Curraghmore added four new winners to their tally over the last four days.
Starting proceedings was Island Hop who broke maiden ranks at Riccarton on Saturday.
The son of Swiss Ace rewarded his breeder-owners Barry Thomas and Peter Grieve who have been very patient. He looks to be very progressive and is a half-brother to the talented Gold Mag who is a three-time winner for his breeders and Lindsay Park Racing in Melbourne.
Later in the day Doppelpunkt won nicely at Gosford over 1200m. The daughter of Charm Spirit was bred by David Butler and Gordon Cunningham and looks like she will go on from here.
She has now had five starts since making her debut in December last year from the stable of John O’Shea who purchased her from Curraghmore’s Book 1 draft at the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales.
On Sunday Not A Zak won well at Moe at his sixth trip to the races. He has been a pretty handy horse and placed behind the likes of Cherry Tortoni and Crosshaven so it was a well-deserved victory.
Bred by Cunningham, the son of El Roca is trained out of the Jason Warren and Dean Krongold stable in Mornington. He was purchased by Grand Syndicates for $18,000 out of Curraghmore’s 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 2 draft.
The Patrick Payne-trained Slipintothis was the fourth winner in as many days. The four-year-old gelding was having his fourth start and won his mile test with ease at Swan Hill on Tuesday.
Another bred by Cunningham, Slipintothis was purchased by Waterford Bloodstock as a weanling out of Curraghmore’s 2017 May Sale draft.
All four are worth following and without getting carried away, four new progressive winners are a great result.