Heptagon (NZ) completed a winning treble for Caulfield trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent jnr on home turf at Caulfield on Saturday.
The 6yo son of Roselee Park sire Jimmy Choux (NZ) won the Vale Kevin O’Brien Hcp (1400m) aided by a perfect ride from 3kg claiming apprentice Lewis German. It was his first win since the Echuca Cup in March 2019.
“You’ve just got to persevere I guess,” Price said. “It was a case of right time, right place, right barrier and right ride. There are plenty of times when these things don’t work out but they all chimed in today.
“All credit to our staff at Warrnambool. He’s the sort of horse that doesn’t like me annoying him here at Caulfield and he’s better off working on the beach down there with a paddock during the day.”
Heptagon has now won 8 races for earnings of $416,315. He was a $150,000 buy for Price at the 2015 NZB Karaka Premier Yearling Sale and could back up in the $112,500 Swan Hill Cup (1600m) next Sunday.
His dam Seven Schillings (O’Reilly) won a G3 Taranaki Classic and she has also foaled G2 Wellington Guineas winner Emily Margaret (Pins).
Jimmy Choux sired another winner with links to the sand at salt water at Ladies Bay when Jimmy’s Secret (NZ) scored at Warrnambool on Tuesday. The 3yo gelding is prepared by local trainer Symon Wilde and cleared out by more than two lengths on a Heavy 10.
Jimmy’s Secret’s dam Say No More (Pentire) was a dual Group 1 winner of the 2012 Thorndon Mile and NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes. Her 4yo mare Louboutin (Jimmy Choux) won twice at Wanganui last year for trainer John Bary.
Roselee Park stands Jimmy Choux for a $4,950 fee alongside Vital Equine (Ire) at $3,300.