Pencarrow Colours to the Fore in Hawke’s Bay Cup


15 April 2019

Carrying the colours of Pencarrow Stud principal Sir Peter Vela, promising stayer Felaar (NZ) (Ekraar) scored an exciting win in Saturday’s $75,000 Listed Royston Hospital Hawke’s Bay Cup (2200m) at Hastings.

The talented five-year-old is owned by Sir Peter Vela in partnership with Leo Molloy and trainer Stephen Marsh. The Hawke’s Bay Cup was his first black-type win, but he had previously placed in the Group 3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) and two Listed races.

Ridden on Saturday by Leith Innes, Felaar surged out of midfield and prevailed in a head-bobbing finish to the time-honoured staying test, beating the Group winners Igraine and Jacksstar.

Felaar has now had 19 starts for four wins, nine placings and $177,300 in prizemoney.

Felaar was bred by Monovale Holdings Ltd and is one of three winners from three foals to race out of the Faltaat mare Felt That (NZ).