Oceanex Keeps the Run Going for Ocean Park

Mark Smith - Saturday November 9

We recently stated that few stallions have done more to advance their cause in recent months than Waikato Stud’s Ocean Park and his four-year-old daughter Oceanex didn’t let us down when she proved too good in the $300,000 Group II Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Ridden by Jye McNeil for Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr, Oceanex enjoyed a cosy run three pairs back on the fence, found clear running at the 300 metres and was strong to the line in defeating  Miss Siska (So You Think) by half a length with a short-half-head back to Ryan Moore on the 100/1 outsider Aristocratic Miss (Foxwedge).Oceanex claims the Matriarch Stakes for Ocean Park

With her first stakes win, Oceanex advances her record to 4 wins, 4 seconds and 3 thirds from 13 starts with earnings of $411,270.

Part owner Luke Wilkinson, who used to work for Mick Price said Oceanex was a hard sell.

"The horse was giving me grief for a month and Mick Price and Michael Kent had kept the faith. I didn’t even go to Moonee Valley last start because I was so upset with a couple of rides leading in to it,” Wilkinson said.

“She’s got a fantastic pedigree. Her mom was stakes-placed and her brother was a Group III winner so it’s a big family and I would love to breed from her one day. I might have to save some pennies and buy some other owners out.

“This was one of the hardest horses to sell. She sat on the website for six months when I worked for Mick (Price). She was only $70,000 but Ocean Park was dawdling a bit but with got a wonderful filly worth a lot of money.”    Oceanex strikes a pose - images Grant Courtney

Purchased by Mick Price Racing for $70,000 out of the 2017 NZB 2017 Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka, Oceanex is one of eight winners out of the stakes-placed Danasinga mare Danex, which include the Group III BRC Rough Habit Plate winner Amexed (Pentire) and the stakes-placegetters Marcellina (Savabeel) and Digital Fortress (Savabeel) as well as the 5-time winner Danahere (Dehere) the dam of stakes-winner Saint Patricks Day (Excelebration).

Danex has a 2yo filly by Per Incanto (USA) and a colt foal by Pierro.

Oceanex becomes the fifth stakes winner for Ocean Park who is riding high on the sires table with Group 1 winner Kolding and dual Group III winner Tofane leading the charge.

 

 

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Race Result - Tab Matriarch Stakes Gr2 2000m

Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 2:03.25
1
Oceanex
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jye McNeil 55
4m Ocean Park (NZ) x Danex (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Milan Park
B: Mick Price Racing
2
0.5
Miss Siska
T: G M Begg J: Craig Williams 55
6m So You Think (NZ) x Sing Hallelujah (AUS) (Is It True (USA))
3
0.6
Aristocratic Miss
T: T & C McEvoy J: Ryan Moore 55
4m Foxwedge (AUS) x Golden Pedigree (AUS) (Gold Brose (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Grange Thoroughbreds, Nagambie
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $25,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Gary Mudgway
4
0.7
Greysful Glamour
T: Mark Newnham J: D Oliver 55
4m Stratum (AUS) x Rippled (GB) (Dalakhani (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $90,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
5
1.5
Danzdanzdance
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 58.5
5m Mastercraftsman (IRE) x Night Danza (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $5,000
V:Blandford Lodge
B: NZB as agent
6
1.8
Amangiri
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 58.5
4m All Too Hard (AUS) x Secret Indulgence (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Commendable Bloodstock
7
2.1
Girl Tuesday
T: C J Waller J: N Rawiller 55
5m Street Cry (IRE) x Tuesday Joy (NZ) (Carnegie (IRE))
8
2.2
Rondinella
T: R James & R Wellwood J: K Mc Evoy 55
5m Ocean Park (NZ) x Valpolicella (NZ) (Red Ransom (USA))
9
2.6
Another Dollar
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 55
5m Ocean Park (NZ) x Make A Wish (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $190,000
V:Waikato Stud, Matamata, NZ
B: Chris Waller Racing
10
2.7
Aliferous
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 57.5
4m Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Willow (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
11
3.5
Spanish Reef
T: K M Keys J: M Zahra 58.5
6m Lope De Vega (IRE) x Lemon Reef (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA))
12
3.9
Scarlet Dream
T: Mark Newnham J: S Baster 55
4m Sebring (AUS) x Asylum Seeker (SAF) (Count Dubois (GB))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: World Wide Bloodstock
13
6.4
Camelle
T: P G Carey J: Beau Mertens 55
4m Camelot (GB) x Viana (NZ) (Volksraad (GB))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Landsdowne Park Ltd
B: Gem Bloodstock
14
6.8
Nettoyer
T: Ms W Roche J: Jamie Kah 57.5
6m Sebring (AUS) x Cleanup (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $20,000
V:Riversdale, Scone
B: J Crowley
15
10.3
Naivasha
T: P G Carey J: Damien Thornton 55
5m Starcraft (NZ) x Durban (AUS) (Helenus (AUS))
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