Far And Away (NZ) Flies Clear at Cambridge

Pencarrow three-year-old Far And Away (NZ) (Tavistock) recorded her first victory in superb style at Cambridge on Wednesday, outclassing her opponents by four and a half lengths.

Sent out as a $1.40 favourite in the $12,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series 1300, Far And Away was confidently ridden by leading jockey Sam Weatherley. After initially taking up a position at the rear of the small field, the filly cruised forward around the outside and was challenging for the lead coming around the home turn.

It was a one-horse race from there as Far And Away charged clear for a dominant victory over Greta Gharbo (NZ) (Dalghar).

Far And Away has now had five starts for a win, three placings and a fourth. She has earned $11,790 in prizemoney, plus an additional $11,500 NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus that she earned with Wednesday’s win.

Bred and raced by Pencarrow principal Sir Peter Vela in partnership with Coolmore, Far And Away is by the former star Cambridge Stud sire Tavistock (NZ) out of the Fastnet Rock mare Fair Isle (NZ).

Herself a winner in Australia, Fair Isle is a daughter of Group One VRC Oaks (2500m) placegetter Miss Scarlatti (NZ) (Stravinsky), who in turn is a half-sister to fellow Group One performers Abidewithme (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice) and Stockman (NZ) (Tavistock).

Far And Away is the second winner from two foals to race out of Fair Isle, joining her older half-sister Zacouver (NZ) (Vancouver), who won at Sandown in Victoria last year.

Fair Isle has subsequently produced a colt by Tavistock and a filly by Justify.