Highview Stud stallion Wrote recorded his first New Zealand win as a sire when the Kurt Gillovic-bred And We Danced was victorious in the Yara Fertiliser 1100 at Hastings on Wednesday.
The Bill Thurlow-trained two-year-old got back early after only being fair away for jockey Sarah Macnab. Turning for home they were met by a wall of horses, but a pocket opened with 250m to go and she was able to let down and get up by a short head over Express Desire.
Highview Stud principal Brent Gillovic was pleased with the result and he now expects to see a steady stream of winners by his stallion on New Zealand tracks.
“It was fantastic. I didn’t think she was going to get up, but it was a big effort,” he said.
“They are not really two-year-olds. Bill (Thurlow) said this filly really wasn’t a two-year-old and she will only get better.
“She showed a real will to get up and win, and had a great turn of foot in the end.”
Wrote has been well supported by New Zealand breeders and will once again stand at Highview Stud this coming season for a fee of $5,000+GST.
“The mail on them is that they show a bit of speed and on the whole they are big, leggy horses,” Gillovic said.
“He is well priced at $5,000 and people have recognised that. He has covered 338 mares in his first four years, he has got every chance.” -NZ Racing Desk
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