First winner for Bohannon

Former Victorian galloper Noceur scored the first win for Bohannon (NZ) at Walcha’s TAB meeting last Saturday.

Noceur (4g Bohannon – Nosugar by Lonhro) overwhelmed the opposition to win by almost three lengths in the Max Sullings Memorial Maiden Plate (1200m).  He was racing first-up in NSW under leading local hoop Luke Cumberland.

“It was no surprise because he had been working well,” stable spokesman Zach Hatch said.  “Luke reckoned he felt a little lost going the opposite way but was bolting at the 400 metres.”

Stefan Seketa stands Bohannon (One Cool Cat) at St Elmo Racing’s property in Swan Hill.  “He paddock serves for a free fee,” Seketa said.  “I have another half-dozen two year-olds by him with Trent Pennuto at Mornington.”

Seketa bred Noceur and has his dam Nosugar back in foal to Stockwell Thoroughbreds sire Rock Sturdy.

Bohannon is a Storm Cat sireline horse from Shannon Marie (Bluebird), an unraced daughter of Group 1 Winfield Classic winner Acushla Marie (Lord Ballina).  He was knocked down for $47,500 at the 2008 NZB Select Sale but retired a maiden after five starts for Dean Lawson and Lakeview Stud.

Bohannon stands alongside G2 Hong Kong International Sprint Trial winner One World (Danehill Dancer) at Swan Hill.  A former Larneuk Stud resident, he encountered fertility issues that have since been rectified by stem-cell treatment.

Seketa also manages the syndicate that races Peeking Duck.  The Al Maher filly won twice at Cranbourne last year and then finished fourth in the G1 Victorian Oaks in November.