After being off the racing scene for just over 12 months, the David ‘Butch’ Bourne trained, Reverberates, has returned in resounding fashion, scoring over 1400m at Cranbourne on Sunday (28 March).
OK, it might not have been Flemington on Derby Day (where once she appeared destined to appear) but Butch and owners (including Simon O’Donnell and Terry Henderson’s OTI Racing) would surely have been thrilled with the performance.
The 4YO daughter of Clangalang hasn’t appeared since running a brilliant fourth to multiple Group One winner Gallica in the VRC Kewney Stakes-G2 in March last year which had followed an equally impressive fourth to the same filly in the Angus Armanasco-G2 a fortnight earlier.
Reverberates (below) had really came under notice in her first trip to town when she produced a truly memorable performance at Sandown, coming from an almost impossible position to score.
Clangalang is quite possibly the most underrated stallion in Victoria and a mare like Reverberates could well be the one to put him on the map.
Out of the Kaapstad mare, Startling Belle, is from the family of Group One winner and sire St Jude.