What a weekend it was for Adrenaline Thoroughbreds and their many happy clients, the young Queensland based syndication company represented by their first double with Dodge The Press and Archytas in winning form at the Sunshine Coast.
Showing improvement at each outing, Dodge The Press was able to break his maiden in impressive fashion over 1200m - doing early work before relinquishing the lead and chasing a fast pace.
Back in front at the 400m, Dodge The Press gave a nice kick for Jeff Lloyd, his two length victory full of merit.
"He appreciated the fast tempo of the race," Lloyd reported. "He has a high cruising speed and was able to use that to his advantage."
Right in the market on the back of an impressive Sunshine Coast victory late last month, Archytas was rising both in class and distance and looked to have the job ahead after missing the start by a couple of lengths.
But Jeff Lloyd did not panic, allowing Archytas to find his feet before hooking out into the straight and letting go - the lightly raced five-year-old unleashing a powerful sprint.
Trainer Chris Munce was impressed - "with the rail out this far you don't often see them win like that," he said. "It was an above average win from a metro kind of horse."
"He really knuckled down and ran through the line strongly... he is a lovely horse with good ability."
Purchased as a ready-to-run two-year-old, Dodge The Press took a while to educate, showing an inclination to over-race. But the stable have him in fine fettle now - on an upward spiral.
Archytas meanwhile was purchased as a yearling, showing ability from day one but having his career set back with a stifle injury that required an operation and lengthy rehabilitation.
"He is now rewarding the faith and patience of his owners," Adrenaline's Paul Bita said of the bay who has now won three of just ten starts.
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Bita is thrilled with the performance of the Adrenaline horses since a partnership with Eagle Farm trainer Chris Munce was formed in April.
"We have been impressed by the horsemanship of Chris and his foreman Aiden St Vincent, both hands-on horsemen who ride our horses in work. And they are so welcoming of our syndicates - so much so that we have had six stable visits attended by over 150 owners in the last six months."
It is that interaction between trainer and owners that Adrenaline encourages with outstanding communication and regular stable and farm visits.
"Our owners have forged friendships whilst enjoying visiting their horses as they are spelling and in training and it leads to us celebrating as a team."
"We had more than 50 delighted owners at the Sunshine Coast , with several bringing friends and family - it was a great atmosphere."
The best is still to come for Adrenaline with gorgeous two-year-old Choisir filly Champ Elect impressive at the jump-outs with her debut pencilled in for early next month.
Shares in a lovely Excelebration colt out of the Not A Single Doubt mare Red Roses Too are still available and he is, says Bita "a horse who ticks a lot of boxes - an athletic type by an outstanding young stallion prospect from a high quality family. And he is already showing ability on the track."
Adrenaline owners - who have also raced such talented horses as the dual city winner Epsilon and the promising last start Eagle Farm placegetter Son Of A Brut - are having a wonderful time following their horses.
"What a thrill it was to see Dodge The Press win his maiden," said Barry Mawby. "It was a great day out with the team from Adrenaline Thoroughbreds, one that we will always remember."
"Cheering Dodge down the straight and watching him pull away to win by two lengths was one of the most exciting things I have experienced since becoming a racehorse owner," Darren Grimwade enthused. "My heart was pumping as he crossed the line and I was so excited I started giving high fives to the other owners - the atmosphere was electric!"
"Dodge The Press is my first win with my first dabble into racehorse ownership," said Scott Wilson, "and it was an absolute thrill!"
"Jeff rode him a treat and we were blown away when he broke the class record," said Jan Field. "Hopefully he will now go onto bigger and better things."
Drew Bromley meanwhile is one of several owners with shares in both winners. "Well I guess that put me in the exclusive daily double club," he joked. "We watched the races again when we got home and we still can't quite believe what Archytas did."
Fellow Archytas owner Andrew Clive was also on a high. "The guys at Adrenaline put on a top day and really looked after us from talking to the trainer and jockey to celebrating together after a very exciting win."
For further information on Adrenaline Thoroughbreds contact Michael Vincent (0459 993 378) or Paul Bita (0402 918 944) or Michael Vincent (0459 993 378).
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