2YOs’ in early workout run

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Two Mark Jones stablemates were the first South Island juveniles to step out publicly in the new season at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, August 7.

The promising 2YOs’ finished on terms at the end of the 2YO mobile 2000m pace, pleasing their trainer with their manners. Bedlam_after_Rga_workout

They were turned out later in the afternoon for a six-seven weeks spell to develop further.

Kristoff, a P-Forty-Seven colt, bred and owned by Trevor Casey, led up for much of the heat for catch-driver Wayne Higgs.

Bedlam, a showy black Washington VC colt, bought out of the second day of the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch in February for $10,000 by Ohoka owners Ernie and Gail Bailey, had the last say for Mark Jones putting his nose in front on the line.

The stablemates were not out to break records but did everything right running the 2000m in 2:55.9, pacing their last 800m in 65.1s and quickening over their last 400m in 30.7s.

Bedlam is a half-brother to former Ardmore mare Linatawa, who won three for Tony Herlihy before being exported to North America, where she has raced on well winning a further 10 races and taking a 1:53 winning mile mark.

They are from Bedspread, an unraced Wingspread half-sister to Colonel Anvil (11 NZ & Aust wins, 1:57.7), a former four lengths runnerup to Courage Under Fire in the 1999 NZ Derby at Addington for trainer Robert Cameron.

Bedlam is from the same family as former good winners Butler Hanover (4 NZ wins, 26 USA wins, 1:58.4, US), Spangle’s Gold (6 NZ wins, 15 USA wins, 1:57.4, US), Farm Boss (2 NZ wins, 10 USA wins) and big Queensland winners, Natta Razoo Left (41 wins), Costa Razoo (35 wins) and Notta Brass Razoo (12 wins).

Kristoff, from the second crop of P-Forty-Seven (p3, 1:48.4 & $US707,660), is the first foal from Pita Pocket, a qualified but unraced daughter of In The Pocket and Caps Off (1:52.8, 10 US wins), winner of five in NZ including the Group One 2000 NZ Oaks at Addington over Tupelo Rose and Dancingonmoonight when raced by Mr Casey and trained by Bruce Negus.

Caps Off (Caprock-Te Phyno), who at stud has left the good Victorian winner Captian Cullen (15 Aust wins & $94,168, 1:55.7), and minor winner Fortuitious, is most notably a half-sister to former NZ and Great Northern Derby winner Badlands Bute (12 NZ wins).

Bedlam is also distantly related to former NZ Free-For-All winner in record time Waipawa Lad (17 NZ wins & $368,501), and now a 1:52.2 winning miler in North America.

By Jeff Scott