Crawfish the Catch of the Day

Pencarrow Stud graduate Crawfish (Elvstroem x Tamarino) continued his stellar form with a second consecutive victory in the A$7,000 Welding Works Handicap over 1300m at Barcaldine on Saturday.

A winner last start, Crawfish has won three of his last four outings for trainer Raymond Frazer. The eight-year-old has won 13 races from over 70 starts, winning from 1200m to 1600m.

Commencing the race from barrier 5 for last start rider Cameron Dixon, Crawfish won by half-a-head over Banchory Lass (Sequalo) who finished in second place and Kanskje (Johannesburg) in third.

The eight-year-old gelding was purchased at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2009 Premier Sale for $140,000 by Lakeview Resources from Pencarrow Stud and is now raced by 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 winner Danse Royal (Carleon).

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).