VIDEO: Sabie Park parading as a yearling
Wentwood Grange's 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock draft has had a timely boost with promising young sire Kermadec adding a debut winner and impressive placegetter to his tally over the weekend.
Wentwood Grange have a strong affinity with Kermadec having bred the son of Teofilo under their Llanhennock Trust banner and sold him through their 2013 New Zealand Bloodstock draft.
He went on to win the G1 Doncaster at three and was the leading male miler at four when victorious in the G1 George Main Stakes. His oldest crop are now three and include dual Group One winner Montefilia.
On Sunday the Brian and Daniel Guy-trained Sabie Park was impressive winning on the Sunshine Coast over 1200m.
Purchased out of Wentwood Grange's 2019 Book 1 draft at Karaka, Sabie Park had posted two credible trial perfomances before his debut effort.
“We had this race picked out for him about a month ago but he nearly didn’t run when I saw the draw (18)," Bryan Guy said. "I then nominated him for Thursday but we thought the big track would suit him given the way he finished off his trials.
"But he still had to do it the tough way with a wide run and in the end it was an easy win."
Wentwood Grange will offer a half-sister by Iffraaj at the upcoming Karaka auction as lot 278.
Earlier in the week three-year-old filly Comporta placed second at her first trip to the races when running over 1100m at Canterbury for Chris Waller.
Comporta is a graduate of Wentwood Grange's 2019 Inglis Classic draft where she was purchased by James Bester Bloodstock and E Lucas for $210,000.