The flashy black Toronado colt by Enzed Girl in the Swettenham Stud draft turned heads at the Inglis Premier sale earlier this year. Now named True Serendipity, he again turned more heads with an impressive debut in a two-year old trial over 800 metres at Cranbourne earlier this week.
Bred by loyal and long-term clients Lyn Armanasco and John Dickson, he was sold at the Premier Sale to Yulong Investments for $160,000 and sent to the stables of Matt Cumani at Ballarat.
Cumani was delighted how the colt handled the busy environment at Cranbourne and indicated he is an prospect for feature juvenile races during the spring carnival.
“I thought that he trialled extremely well, and I was happy with his whole approach to the day; he was nice and relaxed, and I don’t think he could have gone much better,” Cumani said.
“We will let him take improvement from that gallop and give him three weeks to mature further before his next jump out. I suspect he will be a precocious type that we will look at targeting the Inglis races with.”
Cumani said that True Serendipity was well equipped with all the ingredients required to handle the pressure of juvenile racing.
“He is flashy and strong, with a great stride on him and fortunately blessed with a super attitude. He behaved beautifully at Cranbourne, he didn’t put a foot wrong and was a great advertisement for his sire.”
Swettenham Stud’s Sam Matthews said the farm was not surprised at the talent the Toronado colt was showing.
“He has had an incredible temperament since the day he was born, which is consistent with the Toronado progeny. He was a striking yearling with his four white socks and was a crowd favourite at Premier, so much so that Racing.com ran a very successful story on him,” Matthews said.
Yulong’s Racing Manager Sam Pritchard–Gordon commented that Mr Zhang was very pleased to have secured the standout colt and is looking forward to an exciting spring ahead.
“Mr Zhang likes the Toronados as a breed very much, and he was particularly fond of this colt,” Pritchard-Gordon said.
“Yulong is passionate about the Victorian thoroughbred industry, and being Victorian bred, that gives Mr Zhang the confidence to bid knowing that he can take full advantage of the lucrative Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold incentives
“I think Matt is doing a brilliant job and has him very well educated. It’s exciting, as he has the Inglis races ahead of him this season and could be a VOBIS Sires horse next preparation (the inaugural $1 million Showdown race for VOBIS Sires horses is in April at Caulfield).”