Trainer Allan Sharrock has fond memories of his top-class mare Shez Sinsational, and he can see a number of similarities in her four-year-old daughter Sinarahma.
The Darci Brahma mare strolled to victory in the AME Electrical (1340m) at Wanganui on Saturday, landing a number of good bets in the process.
“I think she has got a lot of her mum’s quality, although she is probably not as tall,” Sharrock said.
“She is going to be a dead-set 2000m horse, but she has got a turn of foot, is tough and just lowers like mum. Going forward it is quite exciting.”
Sinarahma has now won two of her three raceday outings, having made a belated debut in October.
“She had kissing spine as a three-year-old, the same time that Kawi did, so we had to treat her and basically, we lost a year,” Sharrock said.
“She was ready to race, and this came upon us and we had to treat her, and this is as early as we could get going.
“It was disappointing because I thought she could have been an Oaks filly as a three-year-old, but sometimes you’ve just got to wait for them and patience usually pays off.”
Sinarahma is the first-foal of Shez Sinsational, who won a dozen races, including four at Group One level, for Sharrock and a loyal group of owners.
“We leased Shez Sinsational to race, with the right to the first foal and Wellfield Lodge purchased her after that,” Sharrock said.
“It is the same owners as Shez Sinsational, except Dad is deceased and my brother Bruce is in with Tony Kemp, the former rugby league player.
“We bred this filly together.”
Ridden by Johnathan Parkes, Sinarahma raced midfield and three-wide for much of the contest but still had more than three-lengths on her rivals at the finish.
“We’ll creep through the grades,” Sharrock said.
“She will get to black-type by the end of this season, but I think next year we will be racing at a high-level, so I am not going to push her too hard.
“I’d like to steal a Group Three or a Listed race later in the season and then put her aside, and the year after it is no holds barred. She will be fully mature, and we can put some pressure on her.”
Sinarahma started a well-supported $2.40 favourite, with TAB bookmakers accepting a bet of $20,000 at $3.30, but Sharrock was doing his best Sergeant Schultz impersonation when questioned whether it was stable money.
“I got a couple of texts asking that,” he said. “I won’t say yes or no, but it is nice to see the TAB bleed occasionally.” – NZ Racing Desk