Telegraph, Group 1 : Trentham - 18th January 2020

Avantage wins Telegraph, Group 1, NZ$250,000 at Trentham, 1200m,

Avantage heads a brave Enzo’s Lad to win the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham
Avantage heads a brave Enzo’s Lad to win the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham Picture: Race Images Photo

Freshened after two untypical Sydney starts in the spring for a close Listed second at Ellerslie on Boxing Day Avantage, a former Group 1-winning two-year-old, was tenacious in gaining her eighth win in 14 career starts.

From barrier 13, jockey Opie Bosson had her covered up in midfield soon after the start but at the crossing moved out for clear running. From the 400m she drove up to third, almost levelled up with the leader at the 200m, put her head in front at the 100m and after a brief tussle edged forward to score by a short-neck.

World traveller Enzo's Lad was brave. He was pushed out at the 800m but at the crossing went up and took over in front. At the 400m he went clear, went strongly to the 200m before being caught, gave the winner a good tussle but was outgunned for a valiant second.

The first two were clear of the rest. Spring Heat made a promising run from the 400m but ran into traffic, pulled wider when clear and finished well to take third.

Julius was a handy fourth at the 400m, got to third at the 150m but could not find any more to the line, while Winter Bride was knocked when making her challenge, recovered and ran on for fifth.


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Trentham

Saturday, 18th January 2020

7
15:52
(local)

Telegraph (G1)

Type: OPEN
NZD $250,000
1200m TURF DEAD
7
15:52
(local)
NZD $250,000
1200m DEAD

Telegraph (G1)

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. AVANTAGE (AUS) 4yo M
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - ASAVANT (NZ)
OPIE BOSSON
JAMIE RICHARDS
$4.50
56.5kg
D C Ellis & Te Akau Avantage (Mgr: D C Ellis)

Sales Information

2nd 3. ENZO'S LAD (AUS) 7yo G
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - SHEERAMA (AUS)
M MCNAB
MICHAEL & MATTHEW PITMAN
$21.00
58.5kg
N P Beban, P G Bentley, K N Bradley, S W Grant, J Jacobsen, P Murphy, M R Pitman, I & Mrs L Vibert

Sales Information

3rd 13. SPRING HEAT (AUS) 5yo M
MORE THAN READY (USA) - EMAURISMO (AUS)
CRAIG GRYLLS
LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT
$41.00
56.5kg
Hermitage Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd

Sales Information

4th 1. JULIUS (NZ) 8yo G
SWISS ACE (AUS) - OH SO ROYAL (AUS)
JASON WADDELL
JOHN BELL
$6.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

5th 7. WINTER BRIDE (AUS) 5yo M
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - AMBERINO (AUS)
RYAN MALONEY
A J & T EDMONDS
$3.00
56.5kg
6th 2. ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) 8yo H
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - DESERT DRAMA (IRE)
LEITH INNES
TONY PIKE
$13.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

7th 9. EVALINA (AUS) 4yo M
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - TAHNEE TOPAZ (AUS)
DANIELLE JOHNSON
STEPHEN MARSH
$21.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

8th 12. XPRESSION (NZ) 4yo M
SHOWCASING (GB) - XPRESS (NZ)
MICHAEL COLEMAN
GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN
$31.00
56.5kg
9th 6. SPEEDY MEADY (NZ) 4yo G
SWISS ACE (AUS) - LUCY IN DISGUISE (NZ)
C DELL
JOHN & STEPHEN RALPH
$61.00
58.5kg
10th 10. SHEEZALLMINE (NZ) 4yo M
SUPER EASY (NZ) - BAST (AUS)
R HUTCHINGS
DANIEL MILLER
$21.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

11th 5. DAWN PATROL (NZ) 4yo G
DAWN APPROACH (IRE) - DAZZLING (NZ)
JONATHAN RIDDELL
FRANK RITCHIE
$21.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

12th 4. SENSEI (AUS) 5yo H
DREAM AHEAD (USA) - SCHIAPARELLI (AUS)
SAM WEATHERLEY
MICHAEL & MATTHEW PITMAN
$10.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

13th 11. THE PRECIOUS ONE (NZ) 5yo M
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - THE JEWEL (NZ)
LISA ALLPRESS
CLAIRE ANDERTON
$31.00
56.5kg