Say No More provided Pentire with a timely victory in the G1 Thorndon Mile at Trentham on Saturday.
Pentire (GB) stands at Rich Hill Stud and there are 8 colts and 4 fillies from his home base on offer at the NZB Premier yearling sale which opens at Karaka on Monday.
Say No More (4m Pentire – Our Lucy by Walking Ring) downed a high-class field to complete a hat-trick in the Thorndon Mile at just her ninth start. The Paul Duncan trained mare had won her previous two starts in restricted company and had no trouble mastering the rise in class at Trentham.
“It’s sensational,” winning jockey Rosie Myers said. “We got a nice spot and it was just a matter of me giving her a bit of ground and she flew home.”
Cambridge based Duncan trains Say No More for a partnership that includes breeders Terry Boys, Peter Harris, and Brian Hutchison. Her dam Our Lucy won at Hawkesbury and Newcastle for former NZ trainer Brian Smith and her seven foals to race have all been winners.
Pentire has now sired 11 Group 1 winners: Mufhasa, Xcellent, Zarita, Recurring, Penny Gem, Pentane, Pantani, Sir Pentire, Markus Maximus, Resolution and Say No More.
Rich Hill celebrated what they thought was a Pentire First X1 at Group 1 level when He’s Remarkable was first past the post in the Railway Stakes at Ascot in November.
He’s Remarkable lost the Railway in the stewards’ room after a successful protest from runner-up Luckygray. His connections appealed the controversial decision but WA Racing Tribunal chairman Dan Mossenson rejected their application last week.
Mossenson said he will publish the reasons for his decision at a later date.