Bright Future for Proven Karaka Purchase

Media Release - Saturday May 23

A patient ride aboard Stockman, a three-year-old son of Tavistock, has helped Sam Clipperton to break a run of outs and land his first metropolitan win since Anzac Day.

Stockman wins at Randwick for Proven Thoroughbreds - image Bradley PhotosClipperton has been happy with his form but the depth in the Sydney jockeys' ranks has made getting on the better chances challenging.

"I have been getting good support without getting on the prized cattle, so to speak," Clipperton said.

The hoop made the most of his opportunity aboard Stockman, happy to let the horse find his feet before producing him for a sustained run.

Stockman ($10) responded to wear down the previously unbeaten Reinvest ($4.60) and win Saturday's Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Handicap (2000m) by a head with The Guru ($31) two lengths away.

"He thought his job was done at the furlong and when he had a fit horse of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott's to run down, it could have gone either way but to his credit he really dug deep," Clipperton said.

From the family of grand campaigner Destiny's Kiss, Stockman is trained by Joe Pride who believes the three-year-old has a bright staying future.

He was earmarked as a Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) prospect but with the Classic not being run this year due to COVID-19, Pride will see how he pulls up before deciding whether to continue his campaign.

"At the start of his preparation I was thinking he was a Queensland Derby horse," Pride said.

"After a win like that, he would be going there at single-figure odds but the race isn't on this year.

"It was a really good staying performance and I can only see him getting better as he gets over further and matures a bit as well."

Stockman has now won three of his seven starts, the past two in succession.

The gelding is out of the Group Two winning Zabeel mare Crimson, dam of multiple Group Two winner Abidewithme and Gr.1 VRC Oaks (2500m) runner-up Miss Scarlatti.

Bred by Sir Patrick & Lady Justine Hogan, Stockman was sold through the draft of Cambridge Stud at the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 Yearling Sales for $175,000 to Jamie Walter of Proven Thoroughbreds. – AAP and NZ Racing Desk



Race Result - Sporting Chance Foundat.-Bm74 2000m

Randwick Track: Heavy(8) Time: 2:08.68
T: Joseph Pride J: S Clipperton 57
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Crimson (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: J Bowman 58
3g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Invest (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
The Guru
T: Ms T Bateup J: A Adkins 53.5
3g Rubick (AUS) x Hudoo (GB) (Halling (USA))
T: K J Parker J: Tim Clark 58.5
3g Pendragon (NZ) x Hayaat (AUS) (Montjeu (IRE))
Savvy Valentino
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 54.5
3g Savabeel (AUS) x High Fashion (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $320,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Mr DC Ellis
T: Ms G Markwell J: G Schofield 54
3f Olympic Glory (IRE) x Easy To Read (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Just Society
T: J A O'Shea J: G Boss 56
3c Dissident (AUS) x Society Lady (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
T: A J Denham J: J R Collett 58
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Lady Bligh (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Crown Affair
T: David Payne J: R Dolan 54
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Gallant Tess (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
T: J G Sargent J: B Avdulla 58
3f Dissident (AUS) x Sense Of Pride (CAN) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA))
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