Four for Hellbent
Hellbent – Luna Rocks (2 f ex Fimatino by Not A Single Doubt) provided Yarraman Park Stud stallion Hellbent (I Am Invincible) with his fourth individual winner when she produced an eye-catching display in a two-year-old handicap (1100m) at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. The Richard and Will Freedman-trained juvenile had previously finished second in a Newcastle maiden on March 31 and managed to put that experience to good use, finishing strongly under Keagan Latham to beat Ringmaster (Zoustar) by three lengths with a further one and a half lengths back to Silentsar (Russian Revolution) in third. Out of the winning Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) mare Fimatino, Luna Rocks is a half-sister to dual Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) winner Shaquero (Shalaa). She was a $360,000 purchase by The Racing League at the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Tyreel Stud draft. Hellbent will stand for $22,000 (inc. GST) this breeding season.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Aclaim (pictured) – Aclaim (Acclamation) earned his Group 1 winner on Sunday when his daughter Cachet (3 f ex Poyle Sophie by Teofilo) posted a victory on the highest stage in the English 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket. The Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-owned filly, who was a 60,000 gns purchase from the Hyde Park draft at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, made all to beat Prosperous Voyage (Zoffany) by a neck with Tuesday (Galileo) finihsing two lengths behind the winner in third. Cachet is out of Teofilo (Galileo) mare Poyle Sophie, a half-sister to the dam of US Grade 3 winner Whisper Not (Poet’s Voice). Prix de la Foret (Gr 1, 1400m) winner Aclaim stands at the National Stud in the UK for £6,000 (approx. AU$10,675).
Deep Impact – Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) registered his 56th individual elite-level winner and his fourth in Australia when Glint Of Hope (3 f ex Sacred Sight by Fastnet Rock) took out the Australasian Oaks (Gr 1, 2000m) at Morphettville. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained filly scored by a long head over Barb Raider (Rebel Raider) with a further neck to favourite My Whisper (Frankel) in third. Deep Impact died in Japan in 2019.
Dubawi – Darley’s Dubawi (Dubai MIllennium) moved to within one of a half century of elite-level winners when Coroebus (3 c ex First Victory by Teofilo) claimed victory in Sunday’s English 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket to become the stallion’s 49th individual Group 1 winner. Trained by Charlie Appleby, Coroebus beat stablemate Native Trail (Oasis Dream) by three-quarters of a length with Luxembourg (Camelot) another length and a half away in third. Dubawi stands at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £250,000 (approx. AU$444,800).
Rafeef – Australian-bred stallion Rafeef (Redoute’s Choice) sired his second elite-level winner when his son Master Archie (3 c ex La Volta by Var) won Saturday’s Computaform Sprint (Gr 1, 1000m) at Turffontein. Master Archie, who is out of Listed winner La Volta (Var), herself a half-sister to Grade 2 winners Mardi Gras (Oratorio) and Chesalon (Fort Wood), defeated favourite and stablemate Big Burn (Elusive Fort) by two and a quarter lengths, with True To Life (Duke Of Marmalade) a neck further back in third. South Africa’s champion first season sire Rafeef, who is a brother to Grade 1 winner Mustaaqeem, stands at Ridgemont Highlands for a fee of R30,000 (approx. AU$2,695).
Vercingetorix – Success for Master Archie formed the first leg of a Grade 1 double for trainer Paul Peter, who later on Saturday’s Turffontein card won the Premier’s Champions Challenge (Gr 1, 2000m) through a shock victory for Astrix (5 g ex Victory Dance by Victory Moon). The five-year-old gelding scored a maiden stakes success at the highest level when defeating Sparkling Water (Silvano) by a short head, while Puerto Manzano (Seek Again) finished third, two and a half lengths from the winner. The result was a fifth individual elite-level winner for Vercingetorix (Silvano), who stands at Maine Chance Farms.
New stakes winners
Adlerflug – Last seen running down the field in the Preis der Diana (Gr 1, 2200m), India (4 m ex Ivory Coast by Peintre Celebre) gained a first black-type success of her career on Sunday. Making her seventh start in the Grosser Preis von Hannover (Listed, 2000m), she became the 22nd individual stakes winner for her late sire Adlerflug (In The Wings). Trained by Waldemar Hickst, she got the better of Accola (Scalo) and Theodora (Ito) to take the honours. Owned and bred by Gestut Ittlingen, India is a half-sister to the Prix Vicomtesse Vigier (Gr 2, 3100m) and dual Group 3 winner Ivory Land (Lando), being out of the unraced Ivory Coast (Peintre Celebre), who is a half-sister to National Stakes winner (Gr 1, 7f) and sire Heart Of Darkness (Glint Of Gold).
American Pharoah – Tijuana (2 c ex Mexican Rose by Volksraad) provided his sire American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) with a 27th individual stakes winner, and third in Australia, when he won the Anzac Day Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. Trained by Ben and JD Hayes, the two-year-old colt is the first southern hemisphere-bred juvenile stakes winner for American Pharoah, and was sent off as the 5-2 favourite for the annual Listed contest in which he beat Alcedo (Smart Missile) by three-quarters of a length. There was a further length back to Foreign Raider (Tarzino) in third. Out of the Listed-winning Volksraad (Green Desert) mare Mexican Rose, Tijuana is a half-brother to three winners, including Mexican Gal (Encosta De Lago), Nucleonic (Burgundy) and Sacred Sham (O’Reilly), while Mexican Tycoon (O’Reilly) is stakes placed. American Pharoah stood the northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud for US$80,000, while he spent the 2021 southern hemisphere season at Jerrys Plains where he commanded a fee of $49,500 (inc GST).
Charm Spirit – A week after Johny Johny became the 13th individual stakes winner for Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit), his brother Kirwan’s Lane (5 g ex Galway by Savabeel) became number 14 for the Windsor Park Stud stallion when he added the Hawkesbury Gold Cup (Gr 3, 1600m) to his record. Ridden by Tom Sherry, Kirwan’s Lane produced a strong effort to hold off debuting French import Hopeful (Motivator) by a length with a further head to Atishu (Savabeel) in third. A $170,000 Karaka yearling from the Little Avondale Stud draft, Kirwan’s Lane has now won $525,475 in 30 starts. Charm Spirit did not shuttle to Windsor Park Stud in 2021.
Counterattack – Australian Group 3 winner Counterattack (Redoute’s Choice) sired his first individual stakes winner when See Hector (3 c ex Scouting by New Approach) strode clear in the final stages to win Sunday’s Premio Parioli (Italian 2,000 Guineas) (Gr 2, 1600m) at Rome. The Chris Waller-trained Counterattack was a winner of the Fred Best Classic (Gr 3, 1350m) at Doomben and finished runner-up to Redzel (Snitzel) in the Doomben 10,000 (Gr 1, 1200m) in 2017. See Hector won by a length and a half at the line over Fire Of The Sun (Areion) with Il Grande Gatsby (Churchill) in third.
Deep Impact – After Glint Of Hope became Deep Impact’s 185th individual stakes winner, it took only 40 minutes before he registered number 186 when Pradaria (3 c ex Chasse Roll by Kurofune) won Saturday’s TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho (Gr 2, 2400m) at Tokyo. Sent out as the fourth favourite, the Manabu Ikezoe-trained Pradaria defeated Lord Les Ailes (Deep Impact) by a half-length with Eternal Victory (Rulership) a further half-length away in third. Pradaria joins an honour roll that includes Authority (Orfevre), Zenno Rob Roy (Sunday Silence) and Symboli Kris S (Kris S), but no horse has ever gone on to win the Tokyo Yushun (Gr 1, 2400m) – the Japanese Derby – since the trial was established in 1984.
Flower Alley – Maharanee (2 f ex Indira by Tiger Ridge) became the 31st individual stakes winner for her sire Flower Alley (Distorted Humor), when the two-year-old defeated Time For Glory (Time Thief) by a massive six lengths, with None Other (Flower Alley) in third in Saturday’s SA Fillies Nursery (Gr 2, 1160m). Flower Alley stands at Wilgerbosdrift in South Africa.
Frankel – Martel (3 c ex Lady Of Shamrock by Scat Daddy) provided Frankel (Galileo) with a 91st individual stakes winner when he won the Prix de l’Avre (Listed, 2400m) at Longchamp on Sunday. Trained by Andre Fabre, the three-year-old colt stayed on well inside the final furlong to beat Ardakan (Reliable Man) by three-quarters of a length with a further head back to the disappointing odds-on favourite Hafit (Dubawi) in third. The fourth foal out of the US Grade 1-winning Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) mare Lady Of Shamrock, Martel is a half-brother to the useful French winner Oxalis (Invincible Spirit) and winner Silent War (War Front). With The Moonlight (3 f Frankel ex Sand Vixen by Dubawi) continued a great run for team Godolphin as the three-year-old became the 92nd stakes winner – the second on the day – for Frankel in the Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Newmarket. Trained by Charlie Appleby, the homebred forged clear to win impressively by four and a quarter lengths over Mashaaer (Muhaarar) while there was a further five lengths back to the favourite Crenelle (Kingman) in third. Frankel stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £200,000 (approx. AU$355,800).
Galileo – Noon Star (4 m ex Midday by Oasis Dream) provided her late sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) with a 347th individual stakes winner when she scored a first stakes success in the Nottinghamshire Oaks Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Nottingham on Tuesday. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old managed to hold on narrowly under Ryan Moore from the late-closing Technique (Mastercraftsman), winning by a head, with a further three-quarters of a length back to Angel Power (Lope De Vega) in third. The sixth foal out of the multiple Group 1-winning Oasis Dream (Green Desert) mare Midday, Noon Star has an outstanding pedigree being a sister to Group 3 winner Midterm and a half-sister to Listed winner Mori (Frankel) and useful all-weather winner Midi (Frankel).
Golden Horn – Bartzella (4 f ex Primevere by Singspiel) handed Golden Horn (Cape Cross) with a ninth individual stakes winner when she just prevailed in the Daisy Warwick Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Goodwood on Friday. Trained by William Haggas, the four-year-old filly made all and stayed on well under pressure inside the final two furlongs to just hold the runner-up Lady Hayes (Kodiac) by a neck with a further three and three-quarter lengths back to Silence Please (Gleneagles) in third. Golden Horn stands at Dalham Hall Stud for £10,000. (approx AU$17,690).
Havana Gold – Tweenhills Farm and Stud-based stallion Havana Gold (Teofilo) was handed his 13th individual stakes winner courtesy of Tippy Toes’ (3 f ex Mullein by Oasis Dream) triumph in Thursday’s Chelmer Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Chelmsford. The Charlie and Mark Johnston-trained three-year-old filly pulled a length and a quarter clear of Symphony Perfect (Fast Company), while Morag McCullagh (Exceed And Excel) was a further half a length back in third. Purchased by her trainers for 15,000gns at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2020, Tippy Toes was then bought by BBA Ireland for 44,000gns at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale the following year. Tippy Toes is out of Listed-winning Oasis Dream mare Mullein, making her a half-sister to five other winners headed by fellow Listed scorer Tarboosh (Bahamian Bounty). Havana Gold stands for a fee of £12,500 (approx AU$21,945).
Holy Roman Emperor – Swipe Up (3 f ex Salmon Rose by Iffraaj) provided her sire Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) with a 93rd individual stakes winner when she scored in the Premio Regina Elena (Gr 3, 1600m) at Rome on Sunday She is a half-sister to winners Ventura Blues (Bated Breath) and Rayna’s World (Poet’s Voice). Holy Roman Emperor stands at Castlehyde Stud for €10,000 (approx. AU$14,930).
Kingman – Juddmonte sire Kingman (Invincible Spirit) brought up his 44th individual stakes winner and second of the new northern hemisphere turf season when his daughter Mrs Fitzherbert (4 m ex Stupendous Miss by Dynaformer) won Saturday’s Conqueror Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Goodwood. The Hughie Morrison-trained mare defeated Bashkirova (Pivotal) by a half-length, with Zanbaq (Oasis Dream) two and a half lengths further back in third. Mrs Fitzherbert became the third stakes winner out of US stakes winner Stupendous Miss (Dynaformer), with Mrs Fitzherbert a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Do It All (Distorted Humor) and Tales Of Grimm (Distorted Humor), while she is a sister to the stakes placed Moll Davis. Kingman stands at Juddmonte for a fee of £150,000 (approx. AU$266,880).
Lope De Vega – Ballylinch Stud resident Lope De Vega (Shamardal) sire his 93rd individual stakes winner when the Andre Fabre-trained Place Du Carrousel (3 f ex Traffic Jam by Duke Of Marmalade) scored in the Prix Cleopatre (Gr 3, 2100m) at Saint-Cloud. Ridden by Mickael Barzalona, the three-year-old filly stayed on well to beat Samahram (Sea The Moon) by three-quarters of a length with a further head back to the British-raider Kawida (Sir Percy) in third. A €260,000 purchase by Al Shaqab Racing, Place Du Carrousel is the first foal out of the Group 2-winning Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) mare Traffic Jam. Lope De Vega stands for €125,000 (approx. AU$183,800).
Manduro – The Stephane Wattel-trained The Good Man (5 h ex So Good by Galileo) produced a good staying performance to win the Prix De Barbeville (Gr 3, 3100m) at Longchamp, providing his sire Manduro (Monsun) with a 37th individual stakes winner. The five-year-old stayed on strongly to beat Bubble Smart (Intello) by three-quarters of a length with a head further back to Joie De Soir (Fastnet Rock) in third. The fourth foal out of the placed Galileo mare So Good, herself a sister to the useful winner and Group 3 runner-up Impulsive Moment, The Good Man is a half-brother to winners Turandot (Canford Cliffs) and Obsession (Tin Horse). Former Darley stallion Manduro died in July 2020.
Muhaarar – Evening Sun (5 g ex Fiery Sunset by Galileo) provided his sire Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) with an eighth individual stakes winner when he scored in the San Francisco Mile Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. Trained by Jeff Mullins, the five-year-old gelding came home a half-length victor over favourite Vanzzy (Verrazano) with the same distance further back to Camino Del Paraiso (Suances) in third. The second foal out of the winning Galileo mare Fiery Sunset, herself out of a winning half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Senure (Nureyev) and Grade 3 winner Speak In Passing (Danzig), Evening Sun is a half-brother to the winner Flarepath (Exceed And Excel). Muhaarar stands at Haras Des Faunes in France.
Neatico – The Markus Klug-trained Stella (4 m ex Startissima by Green Tune) defeated Irish raider Emilie Gray (Dubawi) to win Sunday’s Grosser Preis von Rossmann (Listed, 1600m) at Hannover. Dima (Falco) finished in third. Stella became the first individual stakes winner for her sire Neatico (Medicean), a winner of the Grosser Dallmayr Preis (Gr 1, 2000m) at Munich.
Real Impact – Deep Impact’s son Real Impact had a breakout day with his first Australian Group 2 winner and his third stakes winner overall. That came courtesy of Count De Rupee (4 g ex Timeless Choice by Redoute’s Choice), who took out Saturday’s Victory Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Eagle Farm. The Robert and Luke Price-trained Count De Rupee burst through to win by a long head over Scallopini (Snitzel) with the father-son training partnership also snaring third with Jamaea (Headwater). Real Impact last shuttled to Arrowfield Stud in 2018 and now stands at Yushun Stallion Station in Japan.
Snitzel – Arrowfield Stud’s champion sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) brought up his 121st individual stakes winner when Exotic Ruby (6 m ex Oriental Ruby by Street Cry) landed the Hawkesbury Crown (Gr 3, 1300m). A $105,000 purchase by Bjorn Baker from the 2020 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale out of the Luskin Park Stud dispersal, Exotic Ruby made a successful debut at stakes level, defeating Pippali (Ilovethiscity) by a long neck with a head to Faschanel (I Am Invincible) in third. Snitzel will stand at Arrowfield for $220,000 (inc GST) in 2022.
So You Think – Coolmore’s So You Think (High Chaparral) capped off a remarkable April by producing two new stakes winners on Saturday in Illation (3 c ex Pontiana by Redoute’s Choice) and Regardsmaree (5 g ex Rossa Mia by Testa Rossa), taking his total to 40. So You Think begins May with a $400,000 lead over I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) in the Australian general sires premiership after he bolstered his lead, largely thanks to Illation in the HC Nitschke Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Morphettville and Regardsmaree in the Anniversary Vase (Listed, 1400m) at Sandown. It was announced last week that So You Think’s fee would be $93,500 (inc GST) in 2022, up from $77,000 (inc GST) in 2021.
Tarzino – Westbury Stud stallion Tarzino (Tavistock) brought up his second stakes winner when Jungle Magnate (3 g ex The Love Of Money by Casino Prince) took out the Chairman’s Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Morphettville. Sent out as the $7 third favourite, the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Jungle Magnate produced a strong staying effort to defeat Harleymoven (Foxwedge) by three-quarters of a length with Saint Tropez (Not A Single Doubt) two and three-quarter lengths away in third. Jungle Magnate is now firmly in South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) contention, with Leicester (Wanted) in 2018 the last to complete the Chairman’s Stakes and South Australian Derby double. Tarzino stood for NZ$12,000 (plus GST) in 2021.
Teofilo – The Godolphin-raced Alegron (3 g ex Alegria by Medaglia D’Oro) scored in Monday’s VRC St Leger (Listed, 2800m) and provided yet another individual stakes winner for Teofilo (Galileo) as the Darley Europe stallion hit number 104 as a sire. The James Cummings-trained three-year-old, who had finished second in the VRC Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) and third in the Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) this season, went off the $1.65 favourite for the 2800-metre contest and beat The Cunning Fox (Reliable Man) by two and a quarter lengths under Damien Oliver, with a further one and three-quarter lengths further back to Fearentless (Fiorente) in third. Out of the Group 2-placed winning Medaglia D’Oro (El Prado) mare Alegria, Alegron is a half-brother to an unnamed colt by Epaulette (Commands). Alegria has a weanling filly by Epaulette (Commands) and was covered by Ghaiyyath (Dubawi) in November last year. Nations Pride (3 c ex Important Time by Oasis Dream) provided Teofilo with a 105th individual stakes winner when he scored impressively in Friday’s Newmarket Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f). The Charlie Appleby-trained colt careered away to beat Hoo Ya Mal (Territories) by a widening seven lengths. The third foal out of the Listed-winning Oasis Dream mare Important Time, Nations Pride is a half-brother to the winner Making History (Dubawi). Teofilo stands at Kildangan Stud for €30,000 (approx. AU$44,100).
Twilight Son – Toimy Son (3 c ex Miss Pimpernel by Clodovil) provided his sire Twilight Son (Kyllachy) with a sixth individual stakes winner when he won Sunday’s Prix du Pont Neuf (Listed, 1400m) at Longchamp. Trained by Yann Barberot, the three-year-old colt just got the better of Txope (Siyouni) to win by a short-neck, with the pair pulling two lengths clear of Siam Paragon (Shalaa) in third. Toimy Son is the second foal out of the winning Clodovil (Danehill) mare Miss Pimpernel, herself a half-sister to the Listed winner Change The World (Sakhee). Cheveley Park stallion Twilight Son stands for £7,000 (approx. AU$12,500).
What A Winter – Miss Cool (2 f ex French Rose by Miesque’s Approval), the only filly in the field, handed her sire What A Winter (Western Winter) an 18th individual stakes winner with victory in Saturday’s SA Nursery (Gr 2, 1160m) at Turffontein. The Paul Peter-trained juvenile beat Union Square (Rafeef) by three and three-quarter lengths, with Thunderstone (Soft Falling Rain) in third. What A Winter stands at Drakenstein Stud for a fee of R70,000 (approx. AU$6,285).
Written Tycoon – Yulong Stud’s Written Tycoon (Iglesia) brought up stakes winner number 47 when the Chris Waller-trained Tycoonist (4 g ex Doubtfilly by Not A Single Doubt) landed the Hawkesbury Gold Rush (Listed, 1100m). The $4 second favourite managed to reel in favourite Malkovich (Choisir) to score by a half-length, with Surreal Step (Sidestep) a length and a half away in third. A $750,000 yearling, Tycoonist is the first stakes winner from four foals to race out of Listed winner Doubtfilly (Not A Single Doubt), who also finished fourth in the 2012 Golden Slipper (Gr 1, 1200m). Written Tycoon will stand for $165,000 (inc GST) in 2022.
Zarak – The Markus Klug-trained Lavello (3 c ex Laura by Montjeu) ran out a determined winner of Sunday’s Bavarian Classic (Gr 3, 2000m) at Munich, providing his sire Zarak (Dubawi) with a third individual stakes winner. The three-year-old colt beat Sammarco (Camelot) by three-quarters of a length with the same distance further back to Maraseem (Nathaniel) in third. The third foal out of the winning Montjeu (Sadler’s Wells) mare Laura, who herself is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner Lauro (Monsun) and Group 3 winner Love Academy (Medicean), Lavello is a half-brother to the winner Lady Laura (Holy Roman Emperor). Aga Khan Stud stallion Zarak stands at Haras de Bonneval for €25,000 (approx. AU$37,330).