There are plenty more wins in store for Pride Of Kinross following an emphatic maiden victory on Wednesday.
The lightly-raced son of Vinery sire Press Statement relished a rise in distance at Bairnsdale to blitz his rivals by four lengths in the Four N Twenty Pies Plate (2200m). The further they went, the further he got away from his rivals.
Pride Of Kinross (3g Press Statement – Loch Leven by General Nediym) is trained by Jason Warren & Dean Krongold for Grand Syndicates who also race All Too Hard’s Group 1 winning galloper Behemoth.
“He deserved that win. He looked a picture and raced accordingly,” Grand Syndicates manager Sam Lyons said. “He’s a big, progressive stayer and Jason & Dean are doing a great job.”
Pride Of Kinross (NZ) was bred by Gerry Harvey at Westbury Karaka and his dam Loch Leven was a Canterbury winner for Press Statement’s trainer Chris Waller. She descends from NZ Oaks Gr.1 winner Tartan Tights.
Winning jockey Jake Noonan said Pride Of Kinross was presented in good order at just his fourth outing. “Dean told me to be positive and ride him like he was the best horse in the race. He got into a good rhythm outside the leader and sitting there without cover wasn’t a problem. He was dawdling.
“The tempo increased at the half-mile and he maintained the pressure before skipping away in the straight.”
Press Statement has been represented by 18 individual winners from his first crop and among them is Chris Waller’s Randwick winner Giovanna Bella who is gearing up for her second prep after a Canterbury trial win on Tuesday.
Unraced 3yo Law Party was another smart trial winner for Press Statement at Canterbury. He is trained by Mark Newnham for owner Dato Yap and is the first foal of Transcendence (Exceed And Excel).
Press Statement’s next crop of yearlings entered for the Gold Coast Magic Millions in January includes two fillies and a colt from Harvey’s Hunter Valley base at Baramul Stud. Tartan Fields breeder Hamish Esplin also offers a filly from the Peter Moody-trained interstate winner Aspidistra (Lot 1164).