Deels Done striding out on his way to winning at Hawke’s Bay. Photo: Race Images
The Go Racing stable are on a roll with three winners over four days.
Deels Done was the first to get on the board when winning his 2100m event at Hawke’s Bay on Thursday.
With Danielle Johnson in the saddle the son of Dundeel began well, had to work early before settling just off the pacemaker For Pepe’s Sake.
Deel’s Done tackled the leader with 800m to go and a three-way battle ensued when Capellani joined in the sprint to the finish. Deels Done refused to give in and finished strongly to win by a half neck, bringing up his second career win. It was a well-deserved win after being the recipient of a number of wide draws in recent times.
Syndicate Manager Albert Bosma was thrilled with his effort.
“It is the first time we have got him up in ground this preparation,” he said. “We were always confident he would be hard to beat once he got to 2000m plus.
“He is a progressive stayer and as an advantage, he stays in the same grade for his next start which will be at Ellerslie on the 20th of February.”
The Stephen Marsh-trained gelding was purchased as a yearling out of Wentwood Grange’s New Zealand Bloodstock draft in 2017 and races for the Go Racing Under My Spell Syndicate.
On Friday night Mubariz bought up his second win in 2021 when successful at Canterbury Park in Sydney.
The European import was untroubled by the rain affected going and came from the rear of the field, hitting the front with 50m to go and winning the TAB Handicap (1900m) by an official margin of 0.2L.
The son of Dansili has been in great form this preparation, winning at Warwick Farm earlier this month in similar conditions before finishing fifth at Canterbury at his last start when suffering an interrupted run. He has now won in excess of A$100,000 and that looks like just the tip of the iceberg.
Purchased for 40,000 Guineas at the 2019 Tattersals Horses In Training Sale by Go Racing’s Matt Allnutt, Mubariz has now recorded three wins and two placings since arriving in Australia.
“He is well into Saturday grade now and will be racing for A$125,000 each Saturday in Sydney,” Allnut said. “We have had enormous success with our horses in Australia and our owners just love the prizemoney they race for.
“It is nice to see them getting substantial pay outs and the coverage through Racing.com and Sky Thoroughbred Central is just fantastic.
“We bought twelve yearlings at Karaka, with half of them destined for Australia. We still have limited shares available in these horses and anyone interested in taking advantage of the great prizemoney and racing at tracks like Randwick and Flemington should get in touch or have a look on our website. The shares in these horses always sell fast.”
Rounding out the trio was Pullyoursocksup who took out the Rating 74 event over 1600m at Pukekohe on Sunday.
Ridden by Samantha Spratt, Pullyoursocksup jumped well and settled in the trail. Approaching the home turn it looked like she was going to be buried on the fence however Spratt kept her cool and angled out at the 400m mark.
Pullyoursocksup stepped up to the challenge ahead of her and sprinted home hard to win by a neck.
Trained by Stephen McKee, the daughter of Thewayyouare now has three wins and six placings to her credit for the Go Racing Our Way Syndicate. She already has black-type and will be seeking more through the early autumn to enhance her pedigree.
“She had a couple of niggles over summer and we just had to back off her for a couple of weeks,” Bosman said. “She had a warm up run at Ruakaka which was too short for her, but we were very happy with it and knew we had her back on target.
“She is a good mare and a Group race is certainly not beyond her.”