Spinelli again!

Feb 07, 2010

Consistent galloper Spinelli is now aiming at a hat-trick of victories after his second win in a fortnight at the Gold Coast on today.
Bruce had two horses in the class 2 1400m event, the favourite Surf's Up and second favourite Spinelli.
The drop of rain played in the hands of the older filly Spinelli who handle the wet conditions better than Surf''s Up who has been dogged by bad draws and wet ground.
Spinelli made it three wins from 14 starts and has never raced better.
"Spinelli is doing a good job, I will keep her going through the classes which may incorporate a race in town," Bruce said.
"She is showing an appreciation to the step up to 1400m and I think she will get further."
The Spinning World-Laune (Kenmare) filly is a week older than Surf's Up and both are owned by Heran Racing Pty Limited, the brothers Glen and Marty.
The Heran's have been great supporters of the Hill stable, they also own star two-year-old Startsmeup who is currently spelling and have a couple of yearlings ready to go on with.
The win was welcome reward for apprentice Ash Butler who missed the winning ride on Spinelli a fortnight back after he fell in a previous race.
 
The Herans, builders by profession, have about 20 horses and a horse property in Maudsland which they hope to one day set up as a boutique broodmare farm where they can breed and sell.
 
The Herans bought Spinelli for $44,000 at the June Weanling Magic Millions sale in 2007 "just on type."
 
Her dam Laune won two races in England and is a half sister to Hockney (by Quest For Fame) the AJC Expressway Group 2 winner of six races.
 
Laune is the dam of five to race and four winners. They are Launfal in Hong Kong, Azure in New Zealand, Octennial in England, Spinelli and Killarney who was the placegetter in England.
 
"I'm not sure whether we will send Spinelli to stud this year or next year but hopefully she can add to the wins which then looks better in the catalogue," Glen Heran said.