RECIPROCITY — pronounced Reci-procity not Re-cipro-city, as the Trackside commentators would have us believe — became the first winner from Panspacificflight’s third New Zealand crop with a stylish front-running win at the Northern Southland meeting at Invercargill on Saturday.
Brent Barclay hunted the three-year-old filly to the lead after about 400 metres and she won the way a $1.80 shot should. She sprinted her last 800 metres in 57.1, with a final quarter in 27.4, and posted a time of 2:44 for the 2200 metres mobile.
Owned by Invercargill solicitor Lester Smith, Reciprocity is a full-sister to Sally Maclennane who won one race in the Macca Lodge colours last season before being exported to Australia. They’re out of the six-win Badlands Hanover mare Weka Lass, a daughter of the Chariots of Fire winner Oaxaca Lass.
West Australian winner Straight Thru Blue is bred on the same cross. The double up in the blood of Western Hanover — the sire of Badlands Hanover and the grand-sire of Panspacificflight — is obviously serving breeders well.
You can read Bee Pears’s blog on Reciprocity here.