Pyrrolic licks them!

May 16, 2013

The stable's great strike rate with juveniles continued at Sandown on Wednesday when promising colt Pyrrolic recorded a convincing debut victory.

Always travelling well for Glen Boss, the home-bred for Dr Gregory Anderson put on display an excellent turn of foot to race away to an exciting three length win in the 1200m Catanach’s Jewellers Plate.

"He's a nice horse who I thought would run well," Michael Kent said, adding that he was concerned that the colt's "exuberance" would prove a hindrance.

"I was just hoping he would settle and he did - Glen got him into a lovely spot and he was never going to get beaten."

A pre-race trip to Sandown helped Pyrrolic Kent said - "he's been here and worked very well."

"I think he's a nice horse," he continued, "and he has improvement in him - he's very raw at the moment."

Due to head straight to the paddock in preparation for a spring campaign, Pyrrolic is a son of Teofilo of whom Kent is a fan - laying down $250,000 for one of his sons at the Melbourne Premier Sale a few months ago.

"I love the sire," he said. "I've bought a few of them and I think they all go well."

The second foal of the lightly raced Geelong winner Guillem, a Jeune mare also bred and raced by Dr Anderson, Pyrrolic is the third two-year-old from the stable to race this season - the others being Blue Diamond placegetter Godiva Rock and exciting filly The Huntress.

Guillem is a half-sister to Pyrrolic's stablemate McNulty who showed good staying promise during his recent campaign - finishing second in the VRC St Leger.