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Lord Turbo Gives Perfectly Ready his 30th Individual Winner This Season
07 Jul 2013Lord Turbo (Rosie Myers) scores on debut from another first starter in Vibrant Moss at Awapuni today.

Lord Turbo gives Perfectly Ready his 30th Individual winner this season, and equal to Darci Brahma with  4 x 2YO winners this season - Alamosa being ahead.  However, Perfectly Ready has sired the Top 2YO Male Al Strada for the 2012/13 Season.  Al Strada, Stakes winner of two races and Group 1 placed on two occasions from just 5 race day starts.  Al Strada has subsequently been sold to Hong Kong interests for a reportedly mega six-figure sum.   His dam Penny Arcade is in foal to resident sire Dalghar.

Al Strada by Perfectly Ready sold as a yearling - NZ's Top 2YO Male 2012/13 Season

Locally trained youngsters were to the fore at Awapuni today with Lord Turbo and Mighty Matt taking out their respective two and three-year-old events.

Lord Turbo was on debut for trainer Tony Bambry after a pleasing trial placing last month behind the impressive midweek Te Rapa winner Cauthen.

“When Cauthen won well on Wednesday we were pretty confident,” said Bambry. “His mother won here on debut in 2006, so history has repeated itself.”

Lord Turbo, a gelding by Perfectly Ready, chimed in at the top of the straight and claimed the well fancied Suki Lee and Vibrant Moss in only a few bounds to score by three-quarters of a length.

Vibrant Moss fought tenaciously with Kelly Myers in the saddle but it was younger sister Rosie who claimed the spoils in the Coombe Smith Rangitikei LTD 2YO Handicap.

“He won really well and he’s always shown a lot of promise,” said Myers. “He’s a bit lazy and he baulked a little when we hit the front but still won well.”

Those sentiments are shared by Bambry who is contemplating the Ryder Stakes at Otaki July 27 for the youngster.

“We’ve always rated him but he’s lazy,” he said. “We’ll tick him over for this and now we might head to the Ryder Stakes. That’s providing we don’t sell him as there was some interest before this run.”