Monday, 16 July 2012
: Strategic; Fastnet Rock; Stratum; Commands; Choisir
Photo by Racing and Sports
STRATEGIC'S Group winner Platelet
enhanced her value with a game in the Listed Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Platelet (Strategic x Bloodline by Dracula) has won five of her 12 career starts and been placed six times with earnings of $299,125.
She is out of the winning Dracula mare Bloodline, the dam of four winners from four runners to date.
Bloodline (Quest For Fame) is out of Sketches (Danehill) and is a half sister to Grand Britannia (Dash For Cash).
Platelet's third dam Artistic Princess (Luskin Star) produced 11 winners including the G2 winner Hockney (Quest For Fame).
Platelet's dam Bloodline visited Epsom Derby winner Authorized in 2012.
Strategic is the sire of 26 stakeswinners to date including G1 winners Meurice, Mistegic and Strategic News.
* TRAINER Chris Waller described Fastnet Rock
as a "stakes horse of the future” after recording her second win in four starts at Warwick farm on Saturday.
The $150,000 yearling purchase by the Ingham family scored a tenacious half head win over 1300m.
Berrimilla is the first winner for G2 placed Tale of the Cat filly Purrfection, a half-sister to GI New Zealand Oaks winner Boundless from the family of multiple GI winner Veyron.
Purrfection as covered last spring by Golden Slipper winner Sebring.
* HIGHLY promising Fastnet Rock
posted her second win from four starts at Moprhettville on Saturday.
Demasheen (Fastnet Rock
x Shimo Star by Centaine) made headlines last year when she topped the 2011 NZB Ready to Run Sale after being purchased for $450,000 by Bahen Bloodstock on behalf of Mosheen's owner Phil Sly.
* STRATUM filly Proper Madam
may have her next start in Sydney after an impressive last-to-first performance at Caulfield on Saturday.
The Jason Warren trained youngster unleashed a strong run from the 600m under Craig Newitt to record a three-quarter of a length victory.
Bred by Bill Duncan Bloodstock and Widden Stud, Proper Madam was purchased by Warren for $35,000 at the 2011 Melbourne Premier Sale.
The filly earned more than four times her purchase price on Saturday thanks to the race carrying a $100,000 bonus.
Proper Madam is the first Australian foal of American stakes-winner Ultravase, who is the dam of four winners in the US.
* Australian-bred sprinter Soul
won the G3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury in the UK on Saturday by four lengths.
Soul won the G2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington as a three-year-old among four Australian wins for Peter Snowden before he was despatched to Dubai to join the Godolphin stable.
The four-year-old son of Commands is now trained by Godolphin's Saeed bin Suroor in Newmarket.
Soul's previous start saw him finish just a length and a quarter behind super mare Black Caviar when fourth in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Soul is out of the Night Shift mare Marvilha and is one of 47 stakes winners for Commands, sire of the G1 winners Paratroopers, Purple, Undue, Skilled, Erewhon and Russeting.
* CLASSY Choisir
colt Olympic Glory
justified favouritism to record a G2 win in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in the UK on Saturday.
Previously runner-up in the G2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, Olympic Glory (Choisir
x Acidanthera, by Alzao) provided trainer Richard Hannon with his fourth success in the seven-furlong feature for two-year-olds in soft ground.
Olympic Glory is a £65,000 graduate of Doncaster's Premier Yearling Sale.