burst clear to win by 2-1/4 lengths.

Owned by the Te Akau Flexibeel Racing Partnership, Synchronize was purchased by Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis for $280,000 from the 2020 Karaka yearling product sales and is bred to be good as she is a granddaughter of Legs, whose wins included the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham and the Group 1 Livamol Fundamental (2040m) at Hastings.