Rathausglockel Reigns Again


13 January 2015

Rathausglockel (Pins x Stanica) continues to dominate on Singapore turf as he claimed his third successive win in the S$60,000 Open Benchmark 67 (1000m) race in Singapore lastnight.

Based in Singapore in Laurie Laxon’s stable, Rathausglockel has now had three starts for three wins. The son of successful New Zealand sire Pins made his winning debut at the end of November followed by a strong 3.5 length victory a month ago.

“It was a good performance,” commented Laurie Laxon. “He had a lot of merit in it for being badly weighted for a three-year-old in that race against those older horses.”

Rathausglockel had an economical run in fifth position on the rail after he jumped from barrier 4 with jockey Manoel Nunes on board for his second ride the three-year-old gelding.

With 300m to go Rathausglockel displayed an outstanding turn of foot and swiftly made up ground as he travelled on the fence to pass front-runner Makawao (Elusive Quality). He cleared out for victory by three-lengths ahead of runner up Maple Star (NZ) (Pins) and Makawao held on to finish in third place.

“He will probably run next in the Three Rings Trophy on Sunday 15th February. The race is run under special conditions where the three-year-olds run under a set weight so that might suit him,” comments Laxon.

The talented son of Pins has earned S$92,200 for owners Sir Peter Vela and Laurie Laxon.

Bred by Sir Peter Vela and Philip Vela, Rathausglockel is out of Zabeel mare Stanica, who finished second in the Group 1 Avondale Gold Cup. Rathausglockel is a full-brother to stakes winner Rhythm To Spare (Pins), winner of the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes.

Stanica has a filly at foot by first season sire All Too Hard.