Black-Type Results

Group 2 Villiers Handicap, Randwick

Race Summary:

The winning run of Sky Boy (Pendragon {NZ}) continued as he posted the most important victory of his career.

His effort earned him a berth in the G1 Doncaster H. next autumn and executed a long-term plan of trainers Edward and Anthony Cummings.

Sky Boy raced in a handy spot and burst to the front 200 metres from the post, holding a strong gallop to beat Aloisa (NZ) (Azamour {IRE}) and My Nordic Hero (GB) (Archipenko {GB}).

Pedigree Notes :

Sky Boy is a half-brother to seven winners and his dam Zazabelle (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}) was placed in both the G1 Melbourne Cup and the G1 VRC Oaks.

She is out of the G3 Queen of the Turf S. winner The Perfume Garden (Tights {USA}) , who also produced the G1 Australian Derby placegetter Now Voyager (Last Tycoon {IRE}).

Group 2 Cal Isuzu S., Te Rapa

Race Summary:

Belle Du Nord (NZ) (Reliable Man {GB}) bided her time at the back of the field under a patient ride from Vinnie Colgan.

They improved wide near the turn and the 4-year-old lengthened stride impressively in the closing 300 metres for the second win of her career.

Last year’s winner Lizzie L’Amour (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}) was also doing her best work late to finish second with Supera (NZ) (Savabeel) taking third.

Pedigree Notes :

A NZ$50,000 Karaka yearling, Bel Du Nord is a daughter of the stakes performer Bankside Belle (NZ) (Volksraad {GB}).

The winner is a half-sister to What Choux Want (NZ) (Jimmy Choux {NZ}), also a black-type placegetter.

The family is light on feature names with The Kid (NZ) (Brigand {USA}) the only performer of note with Listed success in Malaysia.

Group 3 Waikato Cup, Te Rapa

Race Summary:

Mongolian Marshal (NZ) (High Chaparral {IRE}) sat back in midfield before rider Matt Cameron pulled out to make his run 600 metres from home.

The 4-year-old picked up ground quickly and held a strong gallop to the wire to beat the favourite Igraine (GER) (Galileo {IRE}), who made the running.

The topweight Five To Midnight (Domesday) did well under his 60kg to take third money.

Pedigree Notes :

Offered at Karaka by Cambridge Stud, Mongolian Marshal was a NZ$220,000 purchase and is out of the Dehere (USA) mare Ardeche (NZ}).

She is a half-sister to the G2 Blazer S. winner Forever Loved (NZ) (High Chaparral {IRE}) and the G3 Premier’s Cup winner Zephyron (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}).

It is also the family of the G1 Rosehill Guineas winner De Beers (Quest For Fame {GB}).

Group 3 J Swap Contractors Sprint Handicap, Te Rapa

Race Summary:

Sultan Of Swing (NZ) (Bachelor Duke {IRE}) came from the back of the field for the eighth win of his career.

Run in driving rain, the 6-year-old was given time to find his feet and he cut loose down the middle of the track for a hard-fought victory.

Magnum (NZ) (Per Incanto {IRE}) didn’t give up without a fight, but had to settle for second ahead of Save The Date (NZ) (Savabeel).

Pedigree Notes :

The winner is out of Queen Cha Cha (NZ) (High Chaparral {IRE}) and he is a half-brother to the G1 Orr S. and G1 Futurity S. winner Suavito (NZ) (Thorn Park).

The dam is a half-sister to the Group 2 placegetter Pinto Grigio (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}) with the Listed Henry Bucks S. winner Spectre (Nadeem) also featuring within the first three generations.

Group 3 Eulogy S., Awapuni

Race Summary:

Queen Of Diamonds (NZ) (Savabeel) continued her progression with an effortless victory after she was given a dream ride by Lisa Allpress.

Off the back of a maiden win, the filly raced in the trail and was into the clear at the top of the straight before dashing clear.

Elate (NZ) (Savabeel) completed a notable quinella for her Waikato Stud stallion with Just Fabulous (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}) back in third.

Pedigree Notes :

The China Horse Club went to NZ$640,000 to secure Queen Of Diamonds from Cambridge Stud’s draft at Karaka.

She is out of Love Diamonds (NZ) (Danehill {USA}) and is a half-sister to Lovetessa (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}), who ran third in the Eulogy of her year.

Love Diamonds is a sister to the G1 Spring Champion S. winner Viking Ruler (NZ), G1 Railway S. winner Diamond Like (NZ) and the G2 Moonee Valley Vase winner Kempinsky (NZ).

Listed Inglis Nursery, Randwick

Race Summary:

Accession (Brazen Beau) enjoyed an economical run behind the speed and was ready to pounce on straightening.

Rider Hugh Bowman stayed close to the fence with the colt, who finished determinedly to win, with Strasbourg (I Am Invincible) coming on late for second.

Namino (Nadeem) ran on well for third with the pacemaker Blazing Miss (Sizzling) weakened to fourth.

Pedigree Notes :

The winner was bought at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for $300,000 and is out of Ready To Elle (More Than Ready {USA}), who was successful five times.

The dam is a daughter of Maxerelle (Strategic), a two-time placegetter at Group 3 level, whose three foals to race have all been successful.

They include Emperor Max (Holy Roman Emperor), a multiple black-type winner in Singapore.

Listed Razor Sharp Handicap, Randwick

Race Summary:

The durable Fell Swoop (Not A Single Doubt) returned to winning ways with a sterling performance.

He was in the party all of the way and after hitting the front 300 metres from home he eased clear to take his winning tally into double figures.

Cradle Mountain (West Quest {CAN}) finished second and never gave up the chase in the straight with Firsthand (Star Witness) making ground for third.

Pedigree Notes :

Fell Swoop is a half-brother to four winners and their dam is Touched In Flight (Fasliyev {USA}), a daughter of the G2 Silver Shadow S. winner Crimson Flight (Akaaber {USA}).

The family also features the G3 Port Adelaide Guineas winner Lemarque (NZ) (Star Way {GB}) and the Listed Dalrello S. winner Mishani Hustler (Ezxceedingly Good).

Listed Christmas Cup, Randwick

Race Summary:

This was easy work for the Kim Waugh-trained Our Century (IRE) (Montjeu {IRE}) in the hands of Jason Collett.

They stalked the pacemaker and took over 300 metres out, never looking in danger of defeat from that point.

Exoteric (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) chased gamely for second and the veteran Destiny’s Kiss (Power Of Destiny) was third.

Pedigree Notes :

Our Century is a half-brother to the G3 Princess Royal S. winner Apphia (IRE) (High Chaparral {IRE}).

They are out of Mixed Blessing (GB) (Lujain {USA}), who was a smart mare and won the G3 Princess Margaret S.

It is also the family of the G1 Coronation S. winner Lillie Langtry (IRE) (Danehill Dancer {IRE}) and her daughter Minding (IRE) (Galileo {IRE}), a multiple top-flight winner.

Listed Phelan Ready S., Doomben

Race Summary:

The Odyssey (Better Than Ready) was given a good run by James Orman and the colt took full advantage.

He raced one off the fence in second spot and, after taking control 200 metres from home, he stayed on strongly.

The well-supported Sun City (Zoustar) sat in the trail and was in the clear soon enough, but had to settle for second ahead of Krameric (Rubick).

Pedigree Notes :

A $30,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase for trainer Kelly Schweida, The Odyssey is a son of Jessica’s Hope (Snitzel).

She is out of a half-sister to the Listed Oyster S. winner Judicial (USA) (Law Society {USA}) and the Listed Rainbow S. winner Stormy But Crafty (USA) (Storm And A Half {USA}).

Listed Calaway Girl S., Doomben

Race Summary:

The John Wigginton-trained Better Reflection (Better Than Ready) sat in behind the leading division from a wide gate and unwound strongly in the run home.

She is now unbeaten in two appearances following her first-up win on her home track at Rockhampton.

Boomstress (Spirit Of Boom) was doing her best work late to cut the favourite Single Blonde (Not A Single Doubt) out of second.

Pedigree Notes :

Better Reflection is a daughter of Miraposa (Canny Lad), who has left five winners, and was a $20,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Marsh Sale buy.

The dam is a grand-daughter of the G1 Acorn S. winner Grecian Flight (USA) (Cormorant {USA}), who produced the Listed winner and Group performer French Vintage (USA) (Mecke {USA}).

Listed Bribie Handicap, Doomben

Race Summary:

This race was all about the quality of Houtzen (I Am Invincible), who was a class above her rivals.

Under 59.5kg, she gave weight a beating to all-comers with a bold front-running performance that saw her win with ease.

Tycoon Ace (Tycoon Ruler) chased gamely for second, but was no match, and Tarzan (Drumbeats) tired in the closing 150 metres to finish third.

Pedigree Notes :

Trainer Toby Edmonds signed for Houtzen for $105,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and she has now banked more than $2 million.

Her grand-dam is a half-sister to the champion mare Sun Classique (Fuji Kiseki {JPN}), who won four times at the elite level.

The G1 South Australian Oaks winner Gamine (NZ) (Keen {GB} is the fourth dam of Houtzen.

Listed Golden Edition Plate, Doomben

Race Summary:

The exciting Zoustyle (Zoustar) maintained his perfect record with a commanding performance off the front.

He was coasting on the turn and when he was asked to sprint into the straight the response was electrifying and he powered clear.

The Tony Gollan-trained 3-year-old had a wide margin on stablemate Outback Barbie (Spirit Of Boom) at the post.

Pedigree Notes :

Zoustyle is out of Fashion (GER) (Anabaa {USA}) who won twice in her home country and both of her foals to race have been successful.

The dam is a half-sister to the G3 Grosser Preis von Berlin winner Felicity (GER) (Inchinor {GB}), who produced the stakes winners Felician (GER) (Motivator {GB})) and Fly First (GB) (Big Shuffle {USA}).