EARLY ROSTER DOUBLE FOR SUN STUD Yes Sir, that’s the way to do it. Sun Stud stallions, MAGNUS and SQUAMOSA have gotten off to a flying start at Wodonga today with the John & Chris Ledger Racing trained, Yes Sir, capturing the opener over 1200m, while Mick Price Racing & Michael Kent Jnr’s Raysim made it a running double over 1100m. They were promising performances both: a 3YO colt by MAGNUS, Yes Sir was having just his 2nd start at Wodonga, after running a solid 2nd on debut a fortnight ago, while Raysim – a 4YO by SQUAMOSA – was stepping out for just the 3rd time, but appears to be above average given the ease of his win (see below). Bred and part-owned by Tony Seychell and hailing from the Desert King mare, Sahara Sands, Yes Sir is among 38 individual winners for MAGNUS this season, who currently sits in the top 10 Australian sires by winners. At a fee of $15,400 inc. GST with no payment until live foal, MAGNUS is certainly the best value among his premiership contemporaries. Bred by Fulmen Park and the last foal of Last Tycoon mare, Last Goodbye, Raysim likewise continues the run of SQUAMOSA, whose winners in the past 10 days include Thunberg, Thermosa and Maiden Grace, while multiple Group winner Kiwi Ida was Group placed in New Zealand last Saturday. For a stallion that keeps churning out the winners, SQUAMOSA represents outstanding value at $4,400 inc. GST with no payment until live foal. ... See MoreSee Less
PALENTINO JUMPOUT WINNER The Robbie Griffiths trained PALENTINO filly GOSSITINO has scored a stylish jump out victory over 800m at Cranbourne this morning.
The 2YO filly jumped on terms and then raced in second position outside the leader. She extended nicely in the final 50m to gain the upper hand and post a comfortable one length victory.
“She's a talented and tough filly. We will nom for the Inglis Banner and just see how she pulls up. She has always shown us ability at home in her work and she went well at her first look at a jump out this morning,” said Griffiths.
Bred by Helen Brindle & Ray Campling, GOSSITINO is the fourth foal out of the unraced One Cool Cat mare, Leica Gossip. She hails from the family of Group 1 Australasian Oaks winner Leica Smile.
PALENTINO was a dual Group 1 winner on the track - emulating the legendary Zabeel by winning the Australian Guineas and Makybe Diva Stakes double. #POWER #PRESENCE #PERFORMANCE #PALENTINO ... See MoreSee Less
2020 INGLIS READY 2 RACE SALE TOMORROW Two PALENTINO colts will go under the hammer at the 2020 Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale on Tuesday October 20 at the Riverside complex, Warwick Farm.
Running 10.73 seconds at Taupo and selling as LOT 33 out of the Kiltannon Stables draft, is the powerfully built juvenile out of Lady Mary.
The gelding is the third foal out of a stakes placed mare and was bred by Mario and Jenny Cesnik.
“He was a nice horse as a yearling and I’m glad he has breezed up well for the vendors. We keep hearing good things about the Palentino stock,” said Mario Cesnik.
The PALENTINO colt out of MARIE SOLEIL has also impressed with a slick time of 10.94 seconds at the Seymour track (footage below).
"He’s a strong colt with a good action… he’s a machine this horse,” said Dean Grass of Gippsland Bloodstock, who will offer the bay as LOT 46.
The 2YO hails from the first-crop of dual Group 1 winner PALENTINO and is out of a Stakes Winning mare that has had 4 to race for 3 winners. #POWER #PRESENCE #PERFORMANCE #PALENTINO ... See MoreSee Less
MORE TO POWER TO FIORENTE The Caulfield Cup meeting got off to a flyer with a power packed display from FIORENTE 4YO, Power Scheme, in the Zircodata Handicap over 1700m. Just 2nd up from a spell (resuming with a 3rd over 1400m at Caulfield last month), the Lindsay Park Racing trained, Power Scheme is clearly poised for a successful month or so ahead, based on the quality of Saturday’s performance. Bred and raced by Sun Stud, Power Scheme was a stakes winner in Sydney as a 2YO before backing it up a 3 with a quality 3rd in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes at Randwick in April. Lindsay Park’s Ben Hayes clearly believes Power Scheme has matured even further into a quality galloper: “the horse was fantastic and it was really good to see him win … I think he is in for a really nice prep.” Power Scheme is out of the Encosta de Lago mare, Rosa Perlato, who is also the dam of FIORENTE’s Group 2 winner, Hawkshot, while the mare produced a full sister to Power Scheme in August. Currently working his way through another quality book this spring, FIORENTE had a city double last Saturday with Ritratto in Adelaide and Teen Titan in NZ. ... See MoreSee Less