Tofane justified her connections decision to race her in Group One company this season in Saturday’s Gr.1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill.
The four-year-old Ocean Park mare’s bold run to finish third repaid the faith of her trainer Michael Moroney and we’re sure there’s plenty more in store for her in the future.
Also in Australia on Saturday, we were pleased to see Manolo Blahniq put in an excellent run for sixth in the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) at Mornington, on a track that didn’t suit him.
A graduate of our 2015 NZB Select Sale, we’re confident the six-year-old son of Jimmy Choux has another big win in him this campaign for trainer Tony Noonan and his big group of owners which includes Nearco Stud.
Meanwhile in New Zealand He Kin Fly, won the ninth race of his career and provided trainer Neill Ridley with a great birthday gift in the Sonia & Garry Thompson Open Handicap (1200m) at Riccarton Park.
The now seven-year-old Darci Brahma gelding was a good looking foal and it’s great to see him still performing and winning. He’s been well developed and expertly handled for longevity by Ridley.
We had two winners on Friday last week, Palm Springs at Taranaki and St Just at the Sunshine Coast.
Two-year-old Showcasing filly, St Just was having just her second start for trainer David Vandyke and we look forward to following her career.
Sold as a weanling on Gavelhouse.com she is one of four Showcasing fillies born at Curraghmore in 2017, the others being, Showemhowitsdone, Amor Fati and Taroni - so she’s in good company!
Congratulations to co-breeder Sir Peter Vela and trainer John Bell on three-year-old Super Easy filly Palm Spring’s win at just her fourth start.
And finally, in Hong Kong last night Family Leader finished a close second, behind Full Power.
That’s it for this week, stay safe out there!
Watch the replay of Tofane's exciting Group One placing here: https://racing.racingnsw.com.a...