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Redoute’s Choice mare on market

A beautifully-bred Group 1 placed daughter of Redoute’s Choice in foal to I Am Invincible is among the first confirmed Wildcard entries for Inglis’ Chairman’s Sale.

Sensibility’s career best performance came as a 3-year-old in the Group 1 Flight S. at Randwick where she finished runner-up behind four-time G1 winner Guelph (Exceed And Excel).


Sensibility is a three-quarter sister to the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce S. winner Running Tall (Stratum) and hails from the family of international stars Frosted (USA) (Tapit) and Midshipman (USA) (Unbridled’s Song {USA}).

Sensibility’s first two foals, a Sebring colt and an I Am Invincible filly, have sold for $730,000 and $450,000 respectively.

" She’s a stunning looking mare who produces great looking stock,’’ Segenhoe Stud’s Peter O’Brien said.

Wildcard entries to The Chairman’s Sale are being accepted until 10am on Monday April 22.

3YO returns to business

It will be take two for multiple Group 1 winning 3-year-old Madison County (NZ) (Pins) at Rosehill on Saturday when he lines-up in the G2 Tulloch S.

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained gelding was withdrawn from last week’s G1 Rosehill Guineas after a float incident.

“He basically just rubbed himself in the float and had a bit of an abrasion around his hip area,” Forsman said.

Madison County

“It just took the skin off, it was a little bit raw. He was vetted when he got on course and he wasn’t lame, but it was probably more so not a good look to send the horse out to race.

“He was second favourite, so there was a bit of money invested, they couldn’t take the risk to let him start, but he hasn’t missed any work and seems fine, so we are all good to go and hopefully he travels sensibly on Saturday.”

Boss gets Doncaster ride on Brutal

Veteran jockey Glen Boss will get a shot at a seventh victory in the G1 Doncaster Mile should talented colt Brutal (NZ) (O'Reilly {NZ}) squeeze his way into the field.

Boss, currently based in Singapore, has been booked to ride the 3-year-old in the famous Randwick mile, but he is currently equal 44th in the ballot order with 49kg. The Doncaster will have a maximum of 20 starters and four emergencies.

Brutal was last seen when runner up to superstar mare Winx (Street Cry {Ire}) in the G1 George Ryder S. last Saturday.

"It's as good as winning without winning," co-trainer Michael Hawkes told RadioTAB

Boss has won the Doncaster on Kermadec (2015), Triple Honour (2008), Haradasun (2007), Racing To Win (2006), Private Steer (2004) and Sprint By (1996).

Glen Boss

Hawkesbury winner eyes late Oaks bid

A shot at the G1 Australian Oaks awaits John Sargent's improving filly House Of Cartier (Alamosa {NZ}) after an impressive win in the Class 1 at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

Coming off a last-start sixth in the G3 Kembla Grange Classic and boasting a placing in the G2 Eight Carat Classic in New Zealand earlier this campaign, House Of Cartier charged home over the top of her rivals to record her second win from eight starts.

Jockey Brenton Avdulla made an immediate comparison between the filly at 2015 ATC Oaks winner Gust Of Wind (Darci Brahma {NZ}), who was also prepared by Sargent and also won at the Hakebury track in the lead-up.

"I won a race on a horse called Gust Of Wind here who went on to win an Oaks. She does remind me a little bit of her. Sarge is good with these fillies. I'm sure she’ll run the Oaks trip and she'll get there in good order and she handles the cut out of the ground too," he said.

House of Cartier is not currently nominated for the Australian Oaks on April 13, with connections required to pay a $22,000 late entry fee should they decide to head in that direction.

The second horse, Brilliant Mind (So You Think {NZ}), is a three-quarter brother to G1 Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar (High Chaparral {Ire}) and still holds a nomination for the G1 Australian Derby on April 6.

Green light for Yourdeel

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards said he has no reason not to give even-money favourite Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel {NZ}) his chance to complete a set of domestic Group 1 2-year-old wins in the Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires' Produce S.

Richards was satisfied with the juvenile’s trackwork on Thursday and will take his place in Saturday’s field.

"Yourdeel worked well on Thursday morning,” Richards said. “The horse is well. He's had a long season and he'll have a break after Saturday. We've spoken to the owners and it's all go for Saturday. He wouldn't be there if I thought he wasn't going to be competitive.

Stablemate Equinox (Exceed And Excel) has drawn barrier one and Yourdeel gate five, with Richards hoping to get cover for both youngsters stepping up to 1400m for the first time.

"Equinox did work very well on Tuesday. We just don't want to see any rain for him. He's got a good barrier and hopefully he can settle just in behind the speed and be a good chance," Richards said.

Jockeys suspended over betting

Two Victorian jockeys have been suspended for betting by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

Daniel Schmitt was outed for more than four months and John Robertson three months, half of which was suspended, after pleading guilty to the charges. None of the bets placed were in races in which they were riding.

Schmitt placed 71 bets between January 2016 and September 2018 worth a total of $2050, with his suspension to commence immediately and conclude on July 31 this year.

Robertson, who has not ridden since New Year's Day, placed 27 bets totalling $1320 between October 2016 and April 2018 He is also suspended with immediate effect but for a period of three months, with half of that suspended on the proviso that he undertakes counselling for his gambling problem within the next three months.