Stallion Watch

19 for Harry Angel

New winners
Harry Angel (pictured above) – Yorkshire (2 c ex Totsiyah by Dalakhani) provided Darley’s first season sire Harry Angel (Dark Angel) with a 19th individual winner when scoring at the second time of asking in a six-furlong novice at Redcar. Trained by Ed Bethell, the colt kept on well in the closing stages to beat Colnago (Sioux Nation) by two and a quarter lengths with a further half-length back to Vixey (Cable Bay) in third. The fourth foal out of the unraced Dalakhani (Darshaan) mare Totsiyah, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Junia Tepzia (Rock Of Gibraltar) and out of a half-sister to English 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Footstepsinthesand (Giant’s Causeway), Yorkshire is a half-brother to winner Maritot (Muhaarar). Harry Angel, who has now had 49 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud and currently shuttles to Kelvinside where he stands for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).

Justify – Prouver (2 f ex Ready To Act by More Than Ready) provided Coolmore’s first season sire Justify (Scat Daddy) with a 19th individual winner when scoring in a seven-furlong maiden special weight contest at Indiana Grand. The Cherie Devaux-trained filly ran on well to beat Always Laughing (Mastery) by a nose with the pair pulling three lengths clear of Roman Flame (Frosted) in third. The fourth foal out of the Grade 2-winning More Than Ready (Southern Halo) mare Ready To Act, Prouver is a half-sister to two winners including the useful Mubakker (Speightstown). Dame Kiri (2 f ex Hence by Galileo) appreciated the drop back in class as she easily shed her maiden tag in a six-furlong contest at Naas to become the 20th individual winner for Justify. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly cruised away from her rivals inside the final furlong, beating Mere Accountant (Dark Angel) by ten lengths. Indian Outlaw (Sioux Nation) finished a further three-quarters of a length away in third place. Dame Kiri is the first foal out of the Group-placed winning Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Hence, herself a sister to Group 1 winner Alice Springs and Group-placed winners Criteria and Kingston Jamaica. Justify, who has now had 55 starters stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for US$100,000 (approx. AU$161,330).

Saxon Warrior – Sword Song (2 f ex Lady Penko by Archipenko) provided Coolmore first-season sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) with a 16th individual winner when making a successful debut in a 1800-metre contest at Longchamp. Trained by Mauricio Delcher Sanchez, the filly edged out Louve Story (Dubawi) to win by a head with a further three-quarters of a length back to La Filomena (Lope De Vega) in third. The fourth foal out of the Listed-winning Archipenko (Kingmambo) mare Lady Penko, Sword Song is a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Golden Lips (Golden Horn) and winners Wineglass Bay (New Bay) and Maketh Believeth (Make Believe). Saxon Warrior, who stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore, shuttles to Coolmore Australia for a fee of $19,250 (inc GST).

Zoustar – The Charlie Hills-trained Saxon King (2 c ex Brevity by Street Cry) provided Widden Stud shuttler Zoustar (Northern Meteor) with a 13th individual northern hemisphere winner when grinding out victory over a mile at Haydock. The colt stayed on well under pressure in testing conditions to beat Kingsley Pride (Roaring Lion) by three-quarters of a length with a further three and three-quarter lengths back to Roost (Sea The Moon) in third. The seventh foal out of the Listed-winning Street Cry (Machiavellian) mare Brevity, Saxon King is a half-brother to winners Saaheq (Invincible Spirit), Brief Visit (Fastnet Rock), Keep It Brief (Muhaarar) and Three Platoon (Kingman). Zoustar, who has now had 53 northern hemisphere-bred starters, shuttled to Tweenhills Farm for the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season where he stood for £25,000 (approx. AU$44,810). 

New Group / Grade 1 winners
Into Mischief – Gina Romantica (3 f ex Special Me by Unbridled’s Song) provided Spendthrift Farm stallion Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) with a 13th individual elite-level winner when she showed a good turn of foot to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) at Keeneland. Trained by Chad Brown, the three-year-old filly quickened to lead inside the final furlong and asserted in the closing stages to beat odds-on favourite McKulick (Frankel) by one and three-quarter lengths. Bellabel (Belardo) finished in third, beaten two lengths by the winner. A US$1,025,000 purchase for BSW/Crow Bloodstock at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Gina Romantica is the tenth foal out of the Unbridled’s Song (Unbridled) mare Special Me, herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Our New Recruit (Alphabet Soup). She is a half-sister to five winners including Grade 1 winner Gift Box (Twirling Candy), and Grade 2 winners Stonetastic (Mizzen Mast) and Special Forces (Candy Ride). Into Mischief, who has now had 1099 starters, will stand the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$250,000 (approx. AU$403,300).

King Kamehameha – Stunning Rose (3 f ex Rosa Blanca by Kurofune) provided King Kamehameha (Kingmambo) with a 14th elite-level winner when running out a half-length winner of the Shuka Sho (Gr 1, 2000m) at Hanshin. Trained by Tomokazu Takano, the three-year-old filly ran on strongly to beat Namur (Harbinger) with a further nose back to favourite Stars On Earth (Duramente) in third. The sixth foal out of the three-time winning Kurofune (French Deputy) mare Rose Blanca, herself a half-sister to Japan Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Rose Kingdom (King Kamehameha), Stunning Rose is a sister to useful winner Bangor, closely related to winner Rosa Glauca (Rulership) and a half-sister to winners Treasure Trove (Harbinger) and Force Line (Workforce). King Kamehameha, who has now had 1212 starters, died in August 2019.

New Bay – Bayside Boy (3 c ex Alava by Anabaa) provided Ballylinch Stud resident New Bay (Dubawi) with a second elite-level winner when producing an upset in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Ascot. The three-year-old colt took his form to new heights coming from the rear of the field with a wet sail to beat Modern Games (Dubawi) by one and a quarter lengths. Jadoomi (Holy Roman Emperor) finished a further short-head behind in third. The eighth foal out of the Listed-winning Anabaa (Danzig) mare Alava, Bayside Boy is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Forest Ranger (Lawman) and winners Home Cummins (Rip Van Winkle), Gaudi (Invincible Spirit) and Ombos (Cape Cross). The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Bay Bridge (4 c ex Hayyona by Multiplex) seemed to appreciate the move back to softer conditions as he provided the second upset of the day at Ascot when winning the Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f). The four-year-old entire stayed on well inside the final furlong to beat last year’s Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Adayar (Frankel) by half a length with a further nose back to My Prospero (Iffraaj) in third. The fourth foal out of the Multiplex (Danehill) mare Hayyona, herself a half-sister to Group 2 winner Shimraan (Rainbow Quest), Bay Bridge is a half-brother to winner Nataleena (Nathaniel). New Bay, who has now had 152 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €37,500 (approx. AU$58,820).

No Nay Never – No Nay Never’s (Scat Daddy) defining year continued with a first Group 1 winner in Australia, and a sixth overall, when Madame Pommery (3 f ex Cancel by Exceed And Excel) won the Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) at Caulfield. The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained filly won by a length and a half from the closing Revolutionary Miss (Russian Revolution), while She’s Licketysplit (Turn Me Loose) finished a neck further back in third. Madame Pommery, a product of No Nay Never’s penultimate southern hemisphere-bred crop, was a $150,000 buy for Chris Waller and Guy Mulcaster from the Coolmore draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She is the fourth foal out of the Exceed And Excel (Danehill) mare Cancel, herself a sister to Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Earthquake, and half-sister to stakes winners Pandemic (Sepoy) and Palomares (Commands). No Nay Never, who has now had 544 starters, has sired the winners of four Group 1 races this year, including two juvenile elite-level races in Europe. He stood the 2022 season at Coolmore Ireland for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$194,123).

Sea The Moon – Durston (7 g ex Caribana by Hernando) provided Lanwades Stud’s Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) with a second elite-level winner when coming with a late run to score in the Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m). The seven-year-old gelding only joined the 18-runner field following the scratching of fellow UK import Maximal (Galileo) but took full advantage, getting into clear running late to run down Gold Trip (Outstrip) by a head. Knights Order (So You Think) finished a further three-quarter lengths back in third place. Bred by Kirsten Rausing’s Lanwades Stud, Durston was a 52,000gns purchase for Blandford Bloodstock from the Staffordstown draft at Book 2 of the 2017 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. He is out of the winning Hernando (Niniski) mare Caribana, making him a half-brother to four winners. The best of those is St Simon Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 4f) and John Porter Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 4f) winner Cubanita (Selkirk), who also finished runner-up in the Grosser Preis von Bayern (Gr 1, 2400m) and was voted Champion Older Mare in Germany in 2014. German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Sea The Moon, who has now had 300 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for £25,000 (approx. AU$45,020).

Sea The Stars – Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) runner-up Emily Upjohn (3 f ex Hidden Brief by Barathea) bounced back from a disappointing run when last of six in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 4f), when she produced a career-best performance to comfortably win the Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at Ascot. Providing Aga Khan Studs stallion Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) with a 19th individual elite-level winner, the John and Thady Gosden-trained filly ran on well in the final furlong after travelling strongly to beat Thunder Kiss (Night Of Thunder) by three lengths with a further half-length back to Insinuendo (Gleneagles) in third. The sixth foal out of the winning Barathea (Sadler’s Wells) mare Hidden Brief, herself a sister to Group 3 winner Hazarista and half-sister to Group 3 winner Hazariya (Xaar), Emily Upjohn is a half-sister to winners Mushaireb (Invincible Spirit) and Inshaa (Dansili). Sea The Stars, who has now had 811 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Gilltown Stud for €150,000 (approx. AU$235,270).

Vanbrugh – Mustang Valley (4 m ex Cream Of The Crop by New Approach) provided Windsor Park Stud stallion Vanbrugh (Encosta De Lago) with a first elite-level winner when coming home an easy victor of the Livamol Classic (Gr 1, 2040m) at Hastings. Trained by Andrew Forsman, the four-year-old mare strode away from her rivals to beat Justaskme (No Excuse Needed) by five and a quarter lengths with a further two and a quarter lengths back to Defibrillate (Shocking) in third. Mustang Valley is the only foal to race out of the New Approach (Galileo) mare Cream Of The Crop. Vanbrugh, who has now had 25 starters, stands for a fee of $6,000 (plus GST).

New stakes winners
Deep Field – A Very Fine Red (4 m ex Italian Storm by Nicconi) provided Newgate Farm stallion Deep Field (Northern Meteor) with a 20th individual stakes winner from 428 starters when running out a narrow victor of the Alinghi Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Caulfield. Trained by Mark Newnham and ridden by Josh Parr, the four-year-old mare held off Shalstar (Shalaa) by a nose with a further length and three-quarters back to Melba Storm (Night Of Thunder) in third. Out of the winning Nicconi (Bianconi) mare Italian Storm, A Very Fine Red was a $120,000 purchase as a yearling from the Vinery Stud draft at Round 2 of the Inglis Easter yearling sale. Deep Field stands for a fee of $88,000 (inc GST).

Eishin Flash – Vela Azul (5 h ex Vela Blanca by Kurofune) ran out a ready winner of the Kyoto Daishoten (Gr 2, 2400m) at Hanshin. Trained by Kunihiko Watanabe, the five-year-old posted a two and a half-length success over favourite Boccherini (King Kamehameha). Win Mighty (Gold Ship) finished a further one and a quarter lengths back in third. The victory provided former Shadai Stallion Station stallion Eishin Flash (King’s Best), who has now had 544 starters, with a third individual stakes winner.

Epiphaneia – Izu Jo No Kiseki (5 m ex King Dancer by King Kamehameha) provided Epiphaneia (Symboli Kris S) with a seventh individual stakes winner when running out a narrow winner of the Fuchu Himba Stakes (Gr 2, 1800m) at Tokyo. Trained by Koichi Ishizaka, the five-year-old mare held off the challenge of favourite Sodashi (Kurofune) by a head with a further three-quarters of a length back to Andvaranaut (King Kamehameha) in third. The third foal out of the winning mare King Dancer ( King Kamehameha), Izu Jo No Kiseki is a half-sister to three winners, including Ice Blast (Zenno Rob Roy). Epiphaneia, who has now had 472 starters, stands at Shadai Stallion Station for ¥18,000,000 (approx. AU$195,080).

Flying Artie – Asfoora (4 m ex Golden Child by I Am Invincible) provided Newgate Farm stallion Flying Artie (Artie Schiller) with a fourth individual stakes winner from 130 starters when coming home a comfortable victor of the Caulfield Sprint (Gr 2, 1000m). Trained by Henry Dwyer and ridden by Jye McNeil, the four-year-old mare bounded clear in the closing stages to beat Kallos (Medaglia D’Oro) by two and three-quarter lengths with a further one and a quarter lengths back to Generation (Snitzel) in third. Asfoora is the only foal to race out of the placed I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) mare Golden Child, who has a yearling colt by Ilovethiscity (Magic Albert) and visited Dirty Work (Written Tycoon) last spring. Flying Artie stands for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).

Frankel – The Shug McGaughey-trained Skims (3 f ex Royal Decree by Street Cry) turned the tables on Vergara (Noble Mission) when winning the Sands Point Stakes (Gr 2, 9f) at the Belmont At The Big A meeting. Having been beaten a head by Vergara in the Dueling Grounds Oaks (Listed, 10.5f) at Keeneland, the three-year-old proved much the best this time around, winning by a length. The pair pulled a further one and a quarter lengths clear of Eminent Victor (Mr. Z) in third. The seventh foal out of the Street Cry mare Royal Decree, Skims is a half-sister to five winners including Grade 2 winner War Decree (War Front) and winners Fashion Royalty (War Front), King of Tsavo (Dubawi) and Noble Quality (Elusive Quality). Saturday’s victory provided Juddmonte Farms stallion Frankel (Galileo), who has now had 446 starters, with a 103rd individual stakes winner. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Banstead Manor for £200,000 (approx. AU$362,220).

Galileo – The Aidan O’Brien-trained Toy (3 f ex You’resothrilling by Storm Cat) appreciated the drop back from Group 1 company when showing plenty of determination to win the Garnet Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Naas. Providing Galileo with a 359th individual stakes winner, the three-year-old filly battled bravely to beat Sunset Shiraz (Time Test) by half a length, with the same distance further back to Maristella (New Bay) in third. The eighth foal out of the Group 2-winning Storm Cat (Storm Bird) mare You’resothrilling, herself a sister to Giant’s Causeway, Toy is a sister to seven winners including English 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Gleneagles, Irish 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Marvellous, multiple Group 1-winner Happily and French Oaks (Gr 1, 2100m) winner Joan Of Arc. Galileo, who has now had 2440 starters, died in July last year.

Lope De Vega – Quantanamera (2 f ex Quaduna by Duke Of Marmalade) provided Ballylinch Stud stallion Lope De Vega (Shamardal) with a 102nd individual stakes winner when she made all for an impressive success in the Preis der Winterkonigin (Gr 3, 1600m) at Baden-Baden. Trained by Andreas Suborics, the filly stretched clear inside the final two furlongs to beat Empore (Oasis Dream) by an eased down nine lengths with Tamarinde (Amaron) just getting the third-placed verdict in a tight finish for the minors. The second foal out of the Group 3-winning Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) mare Quaduna, Quantanamera is a half-sister to Listed-placed winner Quello (Soldier Hollow). Lope De Vega, who has now had 1078 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €125,000 (approx. AU$194,123).

Make Believe – The Willie McCreery-trained Self Belief (3 g ex Fact Or Folklore by Lope De Vega) provided Ballylinch Stud stallion Make Believe (Makfi) with a seventh individual stakes winner when scoring a narrow success in the Trigo Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Leopardstown. The three-year-old gelding kept on strongly on the far side of the track to lead on the post, beating Kerkiyra (Siyouni) by a head with the pair a further one and a quarter lengths ahead of Lyrical Poetry (Lope De Vega) in third. The second foal out of the Listed-placed winning Lope De Vega mare Fact Or Folklore, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Laviniad (Lawman), Self Belief is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Statement (Lawman). Make Believe, who has now had 156 starters,stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €17,500 (approx. AU$27,450). 

Quality Road – Cairo (2 c ex Cuff by Galileo) provided Lane’s End Farm stallion Quality Road (Elusive Quality) with a 61st individual stakes winner when running out a ready winner of the Killavullan Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Leopardstown. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the juvenile colt ran on strongly inside the final furlong to beat Sierra Blanca (No Nay Never) by two and three-quarter lengths with a further neck back to Bold Discovery (Bolt D’Oro) in third. A half-brother to winner River Redemption (Pioneerof The Nile), Cairo is the third foal out of the Listed-winning Galileo mare Cuff, herself a sister to Group 2 winner Gustav Klimt and Group 3 winner Wonderfully, while she is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Nayarra (Cape Cross). Quality Road, who has now had 661 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$150,000 (approx. AU$241,780).

Reliable Man – The Bjorn Baker-trained Renaissance Woman (3 f ex Mrs Kennedy by Fastnet Rock) maintained her stable’s good run of form when winning the Ethereal Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Caulfield. Providing Westbury Stud stallion Reliable Man (Dalakhani) with a 20th individual stakes winner from 633 starters, the three-year-old filly produced a strong run down the outside of the field to come from last to first, beating Foxy Cleopatra (American Pharoah) by three-quarters of a length at the line. Long-time leader Pavrita (American Pharoah) faded in the closing stages but still managed to hold on for third, beaten two and a half lengths by the winner. Bred by Gerry Harvey, Renaissance Woman was a NZ$250,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase for Attunga Stud from the Westbury Stud draft, making her the most expensive yearling filly by Reliable Man sold in 2021. She is the best of two winners out of the winning Fastnet Rock (Danehill) mare Mrs Kennedy, herself a sister to Hong Kong winner General’s Delight and a half-sister to Group 1-winning sprinter Mrs Onassis (General Nediym) and Group winners Fifth Avenue (Encosta De Lago), Aussies Love Sport (Redoute’s Choice) and Miss Judgement (Strategic). Reliable Man stands for a fee of NZ$16,000 (plus GST).

Rip Van Winkle – Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) was handed a 34th individual stakes winner when his son Specialty (3 g ex Rio Tennille by Captain Rio) led home a quinella for Bruce Tapper and Varma Ramhit in the Barneswood Farm Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Ashburton. Specialty won by a length and a quarter ahead of Redmond (Ghibellines), with I Choose You (I Am Invincible) a neck further back in third. Specialty took his record to two wins from three starts. The gelding is the first and only foal out of the winning mare Rio Tennille (Captain Rio). Former Windsor Park Stud stallion Rip Van Winkle, who has now had 772 starters, died in 2020.

Satono Aladdin – Rich Hill Stud’s Japanese shuttler Satono Aladdin (Deep Impact) sired a first individual stakes winner when Grand Impact (3 c ex Serena Slam by Swiss Ace) won the Blue Sapphire Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield. The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained colt won by a length and three-quarters ahead of Shalailed (Shalaa), while Lofty Strike (Snitzel) finished a length further back in third. A homebred for Ross and Corrine Kearney’s Okaharau Station, Grand Impact is the second named foal out of the Swiss Ace (Secret Savings) mare Serena Slam. Unraced, Serena Slam was a $2,000 purchase for her breeders from the 2016 Karaka National Broodmare Sale. Grand Impact is just the second stakes winner under his first three dams, with his family stretching back to US influences, including Grade 1 winner Louis Quatorze (Sovereign Dancer). The colt is the final foal for Serena Slam, who died last year. Satono Aladdin, who has had 113 runners worldwide, stands the southern hemisphere season for a fee of $12,500 (Plus GST). 

Sebring – Agreeable (5 m ex Affable by Husson) provided the late Widden Stud stallion Sebring (More Than Ready) with an 80th individual stakes winner when she took out the Murray Bridge Gold Cup (Listed, 1600m). Trained by Will Clarken and ridden by Kayla Crowther, the five-year-old mare ran on well to beat Lord Vladivostok (Tavistock) by a head, breaking through at stakes level at the 15th time of asking. Moscow Red (Road To Rock) finished a further one and three-quarter lengths behind in third. Bred by TJS Bloodstock, Agreeable is out of the stakes-winning Husson (Hussonet) mare Affable and is a half-sister to winners Attractable (I Am Invincible) and Battle Cry (All Too Hard). She was a $125,000 purchase for Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock from the Blue Gum Farm draft at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. Sebring. The Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou-trained A Lot More Love (3 f ex Little Bita Love by Snippetson) scored a first stakes success in the Reginald Allen Quality (Listed, 1400m), providing Sebring with an 81st individual stakes winner from 1,136 starters. Ridden by Brenton Avdulla, the three-year-old filly ran on well in the closing stages to beat Vienna Princess (Snitzel) by one and three-quarter lengths with a further nose back to Call Di (Frankel) in third. A Lot More Love is the only foal to win out of the winning Snippetson (Snippets) mare Little Bita Love, who has an unnamed colt by Trapeze Artist (Snitzel). Sebring died in 2019.

Snitzel – Arrowfield Stud stallion Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) sired his 126th individual stakes winner from 1,379 starters when the James Cummings-trained Sandpaper (3 c ex Smooth by Lonhro) scored a narrow win in the Gothic Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Caulfield. Registering a first success since a debut victory back in January, the regally bred three-year-old colt was always up with the pace under Jamie Kah and managed to hold off the late challenge of favourite Angry Skies (Toronado) by a head with a further three-quarters of a length back to $1.15 million yearling purchase Custodian (Shalaa) in third. Sandpaper is the first foal to race out of the unraced Lonhro (Octagonal) mare Smooth, herself a sister to Coolmore stallion Pierro and half-sister to Wakeful Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) winner Ambience (Street Cry), who was also runner-up in the ATC Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m), Queensland Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m), and third in the Victoria Oaks (Gr 1, 2500m). After missing to Snitzel in 2019, Smooth foaled an Exceed And Excel filly last spring before visiting Godolphin’s three-time Group 1-winning son of Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), Ghaiyyath. Snitzel stands for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST).

So You Think – Rocketing By (5 g ex Across The Moon by Stratum) provided Coolmore stallion So You Think (High Chaparral) with a 45th individual stakes winner from 733 starters when causing an upset in the Sydney Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Randwick. Having captured the $1 million Inglis Sprint (1200m) last year, the five-year-old gelding had subsequently struggled to show his form but came good as a $61 chance, beating In The Congo (Snitzel) by a head with the same distance further back to Weona Smartone (Shamexpress) in third. Out of the Listed-placed winning Stratum (Redoute’s Choice) mare Across The Moon, Rocketing By is a half-brother to winners Intrepic (Medaglia D’Oro) and Man Star (Shooting To Win). So You Think stands for a fee of $93,500 (inc GST).

Stay Gold – The Mizuki Takayanagi-trained Goldsmith (8 g ex Zameyla by Cape Cross) provided Stay Gold (Sunday Silence) with a 57th individual stakes winner, when scoring in the October Stakes (Listed, 2000m) at Tokyo. The eight-year-old gelding stayed on well to beat Last Draft (Novellist) by a length with a further neck back to To Face (Maurice) in third. A homebred for Godolphin, Goldsmith is the seventh foal out of the winning Cape Cross (Green Desert) mare Zameyla and is a half-brother to three winners including the Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) and Nearctic Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) winner Serious Attitude (Mtoto) and Japanese winner Zamanda (Commands). Stay Gold has now had 1264 individual runners.

Tavistock – The Alby MacGregor-trained Times Ticking (7 g ex Laoghaire by Pins) came out on top in an incident-packed Red Badge Spring Sprint (Gr 3, 1400m) at Hastings. Ridden by Opie Bosson, the seven-year-old gelding burst through a gap and stayed on well to beat Old Town Road (El Roca) by half a length with a further three-quarters of a length back to Tavis Court (Tavistock) in third. However, both Times Ticking and Old Town Road moved in considerably at the post and squeezed Tavis Court resulting in a chain reaction that saw the riders of Old Town Road, Tavis Court. Out of the winning Pins (Snippets) mare Laoghaire, Times Ticking is a half-brother to winner Wee Jean (My Halo). Former Cambridge Stud stallion Tavistock (Montjeu), who has now had 690 starters, died in 2019.

Also last week…
Third for Bold Fact, Django (7 h ex Come O’Er The Sea by Oratorio), Premio Omenoni (Listed, 1000m), Milan, Italy

Seven for Cotai Glory, Just Do It (2 f ex Ice Storm by Sir Prancealot), Premio Eupili (Listed, 1200m), Milan, Italy

First for Harzand, Go On Carlras (4 f ex La Reine De Pearls by Dubawi), Appel Au Maitre Stockholm Fillies & Mares Stakes (Listed, 2100m), Bro Park, Sweden

60 for Solider Hollow, Winning Spirit (2 c ex Wamika by Shirocco), Premio Campobello (Listed, 1800m), Milan, Italy

108 for War Front, Random Harvest (4 f ex Seta by Pivotal), Premio Elena E Sergio Cumani (Gr 3, 1600m), Milan, Italy