Korilya bred sprinter salutes at Kranji

Korilya Stud bred sprinter Petrenui is set for a profitable career in Singapore after winning second-up at Kranji on Friday evening.

Petrenui (3g Bletchley Park – Givem Heaps by Second Empire) had been run down in his off-shore debut a month ago and that helped him hang on for a narrow victory over Golden Sand Steed (Pins).  He clocked a quick 58.38s for 1000 metres.

The former Craig Wright trained gelding had completed a front-running hat-trick at Belmont in August – September before his sale to the Rise Again Stable.  “He had a gallop last week and it’s one of the fastest I’ve ever clocked here,” trainer Brian Dean said.  “That includes my time with Charles Leck and Laurie Laxon.

Petrenui was bred and sold by Korilya Stud’s Ellie Giles for $10,000 at the 2011 Perth Magic Millions Autumn yearling sale.  His dam Givem Heaps was unraced and she died after foaling a Viscount filly last September.

Second dam Springtime Gold (Old Spice) was bred by Bob Peters and is a three-quarter sister to G1 Kingston Town Stakes winner Old Nick.

“I think this win will help him a lot,” Dean added.  “He’s settled down a lot more and his weight has been okay as well.  Luckily, I was able to find this race for him but I was a bit worried about taking on the older horses.”

Champion Sunspeed sire Bletchley Park died in April 2011 and among his 26 stakes winners is Triple Happy, a Listed winner of the Penang Cup and Tunku Gold Cup in Malaysia.  He was a $30,000 Korilya Stud graduate from the 2004 Perth Magic Millions.