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Daily News | 18th June 2018
Great Southern Day-1: $300K for Fastnet Rock ColtMonday, 18th June 2018Fastnet Rock continued his great run of success this sales season when a weanling colt (Lot 97) offered by Rosemont Stud topped the opening day of the 2018 Inglis Great Southern Sale at Oaklands Junction yesterday. Bhima Thoroughbreds and Kia-Ora Stud joined forces to secure the colt for $300,000. Kia-Ora’s Alex Kingston was ecstatic to purchase the colt, who will be re-offered as a yearling in 2019. From the Nashwan mare Benalmadena, the colt hails from the same family as recent Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan winner Recoletos. "We haven’t got a Fastnet Rock for (next) year and he was a standout of this sale for us," said Kingston. "He had a great walk and disposition, he has a beautiful head and I am really excited to be able to sell him. He is a beautiful, well-balanced, mature colt that obviously went through a nice preparation at Rosemont and he looked very well." The first day of the sale saw 153 weanlings sold at an average of $27,454 and a clearance rate of 71%. Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian was pleased with the overall results, especially at the top end. "There was strong competition and we saw some fantastic results," said Vivian. "There were many well sought after horses and it was great to see such a diverse buying bench, with great support from Australian, New Zealand and Chinese buyers." Day two of the 2018 Inglis Great Southern Sale gets underway at Oaklands Junction at 10am today.
Fastnet Rock x Benalmadena colt (image: Inglis)
Zoustar To Shuttle To UKMonday, 18th June 2018Australian first season 2YO sire Zoustar will stand at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire for the 2019 breeding season. Currently residing at Widden Stud in the NSW Hunter Valley, Zoustar will shuttle to the UK next season where he will join the Qatar Racing stallion roster. European breeders will have access to one of the most promising young stallions in the southern hemisphere. The former champion Australian 3YO sprinter has made a sensational start to his stud career, siring three Group 2 winners in his first crop. These include Sunlight, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and Silver Slipper Gr2 winner, who was also placed in the Gr1 Golden Slipper. Zoustar also sired the quinella in the Gr2 Sires' Produce Stakes Gr2 at Doomben with his sons Lean Mean Machine and Zousain. Zousain subsequently went on to finish runner-up to stable-mate The Autumn Sun in the Gr1 JJ Atkins Plate over 1600m. With his progeny collecting over $3 million in prize money earnings to date, the handsome son of Northern Meteor has broken the all-time prize money record for an Australasian Champion first season sire and currently sits in 3rd spot on the 2YO table behind Snitzel and I Am Invincible. Zoustar's northern hemisphere career will be officially launched at the Goffs London Sale on Monday 18 June where he was paraded at its first sale in 2014. In Australia, Zoustar stood seasons 1 and 3 at Widden Stud, and seasons 2 and 4 at Woodside Park. He will cover a limited northern hemisphere book and his fee will be announced at a later date.
Zoustar's brilliant daughter Sunlight (image: Steve Hart)
Redkirk Warrior Pleases in Final GallopMonday, 18th June 2018Australian sprinter Redkirk Warrior had his final serious hit-out yesterday ahead of Saturday's Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot. The three-time Group 1 winner looked ins superb order when working solo on the July course at Newmarket under regular rider Dara O'Meachair. Co-trainer David Hayes said the gallop was just what he wanted to see leading into the Royal meeting. "He seemed to really relish the conditions here. He worked over 1000 metres and increased his last 400 metres - we had him timed at about 23 seconds," Hayes told racing.com. "What I loved about the work, and I watched closely how strong he was pulling up, he didn't want to stop so that sends us a message that he's ready to go." Hayes added: "I would say it was right up to his best work. Without working with a partner, no blinkers...we didn't want him to do too much so he worked on his own, and that's about as good as he goes, so I think he's ready."
McDonald To Ride Gr1 Favourite at Royal AscotMonday, 18th June 2018Australian-based jockey James McDonald has been booked to ride race favourite Equilateral in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot this week. Equilateral is one of three mounts McDonald will have for UK trainer Charlie Hills, whom McDonald briefly rode for in 2016. The others are Hawayel in the Albany Stakes, and either Elizabeth Bennet or Juliet Foxtrot in the Sandringham Stakes on Friday. The New Zealand-born McDonald, who returned to competitive riding last month after serving an 18-month ban for placing a bet on former star colt Astern in 2014, will tune up for the Royal meeting by riding the James Tate-trained Implicit at Windsor on Monday.
Melbourne Cup Bound Marmelo Wins at YorkMonday, 18th June 2018Marmelo returned to the winner's circle when landing the Listed Grand Cup Stakes (14 furlongs) in course record time at York on Saturday. The 5YO UK-bred stayer will now attempt to defend his title in the Gr2 Prix Kergorlay (3000m) in France before returning to Australia for a second tilt at the Melbourne Cup. Marmelo finished ninth in the 2017 Melbourne Cup after an eye-catching sixth in the Caulfield Cup. "As he proved in Australia, he's not a slow horse. A mile and a half is within his compass," Morrison told Sky Sports. "We'll go back to France next for the race he won last year (Prix Kergorlay) and then go back to Australia - he is part-owned by Australians." Morrison added: "I think he's still improving. A sound horse should keep on improving until they are six."
Nature Strip Ready for TakeoffMonday, 18th June 2018Darren Weir will decide when new stable acquisition Nature Strip makes his return to the track after watching him gallop this morning. Weir, who became the boom sprinter's fourth trainer after he was recently transferred from the yard of John Sadler, said the 3YO could resume in a heat of the AR Creswick Series (1100m) at Flemington on Saturday. "My opinion of him is he turned up in unbelievable order and it will be hard to improve him," Weir told racing.com. "You should have seen how good he looked when he turned up at the stable. He's a beautiful looking horse." Weir added: "They come to your stable and you've got to put them in a race at some stage to see where they are at. We'll run him and see what happens." Nature Strip has hitherto won 4 of 7 starts, including the $250,000 Inglis Dash (1100m) at Flemington in January. The son of Nicconi has had a boom on him ever since winning over 1000m at Sandown last November by 5.5 lengths in a sizzling time of 55.48 seconds with a final 600m split of 32 seconds.
Nature Strip (image: Mark Gatt)
Material Man Wins Gr3 Hyperion StakesMonday, 18th June 2018
Mrgn. Runners -3. Material Man (1)J: Lucy WarwickT: J T WarwickW: 59 kgsS: Vital EquineD: Del Lirio 0.2L2. Great Shot (8)J: C StaplesT: Rhys RadfordW: 59 kgsS: MagnusD: Satin Covers 2.5L1. Pounamu (2)J: P CarberyT: A D MathewsW: 59 kgsS: AuthorizedD: Tangiwai 3.8L4. Gatting (5)J: Mitchell PatemanT: D T McAuliffeW: 59 kgsS: Hard SpunD: Stubborn
At Belmont racecourse in West Australia, Yarradale Stud's Gr2-winning and Gr1-placed stallion Vital Equine (Danetime-Bayalika, by Selkirk) added a Group race success when consistent 6YO Australian-bred gelding Material Man (Vital Equine-Del Lirio, by Hussonet) continued his purple patch of form when landing the $150,000 Gr3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) for 2YO+, defeating Great Shot & Pounamu. This was the fourth successive stakes win for Material Man who improved his record to 13 wins (including the Gr2 Perth Cup, Gr3 Belmont Sprint& Listed AHA Cup, Listed Bunbury Cup, & Listed Pinjarra Cup) & 5 placings from 22 starts for $1,223,175 in earnings.
Tradesman Wins Listed Ipswich CupMonday, 18th June 2018
Mrgn. Runners -2. Tradesman (5)J: D YendallT: D K WeirW: 57 kgsS: Trade FairD: Virelay 0.2L7. First Crush (7)J: M Mc GillivrayT: Chris MunceW: 54 kgsS: HussonD: Loving New 3.7L6. All In Vogue (8)J: Ron StewartT: B J LockwoodW: 54 kgsS: PinsD: Tall Poppy 4.0L10. Smart As You Think (9)J: James OrmanT: John McArdleW: 54 kgsS: So You ThinkD: Satirical Lady
At Ipswich in south east Queensland, deceased Gr3-winning stallion Trade Fair (Zafonic-Danefair, by Danehill) added a black-type success when 7YO Australian-bred gelding Tradesman (Trade Fair-Virelay, by Laranto) was forced to race three wide without cover before fighting on strongly in the straight to score a narrow win in the $175,000 Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m) for 3YO+, defeating First Crush & All In Vogue. This was the second career stakes win for Tradesman who improved his record to 9 wins (including the Listed Belmont Guineas) and 6 placings (including the Gr2 Perth Cup & Gr3 Northerly Stakes) from 27 starts for $666,150 in earnings. Tradesman was purchased by Todd Harvey for $57,500 at the 2013 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Toreby Park. Trainer Darren Weir commented: "He'll go on to the Caloundra Cup now and I might even take him to Grafton for the Cup there," said Weir. "I've had a few runners at Ipswich over the years but the Ipswich Cup is my first win there."
I'm A Rippa Wins Listed Eye Liner StakesMonday, 18th June 2018
Mrgn. Runners -7. I'm A Rippa (6)J: J ByrneT: T J GollanW: 54 kgsS: Love Conquers AllD: Derippa 0.1L11. Tyzone (3)J: J LloydT: A J EdmondsW: 54 kgsS: Written TycoonD: Rezonet 2.6L10. Privlaka (1)J: Jake BaylissT: R L HeathcoteW: 54 kgsS: MossmanD: Endearment 2.7L6. Bassett (7)J: M CahillT: M G PriceW: 54 kgsS: SavabeelD: Fledgling
At Ipswich in south east Queensland, Sun Stud's multiple Group-winning and Gr1-placed stallion Love Conquers All (Mossman-She's a Meanie, by Prince Salieri) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding I'm A Rippa (Love Conquers All-Derippa, by Seidnazar) became the latest member of the millionaires club when scoring a narrow front-running victory in the $175,000 Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) for 3YO+, defeating Tyzone & Privlaka. I'm A Rippa, who was purchased by his trainer Tony Gollan for $55,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions March Yearling Sale, improved his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 BRC Sprint) and 11 placings (including the Listed BRC Queensland Day Stakes) from 26 starts for $1,039,507 in earnings.
Magic Alibi Wins Listed Gai Waterhouse ClassicMonday, 18th June 2018
Mrgn. Runners -10. Magic Alibi (14)J: M CahillT: G A RyanW: 54.5 kgsS: Star WitnessD: This Magic Moment 0.3L16. Foxy Housewife (9)J: M HellyerT: David VandykeW: 54 kgsS: FoxwedgeD: Household 1.8L2. Plucky Girl (4)J: J LloydT: A J EdmondsW: 58.5 kgsS: PluckD: Logan's Choice 1.9L3. Denmagic (10)J: C W BrownT: David PfiefferW: 58 kgsS: DenmanD: Magic Zefta
At Ipswich in south east Queensland, Widden Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Star Witness (Starcraft-Leone Chiara, by Lion Hunter) added a black-type success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Magic Alibi (Star Witness-This Magic Moment, by Magic Albert) opened her stakes account when storming home in the $100,000 Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) for fillies & mares, defeating Foxy Housewife & Plucky Girl. Magic Alibi, who was passed in for $55,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud, improved her record to 5 wins and 6 placings (including the Gr3 Sheraco Stakes) from 28 starts for $355,560 in earnings. Trainer Gerald Ryan said Magic Alibi may back-up in the $500,000 Gr1 Tattersalls's Tiara (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
UK Listed Win for Dawn ApproachMonday, 18th June 2018At Sandown in the UK, Darley's 4-time Group 1 winning shuttler Dawn Approach (New Approach-Hymn of the Dawn, by Phone Trick) added a black-type success when 3YO Irish-bred gelding Haddaf (Dawn Approach-Deveron, by Cozzene) opened his stakes account when drawing away to win by 0.75 length in the Listed Scurry Stakes (5 furlongs), defeating Tricksy Spirit & Wings Of The Rock. The James Tate-trained Haddaf improved his record to 4 wins and 4 placings (including the Listed National Stakes) from 12 starts for £63,015 in earnings. Tate nominated the Gr3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle as potential next target for Haddaf. "I'd love to take him back to Sandown but there isn't an obvious target so we'll have to try something different," Tate told Sky Sports. "We haven't tried six furlongs for a while and he is a winner on the Tapeta. He likes that surface so we might try that there."
Goffs London Sale on Eve Of Royal AscotMonday, 18th June 2018The fifth annual Goffs London Sale will see 30 lots go under the hammer on Monday evening in the stunning grounds of Kensington Palace Gardens. The catalogue features 24 horses in training, most of whom hold entries at this week's Royal Ascot carnival, alongside three elite broodmares and three breeze up two-year-olds. Henry Beeby, Group Chief Executive of Goffs commented: "We are very pleased with the depth and strength of the catalogue ahead of Monday with a record number of horses-in-training entries that could run at the Royal Meeting. The three select breeze-up two-year-olds reintroduce that dimension to the sale and should appeal to a range of buyers, while the very select breeding stock complete the elite catalogue." Beeby added: "Goffs London Sale is the perfect curtain raiser to Royal Ascot and since its inception in 2014 has grown in popularity and attracted significant new investment into the British and Irish bloodstock industry. We are hopeful for a strong renewal as we celebrate its fifth year." Click here to view catalogue.
Guineas Winners to Clash in CoronationMonday, 18th June 2018The Group 1 Coronation Stakes (8 furlongs) shapes as one of the most intriguing races at Royal Ascot this week with the winners of the English, Irish and French 1,000 Guineas set to clash. English 1,000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook (see below), Alpha Centauri (Irish 1,000 Guineas) and Teppal (French 1,000 Guineas) are among the 17 entries, but it is the Aidan O'Brien-trained Clemmie that is the 7-2 favourite for the race. Clemmie, a full-sister to former champion 2YO and dual Guineas winner Churchill, could manage only ninth behind Alpha Centauri when resuming in the Irish 1,000 Guineas on 27 May. "Clemmie is in good form and we've been happy with her since the Irish Guineas," said O'Brien. "We knew going to the Curragh that she was just ready to start her season and that she would come forward from the run. We think she has done that."