Three year old Pins filly, Pinzano showed plenty of class when making a winning debut at Counties on Wednesday.
On a slow 7 track that had a definite bias to horses on the rail, Pinzano gave her rivals a head start and a sound beating as she kicked off her racing career in emphatic style. The Pins x Martini filly missed the jump and was five wide on the turn before switching back down towards the rail and showing great acceleration to win by one length, with jockey Sam Spratt easing her down on the line. The leaders were timed to run the last 600 in 34.14, which indicates with her coming off the speed, she has run her last 600 metres in a very quick sub 34 seconds.
She had two trials to ready her for Wednesdays race, and although she is held in very high regard, syndicate manager Albert Bosma had some slight concerns on race day. “We know she is a filly that has stacks of ability, but there was plenty of rain prior to the race and we were unsure of how she would handle the wet track. It suited the front runners and horses down on the rail, so when she missed the jump and was five wide rounding the bend, I thought she would have to be very good to win. She showed a great turn of foot and to be able to accelerate like she did in those conditions gives me plenty of confidence when looking to the future with her”.
There are no set plans in place for her next start and options will be looked at early next week. She holds a nomination for the Group 1, $240,000 Levin Classic on the 18th of January and with that in mind her next start is likely to be over 1200 metres before then stepping up to 1400 metres.
“It’s a real thrill to see good horses win like that. It is a feeling that I will never get tired of and to be able to share those moments with owners, and see the pleasure they get out of it makes it even more enjoyable” said Albert.