Te Akau Avondale Trials’ Report
6 Dec 2018
Te Akau trialled horses on Tuesday 4 December at Avondale –
Weather: showery, track: Slow7, rail: out 13 metres
Heat 9 Maiden 800 metres (¾ lengths, 5 lengths 47.0)
3 g Guillotine – Cinnadream – Jonathan Riddell; began well to share a three-way lead on the inner, drawing to an advantage inside the 200m and sustaining a strong gallop to win well.
In training for owner/breeder Brendan Webby, having his first trial, by the grey Montjeu (Sadler’s Wells) stallion Guillotine from a mare by King of Kings (Sadler’s Wells).
His dam, Cinnadream, won two races to 1200 metres and left four individual winners of 17 races to date: Tavidream (Tavistock), a winner of five from seven in New Zealand, including the Championship Stakes (Gr. 2, 2100m), before racing as Circuit Glory in Hong Kong. Grand-dam Sogno (Zabeel) won four times to 2000 metres, while third dam Kindness (Star Way) was a very good producing mare: leaving Kindacross (Cape Cross) who was trained by Te Akau to win the Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m) and finished second in the 2004-05 NZ 2YO Free Handicaps.
Heat 11 Maiden 1000 metres (2 lengths, ¾ lengths 1:04.1)
Jakkabella (3 f Jakkalberry – Jungle Pago) – Cameron Lammas; was easy off the gate before picking up fifth on the inner, four lengths 600m, and she tracked through solidly under hands and heels to finish third.
In training for breeder Luigi Muollo (Explosive Bloodstock) who owns Novara Park in Cambridge, where Jakkalberry (Storming Home) stood.
Jakkalberry won 12 races, stakes of $2.7m, and holds the record for the fastest last 600m (33.5) in a Melbourne Cup (Gr. 1, 3200m). Unfortunately, he died in February this year and this filly is from his first crop. Strong, consistent, and a high-class performer, Jakkalberry was a Champion in Italy (2010 and 2011), and Great Britain (2012).
She is from a Darci Brahma mare that has already left promising winner Torre del Greco (Mettre En Jeu).