Sunday, 6 May 2012
: Promising Choisir filly Scorpio Queen made a strong start to her Queensland campaign when she recorded her first black type win in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet on Saturday.
| Scorpio Queen|
Photo by Racing and Sports
The filly ran an encouraging sixth in the Listed South Pacific Classic at Randwick when resuming from a spell and improved to take the Gold Copast Listed race for her fourth win from seven starts.
A $100,000 purchase for breeder Stephen Kirkham from the Trevannah draft at the 2010 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Scorpio Queen
x Lyford, by Royal Academy
) is one of three winners from the Royal Academy
mare Lyford, a half-sister to triple GI winner Toledo.
She is a full sister to another smart filly in Royale Harmony, who was fourth in the GI VRC Oaks and G2 Wakeful Stakes.
Lyford has been a regular visitor to Coolmore
sires and has a yearling colt by Dylan Thomas
and a weanling full sister to Scorpio Queen.Celtic Dancer
x Little Wonder Why, by Kala Dancer) made it a stakes double for the leading sire with a career best effort to nose out favourite Midsummer Music and win the Listed Prime Ministers Cup over 1300m at the Gold Coast.
The Noel Doyle trained Celtic Dancer has the overall record of six wins from 24 starts with prizemoney of $381,350.
A $40,000 purchase from the Klemley Park draft at the Magic Millions, Celtic Dancer is one of three winners, but the first stakes-winner for Kala Dancer mare Little Wonder Why.
The dam comes from the family of GI winner Notoire and stakes-winners such as Tempest Tost, Happy Hippy and Plain Magic.
Scorpio Queen and Celtic Dancer are the 36th and 37th stakes-winners worldwide for their sire Choisir
, who will stand at Coolmore
this year for $27,500.
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