Pencarrow Colours Carried to Victory in Singapore


31 March 2014

The blue and white colours of Pencarrow Stud were carried to success in Singapore when the Vela-bred and Laurie Laxon trained Deauville (Darci Brahma x Bartolomeo) was victorious in S$65,000 Super Easy 2012 Stakes (1400m) at the weekend.

Laxon has a long association with Sir Peter Vela, having trained a large number of winners for Pencarrow Stud over many years including travelling Romanee Conti to Hong Kong for her famous victory in the Hong Kong Cup.

“It was the first win in Singapore for the famous blue and white hoops, I have been associated with them for over 40 years,” commented Laxon.

“It was a good win, he was back in the running and he was the widest horse all the way. He hit the front 150m out and he just won going away hands and heels.

“The 1400m probably suited him and he ran quite a smart time, it certainly won’t be his last win. He can run in a Kranji D race now, which will be a nice comfortable class for him.”

Ridden by John Powell, Deauville settled three-wide with cover in the 14-horse race. The son of Darci Brahma quickly sprinted to the lead in the straight, racing away to win the race comfortably by two lengths.

Last night’s victory was the first for Deauville from his eight starts to date. The gelding is raced by Sir Peter Vela along with Laxon’s Silver Fern Stable.

Bred by Sir Peter Vela and Philip Vela, Deauville is out of Bartolomeo (Strategic), the dam of two other winners in Singapore in Soul Commander (Commands) and Jonathan (Darci Braham).

Also bred by Pencarrow Stud, Bartolomeo is out of Group 2 winner Paolino (Housebuster) and is a half-sister to listed winner Mirandola (O’Reilly). She is also a direct descendent of foundation Pencarrow mare Riverina Charm (Sir Tristram), a four-time Group 1 winner who was trained by Laxon for the last of her Group 1 wins in the Air New Zealand Stakes.

Bartolomeo foaled a colt by Darci Brahma last season and was once again covered by the five-time Group 1 winner.