Matamata Veterinary Services | Latest News

Latest News

National Weanling Sale Graduate Gets G3 Prize in the Rotorua Cup

May 11, 2015

A son of leading New Zealand sire Savabeel, Pump Up The Volume (NZ) (Savabeel), was a convincing winnner of the $75,000 Group 3 Campbell Infrastrucutre Rotorua Cup (2200m) at Rotorua on Saturday.

This was Pump Up The Volume’s first stakes win, totalling five wins and 11 places from his 35 starts. From the Cambridge stable of trainer Ralph Manning, he ran second in last year’s edition of the race to Indikator (NZ) (Sandtrap).

Starting from barrier 1 for jockey Danielle Johnson, Pump Up The Volume pulled out to find a spot one off the rail, outside of Rose Of Virginia (NZ) (Thorn Park). Miss Mossman (NZ) (Mossman) put a four-length gap on the field as they passed the 800m while Pump Up The Volume continued to travel among the first four.

Homeward bound, Pump Up The Volume chased down the runaway leader, sweeping to the lead inside 100m with an overpowering two-and-three-quarter-length victory over Miss Mossman, who finished in second place, and Decorah (NZ) (Pins) in third.

The six-year-old gelding has now increased his earnings to $150,835 for owners A B Coombe and Manning.

Purchased as a weanling at the 2009 National Weanling Sale for $14,000 by NZB as agent from Waikato Stud, he returned as a yearling at the 2010 Karaka Select Sale where he was purchased by Manning from Raequin Park.

Story from New Zealand Bloodstock