Super Proud Prismatic - 3 Win Saturday

Date: 11 Dec 2022

Super Proud Prismatic - 3 Win Saturday


Capping a hat-trick of seconds, Prismatic (4 g Savabeel - Kaleidoscope, by Pins) deserved his success in the $15,000 Landmark Homes Maiden 2200 metres on Saturday at Awapuni.

Claimed late in the Maiden 1950 metres on 30 November at Rotorua, Prismatic certainly brought the right form to rate a top three prospect and Te Akau apprentice jockey Hakim Kamaruddin left nothing to chance.

Crossing from the outside gate (11) to settle alongside the leader, Prismatic levelled on straightening and flattened out in defiant manner that suggested today was his day.

Apprenticed to nine-time Champion Trainer Mark Walker in Singapore, where he claimed the titles of both Champion Apprentice and Champion Jockey last season, Kamaruddin (24) was narrowly beaten when having his first ride in New Zealand, aboard stable-mate Sternland (Astern) on 30 November at Rotorua, and gained his first success in the last race a day beforehand at Tauranga.

“He'd been a bit unlucky this horse not to have won already and it was a good staying effort that got him home today,” Walker said.

“He has been holding his condition really well, looks in fantastic order, and appears he has a good staying future.”

Given his form line, Prismatic was hotly supported to return $1.90 & $1.10 on the NZ TAB tote after running the 2200 metres in 2:18.0 on footing rated Soft6.

Owned by Te Akau Prismatic Racing Partnership (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM), he was purchased by David Ellis CNZM for $240,000 at the 2020 Karaka Book 1 Sale, from the draft of Rich Hill Stud.

By seven-time Champion Sire Savabeel (Zabeel), from the family of 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) and dual Group One winner and Champion 3YO of the Year Xtravagant (Pentire), who was purchased by Ellis and now standing at stud in Australia.

From a Pins (Snippets) mare, Prismatic is bred on the same cross as former stable-mate and reigning Horse of the Year Probabeel, who made history winning the Karaka Million at two and three years of age and went on to be a quadruple Group One winner trained by Te Akau in Australia.

“It's an exciting start to the day, winning both the first race at Awapuni and Te Rapa,” Ellis said.

“He's a horse that has taken a bit of time to mature, but continued to get better and he really wanted the win today. He's seldom missed a trick, finishing second six times before winning at his 11thstart, and he's got the experience to go on with it now.”

Prismatic was strapped by Cooper Stumbles.


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