STORMY RIVER(FR) - RENDORINA(FR) (KENDOR(FR))
Numero Treize is a white mare by Strormy River, former group 1 winner, out of the dam Rendaroina, who performed very well in flat races as well as over the fences later in her career. Her talent was partially guaranteed by her great pedigree; she is the half sister of several group winners such as Valentino, Belle et Celebre and Whortleberry. Number Treize was foaled at the end of May, therefore the smart early performance was not expected. She began her career in France and it appeared, she would not be easy going either. As slightly mentally unpredictable, she was not unduly attractive for riders. Along with her intestinal problems, the team in France decided she did not have enough prospects and offered her to us.
She started her career as a three year old and confirmed our training observation – she needed some time to get familiar with the racing industry. Her confidence has grown with experience and she closed the season with 3 placements out of 8 races. At age 4 she finished a close 2nd in the first race however after this she lost her way. This changed in autumn – by the end of the season she managed to gain: 3 placements, 2 victories out of 9 races followed by a 6 kg increase in her rating. As a 5 year old she participated in a big quinte handicap earning very respectable 6th placement. She repeated the same in a smaller handicap. Unfortunately her performance was affected by an ongoing viral infection. Nevertheless, when she totally recovered she passed the finish line as the winner again.