Awapuni Winning Quartet - Redsheis

Date: 28 Jul 2023

Awapuni Winning Quartet - Redsheis


Long-standing Te Akau clients Gavin and Shane Wealleans had their colours worn to victory again by Redsheis (3 f Burgundy - Show No Emotion, by Pins) in the $14,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Rating 65 Fillies & Mares 1400 metres (eligible $13,000 bonus) on 27 July at Awapuni (poly-track).


Redsheis, bred and raced the the father-son team, together with Te Akau Stud, produced a powerful run to easily win the Maiden 1200 metres here on 16 June. She followed this by running on well from a wide draw (10) in the Rating 65 1200 metres on 7 July, also on the poly-track Awapuni, and made it two from her last three with a tough performance.

Ridden by Champion Jockey Michael McNab, who retains his crown this season, Redsheis received a nice trip on the outer before being urged to improve at the 400 metres and it was the strength of McNab in a driving finish that saw her prevail.

Receiving the thick end of the purse, Redsheis also collected the $13,000 bonus for being NZB Insurance Pearl Series registered.

“She's been consistent all season, is just getting a bit stronger physically, and it was a lovely ride of Michael's,” said trainer Mark Walker, after collecting his 199th win this season.

“We'd expect after a nice spell she may come back even more mature and she's a mare that could prove competitive at higher levels.

“She was bred at Te Akau Stud, with the Wealleans, who are great friends with everyone at Te Akau and we can look forward to a celebratory lunch with Gavin and Shane.”

While Redsheis is bred and raced in conjunction with Te Akau Stud, the Wealleans boys experienced an enormous thrill when dam Show No Emotion (Pins) recorded the first of three wins in the Maiden 1400 metres on 2 December 2013 at Te Aroha, becoming their first father and son bred victory.

At the time, Gavin Wealleans said: “That's bloody great. I think it's probably one of the better wins I've had because she's the first winner that Shane and I have bred. We kept the line going and this is a great result because we just lost the mother (Lynisky) after she had a nice filly by Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) and we have a Savabeel (Zabeel) filly from her going to the sales. 

“It is very gratifying for us both and although we're into transport and fertiliser, racing is a great hobby for us. We can get out and about and it's great to be here at Te Aroha, under the ‘mountain of love'.

A colossal mare, weighing 611kg when first winning and 620kg when recording her third, Show No Emotion was trained by Te Akau and now left three individual winners of six races. 

Redsheis was strapped by Kendyll Lee. 


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