“With our spring and summer horses it was just a matter of time before the wins started to flow, but we are thrilled none the less.” says Albert Bosma, Racing Manager.
Attivaree was a good winner second up from a spell to break her maiden status at Woodville over 1600m. Says Albert, “She looks like a stayer in the making and will step up over more gound in the next couple of weeks. She has always been a touch weak, but has come back stronger this preparation and is handling it well.”
The other two winners, North and South and Thorn Pass, both stepped out at the Otaki feature meeting on Saturday.
It’s the second time North and South has raced fresh up for a second win. Say Albert, “What’s really impressive is she came from last on the turn. She looks to have a very bright future but will only have a couple more starts before spelling. She likes give in the tracks, so will have summer off and return for the autumn.”
Although still quite immature, Thorn Pass is a “smart three-year-old” says Albert.
“Riding him colder and letting him find his feet was the key and he made up a lot of ground in the last 300 metres.” Thorn Pass will either back up this Saturday at the Group 2 Wellington Guineas for 3YO’s over 1500m worth $85,000 or be sent for a spell before being aimed at the Derby in autumn.
Go Racing client, June Hooper, with shares in both Attivaree and Thorn Pass, had never had a winner prior to the weekend, three days later she now has two winning photos to put on the wall. Speaking a couple of days after the Thorn Pass victory, June was still buzzing with excitement. “I am rapt. To have one winner is great but to back that up with another one only two days later is amazing”. An avid race follower June was particularly happy to see Attivaree come back bigger and stronger this season and believes she may have a good season ahead of her after two very good runs in her new campaign.