When it comes to bread and butter stallions, there are few better than ‘history maker’ Clangalang.
The only winner of the AJC Derby/Epsom double, Clangalang is a continual source of winners and followed up the victory of the highly consistent Lakedro at Seymour on Tuesday (20 April) with a very classy performance by Reverberates at Sandown on Wednesday (21 April).
On paper, Reverberates is not Clangalang’s best performer – that honour would go to recent Tasmanian Derby winner Geegees Blackflash – but she certainly has the potential to stand out from the crowd.
Reverberates has now raced twice since an enforced 12 month layoff and won on both occasions. The win at Sandown was superb and reminiscent of her previous win at the track in January of last year, coming from the tail of the field at the 400m to score impressively.
After that Sandown win, Reverberates (below) would go on to twice run fourth to Gallica in the Angus Armanasco-G2 and Kewney Stakes-G2 before being sidelined through injury.
Trainer David ‘Butch’ Bourne is fairly relaxed about his Clangalang mare’s immediate future, but is very confident that she will be a major contender in the spring.
Bred by Simon O’Donnell and Terry Henderson of OTI Racing (who also race the mare), Reverberates is out of the Kaapstad mare, Startling Belle, and is from the family of Group One winner and sire St Jude.