Burgundy 2YOs Stage Impressive Awapuni Display

Burgundy 2YOs Stage Impressive Awapuni Display5 Jul 2019

Burgundy 2YO Lord Bouzeron’s victory in the Rayner Building 2YO (1200m) at Awapuni today has earned him the chance to add to a proud family record in a Listed spring feature.

“I’ll probably aim him for the Wanganui Guineas (1340m), which is my favourite race,” trainer and part-owner Chrissy Bambry said. “He’ll have one more run before that.”

Bambry’s father Tony won the Wanganui Guineas with Lord Turbo in 2013 and Alcaldesa in 2015, while Acquisto placed in 2014. This year’s edition will be held on September 7.

Lord Bouzeron’s winning debut on Saturday was a stylish first step, racing on the pace throughout and taking a clear lead with 300 metres to run.

Fellow Burgundy 2YO Kellys Inspiration emerged from the pack with a strong challenge, but Lord Bouzeron held on by a short head. The rest of the field finished almost five lengths adrift.

“I said to Holly (Andrew, jockey) that if he gets into a dogfight, he’ll win all day long,” Bambry said. “It looked like the other horse was going to go past, but I knew he’d hold on.

“He reminds me a lot of Lord Turbo, and he’s probably a bit more switched on. We’ve always really rated him and he’s got big things ahead.”

Lord Bouzeron is by Cambridge Stud stallion Burgundy out of the Pentire mare Threepence, who is a half-sister to the Auckland Cup (3200m) winner Titch. – NZ Racing Desk.