Black-Type Start Next for Plymouth Road

23 Jun 2018

Plymouth Road (NZ) (Tavistock) is likely to back-up in the Listed $125,000 Winter Cup after a dominant all-the-way win at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Trainer Matthew Smith said provided Plymouth Road pulls up well from his win in the Evergreen Turf Handicap (2400m) there is every likelihood the stayer will race again next Saturday. “He has been building up to that win,’’ Smith said. “We got the right conditions today, a wet track and 2400m. He was perfectly ridden by Adam (Hyeronimus), he controlled the race and got going at the right time.”

“This is his time of the year so we have to make the most of it. He is rock-hard fit so we will definitely look at the Winter Cup at Rosehill next week.’’ Plymouth Road was never seriously challenged and scored by 2½ lengths from a game Only Tiger (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) with nearly four lengths to favourite Solo Mission (Sea The Stars).

Hyeronimus said Plymouth Road wanted to go a little fiercely early but soon settled into a nice rhythm. “I gradually increased the tempo from the half mile (800m) and we were at our top from the 500m,’’ Hyeronimus said. “He was very strong through the line.’’

Raced by Terry Henderson’s OTI Syndicate, Plymouth Road has recorded 5 wins and 7 seven placings during his career to date and has banked A$172,525 in the process.

Bred by Nearco Stud, Plymouth Road is from the Gr.1 family of Daria’s Fun. He was originally sold by Bradbury Park at the 2014 Select Yearling Sale for $21,000.

-Copy from NZTM Update

-Photos from Bradley Photographers