TBNSW Breeders Update Autumn 2018 - Page 8



Timeform Review (continued)
Trapeze Artist (Snitzel x Domesday)
Two weeks later Trapeze Artist
became the first three-year-old in
history to claim the TJ Smith Stakes
- All Aged Stakes double with a
victory assessed at 124.
Prior to Trapeze Artist, the flashy
Bentley Biscuit was the last horse to
claim the double back in 2007.
Following his All Aged Stakes win, it
was announced Trapeze Artist would
race on as a four-year-old.
Aquis Farm was quick to react,
securing the colt to run in its slot for
The Everest at Randwick on October 14.
Before Trapeze Artist stole the
show, Kementari was the boom
colt of the autumn, dominating
the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes
Kementari (Lohnro x Yavanna)
(1200m), the Group 2 Hobartville
Stakes (1400m) and the Randwick
Guineas (1600m).
The Lonhro colt won the Randwick
Guineas with an effort awarded a
Timeform rating of 125p.
D’Argento profiles as the crop’s best
middle-distance horse.
Despite not enjoying a great deal of
luck through his autumn campaign,
the So You Think colt managed to
come away from it with a Group
1 victory, dominating the Rosehill
Guineas (2000m) on March 24.
Given a Timeform rating of 120p for
the run, D’Argento became just the
second Australian-bred 3YO to win
the Rosehill Guineas this decade
with Laser Hawk in 2012 the other.
While the Australian Derby is
generally the traditional campaign
path for a Rosehill Guineas winner,
trainer Chris Waller instead elected
to drop the impressive grey back to
1600m for the Group 1 Doncaster
Mile at Randwick on April 7.
D’Argento produced one of the
eye-catching runs of the carnival in
the Doncaster.
Snagged back to last, the Star
Thoroughbreds-raced colt spotted
his rivals a sizable head start into
the straight before powering home late.
The performance left no doubt
D’Argento will successfully make the
D’Argento (So You Think x Fullazz)
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transition to weight-for-age
next season.
Levendi and Ace High provided one
of the more enthralling finishes of
the carnival when contesting the
Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m)
on April 7.
It was the Peter Gelagotis-trained
Levendi who got the upper hand late
and while only a nose split the pair,
they put a further six lengths back
to Tangled in third.
It is the second year running a horse
has claimed the Tulloch Stakes –
Australian Derby double with Jon
Snow achieving the feat in 2017.
The Rosehill Guineas is generally
considered the dominant form line
brought into the Derby each year.
That perception may have to change
after it was outshone by the Tulloch
Stakes form line for the second
straight year.
The Australian Guineas (1600m)
at Flemington on March 3 saw an
impressive pair of colts in Grunt and
Peaceful State run the quinella.
Grunt ran to a Timeform rating
of 122 while Peaceful State was
awarded a Timeform rating of 120
for his half length defeat.
The Australian Guineas has been a
very consistent race from a ratings
perspective but two horses running
to 120 or better has only happened
six times in it’s 33 years.
NSW BREEDERS’ UPDATE Autumn 2018

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