Trainer Nigel Tiley was impressed with Riodini’s victory in the NZB Insurance 2YO Handicap (1200m) at Pukekohe yesterday, earmarking him as a horse for the future.
“He got to the line very well. I think he is a nice horse with a future, he’s really starting to go places. I look forward to him as a three-year-old,” Tiley said.
“He has just been a bit slow to mature and he has been shin sore a couple of times. We will give him a little break and get him back for the spring. He’s a horse that is just going to get better with time.”
Riodini credited the Rich Hill Stud-based sire Proisir with his third first crop winner.
The two-year-old gelding hit the line strongly to beat Sai Fah by a decisive three lengths, with the same distance back to Ruby Negroni in third.
Proisir will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of NZ$7,000 (plus GST).