Jun 03, 2018
Stepping up to BM70 races off BM64 competition is no mean feat but Terindah made the transition with ease at Ballarat on Sunday, always travelling well just off the pace in the 1100m contest... just needing a bit of luck in the run home to feature.
Fortunately the splits came and when they did Terindah charged through and from the 100m was chasing down the leader, getting clear late to win by a soft 1 3/4 lengths.
"The blinkers going on has been the key to him," said the stable's Beth Schoen so happy with Terindah's winning double. "They help him concentrate and then he can really let down with that turn of foot he has."
It had been a couple of months in between runs for Terindah whose races well fresh, Schoen adding that "he does appreciate that sting out of the track."
"He won really well last start," jockey Damian Lane said, "and freshening him up for the softer tracks had paid dividends today."
Raced by a group of enthusiastic owners headed by his breeder Kevin Wacey, Terindah is a son of Fastnet Rock's Gr.1 William Reid Stakes winner Foxwedge and the Gr.2 winning Rory's Jester mare Toast Of The Coast.
Paying a return visit to Foxwedge last spring (having produced a colt by Dissident in September), Toast Of The Coast is also dam of the metropolian winners Down The Hatch and Congenial and grandam of the stakes placed city winners Pearl Congenial and Wild Planet.