Eight for Scissor Kick
New first season sire winners
Skycutter (2 g ex Skysweeper by Hurricane Run) brought up the eighth individual winner for first season sire Scissor Kick (Redoute’s Choice) when landing a maiden over 2000 metres at Compiegne on Tuesday. The Jo Hughes-trained gelding came within a length of breaking his maiden at Fontainebleau less than a fortnight ago and made no mistake this time, defeating Gorgias (Vertigineux) by two lengths under Pierre-Charles Boudot. Gosha (Galiway) was a further two lengths back in third. Former Arrowfield Stud resident Scissor Kick stood in France at Haras d’Etreham for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AUD$8,280) in 2020.
Westbury Stud sire Telperion (Street Cry), the Listed-winning 2016 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) runner-up, had his maiden first crop winner on Saturday when Stormy (2 c ex Silent Night by Swiss Ace) started his career in the perfect manner with a victory at Awapuni. Ridden by Lisa Allpress, the Tony Pike-trained Stormy, a homebred juvenile for Queensland-based Geoff and Heather Nicholls, defeated Wakari (Vespa) by a half-neck with Stormcast (Iffraaj) another two lengths away third in the Feilding Hotel 2YO (1000m). Stormy was the first runner for Telperion, who stands for a fee of NZ$5,000 (plus GST) this year.
Darley shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit) sired his 17th individual winner when Hey Mr (2 c ex Filona by Motivator) took out a nursery over five furlongs at Nottingham on Wednesday. The Roger Varian-trained juvenile beat Imperium Blue (Lethal Force) by a length and three quarters with Bedford Flyer (Clodovil) another length away in third. A £110,000 purchase at Goffs Premier Yearling Sale last year, Hey Mr is the fourth foal out of the Listed placed mare Filona (Motivator). Territoires stands at Kelvinside for a fee of $11,000 this season.
New Group 1 winners
Exceed And Excel
September Run (3 f ex Pittsburgh Flyer by Street Cry) earned Exceed And Excel (Danehill) his 16th individual elite-level winner when taking out the Coolmore Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) in impressive fashion at Flemington on Saturday. The Chris Waller-trained filly was unbeaten at Flemington ahead of this contest, having won the Cap D’Antibes Stakes (Listed, 1100m) and Poseidon Stakes (Listed, 1100m) on her two previous starts, and continued her love affair with the track when blowing her rivals away down the straight under Craig Williams. September Run took up the lead shortly after the 200 metre pole and pulled away gamely from runner-up Swats That (Shamus Award), who finished one and a quarter lengths behind the winner, with Wild Ruler (Snitzel) close behind in third. Darley shuttler Exceed And Excel, one of only 13 stallions to sire over 170 stakes winners, stands at Kelvinside for $132,000 (inc. GST).
Johnny Get Angry (3 g ex Luminova by Zabeel) brought up Tavistock’s (Montjeu) sixth individual elite-level winner when remarkably landing the Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) for football coach-turned trainer Denis Pagan at Flemington on Saturday. Sent out a $21 shot, Johnny Get Angry was winless in six previous starts ahead of the Group 1, with a third-placed finish in the Moonee Valley Vase (Gr 2, 2040m) being his biggest success. But he made no mistake in Melbourne, the gelding battling hard with the Matt Cumani-trained Hit The Shot (Dundeel) down the straight before pulling away in the final 100 metres. Tavistock, a Group 1 winner during his racing career, stood at Cambridge Stud until sadly dying aged 14 last year.
Irish Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Treasure Beach (Galileo) sired his sixth individual elite level winner when his daughter Mumy Beach (3 f ex Mumy Stripes by Equal Stripes) landed the Gran Premio Seleccion (Gr 1, 10f) at Palermo racecourse in Argentina on Friday. Winning for the second time in three starts, the Edgardo Martucci-trained three-year-old beat Nicole Rye (Catcher In The Rye) by three-quarters of a length, with Siempre En Mi Mente (Equal Stripes) the same margin away in third. Treasure Beach, who also landed a Grade 1 in the USA in his globetrotting career, stood for a fee of US$7,500 (approx. AUD$10,675) at Pleasant Acres in Florida in 2020.
New stakes winners
The decision of Chris Hayes to jeep wide on With Love (3 f ex Thanks by Kheleyf) on the testing ground at Naas reaped dividends when the British raider struck in Sunday’s Athasi Stakes (Gr 3, 7f). The three-year-old filly, who is trained in Newmarket by William Haggas, struck for the third time in five starts when beating Silk Forest (Kodiac) by an easy five lengths, with Soul Search (Zoffany) a further half a length away in third. The success provided Camacho (Danehill) with his 16th individual stakes winner.A €100,000 purchase from Tattersalls Ireland in May last year, With Thanks is the third foal out of the unraced Thanks (Kheleyf). Camacho will stand at Yeomanstown Stud for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AUD$8,300) in 2021.
Choisir (Danehill Dancer) marked his retirement from stallion duty with individual stakes winner number 97 when his son Hudoo Magic (5 h ex Hudoo by Halling) landed Saturday’s Turffontein Charity Mile (Gr 2, 1600m). The Brett Crawford-trained five-year-old was winning for the fourth time in 18 starts. He is one of four winners from Hudoo (Halling), a three-quarter sister to Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) winner All The Good (Diesis). Coolmore announced yesterday that shuttler Choisir is being pensioned from the breeding sheds.
Ventura Diamond (2 f ex Shehila by Zamindar) relished the heavy going when stepping back up to Listed company and held on to become the 17th individual stakes winner for Dandy Man (Mozart) in the EBF Bosra Sham Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newmarket on Friday. The Richard Fahey-trained juvenile was a wide-margin winner on heavy at Leicester two weeks ago, having run sixth in the Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy (Listed, 6f) earlier in the month, and this was victory three from seven starts. Sent off as joint favourite, she raced up with the pace, hit the front two furlongs from home and stuck to the task to see off Meu Amor (Siyouni) by a neck and there was nearly five lengths back to Chocoya (Sepou) in third. Dandy Man stands at Ballyhane Stud in Ireland where his fee was a career high in 2020 of €15,000 (approx. AUD$24,900).
Dansili (Danehill) sired his 145th individual stakes winner when the progressive Sorrel (3 f ex Anice Stellato by Dalakhani) notched her third successive victory when landing a competitive renewal of the Riven Eden Stakes (Listed, 1m 5f) at Lingfield on Thursday. Stepping up in grade after back-to-back handicap wins, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained three-year-old beat Aidan O’Brien’s raider Elizabethofaragon (Galileo) by a length and three quarters. Domino Darling (Golden Horn) was just a nose away in third. The fourth foal out of the Dalakhani (Darshaan) mare Anice Stellato, Sorrel is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Agnes Stewart (Lawman). Dansili was pensioned from stud duties in 2018 at the age of 22.
Yeomanstown Stud resident Dark Angel (Acclamation) sired his 67th individual stakes winner when his daughter Indie Angel (3 f ex Indigo Lady by Sir Percy) defied her odds to take out the Fleur De Lys Stakes (Listed, 1m) on the Lingfield Polytrack on Thursday. The John Gosden-trained three-year-old returned a 12-1 chance as she registered the fourth win of her 11-start career. Lavender’s Blue (Sea The Stars) finished a length and a quarter behind the winner in second spot, with Ummalnar (Shamardal) another neck away in third. It was announced on Wednesday that Dark Angel would stand for a reduced fee of €60,000 (approx. AUD$100,000) in 2021.
Progressive three-year-old Victoria Quay (3 f ex Swan River by Danehill Dancer) scored an important maiden stakes victory in Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) but will not back up Thursday’s VRC Oaks (Gr 1, 2500m). The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained filly, the 12th individual stakes winner for her sire Dundeel (High Chaparral), ran down favourite Personal (Fastnet Rock) to win by a neck, with Tyche Goddess (Teofilo) another one and a half lengths away in third. Purchased by agent Suman Hedge and McEvoy Mitchell Racing, she was a $250,000 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, the top-priced lot at the 2019 auction, from the Rushton Park draft. Bred by Danny Molloy, Victoria Quay has an unraced two-year-old filly by Dissident (Sebring) a yearling colt by Invader (Snitzel), who was bought by agent James Bester from this year’s Inglis Australian Weanling Sale, and a brother who was born last Sunday. Dundeel, who stands at Arrowfield Stud for a fee of $66,000 (inc GST), is the sire of four Group 1 winners including sire sons Castelvecchio and Super Seth.
Coolmore’s Gleneagles (Galileo) sired his eighth individual stakes winner when Freyja (3 f ex Crystal Valkyrie by Danehill) took her tally to five wins in ten starts courtesy of a victory in the James Seymour Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Newmarket on Saturday. The Mark Johnston-trained three-year-old kept on well to defeat Air Pilot (Zamindar) by a neck, with the winner’s stablemate Marie’s Diamond (Footstepsinthesand) another three and a quarter lengths behind in third. Freya is a half-sister to six winners, including Above Average (High Chaparral) and Sent From Heaven (Footstepsinthesand), both of whom have scored at Group 3 level. Gleneagles stood for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AUD$58,150) in 2020.
The Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen-trained Mohaka (5 m ex Diplomacy by No Excuse Needed) brought up Nadeem’s (Redoute’s Choice) 19th individual stakes winner when taking out the Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup (Listed, 2100m) at Awapuni on Satuday. Darryl Bradley capitalised after Mohaka started quickly from her barrier and relaxed well as she was sent straight to the front. Bradley kicked clear approaching the home bend and was not for catching, with gallant runner-up Lubaya (Rip Van Winkle) only able to get within a head of Mohaka. Obsessive (Darci Brahma) was well beaten back in third. Nadeem stands at Little Avondale Stud for 2020 Service Fee of NZ$5,000.
Cheveley Park Stud’s star Pivotal (Polar Falcon) sired his 153rd individual stakes winner courtesy of a victory for Saltonstall (6 g ex Macleya by Winged Love) in Sunday’s Glencairn Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Naas. The Adrian McGuiness-trained six-year-old was registering his sixth win on his 30th career start when keeping on well to beat Raise You (Lope De Vega) by three and a half lengths. Quizical (Roderic O’Connor) was another half a length away in third. Pivotal stood for a private fee in 2020.
Gestut Lindenhof resident Red Jazz (Johannesburg) sired his third stakes winner when his son Jazz Revolution (4 c ex Rousing Applause by Candy Ride) scored in the Songline Classic (Listed, 2100m) at Sweden’s Bro Park on Sunday. The Bodil Hallencreutz-trained four-year-old was winning for the seventh time in 16 starters when beating Gold Tyranny (Zoffany) and Espen Hill (Helsinki). Red Jazz stood for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AUD$8,300) in 2020.
Inspirational Girl (5 m ex Be Inspired by Zabeel), who won Saturday’s Asian Beau Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Ascot in Perth to become her sire Reliable Man’s (Dalakhani) 15th individual stakes winner, will be tested at Group 1 level. The Bob Peters-owned five-year-old, who was purchased 0by John Chalmers for NZ$190,000 at the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale from the draft of Jamieson Park, defeated Too Close The Sun (Carlton House) and Red Can Man (Gingerbread Man). “I would think she will go to the Railway Stakes (Gr.1, 1600m) and I don’t think there is any need to run her again before that (November 21),” Peters said of the Grant and Alana Williams-trained mare. “She is out of a family that we know well. Midnight Special (in the second dam) is a mare that we raced and the whole family seems to take a bit of time and we have done that with her. She is not a big robust mare, but she is fairly tough.” New Zealand-based Westbury Stud’s Reliable Man, whose Group 1-winning daughter Miami Bound runs in tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup (3200m), is well represented at the NZB Ready To Run Sale, with 14 two-year-olds set to go under the hammer at Karaka on November 18 and 19.
Siracusa (4 m ex Corinthia by O’Reilly) took out the Haunui Farm Karaka Classic (Listed, 1600m) at Pukekohe Park on Saturday to earn Sebring (More Than Ready) his 63rd individual stakes winner. The mare brought up a hat trick of wins in the best possible style when she stormed home out wide under apprentice Ashvin Goindasamy. Having been settled in last for the majority of the race, Siracusa steamed home to down the Nigel Tiley-trained race favourite Demonetization (All Too Hard), with another Tiley runner Le Castile (Dalghar) running on strongly for third. Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Sebring stood at Widden Stud before dying from a heart attack aged 13 last year.
Regalo Di Gaetano (5 g ex Regalina by Regal Shot) took out the John Letts Cup (Listed, 1800m) at Morphettville on Saturday to earn a first stakes winner for the late Supreme Class (Redoute’s Choice). The Richard and Chantelle Jolly-trained five-year-old was sent off a $4 chance under Caitlin Jones and defeated Blow Torch (All Too Hard) by half a length, with Danon Roman (Deep Impact) close behind in third. Supreme Class died earlier this year aged 19.
Derrinstown Stud resident Tamayuz (Nayef) sired his 22nd individual stakes winner when his daughter Zeyaadah (2 f ex Masaafat by Act One) showed she had no problems with handling testing conditions with victory in the Montrose Stakes (Listed, 1m) at a rain soaked Newmarket on Saturday. The Roger Varian-trained two-year-old took her unbeaten tally to three when beating Mystery Angel (Kodi Bear) by a length and a quarter. Coul Queen (Coulsty) was another seven lengths adrift in third spot as the field finished well string out on the heavy ground. Zeyaadah is a half-sister to three winners out of the unraced Masaafat (Act One) who herself is a half-sister to the Listed winner Suez (Green Desert), the dam of Fillies’ MIle (Gr 1, 1m) winner Lyric Of Light (Street Cry). Tamayuz stood for a fee of €10,000 (approx. AUD$16,600) in 2020.