First winner by Pressday

Press Centre made amends for a first-up failure to post the first win for former Eliza Park stallion Pressday at Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

The Glen Thompson trained gelding came from well back in the field to claim the Neil Mansell Landscape Hcp (1400m).  He had been tailed off on debut last month after jumping awkwardly and racing wide without cover at Doomben.

Press Centre is a homebred for Grandview Stud owner Michael Grieve and his dam Divine Scent (Iglesia) is from a half-sister to G1 George Ryder Stakes winner Quick Flick.

Pressday (Domesday) was purchased as a stud prospect by Eliza Park after winning the G1 T J Smith Stakes and G2 Sandown Guineas in 2010.  He bled after the 2011 Sebring Sprint at Rosehill and was sent to the United States where he failed to win in several starts with Californian trainer John Sadler.

Repatriated to Australia in 2012, he succumbed to a tumour after covering just one book at Eliza Park’s Queensland base at Innisplain