Hi-Five Hayate

Date: 9 Dec 2022

Hi-Five Hayate

Appreciative of the course at her first attempt, Hayate (4 m Maurice - Vamoose, by Admire Moon) was victorious in the $14,000 Bosson Developments Rating 60 1300 metres on 9 December at Tauranga.

Displaying natural ability when winning on debut over 1200 metres in May at Matamata, Hayate had fought well for fourth in the Rating 60 1400 metres last Thursday at New Plymouth.

Pleased with the recovery, trainer Mark Walker was happy for Hayate to compete on an eight day turnaround and she was up to the challenge.

Under in-form Te Akau apprentice Niranjan Parmar, claiming two-kilos to carry 56kg, Hayate was able to navigate a wider course, that suited on the rain-affected Heavy9 footing, and gained a winning advantage 200 metres out.

The upshot was a relatively comfortable one and a half length win, running 1:22.0 for the 1300 metres and returning $5.40 & $1.90 on the NZ TAB tote.

“It was a lovely ride by Parmar and I think the wet track helped her,” Walker said. “The 1200 to 1300 metres is probably about her right distance, so we'll find another suitable race for her.”

Owned by Fortuna Hayate Syndicate (Mgr: John Galvin), Hayate was bought for $80,000 by Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM at the 2021 Karaka Book 1 Sale, from the draft of Mapperley Stud.

At the time of purchase, Ellis said: “The dam, Vamoose, is a half-sister to the Caulfield Cup (Gr. 1, 2400m) winner Admire Rakti (Heart's Cry). It's some of the best blood in the world and Maurice was a champion racehorse.”

By Arrowfield shuttle stallion and first season sire Maurice (Screen Hero), the 2015 Japanese Horse of the Year and both Champion Sprinter and Champion Miler is now one of the hottest young sires in Japan.

“It was a sigh of relief to see her win again,” Galvin said. “As we know, her form since resuming as a four-year-old hasn't been that flash given the quality of her debut win as a three-year-old, so it was good to see her come out and get the job done.

“She recovered very well from her run at New Plymouth, which was a bit better than it looked. I think, perhaps, the 1400 metres on a soft track, just the two things together probably combined to see her run out of puff the last little bit. But an eight day back up, 100m shorter, and rock hard fit was just the ticket for her today.”

Hayate was strapped by Hunter Durrant.


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