Namerik Thoroughbreds mares Zenda (NZ) and Truancy have received major pedigree updates in New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Zenda’s immediate family embraced two new stakes winners last weekend.  Avantage (Fastnet Rock) kept her unbeaten record intact in the RL Karaka Millions Classic at Ellerslie on Saturday and D B Pin (Darci Brahma) graduated to a Group 1 victory in the Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday.

They descend from Centaine mare Raining who won a Friday Flash Sprint at Ellerslie before retiring to Little Avondale Stud in Masterton.

Zenda (Zabeel) was the first of her 7 winners and she was followed by Pins ‘N’ Needles (Pins) who won a G3 White Robe Lodge Hcp and was runner-up in a G1 Thornden Mile.

Pins ‘N’ Needles foaled Asavant (Zabeel) first-up and she is the dam of Avantage.  Her fourth foal D B Pin was exported to Hong Kong and trainer John Size is setting him for another Group 1 in the Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 31.

Zenda has enhanced the Western Australian branch of the family after Namerik bought her for $36,000 at the 2003 Inglis Broodmare Sale.

Truancy (Akhenaton) was the first Sunspeed-bred foal from Zenda and she won 4 races in NSW.  Her 2008 foal King Saul (Flying Pegasus) added more black-type to the pedigree page with victories in the G2 WA Guineas, LR Belgravia Stakes and LR Northerly Stakes.

Namerik owner Alan Bansemer reports both mares are positive this season – Zenda to Lucky Street and Truancy to My Admiration.

Bansemer has also welcomed several local results for the Serpentine nursery while prepping 7 yearlings for this month’s Perth Magic Millions.

Forrestdale trainer Adam Fairey and part-owner Neil Bailey bought Chesten Flyer for $8,000 from Namerik at the 2016 Perth Magic Millions.  The Henny Hughes 3yo won at Bunbury on Australia Day and his half-brother by My Admiration is catalogued as Lot 250.

Mouquet (Viscount) also scored at Bunbury in January for owner-trainer Brett Wilkinson following wins at Ascot and Pinjarra last year.  Namerik bred his dam Poziere and will offer a close relation by Universal Ruler as Lot 155.

The latest updates follow a winning run for Namerik graduates that featured in the latest edition of Sunspeed Magazine.

That article can be viewed here.

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