Double For Northkape
Jan 01, 2017
It is no mean feat to step up from a BM64 to a BM70 but that is just what Northkape did at Cranbourne on Friday night - and she did so in style!
Showing her usual stellar pace, Northkape was straight to the lead and always going well with her ears pricked as she cornered. Challenged at around the 200m she gave another kick and her winning margin of 3/4 length was a soft one.
"She controlled the race well," said the stable's Jade Matthews who added that "she has good confidence from last time... she is just a happy horse at the moment."
"She is really in the groove now, hopefully she can keep stepping up."
In-form apprentice Nathan Punch was delighted to rack up another Cranbourne victory and had been confident throughout the 1000m dash.
"She jumped out really quickly and travelled well. She was going really strongly into the straight and when I gave her a little squeeze she quickened up nicely."
Showing above average ability when winning the Vobis Gold Plate at her Cranbourne debut in June 2015, Northkape went off the boil for a preparation but has come back all the bigger and stronger.
An imposing day daughter of Kaphero bred by Adam Sangster and Limerick Lane, Northkape hails from Australasia's finest family - her fourth dam being Eight Carat's wonderful daughter Cotehele House, dam of Danewin and Commands and also fourth dam of Deep Field and Shooting To Win.