Pencarrow Produce Double in Malaysia


17 February 2010

Pencarrow-breds claimed a double in Selangor, Malaysia, on Monday with Brilliant Glory (Kaapstad x La Tache, by Danzatore) and True Paradise (Generous x Love Connection, by Sunday Silence) winning on the anniversary of selling from the same draft at Karaka.

Brilliant Glory was purchased by Jerry Sung of Singapore from the Pencarrow draft at the 2004 Karaka Premier Sale for $130,000.

After racing in Singapore for a season, Brilliant Glory moved to the Malaysian circuit where he has won on five occasions including his last start Class 3 victory over 2200m.

Displaying the soundness and durability renowned in the Pencarrow breed, Brilliant Glory has raced over five seasons with his earnings totalling 180,000Rgt.

Brilliant Glory’s dam La Tache is a half-sister to Grand Echezeaux and Romanee Conti being a daughter of Richebourg. La Tache herself is the dam of four winners and the grand-dam of 2008/09 Melbourne Group 2 winning mare, Bellini Rose.

Interestingly True Paradise was a barn-mate of Brilliant Glory and sold for $120,000 to the bid of Bart Cummings at the same sale and on the same day, and in a unique coincidence six years later won on the same day thousands of kilometres away.

True Paradise raced and won in Australia before being sold to Malaysia in 2008. His Class 5 1400m win on Monday was his first win in his new racing environment.

His dam, Sunday Silence mare Love Connection, has had progeny sell up to $700,000 in the Karaka sales ring, her top price for a Redoute’s Choice colt purchased last year by David Ellis.

At Karaka 2010 her Darci Brahma colt fetched $100,000 to the bid of Johnstone Associates, and later this year Love Connection is expected to foal to Fastnet Rock.