Pazienza Picture Perfect - Season Win 90

Date: 8 Mar 2020

Pazienza Picture Perfect - Season Win 90

The new Cambridge Stud colours of Brendan Lindsay MNZM & Jo Lindsay remained to the fore aboard impressive debutante winner Pazienza (2 f Written Tycoon - Gypsy Chimes, by Snow Ridge) in the $10,000 NZ Oaks Day Next Saturday Maiden 2YO 1000 metres on Saturday at Trentham.

A week earlier, Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards had saddled their sensational filly Probabeel (Savabeel) prior to a thrilling victory in the Surround Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m) at Royal Randwick, Sydney, where the winner of six of her 12 starts, including three seconds, took her earnings to $1.59 million. And, a filly purchased as a yearling by David Ellis for $380,000 at Karaka, from the Waikato Stud draft, that is building an amazing career. 

While Probabeel was impressive winning her second start, following a debut second, and on her way to winning the Karaka Millon (Restricted Listed, 1200m), Pazienza went one better in victory by five and three-quarter lengths. 

Following two trials for two seconds - most recently closing the gap stylishly over 800 metres on 11 February at Te Teko - Pazienza began well to lead for rider Rosie Myers. She travelled boldly over the crossing to the course proper at the 400m and the afterburners kicked in when asked to extend a furlong out. 

Commentator Tony Lee said: “Nice. $3.00 & $1.40, she got it easy and won like a $1.10 shot. She put in a really nice stride to get away from them and then got further in front - a big, big win, really impressive. There is a lot more to be heard of her, for sure.”

Pazienza is a half-sister to stable-mate and stakes performed winner Folk Dress (Pierro), offered by Coolmore Stud and bought for $280,000 by Cambridge Stud at the 2019 Gold Coast Yearling Sale. 

“She's a filly that we really like and just taken a little while for everything to fall into place,” said trainer Jamie Richards, celebrating his 90thwin for the season. 

“She trialled well and had a few little immaturity issues with shins and bits and pieces, but full credit to Brendan and Jo, they've let us take our time with her. She's a good, strong filly with a good action and I think she's got the makings of a really nice three-year-old.

“It's always a thrill to train winners in their black and yellow chequered colours. She's had a trip away and race, which was the object of the exercise, and we will get her home before making any plans.

“It was a really good win and pretty impressive.”

Pazienza was strapped by Shay Dickinson.

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