Second Stakes Success for William Wallace (NZ)

Accomplished Pencarrow Stud graduate William Wallace (NZ) (Darci Brahma) collected the second stakes win of his career with a dominant performance in Tuesday’s $60,000 Listed Craigmore Sustainable Holdings Timaru Cup (1600m) at Phar Lap Raceway.

The Meg Cunneen-trained gelding was ridden by Brett Murray and unleashed a powerful and sustained run from near the back of the field, swooping into contention around the home turn and racing clear down the straight to score an emphatic victory by three and a half lengths.

Passed in at the 2014 Premier Yearling Sale and a $40,000 purchase at the Ready to Run Sale later that year, William Wallace has now had 48 starts for eight wins, seven placings and $224,254 in stakes. He had previously won the Listed Spring Classic (2000m) at Riccarton Park in October of last year.

William Wallace was bred by Pencarrow Stud’s Sir Peter and the late Philip Vela. He is by the multiple Group One winner and highly successful sire Darci Brahma (NZ), who himself was bred by Pencarrow.

The dam of William Wallace is Huluava (NZ) (Pins), a winning half-sister to the stakes winners Hasselhoof (NZ) (Tavistock) and Vercors (NZ) (Catbird). Vercors is also the dam of the Listed-placed Vichy (NZ) (Cape Blanco).

Huluava has produced seven foals to race, six of them winners. William Wallace is her first stakes winner, while Monlula (NZ) (He’s Remarkable) finished fifth in the Group One New Zealand Derby (2400m) as a three-year-old.

Huluava later produced Jay Bee Gee (NZ) (Complacent) in 2017, followed by a filly by Turn Me Loose (NZ) in 2018 and a filly by Belardo in 2019.