Al Strada 2nd to top filly Recite Manawatu Sires Produce Gr.1
30 Mar 2013
Congratulations to Jason and Kelly Price, owner-trainers of Al Strada (Perfectly Ready - Penny Arcade) who came 2nd in The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes Group 1 (1400m) today!
Jumping from the widest draw, his jockey Reese Jones had two choices a. jump extra well, get over and lead, or b. sit, try and get over, wait for some luck - As usual Al Strada jumped out really well, Reese managed to get him over, and took then take over the lead.
However, hot favouriate Recite was having a great trip from her inner draw, and when Jockey Mark du Plessis tapped her on her shoulder up the straight, off she went... Great race, she took the lead, Al Strada galantly fort back to keep his 2nd place and she won by a length. Time: 1:23.25.
Al Strada, bred and sold by Brighthill Farm: From just 4 race day starts in order of raceday starts: A Listed Winner, Group 1 3rd, and Group 1 2nd, which would give him top New Zealand 2YO colt/gelding honours!!
Great race, and Congratulations to everyone, and especially to his sire Perfectly Ready who was a sharp 2YO himself - Won MRC Blue Diamond Prelude Gr.3 & 3rd MRC Blue Diamond S. Gr.1!