Lean Mean Machine Overview
Successful on his racetrack debut over 1000m, the lofty opinion of Lean Mean Machine saw the colt only ever contest black type races from the point on.
Third in both the Gr.3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) and the Gr.3 GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at his next two starts, the impressive son of Zoustar then claimed the Gr.2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), in a time quicker than his very own sire, when defeating his stablemate Zousain.
Ending his juvenile season out of the top three just once in five starts, the colt resumed for his three-year-old season in the Gr.2 ATC Run To The Rose (1200m) with a stunning, late bust victory over Graff, Jonker and Zousain.
Two starts later in the Gr.1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight, Lean Mean Machine finished third behind the fellow Aquis Farm part-owned filly Sunlight, giving his sire a history-making one-two-three victory, when finishing ahead of Champion 2YO Colt Written By and the Gr.2 winner Encryption.
Out of the Listed-winning Falvelon mare She’s Meaner, herself a daughter of Gr.1 winner She’s A Meanie, the stunning colt retires as the only dual Group winning son of his Champion First Season Sire and Leading Second Season Sire, as well as being the second highest Timeform Rated colt by his sire at both two and three.
Lean Mean Machine Pedigree
|NORTHERN METEOR (AUS)|
|ENCOSTA DE LAGO |
|REDOUTE'S CHOICE |
|METEOR MIST |
|SHE'S MEANER (AUS)|
|DEVIL'S ZEPHYR |
|SHE'S A MEANIE (NZ)|
|PRINCE SALIERI |
Lean Mean Machine BR News
Bumper Turn Out For Qld Aquis Sire ParadeFri, 16 Aug 2019
In Queensland on Sunday, a great turnout of 600 local and interstate breeders, trainers and valued clients enjoyed the annual Aquis Farm stallion parade prior to the commencement of the covering season. The seven Canungra-based stallions: Domesday, Husson, Kiss And Make Up, Kobayashi, The Mission, Spill The Beans and exciting new addition to the roster Performer were joined by new Hunter Valley-based stallions Brave Smash and Santos. Aquis CEO Shane McGrath enthused about the success of the parade; “With all the stallions looking in magnificent order, it was of no surprise to have such extremely positive feedback from everyone on the quality of the stallions paraded. It was also great to have Champion trainer Chris Waller here to chat about Performer.” The Aquis community managed to raise over $22,000 from the sale of four auction items - including a nomination to Spill The Beans which sold to Highgrove Stud’s Ron Gilbert - with all proceeds going to Liam, the son of valued team member Simon Hancock who unexpected passed away recently. The Aquis team will continue to Victoria on Sunday, where Zoustar’s multiple Gr2-winning son Lean Mean Machine and the impressive looking $1.2 million yearling Siege Of Quebec will headline the organisation’s first stallion parade in the state.
Waller Reloaded For Sires' Produce StakesTue, 21 May 2019
Victorious 12 months prior with Zoustar’s Lean Mean Machine, who has since retired to Aquis Farm’s new Seymour property, trainer Chris Waller has nominated two runners for Saturday’s Gr2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm. Successful on debut at Royal Randwick’s Anzac Day meeting, Reloaded was purchased for $350,000 from the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale by agent Guy Mulcaster and the Harras Syndicate. A son of Arrowfield Stud’s multiple Champion Sire Snitzel, the unbeaten colt is out of the Gr1 VRC Oaks and Gr1 Arrowfield Stud Stakes winner Hollow Bullet (Tayasu Tsuyoshi), whose five foals to race have resulted in four winners. Raced by a large group of owners including Magic Bloodstock Racing, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Vinery Stud and Glenlogan Park, the form around Reloaded’s race win has been franked with the runner-up Disruptor finishing just over two lengths off Dubious at Gr2 level last start, while the well-bred, third placed Discharged proved successful at his next start. One of 22 nominations taken for the race, Waller’s other juvenile is the Dissident colt Bigboyroy, also nominated for Wednesday’s Canterbury Park meeting, who has been placed in all three runs.
Aquis Farm Expands Into Vic With Foundation SiresFri, 3 May 2019
In a significant strategic move, Aquis Farm has announced the acquisition of a property in Seymour, Victoria, where it will stand Zoustar’s dual group-winning son Lean Mean Machine for $17,600 (inc. GST) alongside Fastnet Rock’s Gr3-winning, multiple Gr1 performer Siege Of Quebec $13,200 (inc. GST) as foundation stallions. Trained by Chris Waller, Lean Mean Machine recorded his first black type success in the Gr2 Sires’ Produce Stakes at two in a time quicker than his own sire, before a win in the Gr2 Run To The Rose at the commencement of his 3YO season, followed by third in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes behind Sunlight and Zousain. An unbeaten 2YO, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Siege Of Quebec, a $1.2 million Inglis Easter yearling sale graduate, recorded success in the Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap over Pierata and Music Magnate as well as Gr1-placed efforts in the Toorak Handicap, and most recently in the All Aged Stakes when beaten less than a length. Former Woodside Park Stud Bloodstock Manager Murray Tillett has been appointed to oversee the operations in Victoria. “This is a very exciting opportunity for me and another massive vote of confidence in the future of the Victorian breeding industry. Aquis are a dynamic organisation who are building a very strong reputation. They are driven by success and I’m delighted to be a part of growing their operation,” stated Tillet.
Lean Mean Machine (pic: Steve Hart)
Zoustar Trio Resume Battle in Newmarket HandicapFri, 8 Mar 2019
While we need to look back to 2015 to see the most recent 3YO winner of the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap in the shape of Brazen Beau, this year's renewal sees five trying to add to that list highlighted by Zoustar's Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes trifecta of Sunlight, Zousain and Lean Mean Machine. All having had one run back this time in, Sunlight's half-length third in the Gr1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) should see Tony McEvoy's Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner right on track to give this race a real shake carrying just 50.5kg, dropping significantly by 3kgs from the weight carried in the Lightning. To be ridden for the first time by South African jockey Barend Vorster, who has spent the last 15 years riding in Singapore, the Gr1-winning jockey has been excited by Sunlight's work. Vorster has moved to Australia to ride of McEvoy, with the jockey stating during the week. "She's not a very big mare but she's got a great engine underneath her. She began nicely and within two strides she was skipping along and she really flew along. She really gave me a great feel and pulled up nice and clear and I'm really excited and looking forward to the race." Both Zousain and Lean Mean Machine would become instant stallion prospects should they claim Saturday's race, and both returned with solid runs for the Chris Waller stable. Although Zousain was beaten as the short priced favourite, there was merit to his effort, while Lean Mean Machine's two and a half-length defeat in the Lightning, plus a massive 5.5kg weight drop, should see the colt capable of powering home late in the Newmarket.
Sunlight carries just 50.5kg in the Newmarket (pic: Mark Gatt)
Significant Australian Dubai NominationsWed, 30 Jan 2019
Based on nomination numbers, AAP reports 18 horses still remain in play for the lucrative Dubai World Cup meeting, with nine of them boasting credentials as Gr1 winners. The entries relate to a quartet of Gr1 events, plus a single Gr2 race. Following what has already been a tried and true path for Australian entries, the 1200m Al Quoz Sprint (won by Ortensia and Buffering) is key amongst the targeted nominations. Santa Ana Lane, Brave Smash, Viddora and Voodoo Lad are Gr1 winners whose connections will fancy their chances, although the younger brigade includes rising stars Lean Mean Machine and Osborne Bulls among some of the other possibles.A performer in last year’s race, where he finished fifth, Illustrious Lad could be back for another shot. With $49 million in total purses on offer and the chance for international recognition, the Dubai World Cup meeting is a massive drawcard, particularly for what it might do to a pedigree page of future broodmares; appropriately, the Gr1 Dubai Turf (1800m) has attracted some choice Gr1-performed females, including Oohood, Shillelagh and Aloisia.
Shillelagh has been nominated for the Gr1 Dubai Turf (pic: Mark Gatt)
Zoustar Progeny A Big Drawcard At Magic MillionsWed, 9 Jan 2019
By any definition few stallions have ever had a start to their careers to the extent Widden Stud's Zoustar has. The son of ill-fated sire Northern Meteor, who stood alternate seasons at Victoria's Woodside Park Stud during his early seasons, ensured a place in history for himself when siring the first three home in last November's Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes – an astonishing feat given the trio was from his very first crop. Aside from Sunlight (winner of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic), Zousain and Lean Mean Machine, Zoustar is also sire of Group winners Charge and Sun City (a 2YO MIA from this year's 2YO Classic due to a desperately unlucky infection). Throw in Queensland's undefeated stakes-winning excitement machine Zoustyle, Melbourne stakes-winner Persuader, and another trio of stakes-performers, and Zoustar's 10 black-type performers from less than one and a half seasons will ensure that buyers at the Gold Coast beat a path to his progeny's door. All-told, there are 51 yearlings by Zoustar catalogued, with 5 withdrawals. Widden Stud is offering a dozen of his youngsters after two of their original consignment were withdrawn.
Boomsara Wins Gr3 MM Vo Rogue PlateWed, 2 Jan 2019
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Eureka Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Spirit Of Boom(Sequalo-Temple Spirit, by Special Dane) added a Group race success when talented 3YO gelding Boomsara (Spirit of Boom-Passara, by Tsuimai) blitzed his rivals with a richly deserved 4.5-lengths win for trainer Chris Munce in the $200,000 Gr3 MM Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) for 3YOs, over the fillies Pennino and Light Up The Room. As expected, Boomsara showed plenty of sizzle to charge across from his wide draw, but despite the hard work required in the first half of the race was simply in a class of his own. Favourite Outback Barbie, drawn even wider than the winner, found herself out on a limb near the rear of the field and finished out of the money. Runner-up to Zoustyle in his most recent start, Boomsara’s short career to date had already produced two Group placings – in the Gr2 Sires Produce Stakes at Doomben where he finished behind Lean Mean Machine and Zousain, and prior to that in the Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic at the Gold Coast where he split Sesar and Lean Mean Machine. From the first crop of Spirit of Boom, Boomsara was a $45,000 yearling at the 2018 Magic Millions March Sale where he was consigned by Eureka Stud. Now with a guaranteed start in next month's $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, his record now stands at 3 wins and 3 placings from 9 starts for $361,400 in earnings.
Winx Favourite for All Star MileTue, 20 Nov 2018
Racing Victoria's announcement of its new $5 million All Star Mile race has already prompted speculation about whether champion mare Winx will target the race. Sportsbet has reacted to the news by installing Winx as the $1.80 favourite for the new weight-for-age race to be run for thefirst time at Flemington on 16 March. Winx’s stable-mate and budding superstar, The Autumn Sun, is second favourite at $7 ahead of Gr1 Thousand Guineas winner Amphitrite on $11. Hong Kong star Beauty Generation is also $11. Ten of the 14 runners will be decided on by public vote, so the online bookmaker has installed the punters’ racehorse, Four Beers Please, a $1001 shot to break her maiden with a win against the stars. "We’re expecting Winx to be back for the autumn and this new race could fit in with her campaign. As far as getting enough votes goes, Winx will attract numbers that some Aussie politicians could only dream of," said sportsbet.com.au’s Ella Zampatti.
Market courtesy of Sportsbet.com.au
$1.80 - Winx
$7.00 - The Autumn Sun
$11 - Amphitrite
$11 - Beauty Generation
$15 - Ringerdingding
$17 - Land of Plenty
$21 - D’Argento
$21 - Hartnell
$21 - Humidor
$21 - Shillelagh
$26 - Best of Days
$26 - Latrobe
$26 - Oohood
$26 - Unforgotten
$34 - Le Romain
$34 - Verry Elleegant
$41 - Happy Clapper
$41 - Kementari
$41 - Miss Fabulass
$51 - Lean Mean Machine
$101 - Tom Melbourne
$1001 - Four Beers Please
Sunlight Wins Gr1 Coolmore Stud StakesMon, 5 Nov 2018
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At Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Widden Stud stallion and former 3YO champion Australian sprinter Zoustar (Northern Meteor-Zouzou, by Redoute's Choice) celebrated an elite race trifecta when his high class 3YO Australian-bred daughter Sunlight (Zoustar-Solar Charged, by Charge Forward) confirmed herself as one of the best sprinters in the country when scoring a tough front-running win in the $1 million Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, defeating the Chris Waller stable-mates Zousain & Lean Mean Machine. Sunlight, a $300,000 yearling at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale from the draft of Widden Stud, advanced her record to 8 wins (including the Gr2 Silver Slipper Stakes, Gr3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Gr3 Quezette Stakes, Gr3 Magic Night Stakes & Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast) and 3 placings (including the Gr1 Golden Slipper & Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes) from 12 starts for $3,000,450 in earnings. Trainer Tony McEvoy praised the performance of Sunlight who was the only filly in the field. “It was a big call to take these colts on with this filly but I've got such faith in her and she was there for the fight today,” McEvoy told racing.com. “Those colts had their chance to get her. She's a courageous superstar. I couldn't be more proud of her.” Sunlight’s Coolmore victory proved to be a red-letter day for her exciting young sire Zoustar, who sired all three placegetters. The Coolmore is actually developing into a real family affair for the Widden Stud resident, with Zoustar himself triumphing in the race in 2013 and his own sire, Northern Meteor, winning the race in 2008.
Sunlight Leads Home Magic TrifectaMon, 5 Nov 2018
Capping a remarkable 2018 in which she shot to prominence by winning the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast, Sunlight scored a deserved win at racing's elite level when she beat home Zousain and Lean Mean Machine in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. In winning Sunlight sent her earnings past $3 million - a great return considering she cost $300,000 when sold through the Widden Stud draft to Aquis Farm, Tony McEvoy and Blue Sky Bloodstock at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Trainer Tony McEvoy commented: "It was a big call to take these colts on with this filly. But I have such faith in her." He added: "She was there for the fight today and those colts had their chance to get her. She's a courageous superstar and I couldn't be more proud of her." Zoustar, the sire of Sunlight, Zousain and Lean Mean Machine, was sold at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale in 2012. Sunlight's dam Solar Charged was purchased by Widden Stud and Qatar Bloodstock at the 2014 National Broodmare Sale with Zoustar in mind. Solar Charged's latest yearling, a Sebring colt, is being prepared by Widden Stud for the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Graff To Turn Tables in RoseThu, 20 Sep 2018
Jockey Jason Collett is confident rising star Graff (Star Witness-Dinkum Diamond, by Keep the Faith) can bounce back to his best in Saturday's $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens. The Kris Lees-trained colt lost his unbeaten record when an unlucky runner-up to Lean Mean Machine in the Gr2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) twelve days ago. Graff fought on strongly to be beaten less than a length after racing wide throughout, and Collett says the run had plenty of merit. "I think it was the performance of the race," Collett told racingnsw.com.au. "At that stage of the day the inside was gold, no horses were making ground out wide." Collett added: "He was wide with no cover, was flushed wider on the bend and loomed up to get over the top of Jonker and was run down by a horse who had a far softer run." Collett says Graff's class will carry him a long way. "He oozes class. Good horses like him can do things others can't," he said. "It's a good opportunity for him. He has a better gate and a better track surface. The 1400 metres will be okay so it's a nice race for him."
Graff (image: Steve Hart)
Gr1 Golden Rose Field & Barrier DrawWed, 19 Sep 2018
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The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the running of the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday. A field of 11 has been assembled for the 3YO set weight feature, with the Kris Lees-trained & Alan Bell-owned colt Graff the current TAB favourite at $3.50. Next in the market are the three Chris Waller stable-mates The Autumn Sun at $4.50, Lean Mean Machine at $6, and Zousain at $8. All other runners are at double figure odds. Zousain has passed a vet examination after recovering from an elevated temperature and will take his place in the race.
Lean Mean Machine Wins Gr2 The Run To The RoseMon, 10 Sep 2018
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At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, former 3YO champion Australian sprinter and now Widden Stud stallion Zoustar (Northern Meteor-Zouzou, by Redoute's Choice) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred colt Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar-She's Meaner, by Falvelon) defied the track bias to storm home for an impressive first-up win in the $200,000 Gr2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) for 3YOs, defeating the unlucky Graff and Jonker. Lean Mean Machine, who was purchased for $250,000 by Aquis Farm, Raffles Racing & Blue Sky Bloodstock at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, advanced his record to 3 wins (including the Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic) from 6 starts for $332,544 in earnings. Lean Mean Machine will now head to the $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on 22 September. “He's obviously a very good horse and as we saw with his father Zoustar, he came back as a three-year-old and went to a whole new level and it looks like this boy has done the same,” Waller told Sky Racing. Graff is currently the $4.60 TAB favourite for the Golden Rose ahead of stable-mates Lean Mean Machine and the The Autumn Sun at $8.
Lean Mean Machine (image: Steve Hart)
Lean Mean Machine On Guineas PathFri, 7 Sep 2018
Meanwhile, Chris Waller has identified the Caulfield Guineas as the most suitable spring target for talented 3YO Lean Mean Machine who resumes in the Gr2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday. "In my eyes he's always looked a real genuine Guineas type of three-year-old," Waller told racenet. "But obviously with the value of stallions you've got to try to win the sprint races as well so that's the path we've chosen." Waller added: "This race, the Golden Rose and all going to plan from a stallion prospective he could stay at the sprint distances but if not the Caulfield Guineas looks the logical race for him." Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar-She's Meaner, by Falvelon) won the Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes in Brisbane in the winter before finishing down the track behind stable-mates The Autumn Sun and Zousain in the Gr1 JJ Atkins Plate.
Zoustar To Shuttle To UKMon, 18 Jun 2018
Australian 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)
Stradbroke, Derby & JJ Atkins 1st AcceptancesThu, 31 May 2018
Thirty horses have been listed in the first acceptances for the $1.5 Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap. Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup winner and defending champion Impending is set to carry the top weight with 57.5kg. Group 1 Goodwood winner Santa Ana Lane has also accepted, alongside Group 3 Fred Best Classic winner Perast. Chris Waller could dominate both the Queensland Derby (for 3YOs) and JJ Atkins Plate (for 2YOs) with multiple runners among the first acceptors for both Group 1s. Waller is considering running Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar against the boys in the Derby, while in the JJ Atkins he is likely to start Zousain, The Autumn Sun and impressive Dalrello Stakes winner, Lean Mean Machine. Click here to view first acceptances.
Egg Tart Seeking Return to Winner's CircleThu, 31 May 2018
Champion trainer Chris Waller is set to continue his domination of the Brisbane winter carnival at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, reports Racing Queensland Webnews. Waller horses have already claimed three of the feature races this winter, with Comin' Through, Youngstar, and Lean Mean Machine winning the Group 1 Doomben Cup, Group 1 Queensland Oaks and Group 2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes respectively. The Australian Hall of Fame trainer has also quinelled all three races. The Waller yard will be out to win yet another feature when Egg Tart lines up in the weight-for-age Group 2 P J O'Shea Stakes over 2200 metres. Egg Tart (Sebring-Mrs Windsor, by King's Best), who produced the best performance of her campaign when second to stable-mate Comin' Through in the Group 1 Doomben Cup two weeks ago, will be chasing her first win since her Queensland Oaks triumph 12 months ago. Waller says a bold showing will put Egg Tart on a path towards spring carnival in Melbourne. "If she runs well I'll look at getting her ready for the Caulfield Cup," Waller said. Egg Tart will be joined in the PJ O'Shea Stakes by stable-mate One Foot In Heaven who is coming off a disappointing 11th place finish in the Gr2 Hollindale Cup (1800). By Fastnet Rock out of former champion French mare Pride, One Foot In Heaven would be mightily hard to beat if he could recapture his French form that saw him win the Gr2 Prix de Chantilly and run sixth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Lean Mean Machine Wins Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce StakesMon, 28 May 2018
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At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, former 3YO champion Australian sprinter and now Widden Stud stallion Zoustar (Northern Meteor-Zouzou, by Redoute's Choice) added a Group race quinella when 2YO Australian-bred colt Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar-She's Meaner, by Falvelon) obtained an inside run and finished far too strongly for his rivals to claim his maiden stakes win in the $250,000 Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes (1350m) for 2YOs, defeating stable-mate Zousain & Boomsara. Lean Mean Machine, who is part-owned by a syndicate including Raffles Thoroughbred Racing & Aquis Farm, was purchased for $250,000 by Aquis Farm, Raffles Racing & Blue Sky Bloodstock at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. The promising colt improved his record to 2 wins and 2 placings (including the Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic) from 4 starts for $221,194 in earnings. Lean Mean Machine will now chase Group 1 honours in the JJ Atkins Plate (1600m) at Doomben on 9 June. "Lean Mean Machine is a very good horse," trainer Chris Waller told Sky Racing. "He had no luck at the Gold Coast at his previous start and I told Corey [Brown] to ride him like he was the best horse and go straight back from his bad barrier today." Waller plans to also run runner-up Zousain and unbeaten Sydney colt The Autumn Sun in the Atkins.
Sesar Wins Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial ClassicMon, 7 May 2018
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At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a Group race success when 2YO Australian-bred colt Sesar (Sebring-Sarthemare, by Street Cry) took advantage of a rails-hugging ride to claim his maiden stakes win in the $125,000 Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) for 2YOs, defeating Boomsara & Lean Mean Machine. A $160,000 purchase by Proven Thoroughbreds & Steve O'Dea Racing at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Southern Cross Breeders, Sesar improved his record to 1 win and 1 placing from 3 starts for $90,600 in earnings.
Paquirri Wins Gr3 Kindergarten StakesMon, 9 Apr 2018
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At Royal Randwick on day one of The Championships, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a Group race success when 2YO Australian-bred colt Paquirri (I Am Invincible-Miss Solis, by Oratorio) showed a smart turn of foot to draw clear for a comfortable win in the $200,000 Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) for 2YOs, defeating Legend Of Condor & Lean Mean Machine. From the Listed Belgravia Stakes & Supremacy Stakes winner Miss Solis, Paquirri was a $265,000 purchase by his trainer Gary Moore at the 2017 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Dawson Stud. He improved his record to 1 win and 3 placings from 5 starts for $139,700 in earnings.