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Classic colt who defeated 13 G1 winners,
including Whobegotyou, Weekend
Hussler, Nicconi, All American and
Ortensia. Handsome $2m yearling.
A new fast and classy son of Redoute's
Choice, sire of the last two leading
first-crop sires. From the family of
Champion sire Centaine.
NEW TIME THIEF
Redoute's Choice -- Procrastinate, by Jade Hunter
A steal at $13,750 inc GST.
Standing at Kelvinside.
Call Alastair, Aaron, Stuart, Sally or Andy on
02 6543 9000, Andy, Adam or Matt on
03 5735 8100, or Jasen on 02 6942 2268.
Time starts now...
Fresh from an eight-week
break, Duchamp Daughter
(box five) has the speed to
lead race eight and 'steal' the
fifth leg of Friday night's
Big6 at Wentworth Park.
early Slipper deliberations
New mum . . . champion racetrack performer Samantha Miss had her first foal this week, a filly by More Than Ready. Photo: Darren Pateman
Cocinero), Badinov's Babe (dam
of three stakes winners), Belle
Mia (a Zabeel half-sister to HK
group 1 winner The Duke) and
Magdalena (dam of two stakes
Final Waltz, the dam of the
smart performer Hairy, and
Altezza, the dam of Mustard,
are some outside bookings.
The quality of these mares
augurs well for I Am Invin-
cible's future and the stallion
will be paraded at Yarraman
Park along with Magic Albert
and Trotamondo during Scone
Cup week on Saturday, Aug-
ust 28, at 9.30am.
Coolmore, Darley, Widden,
Patinack and Vinery Farms will
also be holding stallion show-
ings on the same weekend with
many breeders keen to inspect
the stallions in their new envir-
onments before making final
decisions for their broodmares
SAM'S A MUM
Champion mare Samantha
Miss became a mother for the
first time on Thursday morning
when she gave birth to a filly by
dual Golden Slipper-winning
sire More Than Ready.
John Singleton bought the
mare for $3.85m at the 2009
Inglis Easter Broodmare Sales.
Her previous owner Ron
Croghan purchased her for
$1.5m as a yearling.
Her major successes were in
the VRC Oaks and two of the fea-
ture AJC ''mile'' races, the Flight
and Champagne Stakes. She was
also a great third as a three-year-
old in the W.S. Cox Plate.
Another major birth took
place at Coolmore Stud with the
arrival of a full-brother to the
Hong Kong superstar Sacred
Kingdom, a world champion.
The Zeditave mare Court-
room Sweetie gave birth to the
colt by Encosta De Lago and his
worth would be astronomical
with Hong Kong buyers sure to
be extremely interested come
yearling sales time. Sacred
Kingdom has amassed earnings
of $5,632,838 and trainer Tony
Cruz is hopeful the champion
can return to the racetrack in
the coming Hong Kong season.
The week also marked the
first foal born by Northern Met-
eor at Widden Stud when Com-
edy Club gave birth to a close
relation of Blue Diamond win-
ner Reward For Effort and the
mare is booked this season to
Widden's new sire Nicconi.
The first foal of Myboychar-
lie was born at Craig Ander-
son's Amarina Farm in
Denman; Darley's exciting sire
prospect Teofilo had his first
southern hemisphere foal on
August 10 at Aberdeen when
Strategic mare Riona gave
birth. The mare is a half-sister
to Doncaster winner Over.
New Approach, another of
Darley's new sires, had his
second foal of the season at
Aberdeen with the Encosta De
Lago mare Cajou foaling down.
New Approach's first foal was
born in Victoria when Bonnie
Ann had a colt on August 2.
STATE TITLES GO ON LINE
The National Sprint and Distance Championships are
in full swing, and aspirants from Victoria and Queens-
land sealed final positions at Sandown and Albion
Park on Thursday night.
Wentworth Park hosts the NSW series finals on
Saturday, and reigning track king Did I Entertain is the
one to beat. The brindle dog has secured the prized
rails alley and is looking for his 21st win at the track.
He won an incident-packed state final last year, but
finished seventh to Dashing Corsair in the group 1
national final at Cannington.
The ensuing 12 months have seen Did I Entertain's
stocks rise. He has raced 36 times since the Canning-
ton failure for 16 wins, including an important group 2
success in the Winter Stake at Wentworth Park.
But his ticket to the national final is by no means a
sure thing, and only the winner gets a gig at Angle Park
on August 28. Fellow veterans Repeated (box two),
Snozz (three) and Hurricane Luke (eight) command
respect, but box one is Did I Entertain's trump card.
The NSW stayer's final (race six) promises to be a
tough battle. AWM Distance Champion Blue Lorian,
Lochinvar Vogue, Forty Twenty, Clark No Ee, Slick Lee
and Velocity Cloud will each attract attention.
Handily drawn in box three, Blue Lorian might just win
through, but he cannot afford to make any mistakes.
At The Meadows, NSW-owned Reign Over Me is a
leading contender in a lacklustre Victorian stayers
series. He has the speed to lead from box seven and
has master trainer Darren McDonald in his corner.
Later in the night, Cannington's sprint series looks
a cinch for WA Derby winner Pedrosa, and 2009
Golden Easter Egg finalist Joanne Monelli and Kay
Size hold all interest in the stayers final (race three).
Joanne Monelli was beaten as a $1.30 chance by
Kay Size in Saturday's heat, but the all-distance star
has secured box one this time and is expected to
An ultra-competitive Tasmanian series concludes
on Monday at Launceston.
Local star Damek -- unbeaten in 11 starts in Tas-
mania -- will start odds-on in the sprint series but
faces one of the most talented local fields assembled
in the Apple Isle. Eagle Eye and noted strong finish-
ers Tombstone Jack (box one) and High Choice (four)
look the dangers. Damek might just win regardless
of the poor alley (seven) but there is a real chance
he won't run a place. It's just that tough.
The Tassie stayer's final also boasts depth. Posh
Di got the breaks to win the opening heat at Launce-
ston on Monday in 42.81 seconds, safely holding
Sitka to win by just over three lengths but faces a
tougher test this time.
Sitka has the speed to lead from box six and then
there is Thirteen Black. He overcame a severe check
at the first turn to win his heat in 43.65s.
It was 12 lengths slower than Posh Di but the effort
was supreme. He might lack early dash but not courage.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Win plenty -- BIG6 jackpot tonight at Harold Park
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