Mid-week racing in Australia has proved to be a happy hunting ground for Trelawney Stud graduates.
On Wednesday Own Sweet Way (Iffraaj x Exquisite Choice) scored his first career win in the Maiden Plate at Bendigo over 1400m.
Bred by Trelawney, Own Sweet Way was purchased by trainer Matt Cumani in partnership with McKeever Bloodstock for $110,000 from Trelawney’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock draft.
Own Sweet Way’s ownership group includes long-time Trelawney clients Raffles Racing and it was pleasing to see them get one on the board with the four-year-old gelding.
Orokonui (Redwood x Primera Dama) was another to earn a pay cheque on Wednesday.
The 2015 New Zealand Bloodstock graduate was runner up at Warwick Farm over 2130m, continuing a good run of form where she has been in the money in each of her last four starts.
Campari (O’Reilly x Lillet) was successful at Gosford on Thursday over 1100m, with the stakes-placed mare coming from back in the field to round up her rivals and win going away.
“She had a few issues and had been off the scene for a long time and came over off the back of one quiet trial,” trainer Stephen Marsh said.
“Class takes them a fair way and I thought she was labouring a little bit coming into the straight, but she picked up nicely in the end and was strong late.
“I think she will benefit a lot from the run. If she keeps fronting up, we will stay here for as long as we can.”
Campari sports the colours of New Zealand syndication company Go Racing, who purchased her for $100,000 from Trelawney’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock draft, and was ridden by Kiwi jockey James McDonald.