Probity Comes From The Clouds For Two in a Row
Oakland Park Stud’s Probity and jockey Lucy Warwick combined to produce an impressive performance when taking out the Crown Perth Handicap (1200m) at Belmont Park on Saturday, from a seemingly impossible position.
The Demerit three-year-old appeared to tail off to be the best part of five lengths from the second-last horse passing the 800m mark before clicking into gear and commencing a strong finish, only to get held up behind a wall of horses in the straight.
Warwick bided her time until the 200m mark when gaps started to appear and the gelding powered through the opening to put paid to rivals within a matter of strides and pull away to score by more than a length on the line.
The victory was Probity’s second from as many starts this campaign and takes his career record to 11 outings for three wins, five minor placings and $205,440 in prizemoney and Westspeed Platinum bonuses.
Congratulations to our co-owners The Brown Brothers and Pearce Racing who must be as pleased as we are to see him win two in a row.
The very next race the day was capped off for Oakland Park Stud with the win of 5YO Sessions gelding Spirited Session for trainer Justine Erklens.
Showing a liking for rain affected going, with all his wins on soft or heavy tracks, Spirited Session brought up his 4th win from 19 starts and $130k in prize money.