Dissident's Pancho Comes Out On Top In Kilmore Cup

Mark Smith - Sunday November 22

Champion jockey Craig Williams went to Kilmore on Sunday for just one ride, and he made it count when giving Pancho a peach in the $150,000 Listed bet365 Kilmore Cup (1600m).

Pancho pounces in Kilmore Cup (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Ridden aggressively in the early stages to take advantage of an inside barrier, the 4yo son of Dissident enjoyed the run of the race, tracking the leader Magna Bella before taking control with 250 metres to run.

While everything fell into the lap of Pancho, little went right for the favourite Tavidance. After missing the start, he found the back of a slow one that took him back through the field.

Tavidance eventually found some clear air along the rail, but by then the bird had flown. The son of Tavistock fell three-quarter of a length short of Pancho with the Savabeel gelding Black Sail back in third.

Trained by Chris Waller, Pancho was winning for the first time since defeating Russian Camelot in the Listed VRC TCL TV Stakes (1800m) at Flemington over a year ago.

“Craig was keen to come here for the ride, and he gave him a peach today,” stable representative Cameron Cooke said.

“He is a consistent horse, and coming back in distance was a concern as he likes the mile.

“We were even more confident when Craig wanted to come here for the ride.

“It’s really good for Louis (Mihalyka) and his team at Laurel Oak. They are good supporters of the stable.”

With his second stakes win, Pancho advances his record to four wins, two seconds and two thirds from 20 starts with earnings of $546,200.

Pancho was a $165,000 Easter yearling

Bred by Sledmere Stud, Pancho made $150,000 as a weanling at the Magic Millions National Sale when bought by Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA)/Newgate Farm.  He was re-offered by Newgate at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale fetching $165,000 to the bid of Laurel Oak Bloodstock.

He is the only foal to race out of the Group III placed Written Tycoon mare Novel Dancer, whose Russian Revolution weanling colt made $150,000 to the bid of Laurel Oak Bloodstock when offered by Sledmere Stud at the 2020 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale.

Novel Dancer missed to Hellbent last year.

Pancho is one of two stakes-winners for Sebring’s champion son Dissident, who stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $11,000.

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Race Result - Bet365 Cup Kilmore Cup LR 1600m

Kilmore Track: Good(4) Time: 1:36.72
1
Pancho
T: C J Waller J: Craig Williams 56
4g Dissident (AUS) x Novel Dancer (AUS) (Written Tycoon (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $165,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Laurel Oak Bloodstock Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $150,000
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA)/Newgate Farm
2
0.8
Tavidance
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: D Oliver 56
5g Tavistock (NZ) x Zadancer (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: D Weir / J Foote
3
1.0
Black Sail
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Zac Spain 56
6g Savabeel (AUS) x Ennerdale (GB) (Singspiel (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa
B: Moody Racing Pty Ltd / First Light Racing / Paul Willetts Bloodstock
4
2.2
Magna Bella
T: A J Clarken J: Michael Poy 56
5m Magnus (AUS) x Molto Bella (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
5
2.6
Rainbow Thief
T: M D Moroney J: D W Stackhouse 56
5g Rock 'n' Pop (AUS) x Showzeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Valachi Downs
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
6
4.1
Power Scheme
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: J Mott 58
4g Fiorente (IRE) x Rosa Perlato (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
7
5.6
Holbien
T: S J Richards J: Lachlan King 56
6g Pierro (AUS) x Carribean Sunset (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Kia-Ora Stud, Scone
B: S Richards
8
6.3
Delectation Girl
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 57
7m Delegator (GB) x Chushka (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
9
8.6
Sikorsky
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: L Nolen 56
5g Pierro (AUS) x Musidora (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Lindsay Park Racing
10
12.1
Haripour
T: Emma Church J: John Allen 60
7g Shamardal (USA) x Hazariya (IRE) (Xaar (GB))
11
14.8
Polanco
T: Shea Eden J: M J Walker 56
5g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Our Fame (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Ampulla Lodge, Bunyip, Vic
B: Eden Racing
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $100,000
V:Kambula Stud Kadina SA
B: Ascot Farm/Ampulla Lodge
12
44.8
The Closer
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ben Allen 56
5m Dundeel (NZ) x Miss Evasive (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock / W Ballantine
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