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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Sunday, July 09 2017

New Plymouth trainer Janelle Millar believes lightning has struck twice in an Australian black type winner’s family.

Hermanito - Race Images Palmerston North

She has a brother to the Gr.2 Brisbane Cup winner Chocante in her care and has growing confidence in Hermanito’s longer-term prospects of emulating his sibling’s efforts.

The Shocking three-year-old was an impressive debut winner at Wanganui last month with an effort that has attracted interest.

“There have been a few people sniffing around, but I told the owners it would need to be a pretty good offer as there’s no reason why he couldn’t be as good as his brother,” Millar said.

Hermanito was successful over 1600 metres on a heavy track in his first appearance and an effort that was immediately rewarded with a break.

“I didn’t think there was too much else around for him and he doesn’t really like wet tracks,” Millar said.

“He’s definitely got the goods and there will be some nice races for him in the spring.”

Millar isn’t short of young talent in the stable, among them future black type contenders Effectav, Light Em Up and Tinkalicious.

The former beat the subsequent stakes winner Twoznotenough two runs back and was spelled after she finished an unlucky fifth in the Gr.3 Taranaki Cup.

“She looks absolutely magnificent and she’ll be getting her chance at more black type,” Millar said.

“Tinkalicious was freshened after her last win. She’s been very, very tidy and is another one we’ll be looking for black type with.”

The Nadeem three-year-old has two wins and a placing from her four starts to date while Light Em Up won successive races in the summer and finished fifth when recently resuming at Te Rapa.

“She had a throat operation following her last win,” Millar said. “She’s come back well and it was a magnificent effort first-up, she missed the kick and that cost her a place.”

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