On the board in Hong Kong

On the board in Hong Kong23 Jan 2022

Tavistock’s son Wononeohwon created a good impression during a handful of starts in New Zealand with three wins and a placing and he’s now opened his Hong Kong account.

Johnno Benner and Hollie Wynyard guided him through the early stages of his career before he was sold to a client of Frankie Lor’s stable.

Renamed Ready To Win, he broke through for his new connections at Sha Tin with victory in Class 3 company over 1200 metres for rider Derek Leung.

He was originally purchased out of our Karaka draft in 2018 for $40,000 by agent Phill Cataldo and Jen Campin Bloodstock.

Ready To Win is a son of the Zabeel mare Sursum Corda, who was successful five times and finished runner-up in the G1 New Zealand Oaks. She has done an excellent job in the broodmare role with nine of her 11 foals to race successful.

Sursum Corda is a sister to the multiple Group 1 winners St Reims and Champagne and also the immediate family of the G1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes winner Charmont.

Further back in the pedigree is the three-time Group 1 winner and former New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval.