Orchestrate Claims "Dream" Origin Sprint Victory

STAR Queenslander Orchestrate smashed his Origin Sprint rival at Albion Park in a performance described by Tom Kinnear as "an absolute dream".

David Brasch

18 June 2021

STAR Queensland youngster Orchestrate smashed his G3 Origin Sprint rival at Albion Park on Thursday night in a performance described by breeder/owner Tom Kinnear as “an absolute dream”.

Tony Brett trains the son of Barcia Bale and Speculate which led through a blistering 5.42 first section to set up his sizzling 29.66 victory.

Orchestrate downed the fast closing Zipping Kyrgios by three and a quarter lengths with a nose to Limited Edition in third.

Kinnear and his family own the brilliant youngster which had already won the G3 Rockhampton Cup, a Young Guns at Albion Park and last week finished third in the Flying Amy Classic.

“I spoke to Tony (Brett) during the week and we both agreed he only had to run up to a 5.40 first section and he could lead and be hard to beat,” Tom said.

“We could not believe he was $21 in early markets for this race.”

Kinnear said all the conjecture early in the week was that Limited Edition would crash left from its six box draw and put a halt to Orchestrate’s chances in the Origin Sprint.

“But Limited Edition did not crash at all,” Tom said. “And when our bloke was clear early I knew he would go close.”

Orchestrate has now started 20 times for 11 wins and earned $120,000.

And in his wake at Albion Park were a field of Group stars including Million Dollar Chase winner Handsome Prince, Paws of Thunder and Temlee winner Wow, Bob Payne Sprint winner Zipping Kyrgios, Richmond Derby winner Incapacitated, Egg finalist Farmor Beach, multiple Group winner and placegetter Crazy Cool, G2 Richmond Derby winner and  Carnival Sprint winner Limited Edition.

“This is unbelievable,” said Kinnear. “We were looking at skipping the Group 1 Brisbane Cup and go for the Vic Peters at Wenty.

“But I would say the Cup will be firmly on his agenda now.”

DAVE Richardson’s Barsandi proved she is a stayer of the future with her 41.98 victory in the Group 3 Origin Distance.

The daughter of Barcia Bale and Sandave Sapphire scored by two and a quarter lengths over Maggie Moo Moo with Micks Recall in third.

It was her 11th win in 20 starts and she has now earned $71,000for owner Chris Kepreotes.

LAST week’s Flying Amy Classic winner Jungle Deuce (Barcia Bale-Serena Fly High) ran 29.61 to down Extra Malt in the Origin Match Race to take his record to 13 wins from 19 starts and $210,000 in stakes.