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Daily News | 22nd October 2018

  • NEW No Cox Plate for Smart Colt

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
    Talented colt Thinkin' Big has been declared a non-runner in Saturday's Gr1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, reports racenet. Co-trainer Gai Waterhouse floated the idea of running the 3YO in the $5 million weight-for-age showpiece after his impressive win in last Saturday's Gr3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m), but those plans were abandoned late Sunday afternoon. Thinkin' Big (High Chaparral-Nothin’ Leica Cat, by Tale of The Cat) will progress to his primary spring target, the $2 million Gr1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on 3 November. "The Derby has always been the aim with him and I think that is where he will go. His preparation has been aimed at the Derby," fellow trainer Adrian Bott said. "He would be a great horse for the Cox Plate next year but for the benefit of the horse something like a Cox Plate this year might just be a bit too soon for him. He’d be meeting Winx, one of the best horses we have seen for a long time."
  • NEW Highway Robbery For Arlington Progeny

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
    Sydney’s popular Highway Handicap races for country-trained gallopers are proving a veritable plundering ground for Tamalee Farm stallion Arlington (Red Ransom-Savannah Success, by Success Express) from his handful of progeny to contest the events. Last Saturday at Royal Randwick, The Lion comfortably accounted for his rivals to make it an undefeated hat-trick of Highway Handicaps since June. All going well he is expected to appear next at Flemington on either Melbourne Cup Day or Kennedy Oaks Day. Gordon’s Leap, winner of half his career starts, won his only Highway Handicap start in September. Vertex finished a close-up third in her first Highway Handicap in September before runner-up by a head in October after unleashing a powerful run from the tail of the field. She returns on Saturday at Randwick in another Highway Handicap where she’s expected to go one better. Arlington, who also had a runner-up at Newcastle on Saturday, is now the sire of 30 winners of 63 races. He is standing for $5,500 in 2018, and is available to serve mares into December.

    The Lion

    The Lion pounces for yet another Highway Handicap win (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Best Solution Wins Gr1 Caulfield Cup

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Pat Cosgrave
    T: Saeed Bin Suroor
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: Kodiac
    D: Al Andalyya
    0.1L
    J: B Melham
    T: Liam Howley
    W: 53 kgs
    S: War Front
    D: My Annette
    1.9L
    J: J Bowman
    T: A O'Brien
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Galileo
    D: Wave
    2.9L
    J: D Dunn
    T: Andrew Balding
    W: 54.5 kgs
    S: Manduro
    D: Landinium

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, 5YO Irish-bred entire Best Solution (Kodiac-Andalyya, by Kingmambo) firmed noticeably for next month’s Melbourne Cup when leading throughout for a strong win in the $5 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) for 3YO+, defeating Homesman & The Cliffsofmoher. This was the second win for Godolphin in the Caulfield Cup and comes exactly ten years after All The Good’s victory in 2008. “It was Sheikh Mohammed’s decision to send this horse to Australia and it’s great to see Best Solution come after winning two G1 races in Germany,” trainer Saeed Bin Suroor told Godolphin.com. “It’s very satisfying.” Best Solution will now bid to provide Godolphin with its first win in the $7.3 million Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday 6 November. “The Melbourne Cup is a big race for us, it would be a dream to win it, but we will try,” Bin Suroor added. Best Solution advanced his record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 Grosser Preis Von Baden, Gr1 Grosser Preis von Berlin, and Gr2 Princess Of Wales's Stakes) and 5 placings from 22 starts for $4,431,455 in earnings. Best Solution is now the $9 second favourite behind Yucatan ($7) for the Melbourne Cup.

  • Shumookh Wins Gr2 Tristarc Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Tim Clark
    T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: Dream Ahead
    D: Shamekha
    1.8L
    J: J Bowman
    T: C J Waller
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: I Am Invincible
    D: Abscond
    2.2L
    J: M J Walker
    T: C Maher & D Eustace
    W: 58.5 kgs
    S: Azamour
    D: Queen Boudicca
    3.0L
    J: J B Mc Donald
    T: K A Lees
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: I Am Invincible
    D: Diamond Day

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Emirates Park's & Aquis Farm's 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Shumookh (Dream Ahead-Shamekha, by Secret Savings) registered the second stakes win of her short career when bounding to a dominant front-running win in the $200,000 Gr2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) for 4YO+ mares, defeating Invincibella & Aloisia. A homebred for Emirates Park, Shumookh is out of former top-class mare Shamekha, winner of the Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes, Gr1 All Aged Stakes and Gr1 Coolmore Classic. Shumookh improved her record to 3 wins (including the Gr2 Golden Pendant) and 4 placings (including the Gr1 Surround Stakes & Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes) from 9 starts for $512,695 in earnings. Co-trainer Gai Waterhouse said Shumookh would now head to the Gr1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on November 3.

    Shumookh (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Eduardo Wins Gr3 Caulfield Sprint

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: B Park
    T: Sarah Zschoke
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Host
    D: Blushing
    0.8L
    J: C W Brown
    T: D A Williams
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Denman
    D: Wintour
    1.3L
    J: K Mc Evoy
    T: C Maher & D Eustace
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Bon Hoffa
    D: Villa Albani
    2.3L
    J: D Oliver
    T: N D Parnham
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Magnus
    D: Origami

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Willow Grove Stud’s Gr1 winning stallion Host (Hussonet-Colonna Traiana, by Roy) added a Group race success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Eduardo (Host-Blushing, by Fantastic Light) broke through for a well-deserved maiden stakes win when landing the $200,000 Gr2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) for 3YO+, defeating She Knows & Bons Away. Eduardo’s victory gave trainer Sarah Zschoke the biggest thrill of her career. Zschoke trains just six horses out of her Cranbourne stable. “I can believe it but then again I can't believe it, it's just so wonderful,” Zschoke told racing.com. “I thought the horse was up to it because of his previous efforts. He's just a super horse.” Zschoke added: “We always thought he was up to it, he's always done things so naturally. I think he's a really nice horse.” Eduardo improved his record to 3 wins and 2 placings (including the Gr2 Gilgai Stakes) from 5 starts for $209,950 in earnings.

    Eduardo (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Verry Elleegant Wins Gr3 NZB Ethereal Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: John Allen
    T: D K Weir
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Zed
    D: Opulence
    0.5L
    J: Damian Lane
    T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Lonhro
    D: Nakaaya
    2.0L
    J: B Melham
    T: Ms C Alderson
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Sizzling
    D: Parnissius
    3.3L
    J: Craig Williams
    T: R D Griffiths
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Sebring
    D: Miss Keepsake

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Grangewilliam Stud stallion Zed (Zabeel-Emerald Dream, by Danehill) added a Group race when 3YO New Zealand-bred filly Verry Elleegant (Zed-Opulence, by Danroad) opened her stakes account when scoring a determined 0.5 length win in the $150,000 Gr3 NZB Ethereal Stakes (2000m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Aristia & Sizzleme. Having just her second start in Australia since transferring to the Warrnambool stable of trainer Darren Weir, Verry Elleegant improved her record to 3 wins and 2 placings (including the Gr2 Edward Manifold Stakes) from 5 starts for $123,993 in earnings. Verry Elleegant, who is a direct descendant of legendary broodmare Eight Carat, is now the new $2.50 favourite for next month's VRC Oaks at Flemington. Weir said he expects Verry Elleegant to run out the 2500 metres of the Oaks. “I think you don't know until you run over the trip. I would say yes, she’ll stay, but sometimes it's not as simple as that,” Weir told racing.com. “If she doesn't win this Oaks, there are plenty of other Oaks' to look at in the autumn.”

  • Resin Wins Gr3 Nivison Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Rachel King
    T: James Cummings
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Exceed And Excel
    D: Beaded
    2.3L
    J: J R Collett
    T: James Cummings
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Lonhro
    D: Palomares
    2.4L
    J: Mitchell Bell
    T: Kurt Goldman
    W: 56 kgs
    S: I Am Invincible
    D: Comrie
    2.9L
    J: A Adkins
    T: P & P Snowden
    W: 54 kgs
    S: All Too Hard
    D: Factor Of Safety

    At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Resin (Exceed And Excel-Beaded, by Lonhro) scored by 2.3-lengths for trainer James Cummings in the $160,000 Gr3 Nivison (1200m) for 4YO+, defeating 4YO mare Almanzora & 5YO mare Eckstein. On a red-letter day for Godolphin where Best Solution, Best Of Days and Ranier also starred in the famous blue silks, Rachel King had the Darley home-bred well positioned entering the turn, before putting her rivals to the sword over the final 200m. Resin has plenty going for her on her damline; she is out of Gr1 Doomben Ten Thousand heroine Beaded whose star-studded career also saw her placed in another 7 individual Gr1 races which underpinned accumulated earnings of over $1.6 million. With a maiden Group race now under her belt, Resin gave her ever-green sire Exceed and Excel his 150th individual stakes-winner. Resin now has 5 wins & 2 placings from 9 starts for $218,935 in earnings.

    Rachel King

    Rachel King rode a perfect race on Resin (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Thinkin' Big Wins Gr3 Ladbrokes Classic

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Tim Clark
    T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
    W: 57 kgs
    S: High Chaparral
    D: Nothin' Leica Cat
    3.0L
    J: Patrick Moloney
    T: M D Moroney
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Bullet Train
    D: Diamantina Dior
    5.3L
    J: L Nolen
    T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Pierro
    D: Musidora
    5.4L
    J: Damian Lane
    T: C Maher & D Eustace
    W: 57 kgs
    S: High Chaparral
    D: Villa Moura

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Coolmore’s deceased dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Dashaan) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred colt Thinkin’ Big (High Chaparral-Nothin’ Leica Cat, by Tale of The Cat) showed his class when leading throughout for an emphatic win in the $350,000 Gr3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m) for 3YOs, defeating Chapada & Sikorsky. A homebred for Dodmark Thoroughbreds, Thinkin' Big is a sibling to Gr3 winner Stampede and improved his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 Gloaming Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes) from 6 starts for $487,845 in earnings. Thinkin' Big is now the dominant $3 favourite for the Gr1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on 3 November, but co-trainer Gai Waterhouse said the exciting colt could first back up and run in Saturday’s Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. “He's in them all but we'll let the dust settle before we make up our mind,” she told racing.com. “We brought him down for the Derby, but we'll have a think.”

  • Best Of Days & Mask Of Time Dead-Heat In Gr3 Coongy Cup

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: J B Mc Donald
    T: James Cummings
    W: 54.5 kgs
    S: Azamour
    D: Baisse
    -
    J: K Mc Evoy
    T: C Maher & D Eustace
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Holy Roman Emperor
    D: Mission Secrete
    1.5L
    J: Z Purton
    T: C J Waller
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Thewayyouare
    D: Dont Cross Tina
    2.5L
    J: J Winks
    T: Nick Ryan
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Magnus
    D: Elusive Magic

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Aquis Farm's dual Gr1-winning stallion Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'On Vite, by Secretariat) & ill-fated shuttler and multiple Gr1 winner Azamour (Night Shift-Asmara, by Lear Fan) added a Group race success when their respective 5YO entire sons Mask Of Time (Holy Roman Emperor-Mission Secrete, by Galileo) & 5YO UK-bred entire Best Of Days (Azamour-Baisse, by High Chaparral) crossed the line locked together in the $150,000 Gr3 Coongy Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, defeating Life Less Ordinary. The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Mask Of Time improved his record 3 wins and 4 placings from 20 starts for $208,803 in earnings, while the James Cummings prepared Best Of Days improved his record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket) and 5 placings from 13 starts for $309,557 in earnings.

    Mask Of Time & Best Of Days (Godolphin blue) dead-heat (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Sircconi Wins Gr3 Moonga Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: Ms L J Meech
    T: J D Sadler
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Nicconi
    D: On Credit
    1.8L
    J: Damian Lane
    T: John Thompson
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Fastnet Rock
    D: Eskimo Queen
    2.3L
    J: Tim Clark
    T: P M Perry
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: Snitzel
    D: Thousand Veils
    2.7L
    J: J Bowman
    T: C J Waller
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Dylan Thomas
    D: Roshanak

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Widden Stud's dual Gr1-winning sire Nicconi (Bianconi-Nicola Lass, by Scenic) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Sircconi (Nicconi-On Credit, by Viking Ruler) claimed the second stakes win of his career when defying his rivals to run him down in the $150,000 Gr3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) for 4YO+, defeating Dreamforce & Perast. Pinhooked as a weanling for only $25,000 from the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale draft of Lyndhurst Stud, and subsequently sold for $80,000 from the draft of Bhima Thoroughbreds at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Sircconi is from the family of Gr1 Auckland Cup winner Irish Chance and NZ Horse of the Year The Phantom. He improved his record to 3 wins (including the Gr2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes) and 6 placings (including the Listed MRC Weekend Hussler Stakes) from 16 starts for $407,750 in earnings.

  • Man Booker Wins Gr3 Northerly Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: P Harvey
    T: D L Morton
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: Discorsi
    D: Morine
    0.1L
    J: W Pike
    T: G & A Williams
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Redoute's Choice
    D: Galaxy Queen
    0.9L
    J: C Staples
    T: Rhys Radford
    W: 59.5 kgs
    S: Magnus
    D: Satin Covers
    2.0L
    J: S Parnham
    T: F R Kersley
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Ihtiram
    D: Umatune

    At Ascot in Perth, deceased Yarradale Stud stallion Discorsi (Galileo-Express a Smile, by Success Express) added a group success when 6YO Australian-bred gelding Man Booker (Discorsi-Morine, by Danetime) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Daniel Morton in the $150,000 Gr3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) for 4YO+, defeating 6YO mare Galaxy Star & 6YO gelding Great Shot. The victory was full of courage for Man Booker as jockey William Pike threw everything possible at odds-on favourite Galaxy Star to get on terms with the winner before the post arrived. Man Booker, a $25,000 purchase by his trainer Daniel Morton at the 2014 Magic Millions Perth Winter Yearling Sale from the draft of Korilya Stud, made it two in a row to take his record to 10 wins (including the Gr2 WA Guineas, Listed Farnley Stakes, Listed Grandstand Cup, Listed Bunbury Classic & Listed Pinjarra Classic) and 3 placings (the Listed WATC Fairetha Stakes) from 21 starts for $919,080 in earnings.

  • Volks Lightning Wins Gr3 Sweynesse Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Jake Bayliss
    T: Team Rogerson
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Volksraad
    D: Next Century
    0.1L
    J: D S Johnson
    T: A W Pike
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Per Incanto
    D: Yeah Nah
    0.3L
    J: J L Waddell
    T: J W Bell
    W: 59 kgs
    S: Swiss Ace
    D: Oh So Royal
    0.4L
    J: M T Coleman
    T: G Richardson & G Parker
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Foxwedge
    D: Bardego

    At Arawa Park in New Zealand, Windsor Park Stud's deceased multiple champion New Zealand sire Volksraad (Green Desert-Celtic Assembly, by Secretariat) added a Group race success when 6YO New Zealand-bred mare Volks Lightning (Volksraad-Next Century, by Stravinsky) kicked strongly when challenged in the straight to prevail in a photo finish in the $70,000 weight-for-age Gr3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m), defeating Indecision & Julius. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale, Volks Lightning improved her record to 5 wins and 9 placings (including the Gr1 Railway Stakes) from 28 starts for NZ$185,652 in earnings.

  • Xpression Wins Gr3 Barneswood Farm Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: S T Collett
    T: G Lowry & G Cullen
    W: 54.5 kgs
    S: Showcasing
    D: Xpress
    2.0L
    J: O P Bosson
    T: J W Richards
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Darci Brahma
    D: Aterballetto
    2.8L
    J: C W Johnson
    T: J & K Parsons
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Showcasing
    D: Firelight
    3.6L
    J: L G Innes
    T: A W Pike
    W: 54.5 kgs
    S: Showcasing
    D: Spera

    At Ashburton in New Zealand, Haunui Farm's Gr2-winning shuttler Showcasing (Oasis Dream-Arabesque, by Zafonic) added a Group race success when 2YO New Zealand-bred filly Xpression (Showcasing-Xpress, by Don Eduardo) showed she was cherry-ripe for the Gr1 New Zealand 1,000 Guineas when scoring a convincing 2-lengths win for trainers Guy Lowry and Grand Cullen in the $70,000 Gr3 Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m). Runner-up in the race was previously undefeated Our Flying Ace, ahead of Fire Show. Despite a dawdling pace up front Xpression was allowed to find her feet near the back of the field before making a move that had her poised to strike the front soon after straightening. For a brief moment it appeared as though Our Flying Ace might make a race of it but the $1.55 favourite’s class shone through. Xpression took her record to 3 wins (also including the Gr2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes) & 2 placings (including the Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes) from 5 starts for $128,750 in earnings

  • Ranier Wins Listed Gothic Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
    -
    J: J Bowman
    T: James Cummings
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Lonhro
    D: Kanzan
    0.2L
    J: Regan Bayliss
    T: C Maher & D Eustace
    W: 56 kgs
    S: King Of Prussia
    D: Duty With Honour
    0.6L
    J: D Dunn
    T: M, W & J Hawkes
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: Animal Kingdom
    D: Salutations
    1.1L
    J: Damian Lane
    T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Zoustar
    D: Atotori

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a Listed race success when talented 3YO Australian-bred colt Ranier (Lonhro-Kanzan, by Commands) atoned for a desperately unlucky last-start defeat when opening his stakes account in the $120,000 Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) for 3YO colts & geldings, defeating Yulong January & Wild Planet. A homebred for Darley and Godolphin, Ranier is out of the multiple stakes winning mare Kanzan and hails from the family of Gr1 South Australian Oaks winner Lady Liberty and Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude winner Freedom Fields. Trainer James Cummings said Ranier could run next in either the Gr3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) or the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. He improved his record to 1 win and 5 placings (including the Listed Poseidon Stakes) from 6 starts for $144,570 in earnings.

    Ranier (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Diplomatico Wins Listed Brian Crowley Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: K Jennings
    T: M, W & J Hawkes
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Snitzel
    D: Top Cuban
    0.8L
    J: B Prebble
    T: G A Ryan
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Not A Single Doubt
    D: Rhodamine
    2.3L
    J: Tommy Berry
    T: K A Lees
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Your Song
    D: Bay Trixie
    2.4L
    J: J Parr
    T: G A Ryan
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Snitzel
    D: One Sweet Day

    At Royal Randwick Randwick in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's incumbent Champion Australian Sire Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a stakes-win when 3YO colt Diplomatico (Snitzel-Top Cuban, by Anabaa) scored by 0.8-length for Team Hawkes in the $150,000 Listed Brian Crowley (1200m) for 3YOs, defeating the colts Legend Of Condor & The Tenor. Only just pipped on debut, Diplomatico returned earlier this month to gap his rivals by 4.3-lengths over Randwick’s Kensington course. Armed with a deceptively languid, fluid, galloping style, Diplomatico is from Anabaa mare Top Cuban, whose 4 named foals are all winners including Gr3 winner Havana. Saturday’s impressive win stamped Diplomatico as a Group winner in-waiting, with co-trainer Michael Hawkes revealing, “As long as he pulls up okay, we will look at the Coolmore.” The Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes for 3YOs is at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. Purchased by George Moore Bloodstock for $1.7 million from the draft of Arrowfield Stud at the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale, the well-named Diplomatico improved his short race record to 2 wins & a runner-up from his first 3 starts for $157,450 in earnings.

    Diplomatico

    Exciting 3YO prospect Diplomatico (pic: Steve Hart)
  • From Within Wins Listed Alinghi Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: K Mc Evoy
    T: A J Edmonds
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Not A Single Doubt
    D: Zimaretto
    1.3L
    J: L Nolen
    T: Daniel Bowman
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Time Thief
    D: Super Seleccion
    1.5L
    J: J B Mc Donald
    T: James Cummings
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Lonhro
    D: Dreamy
    1.7L
    J: Damien Thornton
    T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Master Of Design
    D: Voltara

    At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a Listed race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare From Within (Not A Single Doubt-Zimaretto, by Anabaa) continued her impressive recent form when deploying a smart turn of foot to land the $120,000 Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Working From Home & Soothing. Purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock for $360,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park, From Within is a full-sister to Listed St Albans Stakes winner Cruden Bay and hails from the family of French 2,000 Guineas winner Zeddaan. Formerly prepared by champion trainer Chris Waller, the once highly regarded From Within is now unbeaten in four starts since transferring to the Gold Coast yard of Toby Edmonds. "She's a credit to herself," Edmonds said. "I'm really excited. I'm a bit emotional because it was a big call to bring her down this week and thanks to the guys who let me do it." Edmonds added: "She's had a bit of hype on her so to come out of class three grade and win that race, it's a great effort." From Within improved her record to 5 wins and 3 placings from 14 starts for $279,150 in earnings.

    From Within (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Exoteric Wins Listed City Tattersalls Club Cup

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Tommy Berry
    T: C J Waller
    W: 53.5 kgs
    S: Champs Elysees
    D: Short Dance
    1.0L
    J: Rachel King
    T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Savabeel
    D: Pare
    2.3L
    J: J Ford
    T: Joseph Pride
    W: 59.5 kgs
    S: Power Of Destiny
    D: A Fairy's Kiss
    5.0L
    J: A Adkins
    T: Matthew Smith
    W: 56 kgs
    S: Dansili
    D: Golden Stream

    At Royal Randwick in Sydney, imported 6YO gelding Exoteric (Champs Elysees-Short Dance, by Hennessy) scored by 1-length for trainer Chris Waller in the $140,000 City Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) for 3YO+, defeating 5YO gelding Social Element & 10YO gelding Destiny's Kiss. A £180,000 purchase by Chris Waller Racing from the draft of Juddmonte Farms at the 2016 Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale, Exoteric sat mid-field in the second half of a strung out field. By the top of the lane Exoteric, the subject of a big betting move, had put himself into a winning position and took command with 100m to go. His first black-type win took Exoteric’s race record to 8 wins & 8 placings from 27 starts for $341,214 earnings.

    Exoteric

    Exoteric (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Dainty Tess Wins Listed Crawford Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Chris Parnham
    T: D L Morton
    W: 55.5 kgs
    S: War Chant
    D: Classic Smile
    0.3L
    J: S Mc Gruddy
    T: Chris Gangemi
    W: 55 kgs
    S: Medaglia D'Oro
    D: Razor Blade
    0.5L
    J: P Hall
    T: A G Durrant
    W: 55.5 kgs
    S: Thorn Park
    D: Valpolicella
    0.5L
    J: S O'Donnell
    T: Chris Gangemi
    W: 55 kgs
    S: More Than Ready
    D: Polar Success

    At Perth’s Ascot circuit, Yarradale Stud shuttler War Chant (Danzig-Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S) added a stakes race success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Dainty Tess (War Chant-Classic Smile, by Bletchley Park) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Daniel Morton in the $100,000 Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) for 3YO+, defeating 7YO gelding Durendal & 6YO mare Celebrity Dream. Finishing with a head of steam in a race where any number of runners looked the winner with 50 metres to go, Dainty Tess got up in the nick of time. Dainty Tess, who was passed in for $25,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, improved her record to 13 wins (including the Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes & Gr3 Prince Of Wales Stakes) and 16 placings (including the Listed Scenic Blast Stakes & Listed Miss Andretti Stakes) from 36 starts for $989,150 in earnings.

  • Von Costa Glass Wins Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: Raquel Clark
    T: Ms S Jaensch
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Von Costa De Hero
    D: Generous Tristana
    0.8L
    J: P Gatt
    T: R & C Jolly
    W: 54.5 kgs
    S: Ambidexter
    D: North Bound
    1.3L
    J: J Holder
    T: Will Clarken
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Magic Albert
    D: Zeta
    1.7L
    J: Jamie Kah
    T: Tony McEvoy
    W: 55.5 kgs
    S: High Chaparral
    D: Silver Tiara

    At Murray Bridge in South Australia on Friday, Riverbank Farm’s Gr2 winner & Gr1 Golden Slipper-placed stallion Von Costa de Hero (Encosta de Lago-Piavonic, by Scenic) added a black-type winner when 7YO gelding Von Costa Glass scored by just under a length for trainer Sue Jaensch in the $100,000 Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup (1600m). Friendless in the betting market despite some pretty useful form, Von Costa Glass defeated 4YO gelding Modulate and fellow 7YO gelding Magic Boy. The victory leaves Von Costa Glass with the record of 7 wins and 2 placings from 18 starts for $13,500 earnings. He is the second individual stakes-winner for Von Costa de Hero, standing the 2018 season for $2,200.

  • Peso Wins Listed Jakkalberry Classic

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: R J Myers
    T: P S Nelson
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Colombia
    D: All Magic
    0.8L
    J: A F Jones
    T: T R Gillies
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Mastercraftsman
    D: Silkwood
    1.0L
    J: M T Coleman
    T: M Baker & A Forsman
    W: 55 kgs
    S: High Chaparral
    D: My Lady's Chamber
    1.2L
    J: D S Johnson
    T: R B Priscott
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Galileo
    D: Iota

    At Arawa Park in New Zealand, Longspring Stud's beautifully bred stallion Colombia (Zabeel-Eight Carat, by Pieces Of Eight) added a Listed race success when 7YO New Zealand-bred gelding Peso (Colombia-All Magic, by Victory Dance) fought back strongly when headed in the straight to post his maiden stakes win in the $50,000 Listed Jakkalberry Classic (1950m) for 3YO+, defeating Woodsman & Highlad. Peso improved his record to 6 wins and 10 placings from 27 starts for NZ$125,320 in earnings.

  • Hot King Prawn Wins Gr2 Premier Bowl

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
     Mrgn.Runners
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    J: S Clipperton
    T: J J Size
    W: 55.5 kgs
    S: Denman
    D: De Chorus
    1.3L
    J: Grant Van Niekerk
    T: L Ho
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Thorn Park
    D: Udiditagain
    1.5L
    J: K Teetan
    T: F C Lor
    W: 60.5 kgs
    S: Exceed And Excel
    D: With Fervour
    2.5L
    J: D Whyte
    T: K W Lui
    W: 53.5 kgs
    S: Shamardal
    D: Pearl Dance

    At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Darley's Gr1 Golden Rose Stakes-winning stallion Denman (Lonhro-Peach, by Vain) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred gelding Hot King Prawn (Denman-De Chorus, by Unbridled's Song) confirmed his status as the rising star of Hong Kong racing when leading throughout for an impressive 1.25 length win in the HK$4.25 million Gr2 Premier Bowl (1200m), defeating Fifty Fifty & Mr Stunning. Hot King Prawn, who was a $90,000 purchase by Aquanita Racing at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the draft of Torryburn Stud, advanced his record to 8 wins (including the Gr3 National Day Cup) and 1 placing from 9 starts for HK$10,382,800 in earnings.

  • Beauty Generation Wins Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
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    J: Z Purton
    T: J Moore
    W: 60.5 kgs
    S: Road To Rock
    D: Stylish Bel
    0.5L
    J: C Schofield
    T: A T Millard
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Philanthropist
    D: Sing Dixie Sing
    2.3L
    J: M Chadwick
    T: J Moore
    W: 54 kgs
    S: More Than Ready
    D: Wedgetail Eagle
    3.3L
    J: K Teetan
    T: A S Cruz
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Shamardal
    D: Nina Celebre

    At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Wellfield Lodge's dual Gr1-winning stallion Road to Rock (Encosta de Lago-Trewornan, by Midyan) added a Group race success when 6YO New Zealand-bred gelding Beauty Generation (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) continued his unbeaten start to the season with yet another impressive win in the HK$4.25 million Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy (1600m), defeating Singapore Sling & Eagle Way. Purchased for $60,000 at the 2014 NZB Select Yearling Sale and crowned last season's Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Beauty Generation (who raced as Montaigne in Australia) improved his record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 Champions Mile, Gr1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr1 Hong Kong Mile, Gr2 Sha Tin Trophy, Gr3 Celebration Cup & Gr3 HKJC Celebration Cup) and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Hong Kong Derby) from 24 starts for $7,782,742 in earnings.

  • Debt Collector Wins Listed QEII Cup

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
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    J: M Rodd
    T: C I Brown
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Thorn Park
    D: Prompt Payment
    1.0L
    J: B Vorster
    T: R Le Grange
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Darci Brahma
    D: In Spain
    1.5L
    J: R Maia
    T: D L Freedman
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Mizzen Mast
    D: Storm Dove
    1.6L
    J: C C Wong
    T: L Khoo
    W: 56.5 kgs
    S: Daliapour
    D: Star Claudia

    At Kranji racecourse in Singapore, Windsor Park Stud's ill-fated Gr1-winning stallion Thorn Park (Spinning World-Joy, by Bluebird) celebrated an elite race success when 4YO NZ-bred gelding Debt Collector (Thorn Park-Prompt Payment, by In the Wings) arrived with his trademark swooping run to win the second leg of the Singapore Triple Crown Series - the S$1 million QEII Cup (1800m), defeating Majestic Moments & Circuit Land. Debt Collector went through the Karaka sale ring twice, fetching $30,000 as a yearling before being offered by Prima Park at the 2014 NZB Ready to Run Sale where he was purchased by his trainer Cliff Brown for $120,000. The 2016 Singapore Horse of the Year improved his record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 Raffles Cup - twice, Gr1 Kranji Mile, Gr1 Singapore Guineas & Gr3 Jumbo Jet Trophy) and 4 placings from 20 starts for S$2,206,247 in earnings. He will now attempt to become the first horse in history to win the Singapore Triple Crown series when he contests the final leg - the Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) - on November 11.

  • Bone Scan Rules Avantage Out Of Guineas

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
    Last season’s Champion 2YO of New Zealand, Avantage, has suffered a set-back which has seen her ruled out of the Gr1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton next month, reports NZ Racing Desk. To date, the winner of six of her seven starts, Avantage pulled up poorly following last month’s impressive victory in the Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes (1200m). A decision was made to carry out a bone scan after she was examined by Te Akau’s veterinarian Dr Douglas Black. "The report of the bone scan has now been received and it identified a muscular issue which will rule her out of the Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas,” Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards revealed. "While this is a huge disappointment to her owners and our team, as well all her supporters, the good news is that there is nothing more serious.” A graduate of the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka, Avantage was purchased by David Ellis for $210,000 and the Group One winning daughter of Fastnet Rock has won in excess of $800,000 in prizemoney. She will spend five to six weeks at a speciality equine rehabilitation facility.

  • Cracksman Bows Out in Style

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
    In a mirror performance of his 2017 victory, Cracksman (Frankel-Rhadegunda, by Pivotal) once again routed his rivals when successfully defending his title in the Gr1 Champion Stakes (10 furlongs) on British Champions day at Ascot on Saturday. Prepared by John Gosden on behalf of owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer, Cracksman showed what a classy animal he is when storming to the front a furlong from home to score an emphatic six-length win over Crystal Ocean & Subway Dancer in the £1.3 million showpiece. John Gosden praised Cracksman as one of the best he has trained and said he was now likely be retired to stud. "It is super to have him back. Obviously he liked to get his toe in. He is by Frankel out of a Pivotal mare. Frankel won on any ground, but a Pivotal mare is a bit of a clue," Gosden told Sky Sports. "He is a hugely talented horse and he showed it again today and I'm sure he will be off to stud now. When he's in the zone, he's a very good horse. He's Frankel's best son and it's good to see him back to his best." Cracksman retires with a record of 8 wins (including four Group 1s - namely the 2017 Champion Stakes (twice), Coronation Cup & Prix Ganay) and 3 placings (including the English & Irish Derbys) from 11 starts for £2,803,331 in earnings.

  • Roaring Lion Wins Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
    Top-class colt Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy-Vionnet, by Street Sense) capped a stellar season when scoring a thrilling last-bound win in the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (8 furlongs) on British Champions day at Ascot on Saturday. This was the fourth consecutive Gr1 triumph for Roaring Lion who once again had to call upon his tremendous fighting spirit to get the better of runner-up and 33-1 outsider I Can Fly over the concluding stages. Owned by Qatar Racing, Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy-Vionnet, by Street Sense) is now likely to follow stable-mate Cracksman by retiring to the breeding barn. He advanced his record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Irish Champion Stakes, Gr1 Juddmonte International Stakes, Gr1 Eclipse Stakes & Gr2 Dante Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Epsom Derby) from 12 starts for £2,731,418 in earnings. Trainer John Gosden said the win was all the more meritorious given Roaring Lion clearly disliked the soft conditions. "Oisin [Murphy] said he hated the ground. That is no-one's fault, it is very deep. He won on fast ground at Leopardstown and he is probably a good ground, good to firm ground horse...he showed his class," Gosden told Sky Sports. "It was very brave of the owners to run, because he is going to stud and if had got beaten they would have done nothing but devalue their horse. He has never missed a dance and I think he will go to stud. I think that was his swansong and he will be greatly missed."

  • Roaring Lion To Retire to Tweenhills

    Monday, 22nd October 2018
    Multiple Gr1 winning colt Roaring Lion will be retired to stand at Tweenhills, home of Qatar Racing stallions, at the end of his three-year-old campaign. Winner of the Coral-Eclipse, Juddmonte International Stakes and QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes, Roaring Lion added a fourth consecutive Gr1 when landing the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions day at Ascot on Saturday. Roaring Lion will join fellow Gr1 winner Lightning Spear as new additions to an impressive roster of Qatar Racing stallions for the 2019 breeding season. Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Racing, said: "Roaring Lion has been the horse of a lifetime for us; he has exceeded our expectations whilst cementing his status as the best three-year-old colt in Europe after winning four Group 1s this season. My brothers and I are incredibly passionate about horse racing and to have a horse like him has been a truly magnificent experience." A decision on whether the son of Kitten’s Joy heads to the Breeders’ Cup will be made in the coming days. "Roaring Lion has run his final race in Britain, but the Breeders’ Cup has always been an option and we are definitely not ruling it out just yet," Sheikh Al-Thani added.

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