Opacity Delivers On Promising Debut With Maiden Win


3YO Ocean Park gelding Opacity lived up to trainer John O'Shea's expectations at Goulburn on Tuesday when taking out the Randwick & Southern Highlands Equine Centres Colts & Geldings maiden over 1400m. Opacity was having just his second career start after being denied a fairytale start to his career at Kembla on debut when nosed out in a photo finish.

Race experience told the story at Goulburn though with Opacity settling beautifully off a strong tempo in the second half of the field. He weaved a passage through horses around the home turn and knuckled down over the final furlong to win by half a length under the urgings of visiting UK jockey Tom Marquand. "He's a pretty laid back character. He's got a load of talent but the penny hasn't quite dropped so what you see is just raw ability" commented Marquand after the win.

Opacity was purchased from Book 1 of the 2018 Karaka sales for $70,000 from the Waikato Stud Draft and is raced by Champion Thoroughbreds, Mrs C A Molyneux-Richards, Mr A H B Smith, Mr B R Kemp, Mr R Jones, Mr S M Ross, Mrs J S Willis, Mr J C Withers, G coy, Mr D Sutherland, B Johnson, Mr G B Lamont, Saudi Arabia Racing, J Hayward, J Gillies, Young Doihey Racing, Mr P Soulakellis, JackJ5 Racing



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