Tony and Lyn Prendergast’s gavelhouse.com purchase Trudeau won the Oamaru Cup on Tuesday in a pleasing results with the son of Pins purchased less than a year ago for $5,500 in September 2018.
“It was really satisfying to get the win,” Tony Prendergast said.
“There was a real saga over riders. Jacob Lowry, who normally rides him, couldn’t make the weight at 56.5kg. He gave it a fair go, but he was a kilo over.”
“We switched to Jason Laking and he had a go and he was a kilo over. We ended up claiming a kilo Tina Comignaghi and that probably tipped the balance in the finish.”
Since his purchase 10 months ago, Trudeau has since earnt over $68,000 in prize money for the Prendergast stable.
Trudeau took solid form into Tuesday’s contest with two wins from his last four starts and his last start fourth placing over 1400m at Ashburton prompted his connections to make a late entry for the Gr.3 Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton next Saturday.
“We were really confident with him (heading into the Oamaru Cup),” Prendergast said.
“We had put in a late nomination for the Winter Cup with him after he raced so well in his last start.
“Most of his wins have been run at 1400m, he did win a mile at Riccarton, so that prompted us to have a go at this.”- NZ Racing Desk.
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