TBNSW Breeders Update Spring_Summer_2018 - Page 8



TImeform Review (continued)
A number of other three-year-old colts and geldings
performed well during the spring in Sydney and
Melbourne, notably Zousain (Zoustar), Sesar (Sebring),
Extra Brut (Domesday), Graff (Star Witness), Lean Mean
Machine (Zoustar) and Written By (Written Tycoon).
Future Widden Stud stallion Zousain continued from
his juvenile days in finding another just a little better on
the day but his turn for a major win should come in the
autumn.Bred in the Hunter Valley by Richard Pegum,
Zousain was runner up to The Autumn Sun in the
Golden Rose before filling the same position in a closely
contested Coolmore Stud (Ascot Vale) Stakes (Gr. 1,
1200m) behind the outstanding filly Sunlight (Zoustar).
Queensland-trained Sesar, bred by Howard Blight in
NSW, handled the heavy conditions at Randwick on
October 6 to beat the talented Sandbar (Snitzel) in the
ATC Roman Consul Stakes (Gr, 2, 1200m).
The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice x Azmiyna)
Three Year Olds
Clear leader among Australia’s three-year-olds this
season is future Arrowfield Stud stallion The Autumn
Sun (Redoute’s Choice) who in the spring added two
more Group 1 victories to the BRC J.J. Atkins Stakes (Gr.
1, 1600m) he won as a late two-year-old.
Only once defeated, most unluckily when third, in six
starts to date, this quality individual out of the Aga
Khan-bred Galileo mare Azmiyna, is still maturing and
is expected to be even better in the autumn when an
early target will be the ATC Randwick Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m).
Early in the spring The Autumn Sun impressed in
coming from last to take the ATC Golden Rose (Gr.
1,1400m) but the race which really stamped his class
was the MRC Caulfield Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) in which
his effortless,four- and-a-half lengths victory made him
look very special.Certainly, the Timeform experts are
of that view, awarding The Autumn Sun a rating of 126,
well clear of any of his contemporaries.
Sesar (Sebring x Sarthemare)
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Extra Brut was the staying star among the spring threeyear-olds in Melbourne, scoring an impressive victory
in the VRC Victoria Derby (Gr. 1, 2500m) before finishing
a fine third in the weight-for-age L.K.S.. Mackinnon
Stakes (Gr. 1, 2000m) behind the older Trap For Fools
(Poet’s Voice).
Graff, a powerful son of Star Witness bred in NSW by
B2B Bloodstock, finished fifth against the best older
sprinters in The Everest at his most recent start but had
earlier looked a colt of real class when easily winning
the ATC San Domenico Stakes (Gr. 3, 1100m) before his
first defeat when second to Lean Mean Machine in the
ATC Run To The Rose (Gr. 2,1200m) after which he was
third behind The Autumn Sun and Zousain in the Golden
Rose so we look forward to his return in the autumn.
Blue Diamond Stakes winner Written By had only three
starts in the spring, winning over 1000m at Caulfield
before taking the MRC Blue Sapphire Stakes and then
finishing fourth in a star- studded Coolmore Stud Stakes
at Flemington.
Emerging late in the Melbourne spring was Ringerdingding
(Sebring – Maybe I, by Red Ransom) who charged home
late to defeat top filly Seabrook (Hinchinbrook) in the
MRC Sandown Guineas (Gr. 2, 1600m) and should be a
player in some of the big races during the autumn.
Graff (Star Witness x Dinkum Diamond)
NSW BREEDERS’ UPDATE Spring/Summer 2018

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