Black-Type Results

Group 1 Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Awapuni

Race Summary:

Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel {NZ}) dismissed any concerns after an ordinary midweek gallop when he powered home to double his Group 1 tally.

Winner of the Sistema S. at his previous appearance, the Jamie Richards-trained youngster got into full stride in the closing 250 metres to take the major honours.

Genuine filly Aretha (NZ) (Charm Spirit {Ire}) took second money from Bella Mente (NZ) (El Roca) and the winner’s stablemate Equinox (NZ) (Exceed And Excel) ran fourth after peaking on his run.

Pedigree Notes:

A NZ$30,000 weanling who made NZ$100,000 as a yearling, Yourdeel is out of Miss Zapper (Red Ransom {USA}), who won on three occasions.

She is the dam of three winners and is out of a half-sister to the G1 South Australian Oaks winner Anamato (Redoute’s Choice) and the Oakleigh Plate winner Drum (Marauding {NZ}).

She is also a half-sibling to the dam of the multiple Group 1 winner Grand Armee (Hennessy {USA}).

Group 3 Awapuni Gold Cup, Awapuni

Race Summary:

It was a popular victory for Jacksstar (NZ) (Zed {NZ}) with the 7-year-old gelding showing he was back in form when winning his first race since December of 2016.

Jacksstar was eager to run in mid-pack but willing to listen to jockey Chris Johnson, who kept him restrained until it was time to make his move.

It looked as if Jacksstar may be in a bit of trouble coming around the turn as Johnson started to urge him on but once the rest of the field went after the leader, Jacksstar joined in and steadily closed the margin to the leading Authentic Paddy (NZ) (Howbaddouwantit {USA}).

Jacksstar was joined by Sampson (NZ) (Dubai Destination {USA}) in his run toward the lead and never let Jacksstar get too far away, finishing about a neck behind the winner with Authentic Paddy three quarters of a length behind them.

Pedigree Notes:

Jacksstar is the third foal from Star Guest (NZ) (Pentire {GB}), whose first foal is Jacksstar’s Listed winning full sister Anniesstar.

Star Guest’s granddam is Argentina Group 1 winner Love’s Hope (Arg) (Climber {USA}), who is also the dam of Group 1 winner Indian Hope (USA) (Shadeed {USA}) and Listed winner Great Lover (NZ) (Great Charmer {USA{) in addition to being the granddam of two other stakes horses.

Star Guest has produced five winners from five to race with a 2-year-old filly named Truly Invincible (NZ) (Darci Braham {NZ}) in training with Bjorn Baker. She had a colt by that stallion in 2017, a filly by Per Incanto (USA) (Street Cry {IRE}) in 2018 and was served by Time Test (GB) (Dubawi {IRE}) in 2018.

Group 3 Manawatu Classic, Awapuni

Race Summary:

The Chosen One (NZ) (Savabeel) earned his first Group victory on Saturday after a few hard luck finishes earlier in the year.

Running down the centre of the track, The Chosen One showed a big turn of foot in the last 200 metres to just nab stablemate Spring Delight (NZ) (Tavistock {NZ}) on the line. The victory was the first on the card for trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman and gave them a 1-2 finish in the race. Blue On Black (Camelot {GB}) finished third for jockey Samantha Collett and trainer Anne Herbert.

Baker indicated it is possible the colt may board a plane this week to run in next Saturday’s Group 1 Harrolds Australian Derby at Royal Randwick.

Pedigree Notes:

The well-bred Savabeel (Zabeel) colt is the first foal from Group 3-placed The Glitzy One (Flying Spur). That mare is a daughter of New Zealand’s 2002-2003 Champion 3-Year-Old The Jewel (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}), who has produced three stakes horses from five winners including Group 3 winner The Diamond One (Tale Of The Cat {USA}).

This is a deep family with stakes winners under each of The Glitzy One’s first three dams, including Group 1 New Zealand One Thousand Guineas winner La Bella Diosa (NZ) (So You Think {NZ}).

The Glitzy One has one other foal, an unnamed Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic {USA}) yearling colt who sold for NZ$150,000 at Karaka to Gary Moore Racing and Glenvallen Investments earlier this year.

Listed Flying Handicap, Awapuni

Race Summary:

It’s never too late to get your first stakes victory as 7-year-old The Bandito (NZ) (Pins) showed here.

Breaking near the back of the pack, The Bandito didn’t wait long to take over the lead after the break, opening up over a length on second-placed Beefeater (NZ) (Alamosa {NZ}). Beefeater tried to catch the leader from 400 metres out but it wasn’t until the final 50 metres that the field was able to close on The Bandito.

Much to the relief of those rooting on The Bandito, the wire came just when he needed it to finish just ahead of Beefeater, who finished in a photo for second with Magnum (NZ) (Per Incanto {USA}). Most of the field less than a length behind The Bandito with the last placed Calligraphy (NZ) (Perfectly Ready) less than three lengths behind him.

Pedigree Notes:

The Pins (Snippets) gelding was a NZ$50,000 yearling at Karaka, who was passed in at the following year’s Ready To Run Sale for NZ$75,000. He is from the unraced Quest For Fame (GB) (Rainbow Quest {GB}) mare Reputedly, whose granddam is the dam of the United States stakes winners.

One generation further in Reputedly’s family you find Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and Grade 1 Belmont Stakes third Mane Minister (USA) (Deputy Minister {Can}) and Indian Horse of the Year Zurbaran (Ind) (Peaks And Valleys {USA}).

Reputedly is also the dam of Group 3 winner Stickpin (Pins) and the granddam of Group 3 second Florence Jean (Pins). She has a 2-year-old filly named Down The Hatch (Atlante) and a yearling colt by the same sire who was passed in at this year’s Karaka Yearling Sale.

Listed Bendigo Guineas, Bendigo

Race Summary:

Mystery Love (Eurozone) was putting her unbeaten record on the line at Bendigo on Saturday but showed her two previous wins were no fluke when giving her sire his second stakes winner.

The filly had Pick Up The Pieces (Bel Esprit) to chase down as they turned into the straight but collared that rival within 100 metres. She was pushed throughout the straight with Scottish Rogue (Rothesay) trying to steal her lead but with the line quickly approaching the filly’s undefeated record was safe.

The fast closing Saccharo (Magnus) was a threat for second, making his run just a tad too late to be able to steal the position from Scottish Rogue and looking as though he could have taken the win with just a few more metres.

Pedigree Notes:

Mystery Love was a $75,000 purchase at the 2017 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale by Champion Thoroughbreds.

Her dam Free Thinking (NZ) (Pendragon {NZ}) looked like a bargain soon after passing in at the 2016 Inglis Sydney Weanling and Broodmare Sale for $400 when her half-sister’s daughter Houtzen (I Am Invincible) won the Magic Millions 2-Year-Old Classic the following January.

Free Thinking’s dam is a half-sister to South African and UAE champion Sun Classique (Fuji Kiseki {Jpn}) and a granddaughter of Group 1 South Australian Oaks winner Gamine (NZ) (Keen {GB}).

Mystery Love has an unnamed 2-year-old half-sister by Roman Emperor (NZ) (Montjeu {IRE}) and her dam produced a Zebedee (GB) (Invincible Spirit {IRE}) filly in 2018. She was bred back to that stallion in 2018.

Listed Golden Mile, Bendigo

Race Summary:

Haripour (Ire) (Shamardal {USA}) returned to his winning form at Bendigo when making his second start for trainer Chris Waller.

Haripour was happy to settle in near the front of the mid-pack group in a windy running of the race as Violate (Sebring) set the pace. Given clear running room at the 400-metre mark, it took Haripour time to get past the leaders but once he did, it was over.

In the final 50 metres he started to pull away with a pack of horses vying for the minor placings.

Mantastic (Ire) (Fastnet Rock) completed a 1 – 2 finish for Irish-breds when closing strongly for second to just edge out Red Alto (High Chaparral {Ire}), who was returning to Bendigo for the first time since his Group 3 Bendigo Cup win in the spring.

Pedigree Notes:

A half-brother to Epsom and Irish Derby winner Harzand (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), Haripour is from Group 3 winner Hazariya (Ire) (Xaar {GB}), who hails from a strong Aga Khan family.

The mare is a half-sister to Group 1 Irish Oaks third Hazarista (Ire) (Barathea {Ire}) and another half-sister produced Listed winning Humphrey Bogart (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}), who finished fifth behind Harzand in the 2016 Epsom Derby, while another is the granddam of champion Seal Of Approval (GB) (Authorized {Ire}).

As to be expected, champions and Group 1 winners can be found throughout Hazariya’s first six dams. Haripour isn’t the first Australian stakes winner in the family however, with Hazariya’s half-sister producing an Australian Group 2 winner.

Both Group 1 winner Streama (Stratrum) and Group 2 Stan Fox winner Decision Time (Foreplay) also appear under her second dam and New Zealand Group 1 winner Gallons Reach (Victory Dance {Ire}) under her third.

Of Hazariya’s six winners, four are stakes winners and a fifth is Group 3 placed. The mare has a 3-year-old named Hazaranda (GB) (Dansili {GB}) who is unraced, an unnamed Invincible Spirit (Ire) (Green Desert {Ire}) 2-year-old filly, and a Galileo (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells {USA}) yearling filly.

Listed Laelia S., Morphettville

Race Summary:

Cosmic Rock (Star Witness) had the lead early on but settled behind Nasaayim (Redoute’s Choice) in third when that one eagerly raced to the lead out of the barriers.

She was part of the pack that drew even with the leader as they entered the straight and worked her way to have a small lead inside the 250-metre mark.

She didn’t look in danger of losing as they raced down the straight but never pulled very far ahead of the field, beating So We Are (So You Think {NZ}) by a length with Raging Queen (Akeed Mofeed {GB}) about three quarters behind in third and Yulong Meteor (Medaglia d’Oro {USA}) just a nose behind in fourth.

Pedigree Notes:

The first stakes winner for her dam Cosmic Rock (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}), Cosmic Alert was passed in as both a yearling and a 2-year-old.

She is a granddaughter of Group 3 winner Cosmic Strike (Made Of Gold), who is also the dam of Listed placed Luce del Mare (Fastnet Rock). Under Cosmic Rock’s granddam are four more stakes winners, including Group 3 winning Meryl (Epaulette) and 14-time winner River’s Lane (Street Cry {Ire}).

Cosmic Rock has a 2-year-old full-brother to Cosmic Alert named Cosmic Rhapsody in training with Lloyd Kennewell, a yearling filly by Shamus Award (Snitzel), and a weanling colt by the same sire. She was again served by Shamus Award in 2018.

Listed Manihi Classic, Morphettville

Race Summary:

Never off the board in her four previous starts this season, Everyday Lady (Charge Forward) handled the return to stakes company in fine style on Saturday.

The filly was placed midpack as the leaders opened up lengths on the rest of the field. With 300 metres left, they still had a sizeable lead but the rest of the field was closing the gap. As the leaders tired, Everyday Lady was still full of run and took over the lead 150 metres from the line.

She pulled away to win by nearly two lengths with Fancy Rumble (Reward For Effort) just holding off a late charging Mica Lil (Testa Rossa) for second with a three way battle behind that pair for fourth.

Pedigree Notes:

The first stakes winner for Redoute’s Choice (Danehill {USA}) mare Any Other Day, Everyday Lady’s dam is a half-sister to the dam of Australian Horse of the Year Weekend Hussler (Hussonet {USA}) and granddam of Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler (Husson).

Any Other Day is the dam of four winners from four to race with five named foals. That final unraced racing aged runner is Hasta Manana (Dundeel {NZ}) in training with Paul Messara.

Sold at last year’s Inglis Sydney Weanling and Broodmare Sale for $16,000, the mare has a yearling Real Impact (JPN) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) filly who sold for $120,000 at this year’s Magic Millions sale, a weanling colt by the sire, and she was bred to Magic Albert (Zeditave) in 2018.

Group 3 WA Oaks, Ascot

Race Summary:

It was a stakes sweep at Ascot for the Peters family when their filly Dark Choice (Redoute’s Choice) scored her first career stakes victory while also breaking her maiden a race after Regal Power’s (Pierro) victory.

Following closely behind leading stablemate Adornment (Medaglia d’Oro {USA}), Dark Choice looked comfortable in third position. It was a patient ride by Chris Parnham, who waited for an opening to appear on the rail next to her stablemate as they entered the straight.

When the gap opened with less than 200 metres left to run, Dark Choice took it and went to the lead while Ping Me Another (Musket) held off a late run on the outside from Mackenzie Brooke (Blackfriars) to finish about a head in front of that rival for second.

Pedigree Notes:

By the late Redoute’s Choice (Danehill {USA}), who died last week, Dark Choice is from the Listed placed Dark Miss (More Than Ready {USA}).

Dark Miss is a half-sister to Listed winner Cohort (Scenic {IRE}) and the dam of Group 2 winner Churchill Dancer (Churchill Downs). This pedigree has international form as well with Dark Miss’ third dam the dam of United States Grade 1 winner Well Decorated (USA) (Raja Baba {USA}). Dark Choice is the third generation bred by the Peters, a Peters family that started with Best Dastilles (USA) (Storm Bird {CAN}) giving birth to her granddam Dark Amber (Marscay) in 1997.

Dark Choice is the second foal from Dark Miss, whose 2-year-old Zoffany (IRE) (Dansili {GB}) filly named Dark Mission is also in training with Grant and Alana Williams. The dam of five fillies from five foals produced so far, she also has a yearling full sister to Dark Choice and foaled an American Pharoah (USA) (Pioneerof the Nile {USA}) filly in 2018. She visited the Triple Crown winner again in 2018.

Listed Melvista S., Ascot

Race Summary:

Regal Power (Pierro) registered his second stakes victory on Saturday to add to his family’s already outstanding Western Australia record.

Regal Power was sitting two off the rail in midpack when galloping comfortably within striking distance of the leader. As the field rounded the turn into the stretch, Tony Pike gave his mount clear running room when swinging him to the outside and the gelding switched into gear.

As the field reached the 200 metre mark, Regal Power drew even with the leading Platoon (Playing God) and only spent a few strides giving that gelding any hope of keeping the lead before pulling away.

From there he clearly outclassed the field with Cockney Crew (Maschino) second and Platoon refusing to give up any more spots when finishing third.

Pedigree Notes:

Regal Power was the second stakes winner on the day from a Redoute’s Choice (Danehill {USA}) mare as the third named foal from Listed winning Broadway Belle (Redoute’s Choice). He is the second stakes winner from the mare, with his full brother Action winning the Group 2 Western Australian Derby.

A five-time winner, Broadway Belle comes from a strong family as the daughter of Group 1 Oaks placed Antique (Metal Storm). Antique is also the granddam of Group 1 winner Arcadia Queen (Pierro) and Arcadia Dream (Domesday) among others. Broadway Belle’s second dam has also been important to Western Australian racing as the dam of two stakes winners in the state and multiple Western Australian stakes winners produced by her daughters.

Regal Power is one of three winners from three named foals from his dam. She also has a yearling Vancouver colt (Medaglia d’Oro {USA}) and a weanling filly by American Pharoah (USA) (Pioneerof the Nile {USA}). She was bred to Pierro (Lonhro) in 2018 for a full sibling to Action and Regal Power.