Tavistock’s sons shine for Andari

Tavistock’s sons shine for Andari13 Dec 2023

Congratulations to long-time stud supporters Andrew Bryant and David Armstrong on their latest trans-Tasman breeding successes.

Under their Andari Ltd banner, they celebrated victories with Tavistock’s sons Actaeon at Hamilton in Victoria and Crunchie Boy at Hastings with both sold through our 2021 draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale.

Acteon was a $30,000 purchase for trainer and part-owner Symon Wilde with John White Bloodstock and Pinhook Bloodstock and is a brother to the G2 Championship Stakes winner Tavidream.

Their dam is the King Of Kings mare Cinnadream, who produced a filly by Almanzor last season.

Little went right for Acteon when he had finished a resuming fourth at Warrnambool and at Hamilton he made all the running over 1400 metres and proved far superior in the straight under Dean Yendall.

“I thought he would have knocked over his maiden before now, but in saying that he was a late foal and struck wet tracks last preparation,” Wilde said.

“He was very unlucky first-up so Dean took bad luck out of the equation and he won well. He’s a really nice horse, a lovely style of animal and sharper than some of the other Tavistocks we’ve had.”

Crunchie Boy was a $25,000 buy for trainer Bill Thurlow and is the first winner for the Lonhro mare Crocea.

At his fourth appearance, he travelled well at the head of affairs for Michael McNab who slipped the four-year-old more rein before the turn and he was untroubled to score over 1600 metres.