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Showcasing Progeny Getting into Stride for Summer

28 November 2016


The progeny of Haunui Farm's young gun, Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) are really starting to get into stride and as the tracks continue to improve on both sides of the Tasman, so too will his results.

Since Wednesday, Showcasing has registered a winner in five different countries in the Southern Hemisphere, the most notable success coming in Australia on Saturday with four-year-old Cylinder Beach making a winning return in the Listed Recognition Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Trained by Desleigh Forster, Cylinder Beach ran third in the Group Two BRC Sires Produce Stakes and fourth in the Group One JJ Atkins Stakes at two, he came back at three to land the Group Three Gunsynd Classic (1630m) and finish runner-up in the Group Three Rough Habit Plate (2000m).

After a successful start to his four-year-old campaign, Forster looks set to target theGroup Two Villiers Stakes (1600m) to be run at Randwick on the 17th of December.

Saturday's result was capped off nicely in Singapore last night with the Cliff Brown-trained Deimos (NZ) (Showcasing) breaking his maiden status after a second and a fourth in his first two appearances. Deimos is Showcasing’s 11th winner in Singapore.

Last weekend saw the revelation of another Karaka Million contender for Showcasing when Oscar Eight was a close runner-up in the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes and Friday racing at Otaki saw Princess Rihanna stick her hand up for New Zealand’s richest juvenile race when an impressive winner for the Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott stable on debut.

“Saturday’s result in Australia was pretty significant and if Cylinder Beach can go on and perform at Group level in Sydney, it will be perfect timing with Karaka 2017 just around the corner,” said Haunui Farm’s Managing Director, Mark Chitty. “He’s been a stakes performer at two, three and now four and has certainly been a leading light for Showcasing in Australia from limited numbers there – he’s had seven winners from just 16 starters,” said Mark.

“Showcasing’s progeny have shown us their best in the summer months on the better tracks and one thing he has shown in each of his crops in both hemispheres is that he can upgrade his mares and leave a runner. Karaka Million night has been kind to us for the past two years and whilst there’s a lot of water to go under the bridge between now and Karaka Million night, I’d like to think the 2017 rendition could be another reason to celebrate.”