Sovereign Fund (AUS)
Sovereign Fund (AUS)
O: Newgate Bloodstock, China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd, Trilogy, Newgate S F, Horse Ventures, Go Bloodstock Australia, Starlight Racing, Grant Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Carpe Diem, Aston Bloodstock, Nick Vass Bloodstock, G1G Racing & Breeding & Aristia Park Bloodstock Pty Ltd
B: Campolina Pty Ltd
T: Peter and Paul Snowden
S: 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale V: Newgate Farm P: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Trilogy Racing, $550,000
W: Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1100m), Wyong, December 14
Sovereign Fund went some way towards recapturing his $550,000 purchase price when the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained juvenile made a successful debut with an impressive win in Wednesday’s Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1100m).
Lining up off the back of two starts in trials, the most recent of which saw him finish second behind subsequent runaway winner The Novelist (Written By), Sovereign Fund was smartly away under James McDonald, settling in fourth place and tracking a quick pace before commencing his move (three deep) nearing the turn. He grabbed the lead at the 100 metres and then drew clear to win comfortably by a length and a quarter in a promising performance.
A Magic Millions Gold Coast purchase by the powerful Newgate Bloodstock, China Horse Club and Trilogy Racing group, Sovereign Fund was following his sire Capitalist (Written Tycoon) by taking out the Wyong contest and now looks likely to try and emulate the achievements of the now Newgate Stallion by striking in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) on the Gold Coast in four weeks’ time.
“He has come a long way in a short space of time,” Paul Snowden said after Wednesday’s race.
“What gave us confidence today was that with a fast tempo and drawing so well, we had a lovely cart into the race. He was the strongest late, which we wanted him to be.
“Early on, he was unassuming, very shy and did not like being cluttered up. We have done a lot of work with him and tinkered with his gear.”
Sovereign Fund was bred by Campolina Pty Ltd, with the colt sold through the Newgate Farm draft at the Gold Coast last January. He is the third foal out of the stakes-placed juvenile winner of three races Mossbeat (Mossman).
Mossbeat’s first foal, by Winning Rupert (Written Tycoon), sold for $280,000 at the Gold Coast in 2020, while a sister to Sovereign Fund made $60,000 to the bid of trainers Lee and Cherie Curtis.
Named Doves Or Hawks, the unraced three-year-old filly sports the silks of Frank and Christine Cook.
The mare’s next foal after Sovereign Fund died after birth, while she missed in 2021, but she returned to Capitalist this year with a September 7 serving date.