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4 C (Pentire - Axiom by Zabeel)
Run over 1600m on November 07, 2015 at Riccarton
Prizemoney: $400,000
Trainer: S R Autridge
Jockey: M Cameron
Time: 01:33.6
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: CJC
Winners Details
Sale: 2014 National Yearling Sale
Vendor: Rich Hill Stud
Purchase Price: $375,000
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Battle Time, Serena Miss, Brighton, Slice of Cake, Son of Maher, Amarula, Ali Baba, The Justice League, Five to Midnight, Rocanto, Stradivarius, Lucky Edie, Bishop Rock,
Race Images NZ
At Riccarton in New Zealand, NZ-based Rich Hill Stud stallion Pentire (Be My Guest-Gull Nook, by Mill Reef) celebrated an elite Gr1 success when 3YO colt Xtravagant (Pentire-Axiom, by Zabeel) scored a stunning 8.5-length win for trainers Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards in the NZ$400,000 Gr1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO colt Battle Time (Battle Paint-Lady of Oakview, by Diamond Express) & 3YO filly Serena Miss (Iffraaj-Gifted Lass, by More Than Ready). Xtravagant completed a memorable Gr1 double for Rich Hill Stud's foundation sire Pentire following the win of Prince Of Penzance in last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup. "It's a massive buzz and we didn't expect him to do it like that," co-trainer Jamie Richards told NZ Racing Desk. "We thought he had improved since Wellington and the Te Akau model of getting them down here early has worked again – he's an outstanding colt." Jockey Matt Cameron added: "He was just humming along and he was way too good for them," he said. "It was incredible."  By Pentire out of the unraced Zabeel mare Axiom, Xtravagant is a sibling to multiple Gr1 performer and NZ 2,000 Guineas runner-up He's Remarkable and was purchased by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis for NZ$375,000 from the draft of Rich Hill Stud at last year's NZB Premier Yearling Sale. Xtravagant took his record to 3 wins from 5 starts for NZ$258,000 earnings.