One to Watch – Kembla
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Stellar producer and NZ Broodmare of the Year Parfore kept her record perfect when producing her ninth winner from nine foals to race at Kembla on Tuesday.

Parfore pictured with her last colt by Rip Van Winkle Four year-old Zabeel gelding Balestrand has been a work in progress with nine barrier trials under his belt, but only two previous trips to the races until today.

Primed for his return with a gelding operation, the Peter and Paul Snowden trained runner returned like a man on a mission.

He led throughout to win the 1300 metre maiden by three-quarters of a length as favourite in an encouraging performance.

A half-brother to multi-million dollar earning Group I winners Terravista and Tiger Tees as well as Group II winner Ball of Muscle, Singapore Horse of the Year Super Easy and stakes-winner Our Lukas, Balestrand has big shoes to fill.

Bred by Mike Ryan, who owned Parfore until her death last year at the age of 18 (read more about her here) , Balestrand runs for a syndicate that also includes Torryburn Stud and various partners.

The last foals of Parfore to race are a two year-old Darci Brahma filly called Janicemarie that will be trained by Peter and Paul Snowden and a yearling colt by Rip Van Winkle (IRE).

Race 4 - Blg Business Advisers Mdn Hcp - 1300m
Class: Maiden. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:17.54. Sectional Time: 0:33.80 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $30,000 - 1st: $16,800 2nd: $5,850 3rd: $2,950.
 1   Balestrand (NZ) T: P and P Snowden J: B Shinn
4g   Zabeel (NZ) x Parfore (NZ) (Gold Brose )
Not Offered
 2 0.8 Our Royal Egyptian T: Paul Murray J: T Angland
3c   Fastnet Rock x Our Egyptian Raine (NZ) (Desert Sun (GB) )
Not Offered
 3 1.3 Never Been Another T: C Karakatsanis J: J Ford
3g   Street Sense (USA) x Teralani (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
Not Offered
 4 1.5 Samar More T: C J Waller J: Charles Bishop
3c   More Than Ready (USA) x Samar (Secret Savings (USA) )
 5 1.8 Starlander T: G G Hall J: Rachel King
5g   High Chaparral (IRE) x Irongail (Canny Lad )
 6 2.6 Zetastar T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla
3g   Northern Meteor x Sadler's Girl (FR) (Sadler's Wells (USA) )
 7 5.4 It's Genetic T: Ms G Markwell J: C Reith
4g   Alert (ARG) x Blue Marwina (Marwina )
 8 5.6 Stand Alert T: Ms G Markwell J: C Lever
4g   Alert (ARG) x Belle Esteem (High Regard )
 9 5.8 South Korea T: Richard Litt J: K Jennings
5g   Redoute's Choice x Rose Of Sharon (Encosta De Lago )
 10 5.9 Damaging T: G A Ryan J: Lester Grace
3g   Smart Missile x Sequinella (Catbird )
 11 6.7 Ozeki T: Craig Carmody J: M McGillivray
3g   Myboycharlie (IRE) x Takriyma (IRE) (Daylami (IRE) )
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