Pannier’s victory turns back the clock

Pannier’s victory turns back the clock3 May 2023

Pannier’s maiden success over 1700 metres at Warrnambool brought back wonderful memories for us.

He is a half-brother by the late Tavistock to Marky Mark, who we also bred and raced and delivered our first Group 1 victory when he won the 2015 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes from Moira Murdoch’s stable.

They are out of the Testa Rossa mare My My Maree, currently in foal to Hello Youmzain, and she won on three occasions and was placed in the G2 Cal Isuzu Stakes.

She has an unraced Tavistock juvenile filly named My My Tavi that we retained and we sold her daughter by Almanzor at Karaka earlier this year to Ontrack Thoroughbreds for $140,000.

Pannier was a $100,000 purchase for Ballarat trainer Henry Dwyer and had placed in two of his previous five appearances before breaking through in the hands of John Allen.

“He needed something different so we put the blinkers on and it was a great ride by Johnny,” Dwyer said.

“Hopefully, we can get him out further in trip now.”

Pannier settled fourth last before he began to pick up ground 600 metres from home and finished determinedly to justify his favouritism.