Teranaba off the mark at Rockhampton

Former Patinack Farm stallion Teranaba was represented by his first winner at Rockhampton on Thursday.

Quick Assault (2g Teranaba – Star Of Athena by Fantastic Light) prevailed in a three-way finish to the Capricornia Yearling Sales QTIS Hcp (1200m) at Callaghan Park.  He burst through a gap at the furlong to win by a nose from Onemorenobledancer (Onemorenomore) with another nose to Little White Dove (Wicked Style).

It was also a breakthrough victory for greyhound trainer Andrew Suli who prepares the gelding for his mate Colin Edmonston.  “I’ve had my share of slow dogs and horses since high school,” Edmonston said.  “It’s good to finally get one that goes alright.”

Quick Assault was catalogued for the 2013 Capricornia Yearling Sale but withdrawn by vendor Somme Lodge.  His dam Star Of Athena was bred by Darley and is an unraced daughter of Saint-Cloud winner Goddess Of Wisdom.

Edmonston pocketed $15,000 in prizemoney and QTIS bonuses plus a $6,000 Capricornia Yearling Sale bonus.  This year’s Capricornia Yearling Sale has 131 yearlings going under the hammer on Sunday, April 13.

Teranaba (Anabaa) was a Group 1 winner of the 2006 AJC Spring Champion Stakes and he was also Group 1 placed in the Victorian Derby and Randwick Guineas.

After Patinack owner Nathan Tinkler and trainer Anthony Cummings went their separate ways, he had another 10 starts without any further success for trainers Jason Coyle, Jamie Neilson and John Thompson.

Teranaba retired to Patinack’s Hunter Valley base in 2010 and transferred to its Queensland farm at Canungra the following year.  He was subsequently sold to Somme Lodge studmaster John Huston and stands at the Beaudesert  property for a $2,200 (inc gst) fee.

– Karl Patterson