We’re fortunate to be enjoying a “purple patch” at the moment in the lead up to Christmas and CENTRESTONE kept the train rolling at Ipswich yesterday with a win at her third start. The 4 year old daughter of Hinchinbrook had some early setbacks in her career and when she commenced racing in October, she was hampered by wet tracks in Sydney so the decision was made to move her north to the Gold Coast stable. As is often the case, this was the winning choice by our trainer Chris Waller. Following a smart trial win at Deagon, she raced on a Good 4 track yesterday and made the 1,525 metres look easy as she skipped clear of her rivals with James Orman aboard.
CENTRESTONE jumped well and James elected to settle the mare at the rear of the field, 6 lengths off the leading pair as they set a strong tempo up front. James began to round the field approaching the turn and CENTRESTONE overhauled the leaders in the straight to win comfortably by 2.3 lengths being eased down.
An Inglis Classic purchase from the draft of Sledmere Stud, CENTRESTONE boasts a deep pedigree. Her dam Radiant is an unraced half sister to Group 1 winning juvenile Camarilla, who went on to produce Champion 3 Year Old filly Guelph and stallion Ghibellines. The mare’s name was inspired by an engagement ring, with a “radiant” CENTRESTONE.
Congratulations to the winning CENTRESTONE owners Felgate Holdings (Manager: Paul Felgate), Martin Ive, Rachel Ive, Nick Vass Bloodstock (Manager: Nick Vass), Ray Aurisch, The late Helen Aurisch, Boeara Holdings (Manager: Denise Dunphy), Paramount Racing (Manager: Kathryn Wood), Tony Parkes, Simone Daly, Greg Bertram, Steven Kelly, Clive Delmenico, Anne Hickey, Lissa Sachr.