Tavistock 3YO outstays opposition

Tavistock 3YO outstays opposition24 May 2022

Tasuma posted an overdue first success when his depths of stamina proved too deep for his rivals at Mornington.

Off the back of multiple placings, our homebred son of Tavistock proved far too strong over 2000 metres and trainer Robbie Laing believes there’s plenty more to come.

“If I had a crystal ball I could see him as a Friday night horse at Moonee Valley over 2500 metres or more,” he said.

“He’s a tough horse and we’ve done nothing special with him. He’s genuine, sound and he can stay.”

Tasuma settled three back on the fence before apprentice Matthew Chadwick got him into the clear across the top and the three-year-old came on strongly to win by 1.25l.

He had finished third at Moe last week and Laing had no qualms about sending him back into action and credit the Mornington-based conditioner with his first winner since November 2019 following an enforced break after he was declared bankrupt.

Tasuma is out of the winning Zabeel mare Sunset Magic, who is from the family of multiple Group 1 winner Typhoon Tracy.

He was initially bought out of our 2020 draft at Karaka for $65,000 by Clarke Bloodstock and trainer Bjorn Baker before clients of Laing purchased the gelding for A$20,000 at last year’s Inglis Digital October Sale.