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Magnus Adds To Scandinavia's Influence

One of Victorian breeding’s biggest success stories has been the emergence of the Group One winning Snippets mare Scandinavia as an elite matriarch.

Magnus Adds To Scandinavia's Influence

One of Victorian breeding’s biggest success stories has been the emergence of the Group One winning Snippets mare Scandinavia as an elite matriarch.

Foaled in 1994, Scandinavia was bred by Robert Crabtree from the Vain mare Song Of Norway.

After a notable racing career she produced 13 foals resulting in seven winners from nine to race.


They included four stakes winners and another stakes placed, the most notable being the Flying Spur colt Magnus Horseform, a G1 AJC Galaxy and G2 Linlithgow Stakes winner and placed in the G1 VRC Newmarket, G1 Oakleigh Plate twice and Royal Ascot G1 King’s Stand Stakes, and Helsinge, an unraced daughter of Desert Sun.

Helsinge went to Bel Esprit to produce Black Caviar Horseform, the world champion unbeaten winner of 25 races, and to Flying Spur to produce All Too Hard, a four time G1 winner and now a top class young sire.

Helsinge is also the dam of Moshe Horseform, a brother to Black Caviar who won three of his five starts and is now the sire of over 40 winners.

Magnus
Magnus Picture:Racing and Sports

Consistently one of Victoria’s top sires, Magnus added his third G1 winner on November 25 when his 5YO gelded son Great Shot beat Black Heart Bart in the $1million Railway Stakes at Ascot in Perth.

Great Shot Horseform is among 247 winners of 773 races and $28 million sired to date by the 15-year-old Magnus.

Great Shot was foaled after his dam Satin Covers (Dr Grace) was purchased by Scenic Lodge Stud for $26,000 at the 2012 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast.

Great Shot was then sold for $31,000 at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.

Great Shot is one of seven winners from eight to race out of Satin Covers.

They include Melbourne winners Gawne Horseform and Firenze Horseform while another daughter Nine Covers is the dam of the dual G3 winner Casino Dancer (Casino Prince).

All Too Hard enjoyed a fine spring with his oldest 3YO performers including the G2 Sandown Guineas winner Villermont Horseform; the G2 placed All Too Huiying Horseform, who recorded three wins in six weeks including a Listed Race at Flemington on Oaks Day: and Demonetization Horseform, winner of both his outings in NZ.

Villermont, All Too Huiying and Demonetization are among 36 first crop winners by All Too Hard to date.

Others include Listed winner Curdled, stakes placed Warranty, Eclair Sunshine, Mystic Empire and Sydney and Melbourne winners The Mighty Fed, Za Zi Ba, Superhard, Aberro, Cuba and All Too Soon.

Villermont
Villermont Picture:Racing and Sports

Villermont, a $250,000 yearling, is the seventh winner from the classy Dehere mare Bollinger, winner of the G1 Coolmore Classic and G2 Surround Stakes and a daughter of the 1993 Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay.

Bollinger Horseform started her stud career in Kentucky, resulting in winners by More Than Ready, Gone West, Smart Strike and A.P. Indy.

Returned to Australia in 2012, Bollinger produced the winning fillies Madame Lily and Bollinger Rose as well as Villermont before she died in 2016 at the age of 17.

Bollinger was the fourth foal produced in Australia by Bint Marscay before she was shipped to America in 2000.

Three of her Australian foals - Bollinger, Sheraton and Mannington - won divisions of the Blue Diamond Preview or Prelude as 2YOs.

Purchased for $2,050,000 at the 2005 Easter broodmare sales, G1–placed Mannington is the dam of Victoria Derby winner and sire Benicio and the Group winner Romneya.

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R8 ASCOT 25 November 2017
James Boag's Premium-Railway 3U , 1600m
Race Synopsis: After placings in three of his four runs this preparation, the locally trained gelding Great Shot scored a surprise $31 win, his first Group success in 24 starts. He was smartly away, went to the front and then set a good tempo (first 1000m 60.15) with last year’s winner (Scales Of Justice) at his girth. He was challenged by a number of runners on turning for home but he kept fighting back gamely under 53.5kg to win well. The top weight (59kg) Black Heart Bart raced in eighth place, moved up (deep) from the 600m, challenged at the home turn and fought well for a close second in a strong effort, conceding 5.5kg to the winner. Favourite Tom Melbourne had a good trip from his inside barrier (1), racing in third place on the rails. He got along the inner and briefly looked the winner at the 200m but finished a close-up third after seeming to have had every chance, recording his sixth placing in seven starts this preparation. Variation settled in seventh place, between runners, from his good barrier (3). He got into clear running at the 200m and then ran on well for (0.8 lengths) fourth. Material Man was a handy fourth to the home turn, challenged at the 200m and did well in batting on gamely for fifth, beaten just under a length. Pounamu ran on well from back in the field for (1.8 lengths) sixth while Scales Of Justice disappointed in finishing (4.5 lengths) 12th after weakening from the home turn.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
6. GREAT SHOT (AUS)
5yo Gelding
RHYS RADFORD
CRAIG STAPLES
53.5
$31.00
 
MAGNUS (AUS) - SATIN COVERS (AUS)
Dr F J Edwards, Mrs M E Edwards
2nd  
1. BLACK HEART BART (AUS)
7yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
BRAD RAWILLER
59.0
$8.00
 
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - SISTER THERESA (AUS)
K B Renner, C R Delacy, A Psaltis, I McCarthy & Mrs D A Richardson
3rd  
3. TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
DAMIEN OLIVER
55.0
$5.00
 
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) - ROSHANAK (IRE)
 O T I Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), Kiwiana, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, D & Mrs D Miller, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, W Bowker, J Higgins, Bobbin Along & Uthmeyer Racing
4th  16. VARIATION (AUS)
4yo Gelding
STEPHEN MILLER
BRAD PARNHAM
53.0
$8.50
5th  12. MATERIAL MAN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
JUSTIN WARWICK
LUCY F WARWICK
53.0
$16.00
6th  14. POUNAMU (AUS)
6yo Gelding
A D MATHEWS
PATRICK CARBERY
53.0
$26.00
7th  11. GATTING (AUS)
4yo Gelding
DARREN MC AULIFFE
LEE NEWMAN
54.0
$26.00
8th  5. ULMANN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
DAMIAN LANE
54.5
$13.00
9th  8. ALL OUR ROADS (NZ)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
CRAIG WILLIAMS
53.0
$16.00
10th  9. COSMIC STORM (AUS)
6yo Mare
G & A WILLIAMS
JARRAD NOSKE
53.0
$51.00
11th  15. SOVEREIGN NATION (AUS)
5yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
CHRIS PARNHAM
53.0
$21.00
12th  2. SCALES OF JUSTICE (AUS)
5yo Gelding
LINDSEY SMITH
DOUGLAS WHYTE
57.5
$10.00
13th  7. SILVERSTREAM (AUS)
6yo Mare
ADAM DURRANT
WILLIAM PIKE
53.5
$21.00
14th  10. DISPOSITION (AUS)
6yo Gelding
ADAM DURRANT
SEAN MCGRUDDY
53.0
$61.00
15th  13. OBSERVATIONAL (GB)
6yo Gelding
JOHN SADLER
J AZZOPARDI
53.0
$51.00
16th  4. SUPPLY AND DEMAND (AUS)
5yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
JOSH PARR
54.5
$8.00

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