Granadilla Continues Top Day for Pencarrow

A great 24 hours for Pencarrow and Sir Peter Vela continued on Wednesday when Granadilla (NZ) (Encosta De Lago) scored a maiden win in the $12,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Maiden (1400m) at Ruakaka.

Around 12 hours earlier, the same blue and white hooped colours were carried to Group Two success in France by the Frankel colt Eminent.

Trained locally at Ruakaka by Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs, Granadilla was making her third start on Wednesday and led all the way under rider Vinnie Colgan to win by half a length.

Bred by Pencarrow Thoroughbreds Ltd and raced by Sir Peter Vela, Granadilla is out of the three-race winning Giant’s Causeway mare Barbadine. The second dam Damson (Entrepeneur) won the Group 1 Curragh Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Royal Ascot Queen Mary Stakes.