4 Win Saturday - It's Business Time Terrific

Date: 12 Feb 2023

4 Win Saturday - It's Business Time Terrific


Capping another very good day for the stable, It's Business Time (4 m Turn Me Loose - Risque Business, by Volksraad) took out the $50,000 TAB NZ Special Conditions 1600 metres on Legends Day at Te Rapa.


Spearheaded by Imperatriz (I Am Invincible) winning the BCD Group Sprint (Gr. 1, 1400m), Sans Doute (Not A Single Doubt) won the Special Conditions 1200 metres, while Campionessa (Contributer) and Wild Night (Vanbrugh) finished second and third, respectively, in the Herbie Dyke Stakes (Gr. 1, 2000m), Fashion Shoot (Savabeel) was second in the Rating 75 1400 metres, and also Miss Dunsford (Dissident) scored in the Rating 65 1200 metres at Riccarton, to give trainer Mark Walker 14 wins in the past eight days.

Brimming with the euphoria of having just won aboard Imperatriz, stable rider Opie Bosson negated an awkward barrier (9) to situate It's Business Time in a plum spot, fifth, and after cruising into third approaching the home turn it was a clinical victory. 

The good-looking mare ran 1600 metres in 1:36.6, last 600m in 35.8, on Good3 footing and shortened in betting to pay $3.30 & $1.70 on the NZ TAB tote. 

In her last two starts, both at Matamata, It's Business Time had scored stylishly in the Maiden 1600 metres on 3 January, and kept giving for second after working outside the leader in the Rating 65 1600 metres on 25 January, to rate a top three chance. 

“We're very grateful that Windsor Park has given us the opportunity to train her,” said racing manager Reece Trumper. 

“She's taken a little bit of time to mature, but she's getting there now and making a handy race record.

“It was a great ride, it panned out nicely for him. He drew quite wide and got into a lovely position and it was 10 out of 10.

“We're very proud of what we do for Te Akau. All the staff work hard and we love it.”

It's Business Time is raced by V I Curtin, M Delahunty, C W McArthur, J Ormsby, S P Parham, J Peacocke, C R Scott, J & R Taylor, and Windsor Park Stud. 

Out of a talented Windsor Park Stud family, It's Business Time was passed in at the yearling sales and stud master Rodney Schick elected to race her with some friends.  She has recorded two wins and placed twice from five starts.

“That was awesome,” said part-owner Jonty Taylor, accepting the spoils on behalf. “It's about a group of good mates getting together and having a good time and celebrating.

“And what a specimen that horse is as well, so we're pretty stoked.

“I want to extend a massive thank you to Te Akau: Mark, Reece, awesome training and great communications to let us know exactly what is going on.

“Roddy Schick and all the team at Windsor Park Stud, as well, they breed great horses and we're honoured to be part of this.

“We all went to school together, then out into the world, but we all love horses and it's great to get a group of mates together again and she's a beautiful mare.”

The third dam of It's Business Time, Satirical (Kaapstad), left Champion Filly Star Satire (Volksraad), who was miraculously saved for breeding after breaking a leg, and she in turn left brilliant Australian filly Satin Shoes (Flying Spur) and Zarzuela (Zabeel). 

The latter, Zarzuela, was trained by Mark Walker to win the Great Northern Guineas (Gr. 2, 2100m), Waikato Guineas (Gr. 3, 2000m), and Championship Stakes (Gr. 2, 2100m), before finishing third in the NZ Oaks (Gr. 1, 2400m). 

It's Business Time was strapped by Muralla Mallesh.



Photo credit - www.raceimages.co.nz


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