Perfect Scenario Indeed

Date: 23 Oct 2022

Perfect Scenario Indeed


Notching the fourth win on Saturday for Te Akau, Perfect Scenario (5 g Iffraaj - Rosetti Bay, by Pins) stormed home from last in the $40,000 Coupland's Bakeries Mile Prelude (Open, 1400m) at Riccarton.

Recording his fifth win, and stakes' placed at 2000 metres, Perfect Scenario had continued good form when fourth in the Matamata Cup (Listed, 1600m) on 8 October at Matamata, and only arrived earlier in the week at Riccarton.

He took a very positive step towards the $250,000 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (Gr. 3, 1600m) on the middle day (9 November) of Cup Week.

The race was won last year by stable-mate Markus Aurelius (Ghibellines), who contested the Thompson Handicap (Gr. 3, 1600m) on Sunday at Trentham, running a super race for second, on his way south to defend the title.

Currently, the TAB is offering $7.00 fixed odds for Perfect Scenario and $9.00 on Markus Aurelius.

Allowed to steady last in a field of 10, chasing a genuine pace, Perfect Scenario made light work of 58kg under apprentice Joe Kamaruddin when charging home widest of all to win going away by one and three quarter lengths.

On Good3 footing, he clocked a smart 1:22.1 and returned $4.80 & $2.00 on the NZ TAB tote.

“He was able to capitalise on a lot of speed up front and he ran a great sectional (600m) to get home wide on the track,” said trainer Mark Walker, leading the premiership with 48 wins this season.

“It was a particularly good effort given that he only arrived last Monday in Christchurch, and it means he's on target for the Coupland's Mile.”

By high-quality stallion Iffraaj (Zafonic), dam Rosetti Bay (Pins) was an impressive Group Three winner and multiple group placed mare that won eight races and already left very good stakes' winner Queens Rose (O'Reilly) who also won eight times.

He was purchased by David Ellis CNZM for $165,000 at 2019 Karaka Book 1 Sale, from the draft of Woburn Farm, for owners in the Te Akau Perfection Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM).

Rosetti Bay was a really good race mare, with class and quality and, similarly, she too displayed a great turn of foot. Perfect Scenario has been sparingly raced to win five times and appears in career best form.



“It was a huge effort by Perfect Scenario, who has matured into a really good horse this season, handling the racing preparation really well and Mark (Walker) and the team are doing a great job with him,” Ellis said.

“He was bred by Liz Pollard and Gloria Graydon and they're a couple of really good breeders from Te Awamutu, and Liz's father, Joe Pollard, was also a good breeder.

“We won five races today at three different venues: Te Rapa, Riccarton, and Singapore, and congratulations to all our winning owners.

“Winning the Sarten Memorial with Wild Night was very exciting and we think that in the autumn he could be up to racing in Australia.

“Coming from last in a Group race is difficult to do, and we were also pleased with Dynastic who came from a similar position to finish third. He went well and should improve further for the 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m).

“We had a lot owners at Te Rapa. They're the ones that put the show on and when you see the pride and joy that our team gets from winning with horses that they look after that's what keeps me going in racing.”

Perfect Scenario was strapped by Anna Rasmussen.


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