Another Stakes-Winner Sold by Widden
The Listed BRC Bribie Handicap at Doomben on Saturday went the way of five year-old General Nediym mare Pure Purrfection, a $160,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Colin McAlpine from the Widden Stud draft.
Former Widden Stud favourite General Nediym might have been noted for his juveniles, but the Tony Gollan trained Pure Purrfection is more of a late bloomer.
Tackling stakes-company for the first time in her life on Saturday, she emerged triumphant, surging home to win the 1110 metre dash by half a neck, her overall record now five wins and 10 placings from 26 starts with prizemoney nearing $200,000.
Raced by a syndicate that includes Eureka Stud, who will stand Group I winning sprinter Spirit of Boom at stud later this year, Pure Purrfection is a half-sister to stakes-winner Global Warming from stakes-winning Flying Spur mare She’s Purring.
Pure Purrfection is the 48th stakes-winner for General Nediym, who died in 2009 and featured with another smart winner at Flemington.
Four year-old gelding General Peekay was having his second run back from a long spell and proved too strong in winning over 1100 metres by a length and a quarter.
Bred by Antony Thompson and foaled and raised at Widden Stud, General Peekay is trained by Micjk Price and has the overall record of six wins from 15 starts and more than $270,000 in prizemoney.
He is the second winner from former smart Sydney metropolitan winner Barberton and was retained after being withdrawn from the 2011 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.