Three for Rich Enuff
Late Charge – Despite proving sub-fertile at stud and returning to training as a gelding, one of the six foals produce by Late Charge landed him his first winner on Wednesday as The Last Charge (2 c ex Elite Vision by Our Maizcay) took out a Super Vobis 2YO Handicap (1100m) at Bendigo. The Last Charge is a homebred for Ken King, who also raced Late Charge, and is the only named foal to date of the former Riverbank Farm resident.
Rich Enuff Woodside Park first season sire Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon) landed his third winner on Wednesday when Hamilton Hill (2 f ex Divine City by Ferocity) took out the TAB QTIS 2YO Maiden Plate (1050m) at Doomben. Hamilton Hill was purchased by Paul Butterworth for $40,000 from Book 2 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Daandine Stud. A three-time stakes winner and runner-up in the 2014 Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m), Rich Enuff stands at Woodside in Victoria for a fee of $12,100 (inc GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Not A Single Doubt – Pensioned Arrowfield Stud sire Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) landed his 14th individual Group 1 winner, and first in the northern hemisphere, when Southern Legend (7 g ex Donna’s Appeal by Carnegie), took out the Champions Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. The Casper Fownes-trained gelding was a $280,000 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale purchase by Carmel Size in conjunction with her father Neville Begg – on behalf of owner Boniface Ho – from the draft of Corumbene Stud in 2014. Southern Legend joins the likes of Vinery Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Shout The Bar and Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Farnan as elite level winners for Not A Single Doubt this year.
New Stakes winners
Foxwedge – Woodside Park Stud’s Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) made it 18 individual stakes winners on Saturday when Wild Vixen (3 f ex Amy’s Glen by Shamardal) took the H C Nitschke Stakes (Listed, 1400m) for three-year-olds. Purchased for $100,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Tyreel Stud, Wild Vixen is the fourth foal from the stakes-placed Amy’s Glen (Shamardal). Foxwedge stood for $16,500 in 2019, serving 67 mares.
Heart’s Cry – Japanese stallion Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence) recorded his 44th individual stakes winner on Saturday, his third in Australia, when A Shin Rook (6 g ex Eishin Linden by Alydeed) took the City Of Adelaide Handicap (Listed, 1400m) at Morphettville. A Shin Rook, who began his career in Japan, was purchased by Ozzie Kheir and his partners in late 2017. From the family of former Oaklands Stud stallion Wicked Style (Macho Uno), A Shin Rook joins Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Admire Rakti and Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) victor Lys Gracieux as an Australian stakes winner for Shadai Stallion Station’s Heart’s Cry.
Kinshasa No Kiseki – Australian-bred Japanese stallion Kinshasa No Kiseki (Fuji Kiseki) produced his ninth individual stakes winner, and his second this month, when Bullbear Iride (4 h ex Silk Symphony by Storming Home) won the Oasis Stakes (Listed, 1600m) on the Tokyo dirt on Saturday. Kinshasa No Kiseki is in his tenth season at Shadai Stallion Station.
Pierro – The versatile Pierro (Lonhro) produced his 23rd individual stakes winner on Saturday when Sacramento (3 g ex Alzora by Redoute’s Choice) took the VRC St Leger (Listed, 2800m) at Flemington. Coolmore Stud’s Pierro stood last season for $88,000 (inc GST), serving 217 mares.
Screen Hero – Lex Stud resident Screen Hero (Grass Wonder) sired his eighth stakes winner on Sunday as Win Marilyn (3 f ex Cosmo Cielo by Fusaichi Pegasus) took out the Flora Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) at Tokyo, a key trial in the lead up to the Japanese Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) on May 24.
Sepoy – Darley stallion Sepoy (Elusive Quality) made it 16 individual stakes winners on Saturday when Sweet Scandal (5 m ex Bacchanal Woman by Encosta De Lago) took the Hawkesbury Crown (Gr 3, 1500m) at Rosehill. Sepoy will stand at Darley’s Northwood Park for a fee of $7,700 in 2020.
Shamus Award – Rosemont Stud’s Shamus Award (Snitzel) produced his seventh individual stakes winner on Saturday when Flying Award (2 c ex Flying Dansino by Fusaichi Pegasus) took the Anzac Day Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington yesterday. Bred by Golden Grove Stud Farm, the outfit of Sean Buckley’s Ultra Racing – who raced both Shamus Award and Flying Award – the colt was set to be offered at Book 2 of last year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale but was withdrawn. Flying Award hails from the Leica Western (Best Western) family that includes Leica Smile (At Talaq), Zagreb (Zabeel) and Redding (Nassipour). Shamus Award stood for $11,000 (inc GST) last year, serving 149 mares.