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Sweet Success for Ballet Suite (NZ)

May 11, 2015

Sweet Success for Ballet Suite (NZ)

Karaka graduate Ballet Suite (High Chaparral) took centre stage in the A$100,000 Listed City Property Services Princess Stakes (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

The Chris Waller trained filly has run first in four races since debuting at the start of the season. Unlucky in her last start in the Group 1 Australian Oaks, she ran fourth previously in the Group 1 Vinery Stud after three consecutive wins.

“I have no problem (with her) on a soft track but when it’s getting really deep and heavy, she’s not at home at all,” commented Waller. “She was even missing strides down the back straight (in the Australian Oaks) before the pressure went on.”

Taking the ride on Ballet Suite Kerrin McEvoy settled her worse than mid-field one off the rails, after jumping from barrier 4. Kiwi-galloper No Tricks (NZ) (Savabeel) set the pace while Ballet Suite improved her run at a wide angle as she approached the 600m.

Challenging at the 300m, after battling with Bohemian Lily (NZ) (O’Reilly), Ballet Suite swept to victory by a neck over Bohemian Lily and Zarzali (Hussonet) who finished in second and third place respectively.

Ballet Suite’s first stakes victory has increased her prizemoney to A$174,375 for her owners Mrs SC Magnier, Coolmore, Lady C Bamford, Mrs LR Barry, Emmaroo Bloodstock, Mrs FA Ingham, Mrs E Lawlor and Mrs Y Nicoll.

The three-year-old filly was purchased at the 2013 Karaka Premier Sale by Anthony Penfold for $310,000 from Curraghmore Stud. She was the first of two stakes winners at Doomben to be purchased from Currghamore’s 2013 Premier draft with Kuro (NZ) (Denman) winning the Listed Mick Dittman Plate.

Ballet Suite and Kuro join Group 1 winner First Seal (Fastnet Rock), Royal Ocean (Fastnet Rock), Maastricht (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) and Rockfast (Fastnet Rock) as stakes performers from Curraghmore Stud’s Karaka 2013 draft.

Story from New Zealand Bloodstock