First Bonus for Danerich

Rangal Park freshman Danerich was represented by his first winner when Rich Bonus was successful in the Navy Week Maiden Plate (1000m) in Hobart on Saturday.

Rich Bonus (2f Danerich – Bonus Halo by Don’t Say Halo) was headed in the straight but fought back to comfortably defeat Serpents View (Blevic) and Buzzing Along (Tough Speed).

“She didn’t trial but I told the owners if she jumped, she would win,” trainer Gary White revealed.  “Justin (Hamer) said it would take a pretty special horse to beat her.”

Rich Bonus is a half-sister to Tassie winners by Devon Flyer, Swamp King, Kenny’s Best Pal, Weasel Clause (2) and Savoire Vivre.   Their dam Bonus Halo won 7 races, the last of them down the Flemington straight in January 1995.

She has a yearling colt by Niello and was covered by fellow Chatswood sire Primus last year.

Danerich (Danehill) possessed speed to burn and his wins included the G3 McNeil Stakes (1100m) and the Listed Mitchell McKenzie Stakes (1100m) at Moonee Valley.  From just 17 starts, he was also placed in the G2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) and the G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) behind Apache Cat and God’s Own respectively.

“It is Danehill’s speed sons that have been the most successful at stud and Danerich could definitely motor,” Rangal Park owner Eric Buttler said.  “His youngsters are well boned and have the powerful Danehill hindquarters.”

Danerich was a $500,000 buy for trainer Robbie Laing at the 2004 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  He is out of G3 STC Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Millrich (Rubiton).  She was also placed in the G1 Golden Slipper.

One of the last sons of Danehill to go to stud, Danerich is an imposing and correct individual standing 16.2 hands.  He has received very strong support from Super VOBIS breeders – Rich Bonus is one of 92 live foals from his first crop.