Commeth the Hour for Patinack

Hour Of Peril could be headed back to Sydney after winning the Kate D Art & Colour 3yo Hcp (1615m) at Doomben on Saturday.  It completed a hat-trick for Patinack Farm’s promising three-year-old after wins over 1350m and 1500m.

Hour Of Peril (3g  Fusaichi Pegasus – Revamp by Zoffany) started his career in Sydney before being transferred to Patinack Farm’s Queensland stable at the Gold Coast in March.  He was gelded and has proved to be a very honest horse since arriving in Brisbane.

The late Stathi Katsidis rode Hour Of Peril in the first two wins and predicted a bright future for the gelding.  Glen Colless took over on Saturday for another impressive victory over last start winner Random Orbit (Stromberg Carlson).

Patinack bought Hour Of Peril for $47,500 from Manx Park at the 2009 Inglis Classic yearling sale.  His dam has also foaled Flemington stakes performer Senorita de Lago (Encosta de Lago).  Second dam Vamp (Wilkes) is a sister-in-blood to Vain.

Hour Of Peril is from the penultimate Australian crop by Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus.  He hasn’t been back to Australia since holding the fort for Coolmore during the E.I. crisis in 2007.  He covered 152 mares that spring at an advertised fee of $66,000.

Motifs became the first winner from his final southern crop when she won on debut at Morphettville on Saturday.  She is a Patinack Farm homebred from the Sydney sprinter-miler Melody (Stravinsky),  The dam won five races and was beaten a half-length by More Than Lucky in the 2006 Listed Angst Stakes at Randwick.

Patinack bought Melody for $210,000 when she was carrying Motifs at the 2008 Inglis Australian Mare Sale.  The mare has a yearling colt by Patinack sire Casino Prince.