Impressive Debut Winner in Singapore
01 December 2014
Pencarrow Racing’s Singapore galloper Rathausglockel (Pins x Stanica) debuted in the best possible manner with victory in a S$75,000 Restricted Maiden over 1000m on Friday night in Singapore.
Rathausglockel had two trials in New Zealand as a two-year-old, winning one and finishing second in the other when trained by Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie.
Now trained in Singapore by part-owner Laurie Laxon, Rathausglockel is a full-brother to talented Melbourne galloper Rhythm to Spare (Pins) and was having his first raceday appearance.
Ridden by apprentice jockey Rueven Ravindra, Rathausglockel began smartly from barrier 7 to take an early trail in third position.
Ravindra worked around three-wide entering the final turn and quickly pressured the leaders in the straight. The son of Pins hit the front at the 200m and withheld the late challenge of Fortune Winner (Include) to win by a neck in a slick time of 59.41 seconds on the Polytrack.
“He is a pretty smart young horse,” commented Laxon. “He had two trials in New Zealand, he won one and ran second to a pretty good horse in the other.
“He showed promise before he even came up to Singapore. He will get further in distance and he could be very good.”
Owned by Sir Peter Vela along with Laxon, Rathausglockel earned S$40,162 from his debut victory.
Bred by Sir Peter Vela and Philip Vela, Rathausglockel is out of Group 1 runner-up Stanica (Zabeel) and is a full-brother to Australian Group 3 winner Rhythm to Spare (Pins). All of Stanica’s progeny to race have been winners with Stanica Star (Danzero), a seven-time winner, and Makarska (Keeper) both winners this season. This is the family of Game on Dude (Awesome Again), once rated the best horse in the world.
Stanica foaled a filly by first season sire and champion racehorse All Too Hard in September this year.