Monday, 6 August 2012
: Dynaformer; Stratum; Flying Spur; O'Reilly; Exceed And Excel; Tough Speed; More Than Ready
| Stout Hearted|
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*THE late US sire Dynaformer has a classy staying prospect in Saturday's easy Canterbury winner Stoute Hearted.
The four-year-old gelding is by Dynaformer from the Danzig mare Seebee and has won four of his 12 career starts.
Seebee was a G3 winner in England and was G1 placed in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas).
She has produced five winners including the stakes placed Gathering (Street Cry).
Her dam Annie Edge (Nebbiolo) was a G2 winner who has produced eight winners including the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and top UK sire Selkirk (Sharpen Up).
* GOLDEN Slipper winner Stratum, the youngest stallion to crack a century of winners last season, made a flying start to 2012/13 with seven winners in the first four days of the new season.
They included Saturday's easy Canterbury winner Big Bonanza, a five-year-old who has now seven of his 21 starts.Big Bonanza
is a half-brother to stakes-placed Danaurum and is one of four winners from Gold, a half-sister to GI winner Z'Oro.
Stratum's oldest progeny are now five. He has sired 161 winners of $13.4 million prizemoney including 12 stakes-winners led by GI stars Crystal Lily and Streama.
* CHAMPION sire Flying Spur opened his 2012/13 account with a Doomben win on Saturday by the three-year-old Congo
The gelding was having his first start over 1600m and won his $50,000 maiden event by more than two lengths.
Congo is from the G2 winning Centaine mare Fleur de Chine, who is due to foal again to Flying Spur this spring.
Congo is a half-brother to G1 winner Tully Thunder and SW Sufficient from the family of US G1 winner
Black Mamba, G1 Roman Emperor, G2 Rios and Flying Spur's G1-placed stakeswinner Spurcent.
Flying Spur ended the 2011-12 season with his progeny earning $4.1 million in Australia.
Another of his progeny from his 2009 crop was an impressive trial winner at Randwick last week with his strapping filly Spurs And Sashes (ex Royal Sash by Royal Academy) showing above average talent.
Some two thirds of his foals from 2009 are yet to race. Flying Spur is the sire of 86 stakeswinners including eight last season.
* O'REILLY'S classy spring contender Said Com
made a great start to his campaign with his first-up win at Canterbury on Saturday.
Said Com (O'Reilly x Centa Belt by Centaine) has won three of his eight career starts and been placed four times.
His dam Centa Bet was placed in New Zealand and has produced two winners. She is a half sister to the NZ 2000 Guineas winner Master Belt (Masterclass) and stakes winners Minnie Belt (Oregon) and Buckle Your Belt (O'Reilly).
* EXCEED And Excel got the new season off to a bright start with his three-year-old Relaxed And Happy
keeping his unbeaten record intact at Canterbury on Saturday.
Relaxed And Happy (Exceed And Excel x Regal Kiss by Royal Academy) has now won all his three starts for trainer Chris Waller and will now step up to stakes company.
He is out of the G2 Reisling Stakes winner Regal Kiss (Royal Academy), a mare with a perfect stud record of three foals for three winners.
She is out of Kiss A Halo (Don't Say Halo) who produced four winners including the G1 winner and sire Undoubtedly (Redoute's Choice).
* THE quality of Tasmanian racing came to the fore at Moonee Valley on Saturday with the strong win of Caulfield Cup hope Banaca Mo.
A five-year-old gelding by Tough Speed, he has won eight of his 14 starts and been placed four times for earnings of $184,820.
His dam I Gotcha Babe (Mukddaam) is out of Nurazeyan (Famous Star), a wining half sister to the stakes placed Le Melezin (Kings Island).
* EXPENSIVE More Than Ready yearling Ephemera
seems to to give high profile owner Paul Fudge a healthy return on his $525,000 investment after she carried his Waratah Thoroughbreds colours to an easy victory at Morphettville on Saturday.
Ephemera, trained by Peter Moody, was an impressive winner at Seymour when resuming from a spell last month before progressing to her Adelaide win by more than four lengths.
Bred by Widden Stud in partnership with Robert Anderson, Ephemera is a half-sister by More Than Ready to G2 winner Running Tall and is the second foal of the imported American mare Fleeting Touch.
A half-sister to Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Midshipman, Fleeting Touch had a Redoute's Choice yearling filly sell for $260,000 this year to Peter Moody and she is due to foal again to Redoute's Choice this spring.