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Hawkshot Steps Up For Fiorente

Sun Stud’s Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente sired his second stakes winner when the fast improving 3YO Hawkshot won the G2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Hawkshot Steps Up For Fiorente

Sun Stud’s Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente sired his second stakes winner when the fast improving 3YO Hawkshot won the G2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Hawkshot Horseform (Fiorente x Rosa Perlato by Encosta de Lago) was having his first start for the Lindsay Park stable following his transfer as a result of former trainer Darren Weir’s disqualification.

Co trainer Ben Hayes said Hawkshot would now be aimed at the G1 Australian Guineas after taking his record to three wins and three placings in eight starts for earnings of $268,850.


Hawkshot
Hawkshot Picture:Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Hawkshot, a homebred for Sun Bloodstock, is the second foal out of the Encosta de Lago mare Rosa Perlato, who is also the dam of a Fiorente 2YO in the Lindsay Park stable.

Rose Perato also has a yearling filly by Ready To Victory and is in foal to another Sun Stud stallion Thronum.

Fiorente, a son of Monsun, is enjoying a hot run with Hawkshot his third Melbourne winner in four days after wins by Piemonte Horseform at Sandown on Wednesday and Lunar Flare Horseform at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Lunar Flare won by six lengths over 1600m and is heading towards the G1 AJC Oaks at Randwick in April. She is from the Encosta de Lago mare My Fair Lago and is bred on the same cross as Hawkshot.

Fiorente is also the sire of G2 winner and G1 Victoria Derby placegetter Stars Of Carrum, who is set to join Hawkshot in the Australian Guineas at Flemington next month.

Sun Stud celebrated a double at Caulfield when the tough Magnus mare Princess Of Queens won the G3 Bellmaine Stakes.

The five-year-old Princess Of Queens Horseform (Magnus x Tristabeel by Zabeel) has now won seven of her 25 starts and $441,240.

“She’s sound, tenacious and now a Group 3 winner,” said winning trainer, Mick Price. “She’s had eleven runs this preparation and still keeps producing her best.”

Princess Of Queens is the fifth foal from Tristabeel, a mare with an affinity with Magnus having produced three stakes horses from three matings with the leading Victorian sire.

Duke Of Brunswick and Prince Of Brooklyn – also trained by Price – are the other black type performers from the mare.

Magnus has sired 64 individual winners and over $3,100,000 in progeny earnings this season.

Tasmanian Magic Millions product Eastender completed a memorable weekend for syndicator Denise Martin when he won Sunday’s $250,000 Hobart Cup at Elwick.

Eastender (Tickets x Cougar Alley by Mossman) joined Fiesta, winner of Saturday’s $1 million Warwick Farm Sprint, as big winners for Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds syndicates.

Martin purchased Eastender Horseform for only $22,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale.

Eastender proved the superior stayer in the G3 Hobart Cup, taking his earnings more than $350,000 with his ninth career win.

He came from a distant last to give jockey Craig Newitt's his third win in the race and a second victory for trainer Barry Campbell.

Campbell will now aim Eastender at the G3 Launceston Cup on February 27 and from there plans to tackle the G2 Adelaide Cup in March.

"We were a couple of months from giving this horse away as riding horse,” Martin said. “He'd shown nothing early and he's now a really good stayer."

Eastender is the first stakes winner by Tickets, a G1-winning son of Redoute’s Choice who was exported to China in 2015 after five seasons at stud in Australia.

He has been represented by 90 winners from six crops of racing age.

Mystic Journey
Mystic Journey Picture:Tas Racing

Eastender shared the Elwick spotlight with Tasmania’s outstanding filly Mystic Journey after she overwhelmed her4 older rivals to win the Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes.

The Tasmanian-bred daughter of Needs Further was an $11,000 Magic Millions buy from Armidale Stud as a yearling and has now taken her winnings to over $400,000 for the Adam Trinder stable.

Mystic Journey Horseform is by Needs Further from White Gold, a New Zealand bred daughter of Colombia.

White Gold is also the dam of two other winners and is a sister to the stakes-placed Oronero (Colombia). Her fourth dam Lanna D'Orois a half-sister to the legendary dam Eight Carat.

Mystic Journey is now set to race in Melbourne where he targets are the G1 Australian Guineas and $5 million All Star Mile.

Racing And Sports



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R7 CAULFIELD 9 February 2019
Autumn Stakes 3 , 1400m
Race Synopsis: Hawkshot staged a really smart performance in winning here, his third win and his first at stakes level in eight starts. He went to the front and travelled well, got clear on straightening and then went on to score impressively by almost four lengths. Dealmaker raced back in seventh place on the rails, improved (under riding) nearing the home turn and then kept running on well to take second. Ringerdingding raced in fifth place, one off the rails, and kept fighting on in the straight to take the minor placing at his first start since winning the Sandown Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) in November. Aramayo was handy on the rails all the way and held on for (6.1 lengths) fourth while the favourite Social Spin battled on for (6.3 lengths) fifth after racing in third place (without cover) to the home turn.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
7. HAWKSHOT (AUS)
3yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
MARK ZAHRA
56.0
$6.50
 
FIORENTE (IRE) - ROSA PERLATO (AUS)
Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: Ms M C Cheng)
2nd  
5. DEALMAKER (AUS)
3yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL WALKER
56.0
$6.50
 
DUNDEEL (NZ) - SPORT CHIC (AUS)
Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: Ms D J Martin), M H Wood, D A Meldrum, R M Lapointe, R B T Aurisch, Mrs H A Aurisch, Dr P G Van Buynder, Felgate Holdings (Mgr: P D Felgate), Paramount Racing (Mgr: Ms K M Wood), Boeara Holdings (Mgr: Ms D A Dunphy), B J Johnston & P A Aquino
3rd  
1. RINGERDINGDING (AUS)
3yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
JAMES MCDONALD
58.0
$4.50
 
SEBRING (AUS) - MAYBE I (AUS)
 S E C Duke, Mrs R J Mula, G & C Pastoral Co Pty Ltd (Mgr: V C Oldfield), B2b Bloodstock (Mgr: R Surace), Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia (Mgr: K W Maloney) & Aston Bloodstock (Mgr: W J Mula)
4th  2. ARAMAYO (AUS)
3yo Colt
JAMES CUMMINGS
KERRIN MCEVOY
57.0
$13.00
5th  4. SOCIAL SPIN (AUS)
3yo Gelding
MICK PRICE
BEN MELHAM
56.0
$3.25
6th  9. QUADRIGA (AUS)
3yo Gelding
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
DWAYNE DUNN
56.0
$17.00
7th  6. DECLARES WAR (AUS)
3yo Colt
MATT CUMANI
DAMIAN LANE
56.0
$9.00
8th  3. GOOD 'N' FAST (AUS)
3yo Colt
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
LUKE NOLEN
56.5
$21.00
9th  8. SECRET BLAZE (AUS)
3yo Gelding
TONY MCEVOY
LUKE CURRIE
56.0
$21.00

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