A New High For Late Shuttle Sire

Coolmore’s late shuttle sire High Chaparral was always destined to leave a lasting imprint on Australasian racing and his progeny have not let him down.

A New High For Late Shuttle Sire

Coolmore’s late shuttle sire High Chaparral was always destined to leave a lasting imprint on Australasian racing and his progeny have not let him down.

High Chaparral’s Australasian-bred progeny from his seasons standing in New Zealand and then NSW include the champion So You Think and other notable G1 winners Dundeel, Tivaci, Monaco Consul and Shoot Out among 104 worldwide stakes winners by the son of Sadler’s Wells.

You can now add the imposing three-year-old Ace High Horseform to his list of G1 winners, the David Payne-trained colt becoming the 19th G1 winner for High Chaparral when he won the $500,000 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Ace High wins the Champion Stakes
Ace High wins the Champion Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

It was quite a day for High Chaparral as he added a stakes quinella at Flemington when the Tony McEvoy-trained Bring Me Roses Horseform (High Chaparral x Freckled Face by Polish Patriot) put in an impressive performance to win the G2 Edward Manifold Stakes.

She became his 104th stakes winner when she defeated Hiyaam Horseform, also by High Chaparral.

The last Southern Hemisphere crop by High Chaparral, who died in 2014 at the age of 15, are now two-year-olds.

Ironically Ace High’s dam Come Sunday, a daughter of Redoute’s Choice, is also deceased, having passed away last year after producing a colt by Hallowed Crown.

A $130,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase by David Payne Racing, Ace High (High Chaparral x Come Sunday by Redoute’s Choice) has now won three of his 11 starts and $498,375 with Saturday’s win his second at Group level after his prior win in the G3 Gloaming Stakes.

Ace High is the first stakes winner from Come Sunday, a three-quarter sister to the G3-placed Rezyana (Redoute’s Choice) and a half-sister to Listed winners That’s A Good Idea (Flying Spur) and Kneeling (Encosta De Lago).

She is also a half-sister to the Hong Kong G3 placegetter Winner’s Way (Starcraft).

Ace High’s third dam is the South African bred and raced stakes winner Lady’s Delight (Local Talent), the dam of Rezyana and Listed winner Express Power (Snitzel) and related to notable winners and sires Youthful Legs, Diatribe and Al Samer.

Come Sunday also left a two-year-old sister to Ace High who was sold for $44,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

Her Hallowed Crown yearling was sold to Pinhook Bloodstock for only $2000 at this year’s Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

South African trainer David Payne, who moved to Australia in 2002, has prepared more than 100 G1 winners in his long career.

He trains Ace High for John Cordina, a long-time supporter of his stable who previously raced the Jack Denham-trained classic winner Fairway.

Bring Me Roses
Bring Me Roses Picture:Racing and Sports

Bring Me Roses rocketed to favouritism for next month’s VRC Oaks after her impressive maiden win in the Edward Manifold Stakes at just her fourth start.

Bring Me Roses is a daughter of the prolific mare Freckled Face (Polish Patriot) and a half-sister to the G3 winner and sire Face Value (Red Ransom).

Another half-sister Face Of The Earth (Strategic) is the dam of G3 winner Diamond Earth (Choisir) and the Listed placegetter Halle Rocks (Fastnet Rock) and yet another Sun Kisses has produced the stakes-placed Greytfilly (Ferocity).

In all Freckled Face is the dam of nine winners. She is a half-sister to stakes winners Don Raffael (Bikala), Ivory Princess (Cure The Blues) and the stakes-placed Whivory (Marscay) and Wolf (Marscay).

Freckled Face was retired from stud duties in 2015 after producing a three-quarter brother to Bring Me Roses by So You Think.

The colt was purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds for $110,000 at this year’s Magic Millions National Yearling Sale.

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