Champions Stakes Day and Key Racing Updates
The Biggest Week In Australian Racing only has one day of competition to go with only Champion’s Stakes Day left where over $9,000,000 will be handed out in just over an hour across Flemington’s 3 biggest races of the card. Our partners at Waterhouse and Bott and Maher and Eustace have had big weeks respectively and will be looking to improve on their impressive Group 1 records with both teams taking a variety of chances to Flemington including stable star Alligator Blood for the Waterhouse and Bott team in the Champion’s Mile taking on CMR import Victoria Road. The CMR team also have Bella Nipotina backing up in the Champion’s Sprint having successfully dethroned Think About It and Private Eye in the $3M Giga Kick Stakes last week.
Take a look at the key BTX Racing updates from the week as well as the CMR forecast, leading you into a winner on Champions Stakes Day.
Fillies Pack Representatives Continue To Build with Team On Fire
Fillies Pack representatives La Magia and our unnamed 2-year-old (Yes Yes Yes x Luluoru) are following in the footsteps of Super Maiden winner Until Valhalla as their preparations begin to take shape for the CMR team. Pierro filly La Magia had her second trial at Bendigo this morning impressing CMR apprentice Sarah Fields who said “She’s very straightforward, she settled nicely underneath me, I just eased her around the bend”. It was a straightforward trial for the daughter of Pierro who having carried a fair bit of condition into her first trial will undertake a third trial before she heads to the track. She’s a lovely filly with a deep girth who does carry some condition and will be suited to middle-distance trips in time, following the team’s focus on stripping her a bit fitter before letting her take on a race.
In Ballarat, our unnamed Yes Yes Yes filly has returned to full-time training for what could be her maiden racing preparation and the first BTX-owned horse to hit the track as a 2-year-old. Still 6 weeks away from a trial, the filly has developed efficiently and the team are excited to challenge her in the coming weeks.
These developments were overshadowed by the remarkable victory of Pride Of Jenni in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes for Declan Bates and the CMR team on Saturday. The daughter of Pride Of Dubai won her first Group 1 and took her prizemoney over the $1M mark.
Breaking News: Until Valhalla will be nominated for the Group 1 Thousand Guineas for Saturday the 18th of November at Caulfield, however, the team are leaning the way of keeping her in Sydney for the Warwick Farm meeting on the 22nd of November in order to boost prizemoney with an eye to securing a spot in the Magic Millions Guineas for the 3-year-olds in January. The race is fully restricted to horses that have been sold or passed in at one of the Magic Millions sales and boasts a total prize pool of $2,000,000 making it the equal richest event in the Magic Millions Carnival along with the Magic Millions Classic.
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Speed On Speed Scorches Jumpout To Prove Talent
Talented Smart Missile gelding Speed On Speed has put together a remarkable 3 weeks of training progressing from an extremely green(inexperienced) first jumpout to an eye-catching second when jumping out over 800m at Eagle Farm. Ridden by Justin Huxtable one of the leading hoops in the Queensland jockey rooms was over the moon with the fast development of the horse “I was able to educate him in behind horses, he handled it extremely well before peeling out late and letting him get through the gears without getting to the bottom of him”. Huxtable will be keen to keep the ride on the half brother to $1.6M earner I’ll Have A Bit when he heads to the races in the coming weeks, with owners excited at the prospect of the horse taking advantage of Queensland’s key prizemoney rises that include opportunities in December and January with the Magic Millions series.
Shares of Speed On Speed are available for $270 for 0.05%.
Breeding Pack Developing for 2024
The running of the Golden Gift this weekend marks the rise of multiple Group-winning Blue Gum Farm sire Sejardan’s victory in 2021. Sejardan is an Inglis Graduate and was purchased as a yearling for $160k by Portelli Racing from Middlebrook Valley Lodge. He went on to win the G2 Todman Stakes and G3 Breeders Plate as a 2-year-old before adding the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes at 3.
The colt is due to cover BTX Broodmare Pack member Prosecution this Spring. Recent winners of the Golden Gift include Newgate first season sire Tassort, and the sire of Gimcrack Stakes winner Manaal.
The pack’s most important development of the past 3 months is the confirmation that key broodmare Don’ttelltheboss is in foal to Champion 1st and 2nd Season Sire Russian Revolution following a follow-up 45 day scan. Given the pedigree, investors should be very excited at the prospect of their resultant foal. Whilst Don’ttelltheboss has been confirmed to be in foal, all 4 other broodmares are awaiting initial or 45-day follow-up scans to confirm pregnancy to their 2023 covers, with all 5 mares being covered over the past 2 months.
Shares in the Breeding Pack are still available for $200.
Newgate Colts Syndicate and Trilogy Racing to The Fore with Ozzmosis
(Ozzmosis below winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day)
The strength and vision of Trilogy Racing was shown in abundance on Saturday when blueblood colt Ozzmosis became Zoustar’s first colt to win a Group 1 race and Zoustar’s 6th Group 1 winner overall. Ozzmosis won his first three starts including the Listed ATC Heritage Stakes before finishing third to King’s Gambit in the Group II ATC Roman Consul Stakes last month and turned up with a recent Flemington jump out that really put the writing on the wall for an impending peak performance. A $250,000 Magic Millions purchase for Darby Racing from the Sledmere Stud draft, Ozzmosis attracted the interest of Newgate Farm/ China Horse Club and partners following his first couple of wins and they now share in his ownership with this Group I victory assuring his place as a highly desirable stallion of the future.
Trilogy and partner Henry Field took the plunge to invest in the colt under the advice of form analyst and ratings guru Daniel O’Sullivan who recognised key aspects of the horse that would see him perform at the highest level. This paid off in a major way with Ozzmosis now assured a spot on the Newgate roster upon his retirement. It proves both the attention to detail and the dedication to excellence the Trilogy team ensure when making decisions around their bloodstock aspirations.
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