Watch Out.. Another Portelli 2yo coming through
Dec 30, 2017
Last season's two-year-old highlight would undoubtedly be She Will Reign who strung together four outstanding juvenile wins including the big one, the Group 1 Golden Slipper.
But while trainer Gary Portelli might have confessed that he is unsure whether this season's two-year-old string contains another of the same calibre, he has already picked up four wins with his youngsters and looks to have more ready to fire in the next few weeks.
The Portelli-purchased and trained, Patron Black could just be next to join the ranks of Showgals, Secret Lady and Perfect Pitch after stepping out at the Randwick barrier trials for the first time on Friday.
Although he didn't get the run jockey Rachel King had hoped for, he was able to switch across heels and finally saw daylight in the last 200m, dashing home with a sharp turn of foot to finish 0.3L in front.
Rachel King returned with a huge smile on her face and was most impressed with the way he hit the line, suggesting that there is plenty to look forward to with him.
Patron Black (pictured above as a yearling) by Patronize out of the Rock Of Gibraltar mare Red Belly Black, was secured from the Magic Millions Perth Sale for $46,000.
Click on the link below to watch Patron Black take out Heat 11 at the Randwick trials:
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