Crawfish Catches First Win of the Season

Pencarrow Stud graduate Crawfish (NZ) (Elvstroem) scored his first win for the season on Saturday in the A$7,000 Ross Iverson Memorial Open Handicap (1400m) at Charleville.

Crawfish is having a stellar run this season, placing in six of his 10 starts since the commencement of the new season. The eight-year-old gelding has been a winner up to 1600m, with this being his 11th win from his 68 starts for trainer Raymond Frazer.

Commencing from an inside barrier of 1 for apprentice rider Sean Palmer, Crawfish was held up for a clear running rounding the home turn. Dashing forward in the final stages, Crawfish won by a head over race-favourite Manfred The Man (Dubawi) and Regal Prince (Celestial Dancer) finishing in second and third places respectively.

The eight-year-old gelding was purchased at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2009 Premier Sale for $140,000 from Lakeview Resources from Pencarrow Stud and is now raced by trainer Raymond Frazer.

Bred by Sir Peter Vela and Philip Vela, the son of Elvstroem is out of Tamarino (Caerleon) who is a three-quarter-sister to stakes-winning Danse Royale (Caerleon). Crawfish is a half-brother to Danalaga (Danehill), runner-up in the Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup, who is also the dam of Group 1 New Zealand Oaks winner More Than Sacred (More Than Ready).