Dynastic makes triumphant return

Dynastic makes triumphant return10 Sep 2022

Mark Walker and Opie Bosson both harboured pre-race concerns about Dynastic returning in a blaze of glory at Hastings, but the top-quality son of our shuttle stallion Almanzor proved those fears groundless.

The Matamata trainer and the champion jockey were worried about the heavy underfoot conditions for the three-year-old’s seasonal debut in the Listed El Roca – Sir Colin Meads Trophy over 1200 metres.

However, last term’s Karaka Million winner and Group 1 placegetter emphasised his quality and versatility with a perfect return to competition.

“He’s just a class animal and when you look at him in the parade ring he is a magnificent colt,” trainer Mark Walker said.

“His work had been good, but the question mark was on the track and if he would get through it.”

Dynastic was quickly into stride to stalk the pace and, when asked a serious question in the straight, he delivered in style to draw clear for a comfortable 1.8l victory.

“We know where he’s at now, that’s for sure. I was worried about the ground and this way of going,” Bosson said.

“When I gave him a couple with the stick he pinned his ears back to get the job done and the firmer the ground the better he will be.”

All going to plan, Dynastic will return to Hastings to make his next appearance.

“We just hope he comes through this well and then we’ve got three weeks to nurse him through to the Hawke’s Bay Guineas,” Walker said.

Dynastic was purchased at Karaka by Te Akau’s David Ellis for $360,000 from the draft of co-breeder Windsor Park Stud.

He is out of the Volksraad mare Meir, who is a half-sister to the stakes winner Lady Le Fay and the family of the G1 Hong Kong Cup winner and multiple elite level placegetter Eagle Mountain.