Reciprocity impressive

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.

Reciprocity cruises to victory at Invercargill on 01 October

Reciprocity cruises to victory at Invercargill on 01 October

You can watch Reciprocity’s maiden win here

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.