6 G (Perfectly Ready - Pica Pica by Stravinsky)
Run over 1200m on January 21, 2017 at Trentham
Prizemoney: $250,000
Trainer: A M Cowan
Jockey: R Cuneen
Time: 01:07.7
Track Conditions: Dead(4)
Race Club: WRC
Winners Details
Sale: 2013 South Island Sale
Vendor: Wentwood Grange
Purchase Price: $5,500
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Start Wondering, Perfect Fit, Lady Zafira, Reilly Lincoln, Mighty Solomon, Brighton, Slice of Class, Speech Craft, Adventador, Passing Shot, La Luna Rossa, Odyssey Moon, Longchamp, Miss Appleton, Statham, No More Tears, First Serve
Race Images NZ
At Trentham in New Zealand, Brighthill Farm's Gr1-winning & dual Gr1-placed Australian-bred stallion Perfectly Ready (More Than Ready-Elle Duccio, by Danehill) celebrated an elite success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Signify (Perfectly Ready-Pica Pica, by Stravinsky) caused a huge upset when unleashing a powerful finish to score by a nose for trainer Alex Cowan in the NZ$250,000 Gr1 Telegraph (1200m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Start Wondering (Eighth Wonder-Roseanbar, by Akbar) & 5YO mare Perfect Fit (Elusive City-Fayre Form, by Tights). "He's my wife's horse," an emotional Cowan said after the race. "This is unbelievable. We've always thought he could win a good race." Signify, who cost just $5,500 at the 2013 NZB South Island Sale, improved his record to 8 wins and 9 placings (including the Gr3 CJC Stewards Handicap) from 30 starts for NZ$302,310 earnings. Unfortunately, the race was marred by the loss of the smart Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained mare First Serve, who suffered a fatal leg injury in the early stages.