At Flemington in Melbourne, Vinery Stud's 4-time Gr1 winning stallion & half-brother to champion Black Caviar All Too Hard (Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) added a black-type success when 3YO bay colt All Too Huiying (All Too Hard-Madame Flurry, by Perugino) opened his stakes account when outstaying his rivals in the $150,000 Listed Seppelt Wines Stakes (1800m) for 3YOs, defeating Black Sail & Sky Boy. All Too Huiying, who was purchased by his trainer Gary Moore for $150,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from the draft of Mill Park, improved his record to 3 wins and 4 placings (including the Listed Fernhill Handicap) from 12 starts for $217,680 in earnings. All Too Huiying is a half-brother to three-time Gr1 winner Happy Trails and Gr3-winning mare Danish Twist.
Racing Queensland has released an updated order of entry for the $600,000 Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) to be run at Eagle Farm on 10 June. Heading the order of entry is Gr1-wining Kiwi filly Melody Belle, ahead of dual stakes-winning Queensland colt Ours to Keep. Recent stakes winners Tangled, Debonairly, and Taking Aim also figure prominently. Melody Belle currently shares TAB favouritism with Chris Waller's progressive colt and Gr2 BRC Champagne Stakes winner Tangled at $6, ahead of Gr2 Champagne Stakes runner-up All Too Huiying, boom Kiwi Qiji Phoenix, Taking Aim & Viridine all at $11. Click here to view the latest order of entry.
At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 2YO bay colt Tangled (Snitzel-Bramble Rose, by Shinko King) looked a top prospect in the making when finishing powerfully for an impressive win in the $175,000 Gr2 Champagne Classic (1200m) for 2YOs, defeating All Too Huiying & Italia Bella. A $310,000 yearling purchase by Chris Waller Racing at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Newgate Farm, boosted his record to 2 wins from 4 starts for $154,200 earnings. The beautifully bred tangled is out of 2003 New Zealand Oaks winner Bramble Rose and is a half-brother to Australian stakes winner Maules Creek and Singapore stakes winner Sebrose. Trainer Chris Waller said Tangled would only improve as he stpped up in distance at his next two starts in the Gr2 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) and Gr1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm. "He's a really nice colt who we know will run a lot further," Waller told Racing Queensland. "I was a bit worried about the 1200 metres today but 1400 metres will be even better and 1600 metres will be right up his alley."
On day two of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Coolmore's deceased dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Dashaan) added a black-type success when 2YO filly Whispered Secret (High Chaparral-Zutara, by Encosta de Lago) scored by 1.3 lengths for trainer James Cummings in the $150,000 Listed Fernhill Handicap (1600m) for 2YOs, over 2YO colts Toga Picta (Lonhro-Purple, by Commands) & All Too Huiying (All Too Hard-Madame Flurry, by Perugino). A homebred for Eduardo Cojuangco's Gooree Stud, Whispered Secret improved her record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $116,950 earnings. From the dual Group-placed mare Zutara, Whispered Secret hails from the family of Victoria Derby winner Prized Icon, Gr1 Thousand Guineas winner Princess Talaria, and Gr3 winners Matras and Romantic Moon.