Oakland Park resident Sessions sired a running double at Belmont last Wednesday with contrasting winners Another Strike and Repossession.

Another Strike was racing first-up for trainer Lou Luciani and didn’t go around a runner for stable jockey Jason Whiting in the Lexus of Perth Hcp (1000m).  In the following race, Repossession wasn’t afforded any favours, nevertheless, he was good enough to get home on debut for Gangemi Thoroughbreds.

Last to leave the stalls in the Amelia Park Hcp (1000m), Repossession was forced to scout three and four wide with cover for Brad Parnham and was then boxed in behind Zippy Zany (Snippetson) before taking a split to defeat The Agency (A Lot) and Hez Got The Safe (Safeguard).

Stewards confirmed the above reporting: “Commenced awkwardly getting its head up.  Raced greenly in the straight.  Held up for clear running from on straightening until taken inwards near the 200m.”

“He’s been very sharp in his gallops and trials and the plan was to lead today,” co-trainer Chris Gangemi said.  “It wasn’t an easy watch and he gave Brad a hard ride but still got there.  He wants to charge through the bridle and will be much better when he learns to relax.  If he pulls up okay, we will come back for a Saturday race on June 22 and then send him straight out for a spell.”

Gangemi Thoroughbreds race Sessions millionaire Massimo and they purchased Repossession for $62,500 at the 2023 Perth Magic Millions.  Bred and sold by Bellbridge Park’s Siobhan Campbell, he’s a 2yo full-brother to Ohbeeh who also won on debut at Bunbury and has since added five wins at Belmont for trainer Jim Taylor.

Their dam Can Time was pensioned after foaling a Manhattan Rain filly last September.  She was bred and raced by Don Summers to wins at Belmont (2) and Pinjarra (2).  He also bred 1997 Group 1 Railway Stakes winner Willoughby (Fimiston) from the same family.