The promising Pascal made it back to back wins at Gosford extending his record to two wins from three starts for Michael, John & Wayne Hawkes.
It was fabulous to see part owners Bruce and Judi Gowing at the track yesterday to watch the win and enjoy the post-race celebrations thanks to the very hospitable staff at Gosford.
For some reason, the Gosford winning post can prove daunting for many horses. Pascal added his name to that list, shying out on the line under jockey Glyn Schofield.
Despite that, Pascal continues to improve with racing and the win signalled back to back wins after he scored a dominant first up maiden win at Newcastle earlier this month.
The son of So You Think is still fairly raw in places and has been given plenty of time to mature by very patient owners and trainers.
Pascal is the first horse prepared by the family training partnership of Hall of Fame trainer John Hawkes, with sons Michael and Wayne.
Team Hawkes operate stables at both Rosehill and Flemington, providing valuable race options for horses in both New South Wales and Victoria.
Congratulations to winning owners Ryan Lawlor, Dr David & Sue Worthley, Judi & Bruce Gowing, Mark Ostermeyer, Paddi & Wayne Muller, Dan McHugh, Mike Larmer, Dr Dilip Dhupelia, the estate of the late Lilian Brady, Haymar Racing Syndicate (Mark Horn & Haydn Stjernqvist), Mark Snowden, Tim Henderson, Ken Stocks, Jenny Lawlor, John Barnao and the OnTrack Pascal Syndicate: Dan Sullivan, Robert Hill, Lisa Saxton, Stephen Hurford, Brian Cadusch, Neil Evison, Dan Slater, Brian Irwin, Garry Batchelder, Ian Mathieson, Greg Bennett, Chloe Bennett, Antony White, Alex White, Max Wylie & Alan Jackson.