and more patience.
Anyone will tell you that's the first ingredient
required to breeding successfully.
So when Koranovsky
won the Rega Pumps and Sprayers Handicap (1500m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, it
was no wonder the cheers could be heard as far away as Thailand.
manufacturer Trevor Davis and wife Sally are hobby breeders who missed the six-year-old
mare's biggest win of her 31-start
career due to a pre-arranged holiday in Thailand.
The Davis' raced
Koranovsky's mother Hamille, who failed at her only two starts at Toowoomba for
Eagle Farm trainer Danny Bougoure in the early 2000's.
Hamille's pedigree throws
back to some of the champions of the Australian turf including G1 winners Bint
Marscay, Filante and Kenny's Best Pal to name a few.
Koranovsky had an
awkward gate but jockey Jim Byrne, who landed his first city winner of the
season, managed to have her perfectly placed before making his move half way
down the straight.
The daughter of Sunday
Knight had been a model of consistency after being runner-up at her two
previous starts and a similar effort looked likely when the heavily backed
Cuddlesome moved up menacingly inside the final 200 metres.
fought back strongly to edge out Cuddlesome by a short half head with Confident,
a further a short neck back third.
Trainer Tony Gollan
also missed Koranovsky's victory due to commitments in Melbourne with Spirit Of
Boom who finished third in the G2 Gilgai Stakes down the Flemington straight
Despite Spirit Of
Boom's defeat, Gollan capped another great day after also taking out the Timeform
Handicap (1000m) with promising youngster
win made up for the earlier defeat of short priced favourite Global Dream who went
down narrowly in the Bundaberg Distilling Co. Handicap (1000m).
Whiskey Allround, a
son of All Bar One, won the first two-year-old race of the season by more than
eight lengths at Toowoomba last month.
Despite jumping from
a wide barrier, Whiskey Allround showed brilliant gate speed to sit off the lead
in the early stages before jockey Ric McMahon let him stride to the front.
defeat proved costly for punters going down by a long neck to the Peter
Strong-trained Pretty Strong.
The pair gapped
their opposition with eight lengths to third placegetter Spooky Beach.
Racing Queensland webnews October 6
Photo: Racetrack Photography