Pelikaan Straat – Bred to Win – 1 October 2009

Danzero gallopers rarely get past a mile but Pelikaan Straat can buck the odds for his sire in Race 6 (4.13pm) at Wyong on Thursday.

The Gai Waterhouse trained gelding broke through for his first win over 1600m at Kembla Grange on September 13 and the extra distance shouldn’t present any problems in the Hills Class 1 Handicap over 2100m.

Pelikaan Straat carries the purple and white colours of Star Thoroughbreds and the bottom half of his pedigree is dominated by members of the Eight Carat family.  His dam Love Of Diamonds is by Rhythm, the sire of Ethereal, and she is out of a sister to the dams of Viking Ruler, Kempinsky and Viscount.  He is also closely related to Group 1 racehorses and sires Octagonal, Danewin and Commands.