Aus Black-Type Results

Group 2 Zipping Classic, Sandown

Race Summary:

The race was run to suit the defending champion The Taj Mahal (IRE) (Galileo {IRE}) and he made no mistake with a successful title defence.

He tracked the front-runner Dal Harraild (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) before hitting the front 300 metres from home and clung on grimly to beat the game pacemaker by a head.

Our Libretto (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}) came on, but without threatening, to take third-place money, with Lord Fandango (GB) (Lord Of England {GB}) back in fourth.

Pedigree Notes:

The Taj Mahal boasts an impressive pedigree and is a son of You’resothrilling (US) (Storm Cat {USA}), who won the G2 Cherry Hinton S. and the G3 Swordlestown Stud Sprint.

She has been a wonderful producer and is also the dam of The Tal Mahal’s Group 1-winning siblings Gleneagles, Marvellous and Happily.

You’resothrilling is herself regally bred, being a sister to the multiple Group 1 winner and champion sire Giant’s Causeway (IRE).

Group 2 Sandown Guineas, Sandown

Race Summary:

Gifted colt Ringerdingding (Sebring) made light of a seven day back-up to again put away his age group rivals.

He roared home from the back of the field to win the Listed Springtime S. and it was a case of déjà vu with his barnstorming finish proving too much for runner-up Seabrook (NZ) Hinchinbrook).

Once rider John Allen got Ringerdingding into the open, he cut loose down the outside to mow down the filly, with Long Leaf (Fastnet Rock) boxing on well for third ahead of Zoutori (Zoustar).

Pedigree Notes :

A $170,000 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale buy, Ringerdingding’s younger half-brother is Salome (Unencumbered), who was placed in the restricted Listed Inglis Banner 2YO.

Their dam Maybe I (USA) won twice and finished third in the G3 Run to the Rose H., and is a grand-daughter of the dual Group 1 winner Flitter (NZ) (Bluebird {USA}).

The G2 Matriarch S. winner Jessy Belle (Rock Of Gibraltar {IRE}) is another member of Ringerdingding’s family.

Group 3 Eclipse S., Sandown

Race Summary:

A drop back in distance paved the way for Tally (Street Cry {IRE}) to return to winning ways.

The James Cummings-trained 6-year-old raced midfield and he was a willing partner in the straight for Craig Williams to collar the pacemaker He Ekscels (NZ) (Ekraar {USA}).

Muraaqeb (Snitzel) made up ground to run fourth ahead of Mask Of Time (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor {IRE}).

Pedigree Notes:

Tally is out of the former quality race mare Itemise (USA) (Kris S {USA}), who won the Listed Winter Cup and finished runner-up in the G1 The Metropolitan.

She is a half-sister to the North American Group performer Family Business (USA) (Saint Ballado {USA}).

Tally’s third dam Summer Secretary (USA) (Secretariat {USA}) won two editions of the G3 Beaugay H. and it is also the family of the Japanese Group 1 performer Kawakami Princess (JPN) (King Halo {JPN}).

Group 3 Sandown S., Sandown

Race Summary:

The progressive Fifty Stars (IRE) (Sea The Stars {IRE}) continued his rise with a commanding performance.

The lightly-tried 4-year-old now has six wins and two placings from his eight starts for trainer Darren Weir.

Fifty Stars settled off the pace and once the gaps opened in the straight he pounced under rider Ben Allen to win comfortably. Stablemate Holy Snow (Fastnet Rock) flew home for second after missing the jump.

Pedigree Notes:

Fifty Stars was purchased by Australian agent John Foote for 110,000 guineas at the Tatts October Sale.

He is out of the Sadler’s Wells (USA) mare Swizzle Stick {IRE}), who is a half-sister to the former champion Irish 2-year-old filly Viztoria (IRE) (Oratorio {IRE}). She won the G2 Doncaster Park S., and the G3 Athasi S.

This is the family of the multiple Group 1 winner and successful sire Zilzal (US) (Nureyev {USA}).

G3 Summoned S., Sandown

Race Summary:

I’m A Princess (High Chaparral {IRE}) caused an upset here to complete a good day for trainer Tony McEvoy.

Third when opening her campaign in a Benchmark 82 event at Morphettville, the 5-year-old emerged from the pack in a driving finish to successfully bridge the gap to Group 3 level under the guidance of jockey Damian Lane.

The stablemate of the G3 Kevin Heffernan winner Cool Passion (Not A Single Doubt) rounded off strongly in the straight to see off the challenges of Zumbelina (Stratum) and Aeecee Tong De (Pierro).

Pedigree Notes :

I’m A Princess is out of the Pentire (GB) mare Pentamerous (NZ), who is best known as the mother of the five-time Group 1 winner Shoot Out (High Chaparral {IRE}) and the G3 Western Australian Oaks winner Cassandra Shadow (Dane Shadow).

Pentamerous is a half-sister to nine winners, including the G2 Craiglee S. winner Native Jazz (NZ) (St Hilarion {USA}). Also on the pedigree page is the Listed Bauhinia Trophy winner Divine Ten (Holy Roman Emperor {IRE}).

Listed Sandown Cup, Sandown

Race Summary:

Yogi (NZ) (Raise The Flag {USA}) showed his staying qualities when he came from the back of the field with a determined finish.

The 6-year-old was ridden quietly by Craig Williams and they proved to be the perfect tactics.

Yogi led home a stable quinella for Darren Weir with Azuro (FR) (Myboycharlie {IRE}) finishing runner-up ahead of Vengeur Masque (IRE) (Monsun {GER}), who finished well when he got into the open.

Pedigree Notes:

Yogi’s dam Malozza (Grand Lodge {USA}) was unraced and is out of a half-sister to the G1 Sydney Cup winner Linesman (NZ) (Touching Wood {USA}).

It is very much a pedigree with a staying bias and also includes the G2 Championship S. winner and G1 New Zealand Oaks runner-up The Lions Roar (NZ) (Western Symphony {USA}).

There is also an international element with the presence of the South African black-type winners Long Dollar (SAF) (Rakeen {SAF}) and Bound To Travel (SAF) (Western Winter {SAF}).

Listed Twilight Glow S., Sandown

Race Summary:

Noel Callow gave Persuader (Zoustar) a gem of a ride and had the 3-year-old travelling easily behind the pace.

When the gap appeared in the straight he drove the filly through and she was strong to the line to account for Eawase (Sebring).

Aristocratic Miss (Foxwedge) took third money off Into The Abyss (Foxwedge) with Zargos (Shamrdal {USA}) the next home.

Pedigree Notes :

Persuader was a $360,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale buy for agent Sheamus Mills, who races her with Newton Thoroughbreds.

She is a daughter of Fast Talker (Fastnet Rock), who won on three occasions and was twice a black-type placegetter.

Fast Talker is a half-sister to the Listed Doveton S. winner Crystal Dreamer (Stratum) and the headline act in the family is the G1 Golden Slipper S. winner Crystal Lily (Stratum).

Listed Merson Cooper S., Sandown

Race Summary:

The outside gate proved no barrier to success for Steal My Kisses (I Am Invincible) and she posted an impressive debut victory.

She was quickly into stride under Damien Oliver and travelled strongly before surging clear in the straight.

Steal My Kisses never looked like she was going to tire and she hit the line strongly to have Memphis Rock (Fastnet Rock) comfortably covered with First Dawn (Brazen Beau) making up late ground for third.

Pedigree Notes

Steal My Kisses’ dam The Fairy’s Kiss (Elusive Quality {USA}) was a winner and a Group 3 performer and her dam Ballet Society (NZ) (Stravinsky {USA}) was a two-time Group 2 winner.

Her first representative Butch Kissidy (Wanted) has won five times and is now known as Unselfish Trust in Macau.

Ballet Society is a half-sister to the dual Group 1 winner Cent Home (NZ) (Lord Ballina) and his Group 2-winning brother Studebaker.

Listed Kevin Heffernan S., Sandown

Race Summary:

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy didn’t have much luck in the running aboard Cool Passion (Not A Single Doubt), but the mare was still too good.

They were caught wide without cover during the running and McEvoy kept the 7-year-old in her rhythm before they unleashed a string finishing burst in the closing 200 metres.

Another 7-year-old in First Among Equals showed improvement in recent runs to get home for second ahead of Savanna Amour (Love Conquers All).

Pedigree Notes

Cool Passion is a half-sister to three winners, including Havanna Wind (Spinning World {USA}), whose nine successes featured the Listed Australia Day Plate.

Their dam Hiavanna (Mister C {USA}) is a half-sister to the G3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Plate winner Headstrong (Vice Regent {CAN}), who also placed in the G1 Chrysler Plate.

Listed Doveton S., Sandown

Race Summary:

Ascot visitor Malibu Style (Magnus) took his winning tally into double figures when he came out on top in a driving finish.

In his third run back from a break, he finished with determination under Ben Thompson to triumph for trainer and part-owner Neville Parnham.

As he does, Bons Away (Bon Hoffa) was attacking the line strongly late as did the third placegettter I’ll Have A Bit (Smart Missile).

Pedigree Notes :

Malibu Style is a half-brother to two other winners with their mother the unraced Origami (Fusaichi Pegasus {USA}).

She is out of a half-sister to the G2 Maribyrnong Plate winner The Heavyweight (Zeditave) and the Listed Vain S. winner Happy Strike (Gold Fever {USA}).

The two-time black-type winner and handy stallion Zedrich (Zeditave) also appears on the pedigree page.

Listed Keith Noud Handicap, Doomben

Race Summary:

Most Important (I Am Invincible) won this Listed event at the third time of asking.

Third two years ago and sixth in the 2017 edition, she made it third time lucky for trainer Tony Gollan, who said the 6-year-old would derive benefit from the outing.

Victorem (I Am Invincible) got home strongly for second and the winner’s stablemate I’m A Rippa (Love Conquers All) finished third.

Pedigree Notes

Most Important’s mother Orange Marmalade (NZ) (Stravinsky {USA}) has done a fine job at stud with all six of her foals to race having been successful.

She is a half-sister to the G3 Easter Cup winner Just A Dream (NZ) (Volksraad {GB}) and the G3 New Zealand St Leger winner Forfar (NZ) (Wallenda {USA}).

Also in this family is the ill-fated G3 Canterbury Breeders’ S. winner First Serve (NZ) (Swiss Ace).

Perth Black Type Results will be post in the edition on Monday19th November