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Fastnet Rock/Moment in Time

Racing Record

Starts: 23
Wins: 4 (2 G&L)
Placings:10 (4 G&L)
Stakes Money:$454,551

Group and Listed Achievements

1st - $100,000 GROUP 3 Ssangyong Counties Cup Open Hcp 2100m

1st - $100,000 GROUP 3 Franklin Auctions Counties Cup One Hcp 2100m

2nd - $1,000,000 GROUP 1 NZ Derby 3YO SW 2400m

2nd - $70,000 LISTED Zacinto Stakes 3YO SW 1600m

3rd - $200,000 GROUP 1 Zabeel Classic WFA 2000m

This son of Fastnet Rock’s first highlight came when winning the $100,000 Group 3 Counties’ Cup at Pukekohe Park in November 2019 in the hands of Te Akau stable rider Opie Bosson.  His second when he repeated the feat, going back to back in this feature, in 2020.

As a three year old, In A Twinkling finished runner up in the $70,000 Listed Zacinto Stakes over 1600m in October 2018 – followed by a gallant effort when fourth in the $500,000 Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas again over the mile a month later.

In February 2019, In A Twinkling jumped from barrier 15 in the $100,000 Group 2 Avondale Guineas over 2100m and despite being forced to race wide for much of the journey, he showed great heart to finish second.

Sent out well backed to win the $1 million Group 1 NZ Derby a month later, unfortunately the attendants omitted to put his barrier blanket on and he subsequently missed the jump and as a result, had to race much of the event three wide.  His tremendous courage and spirit saw him beaten only a head into second place.

Later that month he ventured to Sydney where he finished fifth in the A$200,000 Group 2 Tulloch Stakes 2000m at Rosehill before running that same position in the A$2.2 million Group 1 ATC Derby over 2400m at Royal Randwick.

In November 2020, In A Twinkling – who has plenty of quirks – brought his A-game to Pukekohe again to convincingly claim his second $100,000 Group 3 Counties’ Cup over 2100m in the hands of Opie Bosson, who also rode him to victory in 2019.  Stablemate Savy Yong Blonk flashed home for a very good second.

On Boxing Day 2020, In A Twinkling was a gallant third in the $200,000 Group 1 Zabeel Classic WFA over 2000m, carrying joint top weight of 59kgs with Opie Bosson in the saddle.

In A Twinkling has raced 23 times for four wins, four seconds and eight other minor placings – with stakes’ earnings of $454,551.  He was purchased by David Ellis from the Karaka Premier Sale for $250,000 and is trained by Jamie Richards.



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