Monday, 30 July 2012
: Danehill Dancer; High Chaparral; Blevic; Exceed And Excel; Falbrav; Redoute's Choice.
| Brave The Way|
Photo by Racing and Sports
* DANEHILL Dancer sired his 140th stakes winner when Megem's Boy
won the Listed Beaufine Stakes at Belmont Park in Perth on Saturday.
The rising seven-year-old is a grandson of the former brilliant Sydney mare Joanne, being out of Joanne's Daughter (Kaapstad).
It was the first Black Type success in 10 wins for Megem's Boy, who was bred by the late champion trainer Jack Denham.
Denham also bred, owned and trained multiple G2 winner Joanne (Marscay) to win 16 races. He also had Megem's Boy early in his career before he was sold to the west where he has done his racing since 2010.
He is one of five winners from Joanne's Daughter, a metropolitan winner.
Danehill Dancer is now based permanently at Coolmore
in Ireland following many years of shuttling to Australia.
* SO You Think's sire High Chaparral
sired his 37th stakes winner when lightly raced mare High Kin
made it four wins in succession in the Listed Taumarunui Cup at Te Rapa on Saturday.
The 4yO High Kin (High Chaparral
x Kinzan, by Kinjite) was having her first start in stakes company and took her record to four wins and two placings from just nine starts.
High Kin was a bargain purchase for just $11,000 from the Timberlee Thoroughbreds draft at the 2009 NZB Festival Yearling Sale.
She is one of four winners from the Kinjite mare Kinzan, who is out of a half-sister to Melbourne and Caulfield Cup winner Let's Elope.High Chaparral
returns to Coolmore
Australia this year at a fee of $77,000.
* RECENTLY deceased sire Blevic had his 25th stakes winner when Avoid Lightning
won Saturday's Listed Lightning Stakes at Morphettville.
Blevic has enjoyed some remarkable success, including five winners on the Murray Bridge program last Wednesday, since he passed away at Kambula Stud in early July.
Avoid Lightning is a three-year-old daughter of the unraced mare Ya Michelle (Success Express x La Belle Michelle, by Twig Moss).
Ya Michelle is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Ashley Kate (Brocco) and Michelle Cafea (Strategic).
* PLANET Voyage
, a $190,000 purchase from the Magic Millions, added to the great season his sire Exceed And Excel has enjoyed with his two-year-olds when he won at Caulfield on Saturday.
Bred by Gooree Stud and consigned to the Magic Millions by Widden Stud, Planet Voyage has won twice and placed three times from six starts.
He is the first foal for G3 winning Thunder Gulch mare Pasikatera, who comes from the family of dual GI winner Tempest Morn.
* FALBRAV gelding Brave The Way
made it back-to-back Sydney victories in seven days at Warwick farm on Saturday.
He was switched to Sydney from Queensland to take advantage of increased prizemoney and backed up from a Rosehill win over 1900m the previous week to record his first 2400m win.
Brave The Way (Falbrav x La Belle Diamante by Zabeel) was trained by Alan Bailey and had been winless in nine starts since he won the 2011 Coffs Harbour Cup before transferring to Anthony Cummings at Randwick.
Brave the Way cost $50,000 from the draft of Brooklyn Lodge at the 2008 Magic Millions National yearling sale.
He is by former Arrowfield shuttler Falbrav and is a half-brother to the winners Metung Belle and Catalectric from the extended family of the legendary producer Eight Carat.
* BLUE blooded Redoute's Choice filly Bonaria
posted her second straight metropolitan win at Caulfield on Saturday.
The Pat Hyland trained three year-old was impressive when scoring at the same venue two weeks ago and ran right up to that form to win again by two and three-quarter lengths.
Her overall record now reads three wins and six placings from 13 starts with prizemoney of $116,964.
Retained to race by her breeders, Bonaria is a half-sister to G3 winners Time Out and Legally Bay from the Last Tycoon mare Decidity.
Decidity was covered last spring by Stratum.