Black-Type Results: Rosehill

Group 1 Vinery Stud S.

Race Summary:

This was a straight forward victory and from the time Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed {NZ}) got off the fence about 700 metres from home it was happy days.

She strode to the front half-way down the straight and put the issue beyond any doubt.

Frankely Awesome (Frankel) made ground from the back of the field, but without threatening, and Aristia (Lonhro) took third money off Seabrook (Hinchinbrook).

Pedigree Notes :

Verry Elleegant is a daughter of Opulence (Danroad), who was successful in a couple of minor staying races and she has a 100 per cent record as a broodmare from three foals to race.

Her pedigree gets interesting with the second dam Chalet Girl (NZ) (Imposing {NZ}), who is a half-sister to the Group winning brothers and sires Commands (Danehill {USA}) and Danewin and, therefore, the magical Eight Carat (GB) (Pieces Of Eight {Ire}).

Group 1 Tancred S.

Race Summary:

Winning machine Avilius (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) continued his outstanding weight-for-age form with a hollow victory.

Taking up where he left off after claiming the G1 Ranvet S. at his previous outing, the 5-year-old cantered to the front 300 metres from home and was untouched to the line.

Big Duke (Ire) (Raven’s Pass {USA}) turned in a fine trial for the G1 Sydney Cup with his run for second and Rondinella (NZ) (Ocean Park {NZ}) was an excellent third on an unsuitably heavy track.

Pedigree Notes :

Avilius’ dam Alessandria (GB) (Sunday Silence {USA}) won twice in England, but it is in the broodmare role that she has realty starred.

She is the dam of four winners, including Avilius’ G2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano winning brother Saint Baudolino and half-brother Army Bulletin (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), who was also a stakes winner and Group performer.

Another quality performer in the pedigree is Lycius (Mr Prospector {USA}), winner of the Newmarket Middle Park S. and a multiple placegetter in elite company.

Group 2 Tulloch S.

Race Summary:

Angel Of Truth (Animal Kingdom {USA}) made all his own luck and stayed on strongly for the fourth win of his seven-start career.

He loped along in front for rider Corey Brown and fought off all challengers in the run home to score by two lengths.

The favourite Madison County (NZ) (Pins) came from the back of the field for second with Cossetot (Epaulette) taking third.

Pedigree Notes :

Angel Of Truth is the first foal of Scarletini (Bernardini {USA}) to race and she won three times and showed her staying ability with a fourth placing in the G3 Western Australian Oaks.

She is out of a half-sister to the black type winner Franjelica (Snippets) and further back in the pedigree is the presence of the 2013 Horse of the Year and two-time G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}).

It is also the family of the champion mare and multiple Group 1 winner Triptych (USA) (Riverman {USA}) and the Caulfield Cup winner Tawqeet (USA) (Kingmambo {USA}).

Group 2 Emancipation S.

Race Summary:

Jockey Corey Brown picked up a quick double on the card at Rosehill on Saturday when piloting Invincible Gem (I Am Invincible) to a stakes victory in the fourth race.

Not surprisingly with how the races had been playing early in the card combined with multiple horses who want to lead, Invincible Gem and Daysee Doom (Domesday) battled for the lead with Dyslexic (Foxwedge) yielding the lead to the pair. After a few hundred metres, Invincible Gem let Daysee Doom take over but stayed close behind throughout until she was ready to make her run.

With 450 metres left, she went up to challenge Daysee Doom and was even with the leader at the 300 metre mark. Daysee Doom wasn’t going to make it an easy victory for Invincible Gem, fighting back throughout the straight to finish less than a half length behind Invincible Gem. Noire (Foxwedge) came from near the back of the field to put together a good run to finish third ahead of Sedanzer (Sebring) in fourth.

Pedigree Notes:

Group 2 winner Invincible Gem is the first stakes winner in the first six generations of her pedigrees with Group 1 Queensland Derby winner Castillo (Valognes {GB}) found under her sixth dam.

Her family has proven to be a tough winning family, however, with 18 winners from 20 runners produced by her first four dams.

The mare is a half-sister to five-time winner Exitozo (Excites) and has a yearling Time For War (Snitzel) half-brother. Her dam Diamond Day (Marwina) was served by Territories (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in 2018.

Group 3 The Schweppervescence.

Race Summary:

Second last out in the Group 2 Todman S, Bellevue Hill (Pierro) went one better to earn his first career stakes victory.

Tim Clark let the colt go straight to the lead from the break and he galloped comfortably despite Dawn Too Good (Dawn Approach {Ire}) sitting at his hip throughout much of the race. That rival challenged him with 500 metres to go but Bellevue Hill stayed on task and pulled away down the stretch. Strasbourg (I Am Invincible) narrowed his margin in the last 100 metres but it was clear the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained leader was going to easily add the stakes victory to his resume.

He comfortably crossed the line in first with Strasbourg second. Fortress Command (Sebring) showed a good turn of foot to just nab third from Autocratic (Wandjina).

Pedigree Notes:

A $400,000 Inglis Easter purchase, Bellevue Hill is from the winning Exceed And Excel (Danehill {USA}) mare Bellevue Girl, who is from Group 2 winner On Type (Zeditave).

Bellevue Girl is a full sister to Group 3 winner Sugar Babe and a half-sister to Listed placed Muscovado (Big Brown {USA}). Another sister produced Listed winner Typing (Sebring).

Bellevue Girl has three foals of racing age with two winners and one other placed in one of his two starts earlier this season. She has a yearling filly by the late Sebring (More Than Ready), foaled a filly by Pierro (Lonhro) in 2018 and was bred back to Spieth (Thorn Park {NZ}).

Group 3 Neville Sellwood S.

Race Summary:

It was an early double on the card for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott at Rosehill when Taikomochi (Snitzel) won his first career stakes race.

Much like his stablemate Bellevue Hill, Taikomochi went straight for the lead where he galloped comfortably with Main Stage (NZ) (Reliable Man {GB}) close behind in second. Taikomochi looked like he was out for an easy gallop in front for most of the race before being challenged by Libran (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) at the 400 metre mark.

Libran continued to work his way to the leader but Taikomochi had more in reserve, holding off Libran at the line. Libran led home an Irish-bred two-three finish with Goathland (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) a clear third over Moss ‘n’ Dale (Castledale {Ire}) in fourth.

Pedigree Notes:

The 5-year-old Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) gelding is from the unraced Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) (Mr. Prospector {USA}) mare Geisha.

Geisha is a half-sister to two stakes winners with seven stakes horses found under her first dam Mosi Au Tunya (USA) (Deputy Minister {Can}). Geisha is responsible for two of those as the dam of Listed-placed Mineko (Fastnet Rock) and Taikomochi.

The dam of five winners from seven to race, the mare’s unnamed I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) 2-year-old filly sold to Shane Nichols Racing for $160,000 at Melbourne Premier last year. She produced a Written Tycoon (Iglesia) filly in 2017 and was served by Rubick (Encosta de Lago) last season.

Group 3 Star Kingdom S.

Race Summary:

For the first time on Saturday’s Rosehill card, a horse was able to come from the back of the field to win after Estijaab (Snitzel) set a fast pace up front.

Siren’s Fury (Myboycharlie {Ire}) was second-last, lengths behind the leader as four members of the seven-horse field ran close behind Estijaab. As the front runners started to fade, there was no clear winner with Ardrossan (Redoute’s Choice) and Manuel (Commands) fighting for the lead with 200 metres to go.

Siren’s Fury was making up ground on them throughout and found another gear in the final 100 metres to just tag Manuel as they hit the line to win by a little over a head. Ardrossan finished third with Music Magnate (NZ) (Written Tycoon), who had fought for the lead at one point in the straight with Manuel, finishing fourth.

Pedigree Notes:

Siren’s Fury is the first stakes winner from De Chorus (Unbridled’s Song {USA}) but not the only one with her year-younger half-brother Hot King Prawn (Denman) a Group 2 winner in Hong Kong.

De Chorus is from Listed winner Val De Grace (NZ) (Centaine) who has eight winners from 11 runners and is the best horse under De Chorus’ first five dams.

De Chorus has proven to be the best broodmare of those mares, with five runners from seven to race and one other horse placing during his career. The mare has a 2-year-old colt named Deauville (Your Song) in training with Peter and Paul Snowden, a yearling The Factor (USA) (War Front {USA}) filly, and a 2018 colt by Capitalist (Written Tycoon).

She was served by Denman (Lonhro) in 2018 to produce a full brother to Hot King Prawn.

Group 3 Doncaster Prelude

Race Summary:

Mister Sea Wolf (Ire) (Amadeus Wolf {GB}) returned a winner in a big way at Rosehill on Saturday when scoring his first Group victory.

Sitting in fourth a few lengths behind the leading Mask Of Time (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), Mister Sea Wolf worked his way into clear running room with 450 metres left to go. The clear running room paid off when they hit the straight with the gelding racing up the middle of the track to collar the leading Siege Of Quebec (Fastnet Rock) just inside the 350 metre mark.

While he was running up the outside, Abdon (GB) (Cacique {Ire}) made a late run up the rail to steal second from Tom Melbourne (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {IRE}) and nearly take the victory from Mister Sea Wolf with just a neck separating them. Tom Melbourne finished in the top three for the 20th time in his 41 race career when finishing ahead of Mask Of Time by over a length.

Pedigree Notes:

An Irish-bred with multiple Australian ties, Mister Sea Wolf is a half-brother to Woodside Park Stud’s shuttle stallion Cable Bay (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Yu Long Investments’ Irish-bred import Yulong Yuheng (Invincible Spirit).

Their dam Rose de France (Ire) (Diktat {GB}) is a daughter of Group 1 winner Cherokee Rose (Ire) (Dancing Brave {USA}) who is the dam or granddam of 13 stakes horses, including champions Kirklees (Ire) (Jade Robbery {USA}) and Mastery (GB) (Sulamani {Ire}) and Group 1 winner Mukhadram (GB) (Shamardal {USA}).

Rose de France has produced six winners from six runners with an unnamed Invincible Spirit (Ire) (Green Desert {Ire}) 2-year-old selling for €150,000 last year.