Group 1 First XI for Pentire

Pentire warmed up for what could be a Group 1 winning weekend with a very impressive winner at Gosford on Thursday.

The Rich Hill Stud sire was in the frame after the Chris Waller trained galloper Le’ Ahi broke through for a maiden victory at his third start in the De Bortoli Wines Hcp (1600m).

Le’ Ahi (3g Pentire-Goodness Me by Kings Island) is named after the Diamond Head crater in Hawaii.  He was a $350,000 purchase for the Ingham family from Rich Hill’s 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale draft.  

His dam Goodness Me has left seven individual winners in five countries, particularly in Hong Kong with the multiple winners Twoicee, Johnson and Public Figure.  Deprivation has also been successful there following his G2 Breeders’ Plate win in Australia.

Goodness Me is a half-sister to G3 Villiers Stakes winner Tuna Too and to the dam of LR Bendigo Cup winner Ice Doctor.

Pentire has sired 10 Group 1 winners: Mufhasa, Xcellent, Zarita, Recurring, Penny Gem, Pentane, Pantani, Sir Pentire, Markus Maximus and Resolution.

He’s Remarkable and Kincaple will attempt to make it a Group 1 First XI in the Railway Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

He’s Remarkable (4h Pentire – Axiom by Zabeel) is a last-start Flemington winner for trainer Roger James.  He cost $360,000 from Rich Hill at the 2009 NZB Karaka yearling sale.  

Kincaple (6g Pentire – Kincaple Lass by Kaapstad) won the Coolgardie –Kalgoorlie Cups double in September.  A $150,000 graduate of the Rich Hill consignment at the 2007 NZB Karaka yearling sale, he had won races at Cranbourne (2) and Seymour for trainer Jim Conlon before heading west.

Earlier on Super Saturday in Perth, Bridgestone is engaged in the LR Carbine Club Stakes at Ascot.  

Bridgestone (4h Pentire – Golden Dawn by Gold Brose) was a Listed winner of the J.C. Roberts Quality last year before finished second to Chartreux in the G1 WA Derby.

Victory in the Carbine Club will help him qualify for the G1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot on December 3.  He was a $200,000 buy at the 2008 NZB Karaka yearling sale.