A spring campaign aimed at the G2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile is the immediate plan for Saturday’s impressive Rotorua winner Ididit (NZ).
Ididit (4m Ustinov – Winds Of Conquest by Quest For Fame) completed her fourth career win for co-owners Ray Coupland and the Dowager Duchess of Bedford in the Firth Certified Concrete Hcp (1560m). Coupland is keen to see the mare take her place in the feature race he sponsors at Christchurch Cup Week Carnival.
Coupland and wife Jill were on hand to witness Ididit’s latest win which delighted her trainer Graham Richardson. “Ray and Jill had been at the sales at Karaka during the week so the timing was excellent for them to be on hand to see her win and I was thrilled for them,” said Richardson.
“I have a lot of time for this mare as she still has plenty of maturing to do but on what she has shown to date I think she will be a serious horse in her next campaign.
“We are going to put her in the paddock for a six week break now and bring her back in July with the ultimate goal being the Coupland’s Mile at Riccarton in November. She is a real pleasure to train as she is such a placid mare and copes with everything you throw at her so with her ability to handle most track conditions I think she has a heap of potential.”
Ididit is a younger half-sister to the NZ stakes performers Like the Wind (Deputy Governor), Coup Bloomsbury (Centaine) and America’s Cup (Kaapstad). Their dam Winds Of Conquest has a colt on the ground by Tavistock.
Second-dam Storm The Gates (Zeddaan) is a half-sister to Nassipour.
Her sire Ustinov is now based at Moorookyle Park in Victoria after starting his stud career at Brighthill Farm in New Zealand.
Ustinov is by Seeking The Gold from Hall of Fame mare Let’s Elope (Nassipour). In 2001, he was runner-up to Lonhro in the G1 Caulfield Guineas and followed up with a G2 victory in the AAMI Vase at Moonee Valley.