Monday, 5 December 2011
: In a great tribute to ill-fated sire Catbird, the Golden Slipper winning stallionâ€™s progeny scored a stakes double on Saturday with Monton in Sydney and Wonderful Lass in Brisbane.
Photo by Racing and Sports
On a great day at Rosehill for Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale graduates, Monton provided the highlight with victory in the Listed ATC Festival Stakes over 1500m.Monton
(Catbird x Dynamic Flyer), purchased by David Lamond for $80,000 at the 2008 Inglis Easter sale, took his career prizemoney past $300,000 with his second black type win to go with his earlier success as a 3YO in the G2 Hobartville Stakes in 2010.
The gelding again showed his liking for Rosehill scoring his fourth win at the venue for trainer Ron Quinton.
Quintonâ€™s star apprentice Sam Clipperton rode Monton to victory in the biggest race success of his short career, taking a late pick up ride when Chris Oâ€™Brien could not take the mount.
At Eagle Farm Wonderful Lass
, from the last crop of Catbird, became his 23rd individual stakes winner when she took out the Listed Recognition Stakes over 1600m.
Patinack Farm mare Wonderful Lass ((Catbird x Convent Girl) was purchased at the 2009 Inglis Classic Sale and is from the family of Caulfield Guineas winning stallion Wonderful World.
It was a well-deserved first stakes win for a mare who has been in fine form this preparation for trainer John Thompson with two wins from her last three starts.
Yarraman Park Stud at Scone who stood Catbird for seven seasons and has one of the headline stallion acts at next monthâ€™s Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale by its current star sire Magic Albert.
Magic Albert has 24 lots catalogued for the sale.
Monton was one of three Easter Yearling Sale graduates to win at Rosehill with quality victories by Dynamic Honour
and Single Dynamic Honour
, a ($100,000 2010 Easter Sale product by Americainâ€™s sire Dynaformer from Madcap, made it trhree wins in Succession to remain unbeaten this campaign.
The impressive first up win by $25,000 Easter Sale bargain Single (High Chaparral
x Myself) showed he is a horse going places.
The lightly raced son of High Chaparral
from the Craig Carmody stable is now a winner of three races from six starts and was having his first start since a midfield effort in the G1 Queensland Derby in June.Coolmore
Studâ€™s High Chaparral
has a draft of 20 yearlings consigned to the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale highlighted by a full brother to champion eight time Group One winner So You Think
Another 14 yearlings by High Chaparral
will be offered for sale at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.