The Pencarrow racing team picked up another winner for the busy summer holiday racing period when Libretti (NZ) (Darci Brahma) scored at Thames on Thursday.
The five-year-old mare is trained by Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie and was ridden to victory in the $11,000 Normans Transport Morrinsville 2000 by New Zealand’s premiership-leading jockey Sam Collett.
Libretti edged out the three-race winner Princess Davone (NZ) (Iffraaj) by a head, with a similar margin to Staccato (NZ) (Swiss Ace) in third).
Libretti has now had 19 starts for three wins, eight placings and more than $29,000 in prize-money.
Bred and raced by Sir Peter Vela, Libretti is one of five winners from seven foals to race out of the Centaine mare Boito Belle (NZ) – a half-sister to the Group 1 performer Winning Belle (NZ) (Zabeel).
Winning Belle’s daughter Plucky Belle (Mossman) was a Group 1 winner, taking out the Coolmore Classic in Sydney.