Black-Type Results: Doomben

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 S.

Race Summary:

The Bostonian (NZ) (Jimmy Choux {NZ}) raced in behind the pace before he was strung up in traffic at the top of the straight.

However, rider Michael Cahill was able to find a clear run near the fence and the 4-year-old charged to victory.

Perennial Group 1 runner-up Osborne Bulls (Street Cry {Ire}) finished strongly from the back for third and Dollar For Dollar took third (High Chaparral {Ire}).

Pedigree Notes:

Bred and raced by David Archer, The Bostonian is a son of Keepa Cheval (NZ) (Keeper) who won one modest race, unlike her half-brother Mufhasa (NZ) (Pentire {GB}).

He was a two-time New Zealand Horse of the Year and the winner of a remarkable 10 Group 1 titles.

It is also the family of the Listed Matamats Cup winner Commander Cheval (NZ) (All Glory {NZ}), who also ran second in the G1 Avondale Cup.

Group 2 Moet & Chandon Champagne Classic

Race Summary:

The well-travelled colt Dubious (Not A Single Doubt) appreciated a better surface at Eagle Farm and showed his quality.

He travelled sweetly behind the speed and once the gaps appeared in the run home he was through in a flash for the thick end of the stake.

Strasbourg (I Am Invincible) finished strongly to dead-heat with Czarson (Stratum), who led half-way down the straight, for second.

Pedigree Notes

Dubious was a $350,000 purchase for Aquis Farm and Ciaron Maher Racing at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

He is the only foal to race for Suspicieuse (Fr) (Elusive City {USA}), who was a winner and stakes performer in France.

She is a half-sister to the G3 Prix de Royaumont S. winner Sediciosa (Ire) (Rail Link {GB}) and the family of the former champion Japanese colt Neo Universe (Jpn) (Sunday Silence {USA}).

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate

Race Summary:

It was a second consecutive win on the card for Blake Shinn as Purple Sector (NZ) (Pins) won his first stakes race after multiple placings at the level.

Purple Sector was happy to let The Golden Hind (NZ) (Tavistock {NZ}) set the pace a few lengths in front of the field as he sat second in the 2000 metre race. He closed the gap after a few hundred metres but was relegated back to third as race favourite Dealmaker (Dundeel {NZ}) moved up to challenge for the lead.

Swinging into the straight, Purple Sector was four paths from the rail and took off with the leaders having nothing left for him as he challenged at 300 metres out. Purple Sector easily galloped away from the field with just A Man To Match (High Chaparral {Ire}) making up any ground, but settling for second by 2 ¼ lengths.

Dealmaker was a clear third when finishing 3 ¾ lengths behind the leader with none of the other runners in the field able to get within 7 ¾ lengths of him.

Pedigree Notes:

Purple Sector is from the winning Zabeel (NZ) mare Eden Valley (NZ), who is a full sister to New Zealand champion Hill Of Grace and Group 2 winner Renewable.

Their second dam, the Listed placed Diamond Stone (Baguette), is a full isister to Group 1 winner I Like Diamonds, whose daughter s produced three additional stakes winners.

Eden Valley is the dam of five winners from five to race with Purple Sector her first stakes winner. She also has a Sacred Falls yearling colt who sold for $160,000 at Karaka this year, a weanling Vespa colt, and she was served by Mongolian Falcon last year.

Group 3 Chairman's Handicap

Race Summary:

It was a European-bred 1-2-3 in the final race of the day when the Chris Waller pair of Le Juge (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) and Haripour (Ire) (Shamardal {USA}) were split by German-bred Igraine (Ger) (Galileo {Ire}) with Waller also finishing fourth Australian-bred Tangled (Snitzel).

Le Juge had only two horses beat for much of the 2000 metre race, settling into a rhythm on the rail.

As the field got down to business in the final 300 metres, Le Juge found a hole on the rail and took advantage of the opportunity. He joined in the race for the lead with 150 metres left and it was a close run from there between the three battling leaders.

It took a head bob to separate first and second with race favourite Haripour another headbob back in third. Tangled finished a length behind the trio.

Pedigree Notes:

The third foal from Listed winner Mambo Light (USA) (Kingmambo {USA}), Le Judge is one of two stakes winners from the mare. She is from Group 1 placed Piquetnol (USA) (Private Account {USA}), who is the dam of two Group winners and the granddam or great-granddam of 13 stakes horses.

Piquetnol’s 13 stakes horses have placed in stakes in six different countries from Ireland to India to Australia to the United States.

Mambo Light’s other stakes winner is Listed winning Frankel Light (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) with the mare producing five winners from five runners. She has a 2-year-old Siyouni (Fr) filly and a yearling Kodiac (Ire) colt to come.

Listed Queensland Day S.

Race Summary:

Vega One (Lope de Vega {Ire}) provided Blake Shinn his first victory of a multiple victory day for the jockey when romping in the 1350 metre race.

Vega One broke well from the barriers and took full advantage of his spot on the rail when racing in fourth as the leaders opened up multiple lengths on the field. The gap closed with 400 metres to go and Vega One collared Mishani Hustler (Exceedingly Good) with 300 metres to go.

From there it was easy days with Shinn’s only job keeping the 3-year-old gelding focused as he ran out a 3 ¼ lengths winner over Godophin’s Multaja (Medaglia d’Oro {USA}). Mishani Hustler, who had pushed the pace throughout the race finished third.

Pedigree Notes:

Vega One becomes the second stakes winner for One Funny Honey (USA) (Distorted Humor {USA}) after his Group 2 winning half-sister One More Honey (Onemorenomore).

The mare is from Group 3 winner and Group 1 VRC Oaks winner Lan Kwai Fong (Bluebird {USA}), who was the best runner in her family for three generations. This is also the family of champion sire Broad Brush (USA) (Ack Ack {USA}) and successful sire Mull of Kintyre (USA) (Danzig {USA}).

One Funny Honey has a 2-year-old Dream Ahead (USA) filly named Vapid who was third in her only trial for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace in March and had a Snitzel colt in 2018. She was bred to Fastnet Rock on a 22 September cover last year.

Listed Members Handicap

Race Summary:

Archedemus (Lope de Vega {IRE}) added a seventh victory to his 10 race career on Saturday when repeating the first-second finish with Tom Melbourne (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}) seen two weeks ago in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

Archedemus went straight to the lead in the 1600 metre race, pulling clear from the field with Gem Song (Your Song) and With a Promise (I Am Invincible) galloping in second and third a few lengths behind him. Entering the straight, Corey Brown started to call on the gelding with Gem Song and Tom Melbourne both closing on him with 100 metres to go.

While Tom Melbourne was able to close to within a length of the winner, Archedemus looked like he had more to give if needed with the true fight behind him for second. Tom Melbourne finished second for the 13th time in his career just a nose ahead of Gem Song.

Pedigree Notes:

In a Saturday where multiple sires saw doubles on the day, Archedemus helped former shuttle sire Lope de Vega (IRE) join the list with his victory.

The gelding is the first stakes winner and second stakes horse for Carolyn’s Star (Peintre Celebre {USA}), who is also the dam of Group 3 placed Mandylion (Nicconi).

A half-sister to Group 1 placed Set Up (Spinning World), Carolyn’s Star’s is a granddaughter of Group 1 South Australian Derby winner Mapperley Heights (NZ) (Sir Tristram {IRE}) who produced multiple stakes horses but never a stakes winner though two of her runners came close.

Carolyn’s Star is the dam of four winners from five to race with her two stakes horses combining for nine wins. The mare has a 2-year-old unraced colt named Librarian (Zoffany {IRE}), a yearling Adelaide filly, and after taking last year off she was served by Flying Artie in 2018.