TBNSW Breeders Update Spring_Summer_2018 - Page 6



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Older Sprinters
The second running of the $13
million The Everest at Randwick on
October 13, the world’s richest race
run on turf, was the target of every
owner and trainer of a top class
sprinter in Australia and there was
tremendous competition to gain one
of only 12 available slots.
Two contenders staked early claims
on July 28 when Vega Magic (Lope
de Vega), second last year, took the
Bletchingly Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m)
in Melbourne and “talking horse”
Nature Strip (Nicconi) won the
SAJC Lightning Stakes (Listed,
1050m) then went on to take the Ian
McEwen Stakes (Gr. 2,1000m) at
Moonee Valley on September 8 with
exhibitions of sheer speed.
Inaugural winner of The Everest
(1200m), Redzel (Snitzel), showed
he was still a force with a first
up success in the ATC Concorde
Stakes (Gr. 3, 1000m) at Randwick
on September 1 while other proven
high quality performers like Trapeze
Artist (Snitzel),Santa Ana Lane (Lope
de Vega), Shoals (Fastnet Rock),
Brave Smash (Tosen Phantom), In
Her Time (Time Thief) and Viddora (I
Am Invincible) also looked worthy of
gaining a start.
Trapeze Artist had two lead up runs
for a third to Godolphin import Home
of the Brave (Starspangledbanner)
in the Theo Marks Stakes (Gr.2,
Redzel (Snitzel x Miklrich)
6
1300m) and a fourth to impressive
winner Santa Ana Lane in the
Premiere Stakes (Gr. 2, 1200m)
at Randwick in which Shoals was
second and In Her Time third.
The final field for The Everest
was of higher overall quality than
any Graded sprint event during
the spring and the race deserved
Group 1 status but this is unfairly
impossible under the Australian
Pattern System.
Champion Irish trainer Aidan
O’Brien sent out his multiple Group
1 winner US Navy Flag (War Front)
to provide some international
competition for our best sprinters
but sadly the Randwick track on
raceday came up heavy and many
fancied runners like US Navy Flag
had their chances ruined leaving
mudlark Redzel to repeat his win of
a year earlier with a wonderful, front
running display to defeat Trapeze
Artist and Goldolphin’s strong
finishing Osborne Bulls (Street Cry)
with Le Romain fourth.
With a current Timeform rating
of 126, Redzel, later to finish fifth
in the VRC Sprint Classic (Gr.
1,1200m) has won 14 races and
placed seven times to earn for his
large Triple Crown Syndicate of
owners $15,397,000 which makes
him second only to Winx among
Australian prizemoney earners with
Santa Ana Lane (Lope De Vega x Fast Fleet)
both being graduates of the Gold
Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Osborne Bulls finished off his
spring campaign with a stylish win
in the VRC Linlithgow Stakes (Gr. 2,
1200m) so a Group 1 may come for
him in the autumn.
Santa Ana Lane, fifth in The Everest,
was soon to show his appreciation
of firmer going by winning the VRC
Sprint Classic in November while
Japanese-bred Brave Smash,
another of the unplaced brigade in
The Everest, returned to Melbourne
to win the MVRC Manikato Stakes
(Gr. 1, 1200m) at his next start.
Trapeze Artist (Snitzel x Domesday)
NSW BREEDERS’ UPDATE Spring/Summer 2018

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