Street Cry; Captain Rio; Lucky Owners; Sebring; Ecites; Duportth; More Than Ready; High Chaparral
• EXCITING Street Cry filly Solicit made it back-to-back Group victories with an impressive win in the G2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Bred and raced by Contract Racing with the Psaltis family, Solicit (Street Cry x Princesa by Danehill) has now won four races from nine career starts and has amassed $487,200 in prize money.
Solicit is the fifth foal from Danehill’s dual Listed winner Princesa.
Princesa is a sister to G1 winner Kapchat, the Centaine mare who is the dam of this season’s G3 Chairman’s Stakes winner Nayeli and a half-sister to the G3-winner and G1 placed Kaphero.
Already the dam of the G2 winner Star Of Giselle (Reset) and the Listed placed Ducal Castle (Domesday), Princesa produced a Medaglia d'Oro last year and was then served by Pierro.
Street Cry is the sire of 71 Stakes winners worldwide including G1 Caulfield Guineas winners Whobegotyou and Long John and Melbourne Cup winner Shocking.
Solicit is bred on the same Street Cry/Danehill (Danzig) cross as Shocking.
• CAPTAIN Rio sprinter Terravista , the Kiwi-bred horse that carries an Australian suffix, continued his march to the top with an impressive win in the G3 Liverpool City Cup at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
Terravista ran down the high class New Zealand-trained three-year-old El Roca (Fastnet Rock), who will back up next weekend in the G1 Randwick Guineas, for his second from two starts this campaign.
Terravista (Captain Rio x Parfore) had resumd with an impressive win in the G3 Southern Cross Stakes over 1200m at Randwick and has now won six of his eight starts.
Trained by Joseph Pride, Terravista is the fourth individual stakes winner for his dam Parfore (Gold Brose).
Parfore is a full-sister to Nishaani, dam of champion two-year-old Il Quello Veloce (Captain Rio) and stakes winner Donna Cattiva (Captain Rio), and Golden Sparkle, dam of G3 winner Mosse (O'Reilly).
Terravista is a half-sibling to champion Singapore galloper Super Easy, multiple stakes winner Our Lukas, and dual G3 winner Tiger Tees also trained by Pride and the winner of 10 races.
• LUCKY Owners filly Alpha Miss proved she is up with the best youngsters of the season with her fighting win in the Listed Lonhro Plate at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
A bargain $6000 Magic Millions Weanling Sale purchase from the draft of Kilto Park Thoroughbreds, Alpha Miss has now won three of four starts earning $211,250 with her connections announcing that she will be a late entry fee for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.
An impressive winner of the Listed Gimcrack Stakes on debut in the spring, the Gary Nickson trained filly had resumed with a fourth to Mossfun in the G3 Widden Stakes.
Alpha Miss is the best of five winners from Rory’s Jester mare Soiree Girl, a full sister to stakes-winner Rory’s Classic and half-sister to G3 winner Party Boy.
She is among five stakes-winners by champion Hong Kong miler Lucky Owners. His G1 winning juvenile The Heckler is also from a daughter of Rory’s Jester.
• SATURDAY’s Flemington winner Clifton Red became the sixth stakes winner for second crop sire Sebring when she made a successful debut in the G3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes.
Clifton Red (Sebring x Pretty Penny by Encosta De Lago) was a fitting winner as her breeder and managing part-owner Bill Cockram is a son of former TBV committeeman Ted Cockram who pioneered Super VOBIS in the 1980s.
Ted Cockram bred champion racehorse and sire Century and he was a Moonee Valley committeeman for over a decade while his son Bill joined the Geelong Race Club committee this season.
Clifton Red’s dam Pretty Penny had three runners at Flemington on Saturday with her older half relations I Am Titanium (Flying Spur) and G2 Sandown Classic winner Sertorius (Galileo), both also bred by the Cockrams, also competing.
Pretty Penny won five races in Melbourne and was beaten a nose in the G3 WW Cockram Stakes at Caulfield in 2005.
She is now based at the Cockram’s Shadow Glen Stud and has a yearling colt by High Chaparral and is back in foal to Sebring.
Hayes indicated Clifton Red is now likely to run in Riesling Stakes at Rosehill and is hoping she progresses to the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and ATC Champagne Stakes.
• HALF brothers Excites and Duporth had significant winners over the weekend.
The previously stakes placed Sistine Demon (Excites x Famous Painter by Peintre Celebre) became the fourth stakeswinner for his Vinery Stud-based sire with his win in the Listed Super Saturday Stakes at Flemington.
On Friday night Red Ransom’s G1 first season sire Duporth got off the mark with his first winner at Cranbourne.
The Stephen Theodore-trained 2YOAdvertencia (Duporth x Startle by Flying Spur) was a $45,000 purchase from the Woodside Park draft at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Sale.
He is a half-brother to three winners including the stakes winner Astounded (Encosta de Lago).
Duporth won the G2 Golden Rose in 2008 and added the G1 BTC Cup at Doomben as a late three-year-old.
Duporth and Excites (Danewin) are half brothers to G1 winner and sire Tickets (Redoute’s Choice) and the dam of another new sire Delago Deluxe (Encosta de Lago).
They were all produced by the top class mare Staging, a multiple Group winner of the Light Fingers Stakes, Surround Stakes, Emancipation Stakes and BTC Cup.
• MORE Than Ready colt Banaadeer followed up his debut win in South Africa last week with a stakes win at Turffontein on Saturday.
Trained by Mike de Kock for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, Banaadeer won the the Listed Storm Bird Stakes, showing is worth of the $700,000 Shadwell Estate paid for him at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale last year.
He was the most expensive yearling by More Than Ready sold at that sale and the most expensive yearling by his sire for 2013.
Banaadeer is a half-brother to HK stakes-winner Admiration and is the third winner from the stakes-winning Redoute’s Choice mare Provence, a three-quarter sister to HK International Sprint winner Inspiration and stakes-winner Lucky Unicorn.
Provence has not had a foal since Banaadeer, but was covered again by More Than Ready last spring.
• SUPER sire High Chaparral was represented by his 53rd stakes winner when his daughter Madam Victoria (High Chaparral x Royal Madam by Personal Escort) won the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight Stakes at Wingatui in NZ on Saturday.
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