With her latest win at Ashburton, Pinzano is poised on a hat trick with her next race this Sunday at Oamaru in a keenly anticipated rating 75,1400 metres worth $22,500.
Racing manager Albert Bosma believes her winning streak can be put down simply to maturity. “She’s always had talent but mixed her form earlier on and just needed a bit of time. We’ve been patient and that’s starting to pay off now.”
He was also quick to offer praise to Go Racing’s Christchurch trainer Andrew Carston and his team, “They’ve done a superb job.”
In the race she was quick out of the barriers and slotted in behind the leading bunch. When a gap closed in front of her she switched to the inside and then really let down to win by almost four lengths.
Commentators speculated that her performance may have been bolstered by the on-course support of co-owner Stephen McKee who allegedly had never been to a race track further south than Christchurch.
“Apparently he needed a map to find the Ashburton racecourse, but he was certainly pleased he’d made the effort after the result,” says Albert.
Pinzano is unlikely to race at the upcoming Grand National Carnival at Riccarton if the tracks are very heavy but if they are in the slow to just heavy range there is a possibility. The management team will keep a close eye on this.