Terrific Terindah

Sep 26, 2016

Terindah was odds-on when contesting the 1100m maiden at Kilmore on Monday and he won just like a short priced favourite should - with absolute ease!

Having just his second start, the promising three-year-old had been an eye-catching fourth in Listed company at his only juvenile start and had trialled well prior to resuming.

Getting his head up a bit early, Terindah soon settled for Jye McNeil and was always travelling like the winner, getting into the clear turning, hitting the lead at the 300m and racing away to salute by an impressive five lengths.

"He was a bit fierce of the barriers," McNeil reported, "but once we got cover he came under me really well."

"It was good to see him quicken like that, he felt like a nice horse who can go on to bigger and better things."

The stable's Reid Balfour agreed, noting that -"providing he comes through this race well" - a quick rise in class to the Blue Sapphire at Caulfield in a couple of week's time is on the cards.

"They don't win much easier than that," he said, adding that "it is pleasing to get the maiden out of the way."
Raced by a big group including his breeder Kevin Wacey, Terindah is a son of Fastnet Rock's Group One winning sprinter Foxwedge and the Group Two winning Rory's Jester mare Toast Of The Coast.

Not in foal having slipped to Brazen Beau last spring, Toast Of The Coast has a Fighting Sun yearling filly. She has already proven her worth as a broodmare, Terindah being her third winner, the other two being the metropolitan winners Down The Hatch and Congenial (in turn dam of the stakes placed Pearl Congenial).

Toast Of The Coast is a daughter of the Group Two winning stayer Solo Show whose dam is the Group Three winning juvenile Solo Performance, also dam of stakes winner Clout and grandam of Listed winner Beyonce's Star.