Sunday, 3 June 2012
: Dehere; Choisir; Easy Rocking; Exceed And Excel; Casino Prince; Redoute's Choice.
* PEAR Tart
, winner of the G2 Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm on Saturday, is proving a great value buy for the Patinack Farm team.
The Dehere filly was purchased from the Makybe draft at the 2010 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for only $45,000 and has already won almost $260,000 from just a handful of starts.
She became the 73rd individual stakes winner for her champion sire Dehere when she reveled in the wet going to record her fifth win from eight starts.
Pear Tart is from the Deauville placed Sadler's Wells mare Tangerine Dream, a full sister to French stakes winner Sensible.
Sensible is a three quarter blood sister to Special Gallery and half sister to Group performer Ciel Rouge.
Pear Tart's pedigree includes Flying Spur
, Encosta de Lago, Smackover Creek, Musidora and Aube Indienne
* CHOISIR gelding Celtic Dancer
showed his liking for heavy going when he stepped up in class to win the G2 QTC Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
A winner under similar conditions of a Listed race at the Gold Coast two starts ago, Celtic Dancer ran up to that form to win the 1300m sprint by a length and a quarter for trainer Noel Doyle.
Celtic Dancer has now won seven races from 26 starts for prizemoney of $494,850.
A $40,000 purchase from the Klemley Park draft at the Magic Millions, Celtic Dancer is one the first stakes-winner for the Kala Dancer mare Little Wonder Why.
The dam of two other winners, she comes from the family of GI winner Notoire and stakes-winners Tempest Tost, Happy Hippy and Plain Magic.
* EASY Rocking's evergreen gelding Pepperwood
sent his earnings over $900,000 with another black type success in the Listed Spear Chief Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Purchased by trainer Liam Birchley for just $38,000 at the 2006 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Pepperwood is now the winner of nine races and his earnings have raced to $912,600.
His previous major wins have included the G3 Doomben Classic, two editions of the Listed Bernborough Handicap, the Listed Recognition Stakes and the Magic Millions Stayers Cup.
He one of eight individual stakes winners by the record breaking sprinter Easy Rocking from the unraced Woodman mare Rhianna Louise.
Hailing from the family of Charge Forward, Sydney's Dream, Kidman's Cove and Donna Natalia, Rhianna Louise has been represented by three runners to date for three winners.
Pepperwood's full sister Inthemix is a Brisbane winner, while his half brother Unyazi is a winner of three races in South Africa.
* DANEHILL's Australian-bred champion sprinter Exceed And Excel continues to build on his international reputation as a sire with his ninth stakes winner for the year.
His three-year-old daughter Excelette
showed she was another talented sprinter in the making when she sped over five furlongs to win the Listed Achilles Stakes at Haydock Park in the UK on June 1.
Bryan Smart's charge beat the G3 winner Spirit Quartz by a neck.
Excelette is out of the unraced Mark Of Esteem mare Madam Ninette, a half-sister to King's Stand Stakes winner Bolshoi.
Exceed And Excel's nine individual stakes winners this year include high class G3 winner Excelebration, who was second to Frankel in the G1 Lockinge Stakes, and G1 Blue Diamond Stakes third Armed For Action.
* BOOM sire Casino Prince posted his seventh first crop winner at Doomben on May 30.
The John Thompson-trained Sookie
(Casino Prince x Purple Blood, by Encosta de Lago) was having her first start since finishing fourth in the G3 B J McLachlan Stakes on December 31.
Sookie's win advances Casino Prince's lead for Australian First Season Sires' title with seven winners from 30 runners earning in excess of $560,000.
His runners are headed by the G2 winner All Too Hard and stakes-placed pair of Trophies and Strength.
, a 2YO daughter of Redoute's Choice, opened her career with an eye-catching defeat of older fillies and mares at Scottsville in South Africa.
Trained by Mike de Kock, the Arrowfield-bred filly from Zaldivar was sold for $80,000 by Bellerive Stud at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Form Bloodstock purchased the filly and returned to pay $70,000 for Honorine's half-sister by Hussonet at this year's Melbourne sale.
Zaldivar (Honour And Glory) is from the family of the Aga Khan's champion filly Darjina, French Derby winner Darsi, other Aga Khan G1 winners Daryaba & Daryakana, and Australian Group winners Gentle Genius and her son Ironstein.
Zarjina has a weanling filly by Hussonet and is in foal to Beneteau.
Redoute's Choice has a fine record in South Africa. From only eight runners has had champion colt Musir
and G2 winner Bishops Rock.