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Impending Makes It Nine For Lonhro

Godolphin claimed a new Group One winner at Doomben on Saturday and played a big hand in the breeding of two other G1 winners on the biggest day in Queensland racing.

Impending Makes It Nine For Lonhro

Godolphin claimed a new Group One winner at Doomben on Saturday and played a big hand in the breeding of two other G1 winners on the biggest day in Queensland racing.

The Godolphin blue was carried to victory by their homebred Lonhro colt Impending in the $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap while two former stalions who previously stood under the Darley banner were responsible for the winners of the G1 Queensland Derby and G1 JJ Atkins for two-year-olds.

Derby winer Ruthven is by the now relocated Domesday and JJ Atkins winner Capital Gain was produced by Ad Valorem, a stallion who is standing at a small NSW stud and served only 23 mares last year.


IMPENDING Horseform: Became the n ninth individual G1 winner for his champion sire Lonhro when he became the seventh three-year-old in the last 25 years and the first sicnje 2011 to land the $1.5 million Stradbroke (1350m).

It was the second Group win for Impending after his win in the G2 Stan Fox Stakes last spring and gave Darren Beadman his first G1 success since he took charge of the Godolphin stable last month.

Bred by Darley, Impending had also finished third in the G1 Golden Rose and fourth in three other G1 races.

He is out of five-time Group winner Mnemosyne, a daughter of Encosta De Lago who won the G1 Thousand Guineas and the G1 Queen of the Turf Stakes. Former champion jockey Beadman rode both Lonhro and Mnemosyne to G1 wins dujing their racing careers.

Impending’s second dam, the Canny Lad mare My Juliet, has produced seven winners from as many foals. Mnemosyne herself has produced four winners including G3 winner Forget by Exceed And Excel and also has a two-year-old filly Epidemic by Lonhro).

Mnemosyne slipped to Dawn Approach in 2014 and produced a Sepoy foal last year before she missed to Lonhro.

Goldolphin sold Impending’s half-sister Erato by Street Cry in foal to Helmet for $120,000 at the recent Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale.

Lonhro, the sire of 66 stakes winners and standing on a fee of $66,000 this spring, has several sons at stud including G1 winners Denman, Exosphere and Benfica.

CAPITAL GAIN Horseform: The bargain Ad Valorem juvenile was a popular winner of the G1 JJ Atkins (1600m) for Eagle Farm trainer Paul Butterworth and a big syndicate of owners.

The first G1 winner trained by 41-year-old Butterworth, who learned his craft working for legendary trainer Bart Cummings and had fielded some big offers from Hong Kong for his star youngster.

"I knew he was the best horse bt I've got to thank the owners for not selling,”Butterworth admitted.

"I think he's a Derby horse. He'll have a break and get ready for the ATC Derby in the autumn.”

Capital Gain was purchased by Butterworth in conjunction with Pharout Syndications for $50,000 at last October's Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale. He had previously been passed in as as a yearling at the Adelaide Magic Millions for only $18,000 on a $20,000 reserve when offered by Redbank North.

Capital Gain has since recorded two wins and three placings and has earned over $450,000.

He is the first G1 winner by Ad Valorem, a Middle Park Stakes winner by Danzig who came to Australia to stand for Darley.

Capital Gain is now based at Cangon Stud Farm in NSW where he covered just 23 mares in 2014, eight in 2015 and only 12 last year despite having sired 14 individual stakes winners including G2 winners Free Wheeling, Pied A Terre, Morton’s Fork and Meliora.

Capital Gain is the second starter from the winning Delzao mare Zuzao, a grandaughter of the G2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner Darling Take Care.

He is the only stakes winner under his first two dams but Darling Take Care (Bending Away) is also the dam of G3 Gimcrack Stakes placegetter Generation Gap (Sir Dapper).

Zuzao was not covered in 2014 or 2015 and no return was lodged in 2016 by breeder Rob Manwaring, who retains a share in Capital Gain.

RUTHVEN Horseform: The tough Domesday three-year-old was rewarded with his first classic win at his third attempt in the Queesnsland Derby (2200m) after finishing fourth in the ATC Derby and second in the South Australian Derby for Victorian trainer Ciaron Maher.

“He’s been a later maturer and still has some growing to do. Whether he goes for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups this year or next we’ll just have to wait and see,” Maher said.

“We opted to keep him racing because he’s a big raw horse who needed to learn his craft. He’s got better with every start.”

Domesday, by Red Ransom, started his career at Darley before joining the Aquis Farm stallion roster in Queensland.

He has sired 15 stakes winners including G1 winners Pressday and Doctor Doom.

Ruthven (Domesday x Ruddigore by Octagonal) has raced 10 times for three wins and five seconds in the G2 Sandown Guineas, G2 Alister Clark Stakes at Moonee Valley and the G1 South Australian Derby for earnings of $763,900.

Bred by Paul Roach, the three-year-old colt is from the unraced Octagonal mare Ruddigore who has had five foals to race for five winners before she died in 2015.

Ruthven’s second dam is the G3 placed Operettas (Brief Truce) while his fourth dam Della Scala (Ambassador) is the dam of three-time G2 winner Cangronde (Spectacular Spy).

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R8 DOOMBEN 10 June 2017
Stradbroke Hcp , 1350m
Race Synopsis: Godolphin-raced colt Impending appreciated dropping from 57kg when fourth to Clearly Innocent (Not A Single Doubt) in the weightfor-age Kingsford Smith Cup (Gr 1, 1300m) at Eagle Farm on a Heavy 8 track at Eagle Farm on 27 May to take out this Group One handicap race with 52.5kg in good style. He settled back in 13th place from his wide barrier (13), improved to eighth (wide with cover) before fanning deep at the home turn. He then sprinted quickly, hit the front at the 50m before going on to win well. In Her Time was caught deep (without cover) in fourth place from her wide barrier (12). She moved up well (still deep) coming to the home turn and dashed clear on straightening. She was only headed at the 50m and then held on well for a very good second after a difficult trip. The favourite Clearly Innocent settled in last place in the 16-horse field from his wide barrier (15), improved (wide with cover) from the 700m, went deep at the home turn and kept running on really well under his 57kg top weight for a very good third. Counterattack was slowly away, settled in 12th place on the rails and was held up for clear running until nearing the 200m. He then ran on nicely for (1.5 lengths) fourth, looking somewhat unlucky

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
16. IMPENDING (AUS)
4yo H
DARREN BEADMAN
COREY BROWN
52.5
$21.00
 
LONHRO (AUS) - MNEMOSYNE (AUS)
Godolphin
2nd  
7. IN HER TIME (AUS)
5yo Mare
BENJAMIN SMITH
DEAN YENDALL
53.5
$21.00
 
TIME THIEF (AUS) - HELL IT'S HOT (AUS)
P J Brown, R G Dan, S Rippon, Ms D Childs, Mrs H Childs, G G O'Connell, Mrs H J O'Connell, P Brock, Mrs C A McDonald, D W Higgins & S Flaherty
3rd  
1. CLEARLY INNOCENT (AUS)
6yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
HUGH BOWMAN
57.0
$4.75
 
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - NO PENALTY (NZ)
 Cressfield (Mgr: B W Neill)
4th  4. COUNTERATTACK (AUS)
5yo H
CHRIS WALLER
LEITH INNES
54.5
$6.00
5th  5. GOOD PROJECT (AUS)
6yo H
CHRIS WALLER
TOMMY BERRY
54.5
$26.00
6th  14. GOLD SYMPHONY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
JIM BYRNE
53.5
$31.00
7th  13. EGYPTIAN SYMBOL (AUS)
5yo Mare
BJORN BAKER
GLYN SCHOFIELD
53.5
$13.00
8th  15. DERRYN (AUS)
4yo H
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
CRAIG WILLIAMS
53.0
$10.00
9th  3. BURNING FRONT (AUS)
7yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
BEN ALLEN
54.5
$13.00
10th  12. KAEPERNICK (AUS)
6yo Gelding
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
PATRICK MOLONEY
53.5
$61.00
11th  10. ULMANN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
LUKE NOLEN
53.5
$9.00
12th  8. MACKINTOSH (NZ)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
53.5
$8.50
13th  9. HOPFGARTEN (AUS)
7yo Gelding
ROBERT HEATHCOTE
RON STEWART
53.5
$31.00
14th  6. HOOKED (AUS)
7yo H
ROBERT SMERDON
NOEL CALLOW
54.0
$21.00
15th  2. JUNGLE EDGE (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MICK BELL
KEVIN FORRESTER
55.5
$21.00
16th  11. RAGEESE (AUS)
5yo H
DARREN WEIR
DAMIAN LANE
53.5
$41.00

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