Cometh the Hour in Tattersalls Mile

Hour Of Peril pleased Patinack Farm jockey Jeff Lloyd with a Listed victory in the Tattersalls Mile (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Hour Of Peril (4g Fusaichi Pegasus – Revamp by Zoffany) settled back in the field and Lloyd’s decision to stick to the fence paid dividends for a two length victory over Topping and Carry Me Bluey.

“I thought the best option was to go back on him and get him relaxed so I could save him up for one last run in the straight,” Lloyd said.  “Even though a few of the others wanted to get out wide, my horse was gathering momentum and finished strongly so I elected to stay on the rails.”

Hour Of Peril was sold to Patinack Farm for $47,500 from the draft of Manx Park at the 2009 Inglis Classic yearling sale.  A noted wet-tracker, he has won five races and earned over $210,000.  His older half-sister Senorita de Lago (Encosta de Lago) won twice in Melbourne and was stakes placed in the LR Australian Cup Carnival Stakes at Flemington.

Their dam Revamp missed for three years after foaling the Tattersalls Mile winner then delivered a Street Sense filly last September.

Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm has enjoyed another strong season with Hour Of Peril joining fellow Inglis black-type graduates Pane In The Glass, Wonderful Lass, Real Stolle, Shamardashing, Galizani, Kneeling, Maules Creek, No Evidence Needed and star juvenile All Too Hard.

Hour Of Peril is the 21st stakes-winner sired by Fusaichi Pegasus in Australia.  The Kentucky Derby winner hasn’t been back to Australia since holding the fort for Coolmore during the E.I. crisis in 2007.  He covered 152 mares that spring at an advertised fee of $66,000.