Terry Moseley guides Prima Donna home at Wintatui
Prima Donna was a popular maiden winner at Wingatui for Andrew Carston, who trains the mare for his mechanic Tim Ford.
The four-year-old showed off her gears with an eight-and-a-half-length win in the Speight’s maiden over 2200m.
“She’s been building to a win so that was a great result,” Carston said.
“It was great to get a win for Tim and his family as she’s the first horse I’ve trained for them so we’re off to a great start.”
Bred by Hallmark Stud, Prima Donna is by their resident sire Super Easy out of the well related Don Eduardo mare Donna Marie, who has now produced four foals to race all winners including stakes performer Ajay Tee and impressive juvenile winner Prowess.
She was purchased by Tim Ford as a two-year-old out of a gavelhouse.com auction for the bargain price of $600.
Carston said Prima Donna would return to his Riccarton-base where he will plot her next start.
“She likes the cut out of the ground so we will find a rating 65 race for her somewhere in a couple of weeks’ time.”