Tarry’s Nebraas Is Back To Winning Ways

Son of Vercingetorx proves too strong

The Sean Tarry Racing team got up off the big raceday canvas with a bloodied nose as the shadows lengthened at Turffontein on Saturday to bounce back for a terrific victory by their champion stayer Nebraas in the R250 000 World Sports Betting Gr3 Caradoc Gold Cup.

Inevitably competitive on the major days, the Tarry team fielded 11 runners on Day 3 of The Championships but had to be patient with a few place cheques here and there, before getting on the feature boards in the penultimate event of the afternoon.

Nebraas (Richard Fourie) gets the better of Kegan de Melo and Shangani (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The Caradoc Gold Cup brought the curtain down on the feature programme on the day and the 2850m marathon hosted a showdown between the last two winners of the Marshalls World Of Sport Gr3 Gold Cup, with the Vercingetorix 6yo Nebraas getting the better late of his year younger opponent Shangani to win by a quarter length in a time of 183,60 secs.

Both started at 18-10.

It was a terrific victory by Nebraas, his first in over 300 days, and also a great back-up training performance given the fact that he ran second just a week earlier in the Gr2 Colorado King Stakes behind fairer sex stablemate, Rain In Holland.

Bred and raced by Al Adiyaat South Africa, the former Equus Champion Stayer of SA , who is by the Gr1 Jebel Hatta winning sire Vercingerix (Silvano), is out of the Archipenko mare Noor Dubai.

It is interesting to note the dual presence of one of history’s greatest mares, Miesque, up close in his pedigree.

Miesque is the fourth dam of Nebraas, but the dual Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner is also found in the presence of Nebraas’s broodmare sire Archipenko. The latter is a son of Miesque’s most important son Kingmambo -making Noor Dubai closely inbred to the legendary racemare and producer.

Nebraas has won 8 of his 29 starts with 13 places for earnings of R1 200 187.

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