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Sprinting Stocks Continue To Rise

Weekend results have underlined the strength of the current and future stocks among the upper echelon of the Australian sprinting ranks.

Sprinting Stocks Continue To Rise

Weekend results have underlined the strength of the current and future stocks among the upper echelon of the Australian sprinting ranks.

The welcome return to form by G1 winner Vega Magic in the G3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield was matched by the sizzling speed display of the rising star Nature Strip in the G3 Lightning Stakes at Morphettville.

The results had an immediate impact on the make-up of the $13 million Everest at Randwick in October with slot holder James Harron Bloodstock claiming Vega Magic as its represntative within 24 hours.


However the performance by Nature Strip confirmed that he is one of the most exciting sprinters in Australia and he may yet gain an Everest start with two slots still to be filled.

VEGA MAGIC Horseform

The 5YO gelding Vega Magic (Lope De Vega x Admirable by Magic Albert) took his record to 13 wins from 22 starts and prize money of $3,597,300 with his dominant win in the Bletchingly Stakes.

He is one of five named foals out of the winning Perth mare Admirable and is a sister to the two time winner Vega Dior.

Vega Magic
Vega Magic Picture:Racing and Sports

Admirable has an unraced two-year-old brother to Vega Magic and a weanling colt by Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) and in foal to Exceed And Excel.

She is booked to be covered by Pierro this spring.

Vega Magic’s winning second dam Starglow Express (Danewin) is a half-sister to the stakes placed pair Emerald Green and Suicide Blonde (Rory’s Jester) from the family of Golden Slipper Stakes winner Century Miss (Century).

Century Miss is a daughter of Vega Magic’s fourth dam Gay Chorus (Matrice), who produced eight foals to race for seven winners.

Vega Magic’s sire Lope De Vega (Shamardal) is responsible for 43 stakes winners including six G1 winners. They include Santa Ana Lane, a dual G1 winner also locked in to an Everest start in October.

Vega Magic will be getting his second chance in the Everest, having finished second in the inaugural running last spring when second to Redzel.

NATURE STRIP Horseform

Sale ring reject Nature Strip (Nicconi x Strikeline by Desert Sun) took his record to seven wins from 10 starts for prizemoney of $571,085 with his six lengths win in the Lightning Stakes.

Nature Strip’s only unplaced run came in the G2 Euclase Stakes at Morphettville in May when trained by John Sadler. He is now unbeaten in three starts for Darren Weir.

Nature Strip
Nature Strip Picture:(Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Nature Strip, passed in for $90,000 on a reserve of $120,000 when offered at the 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, is among 16 individual stakes winners by Nicconi.

His dam Strikeline was a G3 winner and is a half-sister to fellow G3 winner Bashful Girl (Perugino).

Strikeline’s other foals include the Listed Fernhill Handicap winner The Barrister (Star Witness), who now races in Hong Kong as High Volatility.

Strikeline has an unnamed two-year-old sister to Nature Strip and a yearling colt by Shamus Award and was covered last spring by Savabeel.

Nicconi was a winner of the G1 Galaxy and G1 Lightning Stakes during his 17-start career but is yet to produce a G1 winner.

However he boasts four new stakes winners this season and is a popular commodity with breeders having covered 434 mares in his past two seasons at stud.

Racing And Sports



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R7 CAULFIELD 28 July 2018
Big Screen Co Bletchingly Stks , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Dual Group 1-winning sprinter Vega Magic scored a most impressive first-up win. He soon drove though on the inner to retain the lead and then appeared to travel a bit keenly, racing in blinkers for the first time. He grabbed a good break on turning for home and was untroubled from that point to score very easily. Second favourite Voodoo Lad settled in last place in the six-horse field, improved on straightening and kept running on really well for second, without looking likely to trouble the winner. It was a smart effort, nevertheless. Jungle Edge raced outside the leader and eventual winner and held on quite well for third. Black Heart Bart was fifth and second-last to the 600m, was shuffled back to last at the home turn and made late ground for (5.6 lengths) fourth in a sound first-up effort.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. VEGA MAGIC (AUS)
6yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
DAMIEN OLIVER
58.5
$2.11
 
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - ADMIRABLE (AUS)
H W Daly & G E Daly
2nd  
3. VOODOO LAD (AUS)
7yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
MARK ZAHRA
58.5
$2.75
 
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - O'FORTUNA (AUS)
Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia (Mgr: K W Maloney), Est Of The Late N Leckie, D Anderson & P W Blackburn
May 13, 2013 Scone Select Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, $36000, SEGENHOE THOROUGHBREDS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, new south wales
 
3rd  
4. JUNGLE EDGE (AUS)
8yo Gelding
MICK BELL
KEVIN FORRESTER
58.5
$26.00
 
DUBAWI (IRE) - JUNGLE GIRL (NZ)
 I D Dunkley, Mrs M D Strickland, G K Wilson, Mrs J I Wilson, Mrs B J Bell, P J Bow, Mrs J A Hayes, J A Hayes, J M Conroy, B A Conroy, P Orlandi, I Daire, M A Bell, M J Holt & Mrs Y I Knowles
4th  1. BLACK HEART BART (AUS)
8yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
BEN ALLEN
58.5
$11.00
5th  5. CRYSTAL DREAMER (AUS)
6yo Gelding
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
ANDREW MALLYON
58.5
$41.00
6th  8. JUKEBOX (AUS)
4yo H
CIARON MAHER
BEN MELHAM
58.0
$9.00

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