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No Excuse Needed (GB) 1998
Stolen Symphony (AUS) 2002
15 September 2009
New Zealand
AFS no:
Bullsbrook 6084 WA, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Peter Giadresco
Location: Bunbury 6230 WA View map »


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'IMMENSE' has had just the ten starts and his form line reads:


That's 10 starts for 9 Cheques-Wouldn't you like to own a consistent horse like him!

At Canterbury on Wednesday January 16th, IMMENSE won his fourth race from just 10 starts. He's since been relocated to Perth where we think he's got the potential to go right through to open company.

A very lightly raced stayer in the making, Immense's record is 10 starts for 4 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third and 2 fourths. A model of consistency as you can see, he’s actually only missed the first 4 once out of his 10 starts, and on that occasion he was only 1.4 lengths from the winner in town three runs back.

This horse had 2 runs in New Zealand before coming to Australia where he won first up for new trainer Bjorn Baker. He’s won at Nowra, Newcastle, Wyong and now Canterbury, at 1200m (twice), 1600m and 1900m (today). Two starts ago he ran second over 2100m at Gosford beaten a short neck after leading for all but the last stride or two, and last time out he was in the first three all the way, took the lead after turning for home and fought off all challenges to win narrowly. He’s very versatile, he's sound, he's a bulldog, and he gives you everything he's got every time he goes to the races. Isn’t that just the kind of horse you’d like to own?

Just a young 4yo gelding, IMMENSE is the type of galloper that should come to Perth and easily win more than his share of our staying races through the winter-and then hopefully, go on to bigger and better things...

A 10% share in IMMENSE is $7,250 and a 5% share is $3,625, both inc GST and ex Sydney. He'll be trained in WA by Group 1 winning trainer Peter Giadresco at Bunbury.

So, if you’re looking for a young, progressive stayer with proven ability that can get you in the Winners Circle at Ascot and Belmont Park (or maybe the Bunbury, Broome or Kalgoolie Cups) for perhaps the next three to four years, then IMMENSE is the horse for you.

Hoofnote: As at Feb 25th, just 1 x 10% share (will split into 2 x 5% shares if required) remains...

Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) associated with this horse before considering this investment

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Chestnut gelding       Foaled 2009 

NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) MachiavellianMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
Coup de FolieHalo
Greenland ParkRed God
Jade Robbery (USA)Mr. ProspectorRaise a Native
SonataPalace Music (USA)The Minstrel
In the Country (NZ)In the Purple (Fr)

NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) (Chestnut 1998-Stud 2003). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1m, Goodwood Celebration Mile S., Gr.2. Champion NZ 2YO Sire, 2007-08. Sire of 319 rnrs, 178 wnrs, 16 SW, inc. Daffodil (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), I Do, No Excuse Maggie, Justanexcuse, Take the Rap - St Rap (H.K.), Grand Dancer, Vincent Mangano, Snow Excuse, Under the Sun, Champagne Needed, Santos, Lesley Brook, Masquerade, Mercury Mistress, Miss Millbrook, etc.


1st dam

STOLEN SYMPHONY, by Jade Robbery (USA). Placed in NZ. Half-sister to Faster Son. Dam of 2 named foals, both raced, 1 winner-

 Immense (g by No Excuse Needed (GB)) 4 wins. See below.

 Whoo Tonight (f by Fast 'n' Famous) Placed at 3 in 2013-14 in NZ.


2nd dam

SONATA, by Palace Music (USA). 5 wins 1400 to 2225m, $211,170, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr 3, BATC Conrad Treasury Casino H., 2d Queensland Oaks, Gr 1, BTC Brisbane News H., QTC St Leger, Cleanaway H. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

Faster Son (g Fastnet Rock) 7 wins 1000 to 1300m, $211,276, MRC Mitty's Cup, BRC Joshua Brisbane Camperland Jayco H., MRC Kenworthy H., 2d BRC Bribie H., L, TH Cock Pty Ltd H., 3d MRC WJ Adams H., L, Barry Poynter H., Mildura Cup.

 Kinugawa. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400, 1600m, 2d VRC Hanan Displays H., Lincoln Mah & Brian Mann H., MVRC Arrow Training Services H., 3d Terang Cup.

 Global Anthem. Winner at 1200m, 2d MRC Blixen 2YO H.

 Passion to Excel. 3 wins at 1400, 1500m in Philippines.


3rd dam

IN THE COUNTRY (NZ), by In the Purple (Fr). Started twice. Three-quarter-sister to BEKS (dam of POPSY), half-sister to RATIONALE (dam of EGOLI LASS, WISE LASS), Top Grade,  Miss Jubilee (dam of (MY) STEELY DAN, PRINCE STANDAAN). Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

SONATA (f Palace Music) 5 wins. See above.

 Zabenz. 6 wins 2000 to 5100m, $506,687, Saratoga New York Turf Writers Cup S/chase, VRC Grand National Hurdle, 2d Ascot United House Gold Cup H. Chase, Sandown Feltham Novices' Chase-twice, VRC Sirius H., MVRC Brave Chief H., STC Sterling P.


4th dam

COUNTRY LASS, by Agricola (GB). Winner at 1m in NZ. Three-quarter-sister to DALKEITH LAD. Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

RATIONALE (f Sound Reason) 6 wins-3 at 2-1150 to 2000m, $226,338, AuRC Great Northern Guineas, Gr 2, Avondale JC Great Western Challenge H., 2d Avondale Cup, Gr 1, Avondale Guineas, Gr 2, AuRC Queen Elizabeth H., Gr 3, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr 3, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr 3, 3d AuRC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr 1, Great Northern Challenge S., Gr 2, Alison S., L. Dam of 5 winners-

WISE LASS (f Straight Strike) 10 wins 1200 to 1600m, $140,045, Levin S.H., L, 2d Avondale JC Concorde H., Gr 2. Dam of 3 winners-

WISE SON (g Montjeu) 3 wins-1 at 2-1600 to 3000m, Greyville Gold Vase, Gr 2, 2d Turffontein Java H., L, Vaal UK Soccer 6 H., 3d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr 1, Greyville Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, Gr 3, Vaal Sea Cottage S., L, Turffontein Raceview Motors H.

EGOLI LASS (f Kaapstad) 7 wins at 1400, 1600m, Hawke's Bay Horlicks P.H., L, 2d Manawatu RC DB Draught 1600 H., L. Dam of 5 winners-

GOLD ONYX (g Black Minnaloushe) 7 wins-2 at 2-1100 to 1900m, $137,852, to 2013-14, Greyville Premier's Champion S., Gr 1, Clairwood Cup Trial, Gr 3, Turffontein Protea S., Gr 3, Scottsville Sledgehammer H., L, Clairwood Margate Tattersalls S., Greyville P Trimborn Agency H., 2d Clairwood Easter H., L, Scottsville Michael Roberts H., L, 3d Greyville Betting World 1900, Gr 2, Mango H., Gr 3, King's Cup, Gr 3, Michaelmas H., L.

 Rationaine. Winner at 1200m, AJC Double Bay H. Dam of 7 winners-

AMALFI (c Carnegie) 4 wins-1 at 2-1200 to 2500m, $1,015,900, Victoria Derby, Gr 1, VATC Norman Robinson S., Gr 2, BTC Gilshenan & Luton Lawyers H., QTC Latin Knight 2YO H., 2d MVRC Adrian Swan Quality H., 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr 2, BTC Triple M H. Sire.

 Petit Verdot. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

ANTONIO LOMBARDO (g Pins) 8 wins-3 at 2-880 to 1400m, $403,907, to 2013-14, Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr 2, Waikato RC James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., Gr 3, Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr 3, WRC Wellesley S., L, Whangarei RC Westbury Stud S., L, 2d Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr 1, 3d Levin Classic, Gr 1, Hawke's Bay Traderacks S., Gr 3.

 Rationality. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

OPTIONS (f Casual Lies) 8 wins 1200 to 2100m to 2012-13, Matamata RC Stanley Group S., L, 3d Hawke's Bay Gold Cup, Gr 3.

 Rationable. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

VIGOR (g O'Reilly) 8 wins 1500 to 2520m, $935,955, VRC Makybe Diva S., Gr 2, Johnstaff Projects P., Byron Moore H., Comedy King H., 2d VRC Blamey S., Gr 2, Auckland Racing Club H., L, 3d MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr 1, VRC Makybe Diva S., Gr 2.

JOEY MASSINO (g O'Reilly) 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1400, 1600m, $284,510, to 2012-13, Avondale Guineas, Gr 2, WRC Wellington S., Gr 3, AuRC Champagne S., L, New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Karaka 3YO Mile, Novotel Mile H., BOP RC Gartshore Construction H., CJC Ballantynes H., 2d Matamata RC Slipper S., L.

VINCENT MANGANO (g No Excuse Needed) 8 wins-4 at 2-800 to 1400m, $701,807, AuRC Karaka Million, RL, 2d AuRC Darley P., Gr 3.

 Dream Lass. 2 wins at 1314, 1400m, MRC Bow Mistress H. Dam of 2 winners-

SEA LORD (g Street Cry) 7 wins 1200 to 1500m, $551,100, to 2012-13, MVRC Australia S., Gr 2, ATC Darby Munro H., L, MVRC Chandler Macleod S., L, Major Putts H., AJC Little Bay H., 2d VRC MSS Security Sprint H., L, MRC Christmas S., L, 3d AJC Up and Coming S., Gr 3.

Top Grade (g Aristoi) 6 wins 1200 to 2000m, CJC Hornby Centennial H., Nelson JC Gold Cup, 2d WRC Anniversary H., L.

 Miss Jubilee. Unraced. Dam of 7 winners-

(MY) STEELY DAN (g Standaan) 12 wins 1125 to 1600m, $385,104, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, WRC DB 1600 S., Gr 1, VATC JJ Liston S., Gr 2, Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr 3, 2d WRC DB 1600 S., Gr 1, Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr 2, VATC Memsie S., Gr 2, WRC Thompson H., Gr 3, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr 3, 3d Waikato RC Lion Brown Sprint, Gr 1, CJC Winter Cup, Gr 3, WRC Thompson H., Gr 3.

PRINCE STANDAAN (c At Talaq) 4 wins-2 at 2-1421 to 2500m, $389,900, Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr 2, VATC Schweppes Cup, L, VRC Rothsay 2YO H., MVRC Sunbeam 2YO H., 2d South Australian Derby, Gr 1, SAJC Veuve Clicquot S., L, Geelong RC Derby Trial S., L, 3d Kilmore Cup, L.

BEKS (f In the Purple) 10 wins 1600 to 2500m, WRC Wellington Racing Club H., L, 3d Otago RC Dunedin Gold Cup, Gr 3. Dam of 3 winners-

POPSY (f Sir Tristram) 6 wins 1600 to 2400m, $293,951, New Zealand Derby, Gr 1, AuRC Championship S., Gr 1, Queen Elizabeth H., Gr 2, Counties Cup, Gr 2, Hawke's Bay CRI Bar & Grill S., 2d Auckland Cup, Gr 1, Counties RC Metric Mile, L, Matamata RC Thompson Marks & Ewen Equine Veterinary P.H. Dam of 8 winners-

ROCK 'N' POP (c Fastnet Rock) 3 wins at 1200, 1600m, $354,213, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, AuRC Karaka Mile, RL, 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr 1, Ashburton RC Ray Coupland S., L, CJC Canterbury Racing Guineas Trial, 3d Waikato RC International S., Gr 1.

LILAKYN (f Danehill) 8 wins 1400 to 2400m, $204,523, Feilding Gold Cup, L, 2d QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr 2. Producer.

 Ayla. 6 wins 1200 to 2000m, AuRC National Yearling Sales H., Thames JC Gold Cup. Dam of 3 winners-

BATTLE HAWK (c Centaine) 7 wins 1400 to 2200m, $240,065, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, 2d South Australian Derby, Gr 1. Sire.

 Jubilee Princess. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

 Mi Steel. Started twice. Dam of 6 winners-

MI JUBILEE (f Howbaddouwantit) Champion 2YO Filly in NZ in 2004-05. Top filly on The 2004-05 NZ 2YO Free H. 9 wins-4 at 2-at 800, 1200m, $320,745, AuRC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr 1, Matamata Breeders' S., Gr 2, Waikato RC Fairview Motors H., BOP RC Morton Estate Sparkling H., AuRC Auckland International Airport H., WRC Life Pharmacy Queensgate 3YO H., 2d WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr 2, AuRC Vincent Collins Farewell H., STC Franklins Supermarket H., Waikato RC Munns the Man's Store H., 3d AJC Carrington S., L, 4th Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr 3.


Race Record: 10 Starts 4-2-1 NZ$1,200, A$65,350.
Won ATC Congrats at Vinery H. (1900m), Newcastle James Murray Funeral Director H. (1200m), Nowra Flowers on Wason Maiden H. (1200m), Wyong Haven Education Centre H. (1600m), 2nd Gosford Mayors Cup, Wyong Presilient H., 3rd Te Teko Team Wealleans Maiden S.


Full Race Record for

IMMENSE (NZ) 2009 Chestnut gelding
by No Excuse Needed - Stolen Symphony, by Jade Robbery


(in New Zealand, Australia)

20/Dec/20122nd of 6
(HEAD, 1¼ LEN)
--trial--Waikato RC Maiden 3yo And Upwards Catchweight 700 trial, 700m, time 0:40.02. Pentrac was 1st and Mistarox 3rd.
12/Mar/20131st of 9
--trial--Cambridge JC Maiden Catchweight 950 trial, 950m, time 0:56.47. Felicity Hall was 2nd and River Forever 3rd.
04/Apr/20133rd of 5
Whakatane RC Team Wealleans Maiden S., NZ$8,000, 1200m, time 1:11.40. Track dead(5). Carried 57.5kg. Absolutely Sacred was 1st and Kochanwong 2nd. Trainer: M Lupton. Owner: Scott Richardson Bloodstock Ltd. Jockey: B R Jones.NZ$800
06/May/20134th of 9
Matamata RC AA Auto Service & Repair Maiden S., NZ$8,000, 1200m, time 1:16.88. Carried 57.5kg. Aluka was 1st and Loot 'n' Lust 2nd and Twist of Fate 3rd. Trainer: M Lupton. Owner: Scott Richardson Bloodstock Ltd. Jockey: M Cameron.NZ$400
17/Sep/2013U of 8--trial--Waipa RC Maiden 4YO&UP Catchweight trial, 1000m, time 1:03.49. Pink Bubbles was 1st and Budwiser 2nd and Manoeuvre 3rd.
20/Oct/20131st of 13
Shoalhaven City TC Flowers on Wason Maiden H., A$15,000, 1200m, time 1:10.32. Track good(3). Carried 59.0kg. Carbon Bay was 2nd and Breathing Fire 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson. Jockey: C Lever.A$8,200
09/Nov/20134th of 5
Goulburn DRC Farm Machinery H., A$14,175, 1200m, time 1:10.32. Track dead(4). Carried 56.5kg. Cry Havoc was 1st and Diamond Costa 2nd and Sinoque 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson. Jockey: Patrick Murphy.A$675
17/Nov/20131st of 9
Newcastle JC James Murray Funeral Director H., A$22,000, 1200m, time 1:12.14. Carried 55.0kg. Twinzig was 2nd and Battle Street 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson. Jockey: Ms K O'Hara.A$12,250
28/Nov/20131st of 8
Wyong RC Haven Education Centre H., A$21,250, 1600m, time 1:38.04. Carried 57.0kg. Beaveroo was 2nd and Antonaire 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson. Jockey: Ms K O'Hara.A$12,250
04/Dec/20136th of 9
ATC (Canterbury) TAB Rewards H., A$40,000, 1550m, time 1:34.00. Carried 56.5kg. Absolutelyanything was 1st and Intimate Moment 2nd and Tamariz 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson. Jockey: B Avdulla.A$450
19/Dec/20132nd of 11
Wyong RC Presilient H., A$27,000, 1600m, time 1:37.22. Carried 60.5kg. Cruella de Vil was 1st and Can't be Doubted 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson. Jockey: B Avdulla.A$4,250
31/Dec/20132nd of 7
Gosford RC Mayors Cup, A$22,000, 2100m, time 2:10.01. Carried 58.0kg (allowance -3.0kg). Roaming Around was 1st and Miss Murphy's Law 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson.A$4,250
15/Jan/20141st of 9
ATC (Canterbury) Congrats at Vinery H., A$40,000, 1900m, time 1:57.74. Carried 57.0kg. Son of Ross was 2nd and Ambivalent 3rd. Trainer: Bjorn Baker. Owner: J S S Richardson. Jockey: B Avdulla.A$23,025