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A champion in Australia and in Europe.
Won Queen Anne S.-Gr.1 (Royal Ascot),
George Ryder S.-Gr.1 and Doncaster H.-Gr.1.
Now siring top quality first weanlings.
They have already made $110,000 (Blue Sky T/breds),
$100,000 (K.P. T/breds) etc.
"I really thought she was a smashing filly. He (Haradasun)
was a champion racehorse and from what I have seen of
his stock to date, he must have a huge chance to be a top
2010 fee $24,750 (inc. GST)
Julian Blaxland of Blue Sky T/breds which purchased
the Haradasun/Campbell Fever filly for $110,000
Friday, July 2, 2010
are off to a flying start
In demand . . . Marquardt, above, and particularly Faint Perfume, far left, have shone for sire Shamardal. Photos: Dallas Kilponen, Sebastian Costanzo
Adrian applied for the Flying
Start program last year but was
unsuccessful and felt he had a
difficult task ahead of him to be
enrolled this year.
''I just can't believe how
lucky I am and I believe my
time under Ray Murrihy at
Racing NSW assisted my selec-
tion a great deal,'' he said.
''Winning a place as one of
the 12 trainees was a tremend-
ous thrill and I just can't wait
for it to start.''
SHAM WOW: To say Nathan
Tinkler is a huge fan of Darley's
Shamardal would be a gross
understatement. Three of his
winners by the sire are Run For
Wilson, Marquardt and Happy
Hippy, which gave Tinkler
some of his best results in the
early stages of setting up his
Patinack operation. Buoyed
by their successes, Tinkler in
the past month at weanling
sales at the Gold Coast and
Newmarket has picked the
eyes out of the Shamardal
At the Magic Millions on
May 27 Patinack bought two
Shamardal weanlings from the
Rothwell Park consignment, a
colt from the mare Jackie for
$170,000 and a filly from Cross
Dresser for $100,000.
Then at the Inglis weanling
sales on June 24 the Patinack
team bought another four of
his young horses: a filly from
Sasheen for $110,000 and colts
from Shoeshine Gal and Sigaro
for $110,000 and $90,000
respectively and a cheapie
from Verneau for just $15,000.
Shamardal's service fee
when the above youngsters
were conceived was just
$27,500 compared to his
$66,000 fee this year, for which
he is booked out.
Of course, Shamardal's best
performer in Australia has
been the Bart Cummings-
trained filly Faint Perfume,
which is back in work and pre-
paring for a cups campaign in
Melbourne. She has been
posted as favourite for this
year's Melbourne Cup.
Shamardal has also enjoyed a
tremendous season in the
northern hemisphere, with his
son Lope De Vega winning two
group 1 races in France during
the past month.
PORT POWER: One of the
most regally-bred fillies in Aus-
tralia is scheduled to make her
debut at Randwick on Saturday
week, with the filly, Port
Augusta, running in the Cool-
more colours and prepared by
top trainer Gai Waterhouse.
Port Augusta is by Encosta
De Lago from the the Secretari-
at mare L'On Vite, which earlier
produced Holy Roman Emper-
or and Milanova in matings
with the mighty Danehill.
Milanova sold for $5 million
in foal to Coolmore's No.1 sire
Encosta De Lago at the Inglis
Newmarket complex in 2008 to
the bid of Tom Magnier.
Port Augusta has trialled twice
for Waterhouse and at her last
appearance at Randwick on
June 21 she scored a comfort-
able win in a 1050-metre heat.
L'On Vite was transferred to
Coolmore's Irish base after
foaling down Port Augusta and
has a foal on the ground by Ga-
lileo, the UK's costliest stallion.
Fitzpatrick laments tough draw
Premier trainer Paul Fitzpatrick concedes it will be
pretty tough for his talented filly Im Insatiable to win
the Queensland Oaks at Albion Park on Saturday
night from barrier six.
Im Insatiable, which won the Newcastle Oaks three
starts back, galloped in the Gold Coast Oaks last
Friday night when fourth behind West Australian
super filly Millwood Meg.
The former Kiwi, which has won six straight, will
start from barrier two, and Fitzpatrick admits it will
be difficult for his filly to turn the tables.
''The draw is going to make it pretty tough,'' he said.
''I don't know why she galloped last week, but she can
flick her knee a bit at times.
''She has done everything right since and is as good
as gold. I am very happy with her going into the race,
all except the barrier draw.''
Millwood Meg, which has won seven of eight starts
this season, will be chasing her third oaks success.
She also won the Western Australian Oaks on May 14.
Wilson takes on Atomic Ark
Cobbitty trainer Dennis Wilson has taken over the
training of former Queensland pocket rocket Atomic
Ark. The gelding, winner of 33 of his 109 starts --
including the 2006 Queensland Derby, 2007 Sunshine
Sprint, 2008 Trans Tasman, 2008 Len Smith Mile,
2008 Redcliffe Cup, 2009 Treuer Memorial and a heat
of the Inter Dominion at Harold Park in March -- was
formerly trained by Natalie Rasmussen.
Carl and Maureen Ryman, who bred the gelding
and also raced him in partnership with Mick Rafter,
recently sold the gelding and his new owners decided
to place Atomic Ark with Wilson.
''He has only been down with me for the past week
and after a few days of jogging I hobbled him for the
first time on Wednesday and gave him some quiet
pace work and he felt super,'' Wilson said.
''I will give him time to settle and I have no
immediate plans, but I may run him in the $20,000
Media Cup at Menangle towards the end of the
''Then I will probably give him a bit of a break and
then bring him back for the Grand Circuit races.
''I will tell his owners to nominate him for the lot,
including the Inter Dominion in New Zealand, then
decide on which path we take further down the track.
But the Kilmore Cup is high on the list because the
standing start should suit him.''
Lanercost ready to go flat out
Queensland trainer-driver Darrel Graham will not be
holding back on Australian Derby and Tasmanian
Derby winner Lanercost in Friday night's star-studded
Gold Coast Derby.
As well as Lanercost, the field for the $30,000
feature race includes Courage To Rule and For A
Reason, winners of the Victorian and NSW Derby
respectively. Exciting Kiwi import Motu Crusader, now
trained by John McCarthy, is also considered a
chance in the group 3 race.
Connections of all runners are looking towards next
week's $100,000 Queensland Derby at Albion Park,
but Graham said Lanercost ''will be out there to win
it'' at the Gold Coast.
''I won't be sitting on my hands,'' he said. ''The Kiwis
might like to keep a bit up their sleeves and their main
mission might be next week. But my horse is wanting
and needing a good hard hit-out and he goes better
once he's had a few runs.''
Lanercost has run once since winning the
Tasmanian Derby in March, winning on June 19 at
Albion Park. Graham then worked his star between
races with three-time Inter Dominion champ Blacks A
Fake at Gold Coast a week ago, and the horse clocked
1 minute 55.5 seconds for the last mile.
Courage To Rule will be driven by Queensland driver
Damien Stainkey as regular pilot Greg Bennett is
driving seven at Harold Park.
Bennett will return for the Queensland Derby
(2500m), in which trainer John Green believes
Courage To Rule will be more of a threat.
JOHN GILMOUR AND MICHAEL COX
Win Plenty -- Monster $100,000 Quaddie jackpot at Rosehill tomorrow
Time has come for Tinkler's Metallurgical to earn keep
D-DAY has arrived for Patinack
Farm's one-time boom colt Met-
allurgical, which runs in the first
race at Rosehill on Saturday.
Patinack Farm's owner Nath-
an Tinkler parted with
$2.2 million at the 2008 Magic
Millions Sale to buy the son of
Redoute's Choice. Metallurgic-
al is out of the Last Tycoon
mare Lady Capel, which is the
dam of Tinkler's Chipping
Norton Stakes winner Casino
Metallurgical was sent out
favourite at three of his first
four starts and was placed in all
but one. In five subsequent
runs Metallurgical has
remained a maiden.
The non-performance led to
Metallurgical being gelded.
Returning from an extended
spell, Metallurgical looked
good winning yet another bar-
rier trial on his home track at
Warwick Farm on May 21.
Trainer John Thompson op-
ted for Metallurgical to return
to racing at Rosehill on June 5
and the three-year-old again
closed late for a 2.6-length
fourth behind Triple Elegance.
Patinack's jockey Peter Robl
was not disappointed and
believed that D-day was next
And that day has arrived.
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