Tavistock stayer Pacorus on NZ Cup path

20 Sep 2017

Well-performed Tavistock stayer Pacorus is back on track and on a path to Christchurch.

The six-year-old is in the early stages of his build-up toward the Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton in November.

Pacorus enjoyed a profitable autumn and winter campaign that netted him victories in the Gr.3 Rotorua Cup (2200m) and the Kiwifruit Cup (2100m) before illness counted him out of the Listed Taumarunui Gold Cup (2200m).

“He had a blood disorder before that, nothing major, and he’s back and well now,” trainer Chris Wood said.

“We’re looking at the New Zealand Cup for him and as to his programme, we’ll just work our way backwards from that.”

A son of Tavistock and a Zabeel mare, Pacorus has fashioned a tidy record and an excellent strike rate of nine wins from his 31 starts. – NZ Racing Desk