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A passionate performance


A gutsy and impressive debut victory for beautifully bred filly Platinum Passion at Geelong on Friday, the attractive grey showing great fighting qualities to take out the Fillies Maiden Plate.
Racing on pace after a good start, Platinum Passion was always travelling nicely for the in-form Mark Zahra – giving a nice kick half way down the straight. She was then challenged however and, despite being a bit green, she really dug deep.
 
“She showed fight at the end,” said Zahra, noting that “she would probably be better with something to chase.”

“Everytime the other horse came at us she kept finding,” he continued, “she was really tough and she will improve from that too.”
 
A $300,000 Easter sale graduate selected by Paul Moroney and raced by the Consolidated Bloodstock Ltd Syndicate, Platinum Passion is a daughter of the great Redoute’s Choice from a prolific family with which the stable has enjoyed wonderful success.
 
A grey with a definite look of her outstanding grandam, Platinum Passion is out of the unraced Star Way mare Stella Artois – half sister to the NZ triple Gr.2 winner Tusker and daughter of the champion Horlicks (pictured).
 
A six times Gr.1 winner who put NZ racing on the map winning the Japan Cup in record time, Horlicks was also a terrific broodmare – her son Brew winning the Melbourne Cup for us in 2000.

We have enjoyed more recent success with this great family too, our VRC Derby/Spring Champion Stakes star Monaco Consul another one of its high class members.
[04 Jun 10]

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