FIORENTE 3YO HITS NOBEL HEIGHTS WOW! Huge first-up win by Group 1 SA Derby bound galloper NOBEL HEIGHTS over 1600m at Sandown on Wednesday - giving his sire FIORENTE a double on the program following on from SHANDY’s ultra impressive 1400m success.
A veteran of just four starts, this was the second win for the promising Matt Cumani trained three-year-old and it won’t be the last. After settling back in the field the son of Fiorente let rip with tremendous acceleration to put away his ten rivals by 2.75L, with Will Price putting the handbrake on close to home.
Bred by Dr Lesa Oldcastle, NOBEL HEIGHTS is the 9th foal out of the Helissio mare, Free Friday, herself a full-sister to the dam of 7-time Group 1 winning champion, Weekend Hussler.
FIORENTE has had 43 individual winners this season, including 2020/21 stakes performers POWER SCHEME, STARS OF CARRUM and RITRATTO. ... See MoreSee Less
RECORD $370k PAID FOR PALENTINO FILLY Lot 79 a PALENTINO filly out of the winning Testa Rossa mare WINGS OF ALICE has sold for $370,000 on Day 1 of the 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale - a record price for a filly at the South Australian sale.
The powerhouse bay was bred by Ralph Satchell and sold through the draft of his family owned Willow Grove Stud.
The record breaking filly is a half-sister to 4 winners from as many to race, including Malaysian stakes winner Violet (9 wins & $206,267) and 2019’s $150,000 Adelaide Magic’s graduate, now 3YO, Outlaws Revenge (4-3:0:1 $127,600).
Tellingly, the filly was purchased by Ryan Balfour, the trainer of Outlaws Revenge.
PALENTINO was a dual Group 1 winner on the track and his oldest are now 2YO’s. The imposing chestnut has been well supported by breeders - covering books of 112 (2017), 155 (2018), 145 (2019) & 146 (2020) during his four years at stud. ... See MoreSee Less