Ultra results with Cambridge stable

Caesour's Dream and Michael Coleman scoring a sound win at Te Rapa today.

The angle is deceiving with Caesour’s Dream and Michael Coleman winning by a head from Iffragal (head showing) at Te Rapa today.

The New Zealand arm of Sean Buckley’s extensive Australasian racing and breeding operation is making its presence felt.

Under the Ultra Thoroughbreds banner, Buckley was successful with the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Street Ranger at Hastings on Thursday and stablemate Caesour’s Dream followed suit with victory in today’s Wentwood Grange 2YO Premier.

“We’ve got horses in Sydney and Melbourne and a big base in Adelaide with Phillip Stokes,” said Ultra Thoroughbreds’ general manager, Toby Koenig.

“The focus is on New Zealand as our international base. It’s been a super week. Things are really starting to click for us.”

Ultra Thoroughbreds also has Coerced Witness, a Star Witness mare who won four races from Stokes’ stable, with Baker and Forsman.

“We’ll be looking for some black type for her before she goes to stud next year — she’ll be going to Savabeel,” said Koenig. “We’ve got half a dozen mares we’re now breeding from at Waikato Stud.

“We’ll be selling at Karaka as well with colts by Shamus Award and Savabeel, who were foaled at Waikato, in the Bradbury Park draft.”

Caesour’s Dream had been placed in her first two starts before she led all the way to open her account at Te Rapa.

“She did everything right after she raced greenly the other day at Otaki,” said Baker.

“She’s a lovely filly and we might look at a stakes race at Ellerslie for her over Christmas, but she will be even better in the autumn.”

Buckley is no stranger to Group One success in New Zealand as he won the 2009 NZ Bloodstock Breeders’ Stakes with the Lee Freedman-trained Dane Julia. Plans are afoot for a crack at another feature.

“Captain Duffy is nominated for the New Zealand Derby,” said Koenig. “We’re fielding some offers from Hong Kong for him, but if he isn’t sold he’ll go over.”

Trained by Stokes, Captain Duffy has won two of his nine starts, including a front-running victory over 2200 metres in the Listed Geelong Classic.

– NZ Racing Desk.