Red Beach (NZ) Too Strong at Pukekohe

Pencarrow filly Red Beach (NZ) (Darci Brahma) notched up the second win of her six-start career with a dominant performance in Friday’s $10,000 Patumahoe Plumbing 1600 at Pukekohe.

Rider Matt Cameron pushed the three-year-old forward from a midfield draw to sit outside the leader for most of the race, then he turned her loose in the straight. Red Beach showed a smart turn of foot, kicking away to win by two lengths.

Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, Red Beach has now had six starts for two wins, a placing and $17,000 in prize-money.

Her previous win came on debut back in August, after which Baker and Forsman tackled the Listed Wanganui Guineas (1340m). She struggled in the Slow9 track conditions in that event and finished eighth.

Red Beach was bred by Pencarrow Thoroughbreds Ltd and is raced by Sir Peter Vela. She is the first named foal out of the unraced Red Ransom mare Red Magnolia (NZ).

The third dam is Mulan Princess (NZ) (Kaapstad), a Group 2 winner and the dam of Group 1 Australian Oaks heroine Royal Descent (Redoute’s Choice).

The fourth dam, Madam Valeta (Palace Music), produced three stakes winners including the quality sprinter and successful sire Falkirk (NZ) (Tale of the Cat).