Lenience shows no mercy at Ascot

Danehill Express sprinter Lenience has been a good money-spinner for Neville Parnham ever since the gelding paraded as Lot 1 at the 2012 Perth Magic Millions.

“I paid $54,000 and was swamped by everyone around the table wanting to take a share,” Parnham recalled on Saturday.  “He’s already paid his way and the Westspeed bonuses make it even better.”

Lenience (3g Danehill Express – Oh Mercy by Marooned) highballed in front of the Seacorp Hcp (1100m) and was strong on the line to defeat Super Eighty Eight (Sebring) and Steel Almighty (Undoubtedly).

“He was going to run in the Belgravia Stakes last week but drew the river,” Parnham added.  “He was always going to be hard to beat from a good gate today.

“I thought there would be enough speed in the race to take a trail but Brad (Parnham) summed it up straight away.  He led and had enough in reserve to kick in the straight.”

Lenience opened his account at Ascot in January and has now earned $138,300 for  syndicate that includes stable regulars Colin Loxton, Mike Fagan, Peter Bell and Paul Cooke.

Lenience is a younger half-brother to Perth stakes performers Mercury Halo (Don’t Say Halo) and Storm on By (Metal Storm).  He is the final foal from Oh Mercy who died in June 2011.

Danehill Express (Danehill) stands at Mungrup Stud for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee.