Promising Habana strikes early in career

Promising Habana strikes early in career1 Dec 2021

Habana did us all proud this afternoon at Rotorua where he produced a sustained finish to open his winning account over 1230 metres at just his third appearance.

The son of Zoustar improved off a debut sixth to finish runner-up on the synthetic track at Cambridge and had no trouble going one better for trainer Tony Pike and jockey Leith Innes.

Habana settled back in the field before improving three wide 700 metres from home and he was more than willing thereafter, rounding off strongly in the run home to score by a comfortable margin.

The son of Zoustar is out of the multiple winner Jeter, a Mossman mare who won on four occasions and finished fourth in the G1 Schweppes Oaks.

Jeter is a half-sister to the G3 Gilgai Stakes winner Fast ‘N’ Famous and they are out of the two-time Listed winner Zalinda.

The second dam is the G1 Railway Handicap winner Alynda, who produced the G3 Eclipse Stakes winner Alinsky and his half-siblings Capestad and Altrista were also black-type winners.