Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekend of Deserved Victories

Egg Tart -- A big win from the Sebring filly in the Queensland Oaks over the reduced 2200m journey and it extended her picket fence to six pickets. The Chris Waller trained filly has now won in four different states. .Chris said , I have never tried this with any other horse.She really has the X factor. He is hinting at taking a similar preparation path to Winx in her four year old season. This could mean Winx may have a support act over the Spring . She looks high quality so its not out of the question that her and the champion mare may just clash.

Egg Tart 
Queensland Oaks Group 1  

Katsuro -- The I Am Invincible gelding got held up all the way down the straight at the Valley on Saturday and it was''nt until the last 50 metres that the gap appeared and Mick Dee drove him through the opening to score narrowly. It was well deserved win for the Mick Price trained horse because at his previous start he had his momentum halted numerous times.

Snitty Kitty -- The Snitzel filly is still learning her craft and has a tendency to over race at times but she is showing heaps of promise and on Saturday collected another win to add to her impressive record. The connections have decided to put her away now, for the later part of the Spring, where there may be some perfect races for her.

Deploy -- Tim Clarke scored a race to race double at Doomben on saturday and the Fastnet Rock gelding was the first of them. He is out of a Red Ransom mare. It was an excellent ride by Tim getting up along the fence to score a convincing win.

Camdus -- A gem of a ride by Craig Williams at the Valley completed a great week for the Street Cry clan. There are some real quality amongst the breed going around at the moment and if they return in the Spring with others like Winx, Harpers Choice and Raiment i can see a very successful spring for the breed.

Single Gaze -- In the P.J.Oshea Stakes the Not A Single Doubt clan continued on their winning way during the Brisbane carnival. It was a well deserved win for Single Gaze,who has tried so tenaciously over the last month to find the winning post before his rivals and finally today he did it. A good ride by Kathy O'hara ticked one up for the girls. She knows the gelding well and she had plenty of praise for him after the Hollingdale Cup on the Gold Coast . Payroll was successful earlier in the day at Doomben so it was a good double once again for the breed as they scored a double in Brissy last weekend as well. At Bendigo on a soft track saw Zoot Suit Riot another Not A Single Doubt gelding, score in restricted 58 grade.

Other Winners --
In the benchmark 70 over 1000m in Adelaide on Saturday. The 3yo filly Alta Stella was just one of a number of Star Witness progeny to win over the weekend. Another was First Hand at Rosehill successful over 1300m. Alasio by Foxwedge out of a Red Ransom mare, trained by Waterhouse and Bott scored in the maiden at Kembla. While the Snowden trained Foxwedge 2yo colt Silencia won the first at Randwick.

Monday, May 29, 2017

No Doubting Street Cry

  • Clearly Innocent -- The Not A Single Doubt gelding who has promised so much, is finally beginning to show his class, after winning, the listed Yarraman Park Stakes last start. He came out on saturday and added a group 1 in the Kingsford Smith Cup at Eagle Farm to his career. Which now stands at 9 wins from 15 starts He stormed down the outside under strong riding from Hugh Bowman to score running away from the brave Jungle Edge who tried to steal the race by bursting clear on straightening. He is out of the Zabeel mare No Penalty.
  • Melody Belle -- The Qld Sires Produce saw the 2yo filly by Commands trounce her rivals and start a good day for the NZers. Commands has been such a prolific stallion of winners over many years. and she is from an Ifraaj mare which leads us in the direction of the Grand Prix winner Order Again who is by the same stallion, Ifraaj .
 Ifraaj sire of Rosehill Guineas winner Gingernuts
  • Eckstein -- Another NZ owned filly won the Glen Logan Park Stks over 1300m. She is by I Am Invincible who has been having a good run of late . The breed dont normally relish real heavy tracks but i think her class was the telling point here.
  • Counter Pulse -- The full brother of Counter Spin, started the day off great for the family at Morphetville winning the Hughes Limousine Hcp. He was ridden by Clare Lindop and trained by Leon Mcdonald, the same partnership as his older brother who could'nt reciprocate in the last. The five year old Hard Spun gelding is out of Counter Sue. He led all the way holding off all challenges with that tenacious Hard Spun fight. 
  • Rillito -- The Street Cry five year old mare, owned by Godolphin burst through an opening halfway down the straight at Sandown in the Security Services BM 78 to record a good victory.This made it 4 from 8 for the mare who is from the Commands mare Unswerving. 
  • Allergic -- He won the main race on the Randwick card , the 2400m Mckell Cup and continued the great week for Street Cry. The six year old gelding came down the outside, to score. The Godolphin owned gelding is from the Encosta De Lago mare. Cajou. 
  • In Times of War -- The 3yo Street Cry filly picked up the race before the Mckell cup to give the stallion a race to race double. Trained by Chris Waller who trains the champion Street Cry mare Winx. She could be one to watch for the future. 
Street Cry Tribute his Dubai World Cup win.
,Zenyatta his sons Street Boss,Street Sense ,Who Be Got You and Shocking and

  • Winners -- A maiden double to Snitzel at Newcastle with the 3yo filly Bint Snitzel winning the first and later in the day, saw Live To Dream another Snitzel filly score.Lets head to Warracknabeal next for the second Victorian meeting. Where we find many of the stallions mentioned here, adding to their weekends winners list.In the 1600 m races, we saw Verreaux a Street Cry win the benchmark 58 and Superveloce a Savabeel scrape home in the other handicap event . Prime Suspect by Not A Single Doubt won the final 1200m event. 
  •    There is just one more stallion i want to mention before closing this week and he was represented at this meeting by A Moving Place who was successful in the maiden. Canford Cliffs is the stallion and he also sired the winner of the first race on the Sandown meeting today. The promising two year old Cliff's Edge and he scored an easy win. Darren Weir trains a lot of this breed and holds them in high regard. 
Canford Cliffs Coolmores shuttle stallion 
stands for 10,000 pounds in the Northern Hemispher.
Winner of the group 1 Qneen Anne Stakes at Ascot.
He stood at Australias Blue Gum Farm in 2013


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Burning Front Continues

  • Burning Front -- The front running class act continued on the weekend for the Weir trained Burning Front in the group 3 R.A.Lee Stakes. What a record this gelding by the Flying Spur stallion Primus is setting.He now has won 18 of his 48 starts with 1.26 million and has never contested a Group 1 event. Brad Rawiller rode him perfectly, having him rolling along in front and although headed in the straight kept finding, to win, well. Connections are likely to send the iron horse to Brisbane next start.

 Burning Front Keeps Winning

  • Vega Magic -- The new member to the Hayes/Dabernig stable sat outside the leader for most of the Group 1 Goodwood Hcp and ridden out by Craig Williams scored well. The Lope De Vega gelding from W.A was well backed and made it a fourth group 1 in Australia for the breed.

  • Exocet -- It was Craig Williams again on Exocet but this time, with a gem of a ride to get the Freedman trained mare home in the listed Centaurea Stakes,making it a double on the Morphetville card for the Smart Missile clan. Earlier in the day the National Stakes was taken out by the Smart Missile two year old I'll Have a Little Bit. Exocet is out of the Zabeel mare Crillion.

Smart Missile the Fastnet Rock stallion 
stands at Arrowfield Stud for $22,000 service fee.

  • Sense of Occassion -- We saw Sense of Occassion  running on hard down the centre of the track at Doomben to take out the Group 1 Cup . He was very unlucky in the Hollindale Cup on the Gold Coast last start but was kept clear of trouble today. The gelding is by the Street Cry stallion Street SEnse and is out of the Zabeel mare Saywaan.

  • Kenedna -- In the Magic Million Roses we saw Kenedna get the decision narrowly.  The mare likes the close ones after being nosed out in the Group 1 S.A. Oaks last start. This time the Not a Single Doubt mare survived a long protest from the Fastnet Rock filly, Oklahoma Girl. Kenedna is out of the Falbrav mare Miss Dodwell. This was a double for Not A Single Doubt as in the previous race the Bright Shadow Handicap we witnessed the four year old mare Bidii Babe score.

  • Sovereign Nation -- The Encosta De Lago gelding has promised so much over the last couple of years and finally it fell into place at Flemington on saturday, winning the Lloyd Williams Hall of Fame. He's finally seems to be focusing in his races this preperation.  In the next we saw a double for Encosta with De Little Engine running out the 3200m of the Andrew Ramsden to get into the winners circle twice in a week.

  • Ashdam -- Wanted to mention the win of Ashdam at Wodonga in the benchmark 78 on saturday, The full brother to Ashlor who won the last at Morphetville last saturday  These two brothers fight like caged lions and have noticed this trait of the Hard Spun breed,they are prize fighters. The brothers are out of the Keltrice mare Another Shot.

  • Other Winners -- Tactical Advantage won the QTIS Hcp at Doomben he is by Bel Esprit from Above Perfection an Encosta De Lago mare. In a class 1 on Saturday at Newcastle Picardy Rose got the money another of the Smart Missile's. In the Winx Hall of Fame race at Flemington the Fastnet Rock Guangzhou was victorious while the same hall of fame race inn Sydney was won by the I Am Invincible horse Invincabeel out of Belle Noir a Zabeel mare.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Snitzel's Golden Weekend

     The son of Redoutes Choice has now almost certainly got the overall sires and two year old sires championship in the bag as his progeny recorded a group one and other stakes wins on the weekend. Redoutes Choice and Fastnet Rock are Danehill's and Australias flag bearing stallions internationally. They are winning group races all over the globe this week. There is a strong similarity in their bloodline, observing their dams line you will find Australias stamp with Nijinsky and Biscay appearing in both . Snitzel is definately attracting international buyers as shown at Scone on Saturday with Debonairly. 
  • Debonairly -- American owners Peter Fluor and KC Weiner’s witnessed their two year old Snitzel filly Debonairly win the Listed Woodlands Stakes at Scone. They paid $320,000 for the filly at last year’s Magic Million sale and she is trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Then within minutes Snitzel's two year old son Tangled became the new favourite for the Group One J J Atkins Stakes following his strong win in the Group Two Champagne Classic at Doomben. Check out Snitzels spectacular season here
Arrowfield Stud Snitzel  
  •  Redzel -- In the group one, Doomben 10000 , many thought Snitzel's three year old son Russian Revolution was the one to beat but it turned out his other consistent son Redzel who was ridden by Jim Byrne for trainers Peter and Paul Snowden, scored the half-length win over the fast-finishing Counter Attack by Redoute's Choice. Redzel advances his overall record to 7 wins, 4 seconds and 1 third from 17 starts with earnings of $1,194,450. Redzel was purchased by Triple Crown Syndications at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale and he is a full brother to Group III winner Danerich being out of the former top class Rubiton mare, Millrich. The ten million dollar Everest is now on the agenda for Redzel. 

 Redzel winning the Doomben 10000

  • Vienna Miss --  Snitzel's 3yo daughter Vienna Miss sprung a big surprise in the 1600m  Listed Adelaide Guineas  at Morphettville. When she burst through a late gap and held off the very unlucky Foxwedge filly, Petition who didnt see daylight, until too late
  • France -- At Scone Redoute's Choice colt France won the Inglis Guineas . He was a $475,000 Inglis Easter purchase bred by Newhaven Park. He claimed victory in  a scintillating last to first effort to win the $400,000 Inglis Scone Guineas.The Group I performed  Prized Icon was second.
  • Stampede -- The son of High Chaparral  advanced his record to 5 wins and 3 seconds from 9 starts with earnings of $280,800 with a win in Saturday's Group III Chairman's Stakes 2000m at Doomben, The Wagga Gold Cup winner at his last start, held off the challenge of  another High Chaparral gelding, The Chairman. The Waterhouse and Bott trained 4yo has an excellent strike rate and stable spokesman says the Doomben Cup could be considered next week. An $80,000 purchase by G Waterhouse/J Harron/Round Table Racing at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling sale. Stampede is the first foal of the Tale Of The Cat  mare Nothin' Leica Cat.
  • Volatile Mix -- It was the third Group 1 South Australian Derby for Champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir and made it 48 stakes winners for Pentire. The sire of Weir's 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance who stands at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand. Volatile Mix looks to have good staying promise and is now heading north to see if he can capture the double and win the Queensland Derby. He is out of a High Chaparral mare. Rich Hill Stud also stands the Melbourne Cup winning son of Street Cry, Shocking who scored with a few of his progeny on the weekend including his son Shocking Luck winning the Rough Habit Plate at Doomben. He is out of a Danehill mare so its an awesome combination and if i was purchasing staying blood in Australasia this is where i would be heading.
Shocking at Rich Hill Stud 

  • Ashlor -- This son of Hard Spun does not know when to put up the white flag and on saturday was no different, he looked beaten halfway down the straight but kept fighting all the way. To add another victory to his tally. He has now won 6 of 9 starts and was very unlucky in the Euclase group 2, last start. Hard Spun is the last group one winning son of Danzig to stand at stud and I'm afraid Darley is not shuttling him to Australia anymore so if you want a service you will have to trek off to Jonabell Farm in Kentucky. It could be worth the trip with his son Timeline winning the G3 Peter Pan Stakes in the USA on saturday, and is now a winner in all three of his career starts.
Winning the Peter Pan Stakes Saturday

  • Miss Debutant -- Superbly bred filly Miss Debutante by Fastnet Rock  out of a More Than Ready mare.claimed some Black Type with a win at Scone on Saturday in the $150,000 Listed Denise’s Joy Quality. She won in easy fashion, running away with the 1100m event by two and a half lengths and has the overall record of four wins and a third from six starts with prizemoney topping $176,000. Check out our International report with Fastnet Rocks progeny winning all over the globe including the group 1 Man O'' War Stakes in the USA. 

  • Written Tycoon -- A double on Saturday at Caulfield to this stallion with a win in the two year old event for Tycoon Dancer and his flashy white blazed son Thelburgh who won the benchmark 78.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Egg Tart on the Menu

  • Secret Agenda -- The Not A Single Doubt mare has been everywhere this Autumn and on Saturday  added  Adelaide's first $1 million race at Morphettville to her resume .The Group One UBET Classic over 1200m attracted a high class field of fillies and mares with the big prize money on offer.Rated perfectly in front by Oliver, Secret Agenda who is out of the Red Ransom mare Negotiate kicked clear soon after straightening, holding off the I Am Invincible filly Viddora  and I Am A Star, the I Am Invincible mare in third place.
  • Egg Tart -- The Chris Waller trained Sebring filly kept her winning sequence going, making it five on end in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks. Kerrin Mcevoy got a late split to finish over the top of  Kenedna the race favorite near the line. Egg Tart is now heading to Queensland to try and win the Oaks up there in the Sunshine State.Sebring had a Group 1 double on the weekend with the win of Lucky Bubbles in the Chairman Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. Check It out here.

  • Divine Quality -- Our horse to keep an eye on for the future from the Flemington meeting is Divine Quality. The Sepoy filly pulled out to the centre of the track in the benchmark 70 and raced away from her rivals with future glory, looking certain. The Sepoy's have struggled for success here in Australia but there is no doubting the breeds quality with plenty of  stakes glory in Europe.She is out of the Fastnet Rock mare Nun Faster.
  • Top of my List -- At Rosehill in the listed 2000m Lord Mayors Cup we saw a gutsy win by the High Chapparal mare, after having a tough run in the race fought off the Street Cry gelding Allergic to get the prize. She is out of the Belong To Me mare Beauty Watch. Promising mare  Athony Cummings has here and I can see more success coming her way. Worth noting in the benchmark 78 , Black On Gold was victorious making it another win for the Sebring clan on he weekend. The Gelding is out of Fools Gold a Commands mare. 
  • With A Promise -- In the 1200m Listed Silk Stocking at the coast we saw a boil over with the I Am Invincible filly scoring from Hugh Bowman's ride Nancy both horses are out of Hurricane Sky mares. The I am Invincible clan had an another stellar weekend. Check out our country racing blog to see Lipstick Lover score in the Open Hcp on the Sunshine Coast Sunday. I Am the General also was successful at Pakenham . They are winning everywhere.
 I Am Invincible's fastest son at stud unbeaten as a two year old in Singapore
  •   Dawn Wall -- We saw some quality racing on the Gold Coast Saturday and in the fillies Gold Bracelet, Hugh Bowman scored on the Waller trained Dawn Wall. The Fastnet Rock filly is heading for the Queensland Oaks and Bowman says she is perfectly suited in the race. Chris Waller should be back from his Kentucky Derby trip to see if she can emulate his other charges performance in 2015 when Winx blew her opposition away.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekends Best Performers

Highlighted Stallions I Am Invincible and Foxwedge

  • Riziz --  The latest unlikely Australian millionaire racehorse. The 8 year old won the listed $110,000 City of Adelaide Stakes, making it 15 wins from his 56 starts. He courageously fought off all challenges down the straight to record a deserved victory and his trainer Ken Sweeney says he is willing to give the eight year old one last shot at his Melbourne Cup. The group 1 Goodwood Hcp in a fortnights time. He has had three tries at the event with his best being a third behind Smokin Joey in 2014. Sweeney says he is in career best form, right now and deserves one last chance before retirement. The Zariz gelding has nine stakes wins to his name. He is out of a Covetous mare. Zariz stands at Kooringal Stud
 Zariz service fee $5500

  • Kobayashi -- Hotdog for the Leon Corstens stable recorded a good win in the Listed Thoroughbred Club Cup at Caulfield Saturday. Ridden well by Ben Thompson the I Am Invincible colt proved too hard to run down with the Al Maher colt Al Passem finishing two lengths away second. Owned by a group of ladies and purchased at the Magic Million sales on the Gold Coast the colt was named after a world record Japanese hot dog eater. Corstens said, they are one happy group of ladies and after being asked what''s next for Kobayashi, Corstens hinted that they were most likely to put him away for a spring campaign and a possible crack at the Caulfield Guineas. He is now the 20th stakes winner for the stallion who stands at Yarraman Park Stud for $55,000 service fee.  The sire of that brilliant little filly I''m A Star.

I Am Invincible
by the Green Desert stallion Invincible Spirit 
out of Cannarelle a daughter of  Canny Lad 

  • Fox Hall -- The three year old Foxwedge gelding puts up a brave performance to score a length win in the Listed $110,000 H C Nitschke Stakes. Foxwedge, the Fastnet Rock stallion is now on top of the second season stallion earnings for 2016/17. His trainer,Tony McEvoy said the Listed Adelaide Guineas 1600m at Morphettville on Saturday on May 13 was his next target. He said the 1600 is a question mark but he has earned a shot at it.

  • Star Exhibit -- Recently transferred to Darren Weir the Perth Cup winner Star Exhibit has scored a brilliant win in his Melbourne debut in Saturdays Listed Thoroughbred Club Stakes 1440m at Caulfield. Its his third stakes win in a row and his record 9 wins of 18 starts has put a Brisbane carnival trip on the cards. The Statue of Liberty gelding is out of a Jeune mare.

  • Wise Hero -- He made it three wins from four starts with a hard-fought victory in Saturday's Next Payments Handicap 1200m at Caulfield. The Kaphero geldings trainer John Price says he will only improve on the run. We are going to have to search out some options for his next start. He is out of a Falvelon mare. Kaphero, the Danzero stallion was foaled in 2003 and was moved to Riverdene in 2015. A bargain stallion who last year scored a double on the same day from his progeny in Singapore and always produces genuine racehorses here in Australia. Top nicks, see Scenic and his son Blevic both rating highly with Rory's Jester and Jeune mares also prominent. 

  • Fabrizio -- The Waterhouse/Bott trained gelding who was involved in the track gallop switch a few weeks back . Got to show his worth on a good Raceday track. The Hawkesbury Gold Cup was his from start to finish, ridden a treat by Jason Collett, the result never looked in doubt. Waterhouse says he is most likely to head to Queensland for the carnival. The gelding has now won 8 of 14 starts. He is by High Chapparal out the Desert King dam Desina.

  • Music Magnate  -- He is on track to defend his Doomben 10,000 crown on May 13, after the Written Tycoon gelding's win in the Group 2 Victory stakes on Saturday. The heavy tracks were not his cup of tea in Sydney over the carnival. We gave him a freshen up and putting him back on a good track has surely helped him produce his best,  trainer Bjorn Baker said. This now makes his record 8 wins of 17 starts and over a million in prize money.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Desert Lashes -- Alice Springs own Black Caviar makes it 8 wins from 8 starts in the listed Redelva Stakes at Morphetville on Saturday. The Reward for Effort filly cost 6,000 dollars at the 2015 Vobis Gold Yearling sales in Victoria. She is out of a Baryshnikov mare, Baryshnikov being three quarter brother to Nureyev. She was sold on through Alice Springs Red Centre sales for a pittance, 2,100 dollars.

Reward for Effort --- The Exceed and Excel stallion stands at Chatswood Stud 
He has plenty of speed in his pedigree being out of a Rory's Jester mare.

  • Burning Front ---- The Primus gelding passes the one million in prizemoney with another dominant win in Vobis Gold Mile at Caulfield. This made it 17 wins from his 47 starts and he rarely misses a place . Primus is a Flying Spur stallion who hasnt really produced much quality but you cant deny Burning Front. Quality with a capital Q. He has such a awesome racing style , once he gets his way in front they cant run him down. 

  • French Emotion  -- Winner of the Vobis Gold Distaff. After struggling on the heavy track in Sydney.The Snitzel filly was given her chance on the better tracks in Melbourne and it proved a successful move by the Waller camp . The Redoutes Choice son Snitzel certainly produces quality. 

  • Gibraltar Girl -- is by the Encosta De Lago stallion Manhattan Rain out the Rock of Gibraltor mare. After yesterdays photo finish victory, the Snowden trained mare is likely to head to the Scone carnival. Manhattan Rain is a half brother to Redoutes Choice being a daughter of the Canny Lad bluehen, Shanthas Choice.He stands at Arrowfield Stud. 

        • Kenedna --Back in February the Darren Weir trained filly won the Group  3 Vanity over 1400m at Flemington and was immeadiatly set for the Australasian Oaks at Morphetville and yesterday she scored in the lead up Auraria stakes. Ridden well by John Allen she got the split right on the line to score. Group 1 Australasian Oaks is now only a fortnight away. The filly is by Not a Single Doubt out of a Falbrav mare.

        • Viddora and Illustrious Lad ,I Am Gypsy -- In the Irwin Stakes at Morphettville it was a trifecta to I Am Invincible with his mare Viddora coming out on top with a convincing win.

        • Rich Charm -- He won the Newmarket Gold Vobis Hcp with 250000 dollar purse at Caulfield. The 4 year old gelding has now won 411,000 in prizemoney is by Danerich a Danehill stallion out of the Rubiton mare Millrich who stands at Rangal Park Stud