Recite word-perfect in Wakefield Challenge

Hastings flyer Recite (NZ) maintained her unbeaten record with an effortless win in the G2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes at Trentham on Saturday and the timing of the victory was impeccable.

The Darci Brahma filly is a homebred for The Oaks Stud and the Cambridge nursery will be offering five colts and two fillies by its resident sire during the upcoming NZB Premier Sale at Karaka.  “It’s a great time for Darci to get a two-year-old like her, a week or so out from the sales,” The Oaks owner Dick Karreman said.

Recite (2f Darci Brahma – Chant by Traditionally) was successful on debut in December and she was even more impressive on her return to racing on the G1 Telegraph Hcp support card.  Breaking quickly for jockey Mark du Plessis, she made all the running and then produced a sharp turn of foot halfway down the straight to win untouched by over two lengths.

“I’ve always had an opinion of her and she’s still got lots to learn,” trainer John Bary said.  “I was surprised she led but Mark didn’t panic and she settled nicely.  I’m pretty excited about her and it’s great for The Oaks.”

Charlestown (Myboycharlie) chased gamely for second money and a cheque that will guarantee him a start in next weekend’s Karaka Million while Delzzup (Patapan) was a sound third on debut.

Darci Brahma (Danehill) won the G1 Telegraph Hcp and G2 Wellington Guineas at his only two appearances at Trentham during an illustrious career and daughter Recite is now also undefeated in two starts in the capital city.

Recite will now attempt to go one better than her dam in the G2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes on February 23.  Chant (NZ) was New Zealand’s 2006 Champion 2YO Filly after winning the G3 Eclipse Stakes and LR Fairview Ford Stakes, however, she was runner-up to Naturo in the Matamata Stakes.