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Another Cup For Australian Bloodstock

Imported stayer Shraaoh provided the acclaimed Irish sire Sea The Stars with his tenth Group One winner when he won Saturday’s $ 2 million Sydney Cup at Randwick to extend the great run Australian Bloodstock have enjoyed with their overseas buys.

Another Cup For Australian Bloodstock

Imported stayer Shraaoh provided the acclaimed Irish sire Sea The Stars with his tenth Group One winner when he won Saturday’s $ 2 million Sydney Cup at Randwick to extend the great run Australian Bloodstock have enjoyed with their overseas buys.

Shraaoh wins the Sydney Cup
Shraaoh wins the Sydney Cup Picture:Steve Hart

The Newcastle-based syndication business, run by Jamie Lovett and Luke Murrell, have become leading importers of overseas talent led by such big names as Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist Horseform, their outstanding Japanese acquisitions Tosen Stardom Horseform and Brave Smash Horseform, previous Sydney Cup winner Big Duke Horseform and other G1 and G2 winners Reliable Man Horseform, Mawingo Horseform, Red Cardinal Horseform, Mongolian Wolf Horseform, Master Of Design Horseform and Lucas Cranach Horseform.

Giving trainer Chris Waller his fourth Sydney Cup win, Shraaoh Horseform (Sea The Stars x Jumooh by Monsun) was one of four stayers – the others being Big Duke, Red Cardinal and Doukhan - representing Australian Bloodstock syndicates in the 3200m feature.


The 5YO was identified by Australian Bloodstock as a good staying prospect after two wins and four placings from his first 13 starts in the UK, notably because his dam Jumooh is by the champion German sire Monsun.

Monsun also sired Saturday’s Sydney Cup runner up Vengeur Masque Horseform but is best known in Australia as the sire of Melbourne Cup winners Fiorente Horseform, Protectionist and Almandin Horseform.

Shraaoh won first-up for Waller over 2800m at Flemington in November and had been placed in his three Listed and Group starts in the lead-up to the Sydney Cup, taking his record to four wins and seven placings in 19 starts for earnings of $1,579,256.

Waller has a record second to none with imported stayers, being one of the first trainers to directly purchase likely prospects from the UK and Europe.

“These European horses adapt to Australia where they can go to another level,’’ Waller said of his success with the imports.

“Shraaoh was identified from England by the people behind the horse and I thank them very much.

“He won first-up over 2800m and that gave us the confidence to know he was capable of winning a race like the Sydney Cup.

“The team in the northern hemisphere said he was twice the horse on a dry track and he proved that today.”

Shraaoh is one of 50 stakes winners by Sea The Stars, an Epsom Derby winning son of Cape Cross who stands for 135,000 euros at Gilltown Stud in Ireland.

His notable northern hemisphere progeny include the Derby winner Harzand, Taghrooda, Cloth Of Stars, Sea The Moon, Stradivarius and Sea Of Class.

Shraooh's dam Jumooh is a half-sister to G2 winner Maqaasid (Green Desert) from Eshaadeh, a Storm Cat three quarter sister to G1 1000 Guineas winner Ghanaati (Giant’s Causeway) and half-sister to G3 winner and sire Mawatheeq (Danzig) from the family of champion sires Nashwan (Blushing Groom), Nayef (Gulch) and Unfuwain (Northern Dancer).

Jumooh produced a Sea The Stars filly in 2016 and a filly by his half-brother Born To Sea in 2017.

2019 - Sydney Cup - Shraaoh


Racing And Sports




153120
R8 RANDWICK 13 April 2019
Sydney Cup 3U , 3200m
Race Synopsis: Irish-bred stayer Shraaoh followed placings at his three prior starts, the most recent when second in the Chairman's Handicap (Gr 2, 2600m) here on April 6, to score a solid win in this Group 1. He settled in eighth place, on the rails, improved (between runners) nearing the home turn, got a split to hit the front at the 200m and then fought back well under his limit weight (51kg) to win well. It was also a good ride by Jay Ford. Vengeur Masque raced in fifth place, improved well (wide) coming to the home turn, challenged strongly at the 200m and then battled well for a very good second. New Zealand stayer Glory Days settled back in 14th place from her difficult barrier (18), started a move (deep) from the 600m, moved up quickly (centre of the track) to go to third at the 100m and then fought well to hold that position. Another New Zealand stayer Rondinella travelled nicely in seventh place, got into clear running at the 300m and kept battling well from that point for (2.9 lengths) fourth. The favourite, the Charlie Appleby-trained Dubhe, settled back in 12th place on the rails, was under pressure from Kerrin McEvoy at the 700m and he just battled from that point to finish (7.4 lengths) 12th at his first Australian start.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
16. SHRAAOH (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
JAY FORD
51.0
$12.00
 
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - JUMOOH (GB)
Mrs R Hillen, D M Ackery, Mrs K Ackery, Australian Bloodstock (Mgr: L G Murrell), J A Shaw, Jalana (Mgr: D Gremmo), Denise And Al (Mgr: A J Fanning), R F Rebgetz, B A Watkins, Mrs R L Butcher, Hytoan (Mgr: M D Wicks), Margaret Pensabene (Mgr: A Pensabene), J M Simmons & Ms S M Fitzgerald
2nd  
6. VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)
7yo Gelding
MICHAEL MORONEY
DAMIEN OLIVER
54.0
$31.00
 
MONSUN (GER) - VENETIAN BEAUTY (USA)
R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: R P Legh), G G Syndicate Ltd (Mgr: G G Peterson), Pulitano Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: G Pulitano), B & C Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: B Dorman), G Devonport, G & Mrs S Lygoyris, F W & Mrs C M Cook, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: N Werrett) & C H & Mrs J G Madden
3rd  
12. GLORY DAYS (NZ)
6yo Mare
B THURLOW
COREY BROWN
52.0
$17.00
 
RED GIANT (USA) - BILANCIA (NZ)
 G D Thurlow, Mrs P A Thurlow, B J McAree & Mrs S McAree
4th  15. RONDINELLA (NZ)
4yo Mare
ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD
SAM CLIPPERTON
52.0
$9.00
5th  20. DOUKHAN (IRE)
10yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
ANDREW GIBBONS
51.0
$101.00
6th  14. GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)
6yo H
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
GLEN BOSS
51.5
$17.00
7th  3. PATRICK ERIN (NZ)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
GLYN SCHOFIELD
54.5
$67.00
8th  2. SOUND (GER)
6yo H
MICHAEL MORONEY
DAMIAN LANE
55.5
$41.00
9th  11. MIDTERM (GB)
6yo Gelding
LIAM HOWLEY
JAMIE KAH
52.5
$6.50
10th  5. BIG DUKE (IRE)
7yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
BRENTON AVDULLA
54.0
$13.00
11th  18. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)
5yo Gelding
MICHAEL MORONEY
MICHAEL DEE
51.0
$151.00
12th  10. DUBHE (GB)
4yo Gelding
C APPLEBY
KERRIN MCEVOY
52.5
$4.50
13th  19. RODRICO (AUS)
6yo Gelding
BJORN BAKER
JAMES P INNES
51.0
$151.00
14th  13. ZACADA (NZ)
6yo Gelding
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
KATHY O'HARA
52.0
$101.00
15th  17. SEMARI (NZ)
4yo Mare
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
TIM CLARK
52.0
$61.00
16th  8. YOGI (NZ)
6yo Gelding
C MAHER & D EUSTACE
CRAIG WILLIAMS
53.0
$10.00
17th  4. RED CARDINAL (IRE)
7yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
JASON COLLETT
54.0
$12.00
18th  1. THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)
5yo H
LIAM HOWLEY
JAMES MCDONALD
56.0
$21.00
19th  7. SIR CHARLES ROAD (AUS)
5yo Gelding
LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT
ROBBIE DOLAN
53.0
$15.00
20th  9. BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
TOMMY BERRY
53.0
$41.00

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