Te Akau NZ Saturday Double – Win No.1 Pisco Sour
14 May 2022
Impressive clearing Maidens last time out, Pisco Sour (3 f I Am Invincible – Refreshing, by Stratum) stepped up with a tenacious victory in the $30,000 2YO & 3YO 1200 metres on Saturday at Hawera.
Carrying the Trelawney Stud colours of owners Brent & Cherry Taylor and Faith Taylor, Pisco Sour capped good form with an impressive six and three-quarter lengths victory in the Maiden 1200 metres on 20 April at Matamata, and warranted favouritism to win again.
Ridden by Lisa Allpress, who combined with two-year-old Malborough Bay (Darci Brahma), one of five wins for the stable a day earlier at Matamata, Pisco Sour worked to lead and required resolve after being headed in the straight by The Stoney One (Pierro) to fight back and win.
After winning the last race at Matamata, the win by Pisco Sour gave Allpress a hat-trick with the first two winners on the programme at Hawera.
Sponsored by New Plymouth Auto Electrical, Pisco Sour ran 1200 metres in smart 1:10.8 and paid $2.50 & $1.50 on the NZ TAB tote.
From the family of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), with third dam Monsoon Wedding a sister to the Champion Sire, Pisco Sour was offered as a yearling by New Zealand breeder James Chapman under the Jamieson Park banner at the 2020 Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
“We had to outlay quite a lot for her, but she’s a purchase for the farm for racing and breeding,” said Brent Taylor. “She’s got a lovely pedigree, being by I Am Invincible out of a very strong family.
“She’s a very nice filly that just looked like she would take time to mature and we hope that next season she can step right up to the best.
“She’s probably going to be a 1200m-1400m type, but might squeeze a mile, and a bit like Vamos Bebe and some of the other I Am Invincible mares that look like they’re going to be sprinter/milers.
Te Akau Principal David Ellis added: “we are so proud to train horses for Brent, Cherry and Faith Taylor of Trelawney Stud, one of the best farms in the business. They are great supporters of our stable and we could not be more delighted for them than to see this highly talented filly win back t back races. She is in for a big season ahead for sure.”
Pisco Sour was strapped by Lydia Truesdale.
Photo credit – www.raceimages.co.nz (that’s her on the inside!)