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Enzo's Lad Wins Gr1 Telegraph

Monday, 22nd January 2018

J: S R Weatherley
T: M & M Pitman
W: 55.5 kgs
S: Testa Rossa
D: Sheerama
J: J L Waddell
T: S A Sharrock
W: 59 kgs
S: Savabeel
D: Magic Time
J: M Cameron
T: Team Rogerson
W: 55.5 kgs
S: Fast 'n' Famous
D: Rio Nugget
J: S C Spratt
T: S J McKee
W: 55 kgs
S: Swiss Ace
D: Derrydane

At Trentham in New Zealand, Vinery Stud's 6-time Gr1-winning stallion Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Enzo's Lad (Testa Rossa-Sheerama, by Catbird) landed the biggest prize of his career when causing a huge upset at odds of 73-1 in one of New Zealand's premier sprints, the $250,000 Gr1 Telegraph (1200m) for 3YO+, defeating Kawi & Ferrando. A $15,000 purchase at the 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, Enzo's Lad improved his record to 5 wins (including the Listed Pegasus Stakes Handicap) and 7 placings from 20 starts for NZ$231,200 in earnings. Co-trainer Matthew Pitman was ecstatic with the win. "There's just no better feeling than this," he told NZ Racing Desk. "He's got a great bunch of owners, all from Wellington, and it was their choice as much as ours to bring him up. This means the world to me."

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