TBNSW Breeders Update Autumn 2018 - Page 9



Timeform Review (continued)
Levendi and Ace High nose it to the post
They were Military Plume and Vo Rogue (1987),
Mahogany and Pride Of Rancho (1994), Dignity Dancer
and Mossman (1999), Pins and Freemason (2000),
Reset and Starcraft (2004) and Miss Finland and Casino
Prince (2007).
All signs point to it being a strong renewal of the
Australian Guineas and already Peaceful State, Levendi,
Cliff’s Edge and Villermont have since gone on to claim
Group successes.
Among the three-year-old fillies Shoals (Fastnet Rock)
won the Group 1 Surround Stakes in Sydney before
adding another Group 1, the Robert Sangster Stakes, in
Adelaide while Godolphin’s Alizee (Sepoy) impressed in
taking the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Queen of the Turf
Stakes at Randwick.
Over a distance Unforgotten (Fastnet Rock) was a stylish
winner of the Group 1ATC Australian Oaks in which she
defeated Hiyaam (High Chaparral), earlier an all-theway winner of the Group 1 ATC Vinery Stud Stakes.
Shoals (Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore)
Two Year Olds
For the second time in five years, Team Hawkes claimed
the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).
After winning with the Emirates Park-raced Mossfun
in 2014, they combined with the respected breeding
operation once again in 2018 with another filly, Estijaab.
A $1.7million purchase as a yearling, expectations were
high for the daughter of Snitzel during her maiden prep.
Estijaab didn’t disappoint, claiming the Reisling StakesGolden Slipper double.
Under the guidance of Brenton Avdulla in the Golden
Slipper, Estijaab was able to cross and dictate from a
wide barrier.
Usually a high pressure race, the pair enjoyed a number
of cheap mid sectionals which meant there was plenty
in the tank late to hold off late challengers Oohood
and Sunlight.
She produced a Timeform rating of 118 to win the
Golden Slipper, a figure which is a shade on the low side
for winning the world’s richest two-year-old race.
Another talking point out of the race was the dominance
of fillies in the Golden Slipper during the past five years.
Unforgotten (Fastnet Rock x Memories of You)
NSW BREEDERS’ UPDATE Autumn 2018
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