Black-Type Results cont.

Listed Brian Crowley S., Randwick

Race Summary:

Diplomatico (Snitzel) took a step towards justifying his $1.7m price tag with his first black-type win at just his third start in the Listed Southern Cross Group Brian Crowley S. at Randwick.

Ridden by Koby Jennings for Team Hawkes, Diplomatico came with a strong late run to defeat Legend of Condor (Not A Single Doubt) with The Tenor (Your Song) gaining third in the stewards room on protest.

Diplomatico, who is owned by Hong Kong interests, including trainer John Moore, looks to have considerable upside after his second win.

Pedigree notes:

Diplomatico becomes Snitzel's 84th stakes winner and his fifth for the season.

As mentioned, he was a $1.7m buy at the 2017 Easter Sale. He is out of the mare Top Cuban (Anabaa {USA}) who has already produced the Group 3 winner Havana (Starcraft) as well as the $1.5 million filly Elitzaam (Redoute's Choice).

There are two colts, a yearling and a 2-year-old, who are full brothers to Eltizaam and Top Cuban is due to foal to Snitzel this spring,

The family has a very strong black type background in Canada and the USA, including horses like Slew City Slew and City Dance.

Listed City Tattersalls Club Cup, Randwick

Race Summary:

Chris Waller's import Exoteric (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) captured his first black-type win, proving the superior stayer in the Listed City Tattersalls Club Cup at Randwick.

The 6-year-old appreciated the brutal tempo of the race set by Big Blue (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), and when it came down to a three-way battle between them and Social Element (NZ) (Savabeel), he found late to score a one-length win.

It comes off the back of his win in the Port Macquarie Cup last start and he has now won eight races in 27 starts and over $340,000 in prizemoney.

Pedigree Notes:

Exoteric is the third stakes-winner for Champ Elysees in Australia, following on from Harlem (GB) and Plot Twist (Ire)

He is also the first black-type winner from the dam, Short Dance (USA), who has also produced the winners Plover (GB) and Fray (GB) and was a 12-length winner in a Listed race herself.

Exoteric was bought by Chris Waller Racing for 180,000 euros at the 2016 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale.

Listed Gothic S., Caulfield

Race Summary:

A dramatic race went the way of Ranier (Lonhro), who was a deserved winner after running into dead ends when runner-up in the Listed Antler Luggage S., last time out.

The 3-year-old covered extra ground in midfield under Hugh Bowman, but was willing in the straight run down the pacemaker and previously unbeaten Yulong January (King Of Prussia).

Bricktop (Snitzel) dislodged jockey Jamie Mott at barrier rise and the loose horse proved a nuisance throughout, but fortunately no more than that.

Pedigree Notes :

Ranier is a son of the G3 Darley Crown and multiple Listed winner Kanzan (Commands), who is a half-sister to three winners including the Group performer Giresun (Domesday).

The G1 Randwick Guineas winner and G1 Rosehill Guineas runner-up Inference (So You Think {NZ}) is a major name on the pedigree page.

Listed Alinghi S, Caulfield

Race Summary:

From Within (Not A Single Doubt) is in the hottest form of her life and she has now stretched her winning sequence to four for trainer Toby Edmonds.

“She's a credit to herself,” Edmonds said. “I'm really excited. I'm a bit emotional because it was a big call to bring her down this week and thanks to the guys who let me do it.

“She's had a bit of hype on her so to come out of class three grade and win that race, it's a great effort.”

Pedigree notes :

A sister to the Listed St Albans., winner Cruden Bay, From Within was a $360,000 purchase at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and is out of the Anabaa (USA) mare Zimaretto.

The dam is a three-quarter sister to Deep Finesse (GB) (Reprimand {GB} ), who won the G3 Prix du Bois. It is also the family of the multiple South African Group 2 winner Espumanti (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and the German Group 3 winner Premier Cuvee (GB) (Formidable {USA}) .

Listed Jakkalberry Classic, Rotorua

Race Summary:

A tidy ride by Rosie Myers paved the way for Peso (NZ) (Colombia {NZ}) to produce a career-best performance.

She had him travelling comfortably on the fence and didn’t need asking twice when a rails run presented itself on the turn and he finished off strongly to beat Woodsman (NZ) (Mastercraftsman {IRE}).

“There’s some nice races around for him, but we won’t be getting carried away,” trainer Paul Nelson said.

Pedigree Notes :

Peso is a stoutly-bred son of All Magic (NZ) (Victory Dance {IRE}), who has produced one other winner No Quota (NZ) (Kingfisher Mill).

Zamazaan (FR) (Ezbury {FR}), who was such a source of staying success in Australasia, features in the family as does the G1 Century H., winner The Bart (USA) (Le Fabuleux {FR}).