Day At The Track

Changeover's first crop show real promise

12:27 PM 21 Jul 2014 NZST
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Changeover has had twelve winners from his first crop to date
Prince Of Pops

Nevele R Stud in Canterbury must be over the moon with the results achieved by their first season sire, Changeover 1:53.4 ($2,426,765).

The biggest stakes winning son of the great sire and now sire of sires, In The Pocket 1:49.3 ($1,537,473) has had a great debut season with his first crop of two year olds this year.

With a crop of 151 eligible to race this season it was always expected that Changeover would have plenty of runners from this crop with the main question being how smart they would be.

Early on they were a touch disappointing but as the season wore on they got better and better and by the end  of the season the doubters had been silenced.

Of his colts to really step up, Oneover 1:56.5 plc ($19,383) was probably the pick of them even though he didn't win.

Oneover went super when placed in a couple of the better two year old races and should develop into a lovely three year old next season.

Another colt to show up was the dual winner Prince Of Pops 2:00.7 ($20,648) who also showed enough in top company to suggest a lot more wins were in store.

Of his fillies Supriya 2:00.1 looked very smart in a handful of starts while Nuala 1:58.8 (2000 mts) created a big impression winning her debut and was subsequently sold to Western Australia for a six figure sum.

Changeover has had seven winners in New  Zealand to date which places him third on the New Zealand sires list for individual two year olds winners in 2013/2014 season.

Another five of that first crop have been sold to Australia and won on that side of the Tasman as well.

They include the very smart Controversial 1:57.1 who is three for three so far this season while other winners include Mister Lennox 2:02.3  Spendthelot 2:02.1  Beaudiene Bill 2:03 and Big Spending Telf 2:00.7.

A lot of the Changeovers were produced at the trials with 32 qualifying during the season which bodes well for their three year old seasons.

Two of those to really impress at trials but who never raced at two were the fillies Atchoo 1:59.2 and Docey Doe 1:59.6 who judging by their qualifying runs both look to have big three year old seasons in front of them.

All in all Nevele R Stud could not have expected better results than those that Changeover delivered this season.

Changeover has 99 yearlings ready to step out as two year olds next season with another crop of 89 behind that while he served a large book of 142 last season.

Judging by the results of this seasons two year olds, Changeover looks to have a big future as a sire.

Prince Of Pops

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