Successful owner/trainer combination, Rangal Park Stud and Eurell Racing, look set to reap the rewards of their patience in the coming weeks with impressive Geelong Synthetic (last Friday) winner Seven Year Reward.
Rangal Park Stud bred the bay gelding by Reward For Effort from the Keltrice mare Seven Year Itch. The gelding looked to be a smart galloper when seen at the trials in September and November 2016. Seven Year Reward certainly lived up to the hype on his ability, racing away in the straight under minimal urgings from Nikita Beriman, having seven lengths to spare on the line from Isere and Kiss The Boss. The four-year-old ran within half a second of the 1000 metre track record.
Jim Mason (Assistant Trainer for Eurell Racing) was upbeat about the stables latest potential star, “He has always shown lots of ability, we were certainly confident of victory today. The original intention was to move him on to Hong Kong. There was plenty of interest, but he was a little light. A foot issue meant he did spend longer in the paddock than we expected.”
Beriman, who rides plenty of work for the stable at the Cranbourne Training Centre, was also delighted with the win, “Super impressive, loved genuine speed, settled nice, put them away in real style. Really nice horse who will reward the stable with their patience.”
Eurell and the Butlers (Rangal Park Stud) have enjoyed plenty of success together over the years. Horses the calibre of Sister Norma (six wins, four in city), Nassi (four wins), Braided General (four wins, two in city) and French Tang (three wins).
Rangal Park Stud (http://www.rangalparkstud.com.au) consists of 530 acres of highly fertile sandy loam soil situated in the heart of the North-East region of Victoria, five minutes out of Euroa. Rangal Park Stud has been the home of stallions Ne Coupez Pas, Keltrice and Palace Music. Underated sire Danerich, a son of the all-conquering Danehill, is the Stud’s current resident sire.
A half-brother to Seven Year Reward will be offered at the Inglis Ready to Run Sales (October 4th) at Oaklands Junction. The colt by Danerich is lot 15.
Sarah Berry (Racing Administrator for Eurell Racing) reported, “Seven Year Reward has done really well since his win. He will probably head to Moonee Valley (October 6th) for a BM64 (1000 metres).
Eurell has trained two Group One winners; Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker and eight-time Group One winner Apache Cat.
Damien Donohue – Gippy Racer