Scandalo, a $15,000 gavelhouse.com New Zealand purchase in January, has since returned his owner-trainer Patrick Campbell over $40,000 with an impressive win first up on Saturday heralding the start of what should be a lucrative preparation.
First up over 1400m, the son of Shocking and stakes-placed Savabeel mare Grandissima let down impressively for Mark du Plessis with a neck the winning margin over the well-bred Rogerson-trained runner Legramor.
Originally trained in the South Island, Scandalo was offered for sale on account of Brian Court as a maiden who had shown some promise over last year’s carnival at Riccarton.
Entries for the next gavelhouse.com New Zealand auction close later than usual to allow for Monday’s public holiday and are due online at 12pm on Tuesday 24 October. The catalogue will go online at 5pm on Tuesday with bidding set to run through until 7pm on Monday 30 October. To enter your horse simply follow the easy to use self-service process or get in touch with the team via 09 296 4436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org