Daysee Doom will bid to become the first horse to win the Golden Pendant twice when she contests the Gr2 fillies & mares feature at Rosehill on Saturday. The 6YO resumed with a disappointing 6th in the Gr2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill two weeks ago, but trainer Ron Quinton put it down to pilot error. "The other day she was never going to get in then Andrew [Atkins] kept improving on her all the way and they just can’t keep going," Quinton told racingnsw.com.au. "He probably should have stayed back where he was at the beginning and he’d be back with the winner." He added: "It was a bad track and a bad run. You just have to cast that aside a bit." Quinton will also be represented by Dixie Blossoms who resumed with a fast-finishing third behind Comin' Through in the Gr2 Tramway Stakes (1400m). "We were confident she would run really well, her work had been good and her blood was really good," Quinton said. "She looked a bit wintry, she looks better in the coat again and has gone on well between runs."
Ron Quinton has confirmed that his star mares Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms will clash again in Saturday's Gr2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. Daysee Doom (Domesday) got the better of her stable-mate when claiming her maiden Group 1 success in the Coolmore Classic (1500m) two weeks ago. Dixie Blossoms (Street Sense) ran home strongly to finish sixth (beaten 0.9 length) on that occasion, and while Quinton insists there is nothing separating the pair on ability, he favours Dixie Blossoms slightly at the weights. "Dixie was beaten less than a length in the Coolmore, and she's 1.5 kilos better off this time," he said. "I'm very happy with the two mares. They worked well on Tuesday." Quinton said both mares will have their final autumn starts in the $1 million Gr1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on day two of The Championships, Saturday 14 April.
Racing NSW has announced the following re-handicaps for the Group 1 Doncaster Mile:
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At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, former Darley and now Aquis Farm Gr2-winning stallion Domesday (Red Ransom-In the Past, by Zafonic) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Daysee Doom (Domesday-See a Victory, by Mister C) fought on tenaciously to claim a narrow but well-deserved win in the $600,000 Gr1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Oregon's Day & Silent Sedition. Not only did Daysee Doom boost her value significantly with her maiden top-flight success but also joined the millionaires club in advancing her record to 9 wins (including the Gr2 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes, Gr2 Golden Pendant & Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic) and 5 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Millie Fox Stakes, Gr2 ATC Emancipation Stakes & Gr3 Angst Stakes) from 19 starts for $1,174,575 in earnings. Trainer Ron Quinton, who was celebrating his third Coolmore victory as a trainer following the wins of Ofcourseican in 2012 and Peeping in 2016, said Daysee Doom's win was thoroughly deserved. "She deserves a big win so it's a very pleasing result," he said.
Multiple stakes winner Flippant is the latest star entry for Inglis's Chairman's Sale Breeding Prospects. The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Flippant (Hinchinbrook x Lady Beckworth) was last seen finishing just 2.2 lengths behind Daysee Doom in last Saturday's Gr1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. She is out of the well related Lady Beckworth (General Nediym-Nanshan) who is a half-sister to Regard (Zabeel-Nanshan), dam of superstar mare Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock) and Gr1 Thousand Guineas winner Commanding Jewel (Commands). The 5YO joins a quality catalogue of broodmares, weanlings, race fillies and stallion shares to be offered at Riverside Stables on Thursday, 12 April. Wildcard entries for The Chairman's Sale Breeding Prospects will be accepted until Thursday, 5 April. Click here to view catalogue.
Trainer Ron Quinton says classy Sydney mare Dixie Blossoms (Street Sense-Whistle Dixie, by Star Way) is in the best shape of her career ahead of her first-up run in Saturday's Gr2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick. "I think she might even be a little bit better than she was. Without being too cheeky about it," Quinton told racingnsw.com.au. "She's coming along really well. We couldn't be happier with her in any shape or form." Quinton is hoping the dual Gr1-placed Dixie Blossoms can finally break through at the elite level this autumn and has mapped out a program aimed at the Gr1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and Gr1 Doncaster Mile (1600m). "She'll end up going into the Coolmore second-up and that won't worry because she's had the two trials and the race," he said. "Our ultimate aim is to try and win a major with both her and Daysee Doom."
On a superb day of racing at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, former Darley and now Aquis Farm Gr2-winning stallion Domesday (Red Ransom-In the Past, by Zafonic) added a Group race success when 5YO mare Daysee Doom (Domesday-See a Victory, by Mister C) poked her head through at just the right time to provide trainer Ron Quinton with victory in the $198,000 Gr2 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes (1300m). In a blanket finish, with any of four a chance to win 30m from home, long-time leader Girl Sunday clung on for runner-up just ahead of a flashing Foxplay and Prompt Response who was caught up on the fence. "It's great to win with this mare," said Quinton. "She is very tough. She's a bit mad but she's one tough nut and never knows when she's beaten." Daysee Doom will target the Gr1 Coolmore Classic, along with stable mate Dixie Blossoms who will be seen next in Saturday's Gr2 Guy Walter Stakes. Placed in this race last year, the win took consistent Daysee Moon's record to 8 wins (including the Gr2 Golden Pendant & Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic) and 4 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Millie Fox Stakes, Gr2 ATC Emancipation Stakes & Gr3 Angst Stakes) from 18 starts for $823,575 earnings.
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Darley's 2006 Champion 2YO Colt & 2007 Kentucky Derby-winning shuttler Street Sense (Street Cry-Bedazzle, by Dixieland Band) added a Group race success when 5YO bay mare Dixie Blossoms (Street Sense-Whistle Dixie, by Star Way) got back in the winning groove when saluting in the $150,000 Gr3 Angst Stakes (1600m) for 4YO+ mares, defeating stable-mate Daysee doom & Zenalicious. Dixie Blossoms improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr2 Guy Walter Stakes & Gr3 Angst Stakes) and 8 placings (including the Gr1 ATC Queen Of the Turf Stakes, Gr2 ATC Golden Pendant & Gr3 ATC Toy Show Handicap) from 18 starts for $732,360 in earnings. Trainer Ron Quinton said both Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom would now head towards the $500,000 Gr1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on 4 November. "They are two wonderful mares for us. It's a shame we've had to keep running them against each other," Quinton told Sky Racing. "It's very likely they'll go to the Myer now."
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, former Darley and now Aquis Farm Gr2-winning stallion Domesday (Red Ransom-In the Past, by Zafonic) added a Group race success when 5YO brown mare Daysee Doom (Domesday-See a Victory, by Mister C) overcame a three-wide run with no cover to score a brave win in the $400,000 Gr2 Golden Pendant (1400m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Dixie Blossoms & Omei Sword. Daysee Doom improved her record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic) and 4 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Millie Fox Stakes & Gr2 ATC Emancipation Stakes) from 14 starts for $676,125 in earnings. Trainer Ron Quinton said Daysee Doom would now head to the Gr3 Angst Stakes (1500m) at Randwick in a fortnight before travelling south to Melbourne for the Gr1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington in November.
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a Group success when 5YO bay mare Ravi (Redoute's Choice-Mambo in Freeport, by Kingmambo) resumed with a comfortable win in the $150,000 Gr3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Perizada & Daysee Doom. This was the second career stakes victory for the beautifully bred Ravi who improved her record to 6 wins (including the Listed Just Now Handicap) and 4 placings (including the Gr3 ATC Sheraco Stakes & Gr3 SAJC Proud Miss Stakes) from 15 starts for $406,020 in earnings. Ravi, who was retained to race by her breeder Kia-Ora Stud when passed in $190,000 at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, is a full-sister to stakes winner and dual Gr2-placegetter Elzaam who stands at Ballyhane Stud in Ireland.
Champion mare Winx (Street Cry-Vegas Showgirl, by Al Akbar) will make the second public appearance of her spring preparation when she barrier trials at 8:45am at Randwick this morning. The Chris Waller trainee will contest the opening 1000m heat of the morning in which she will line up against the likes of Gr1 winning colt Invader, Happy Clapper, Pariah, and Daysee Doom. Winx, who was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in May this year, is preparing for an historic spring campaign in which she will attempt to join the legendary Kingston Town as the only horse to win three Cox Plates. She will open her spring campaign in the weight-for-age Gr2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on 19 August. Click here to view all the Randwick trial information.
At Scone in the NSW Hunter Valley, former Darley and now Aquis Farm Gr2-winning stallion Domesday (Red Ransom-In the Past, by Zafonic) added a Group success when 4YO mare Daysee Doom (Domesday-See a Victory, by Mister C) claimed her maiden stakes victory and added some valuable black-type when winning the $200,000 Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) for fillies & mares, defeating Prompt Response & Serene Majesty. Daysee Doom improved her record to 6 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Millie Fox Stakes & Gr2 ATC Emancipation Stakes) from 12 starts for $429,775 earnings. "She's been a model of consistency so it's a thoroughly deserved victory," trainer Ron Quinton told Sky Racing. "I think we will give her a break and set her for the spring, although I may be tempted to give her one run in Brisbane.
At Hawkesbury north-west of Sydney, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winning sire Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) added a Group success when 5YO mare Shillelagh (Savabeel-Trocair, by Flying Spur) broke through for an overdue stakes win in the $175,000 Gr3 Godolphin Crown (1300m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Daysee Doom & Kinshachi. Shillelagh improved her record to 6 wins and 2 placings (including the Gr3 VRC Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes) from 15 starts for $127,195 earnings. Trainer Chris Waller said Shillelagh would now head towards the Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic at Scone, with the Gr1 Tatts Tiara in Brisbane also on the agenda. "She's been a pretty talented mare right throughout and she came across from New Zealand in good order," Waller told AAP. "Long-term a race like the Tatt's Tiara might be worth looking out to give her a chance in an Australian Group One.
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, triple Gr1-winning Darley shuttler & US Eclipse Award-winning stallion Bernardini (A.P. Indy-Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) added a Group success when 6YO mare Zanbagh (Bernardini-Wild Iris, by Spectrum) scored by 0.2 length for trainer John Thompson in the $200,000 Gr2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over 4YO mares Daysee Doom (Domesday-See a Victory, by Mister C) & Dixie Blossoms (Street Sense-Whistle Dixie, by Star Way). This was back-to-back Emancipation victories for Zanbagh who advanced her record to 6 wins (including the Emancipation Stakes & Gr3 Keith Nolan Classic) and 6 placings (including the Gr1 VRC Oaks & Gr1 ATC Australian Oaks) from 37 starts for $963,145 earnings. A homebred for the Tait family, Zanbagh is out of 2004 Australian Oaks winner Wild Iris. Wild Iris is a granddaughter of talented filly Fiancee who in turn is by the Tait family's outstanding homebred Baguette, winner of the Golden Slipper, George Main Stakes and Newmarket Handicap among a host of other Gr1 races.
The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $600,000 Gr1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares to be run at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday. The current favourite is 3YO filly Omei Sword ($3.50 with tab) who will have to overcome the outside barrier (19) if she is to post her maiden Gr1 victory. Second favourite is Dixie Blossoms at $7, followed by dual Gr1-winning filly Global Glamour at $8, and star New Zealand filly La Bella Diosa at $9.50. Of those runners under double figure odds, New Zealand 1000 Guineas winner La Bella Diosa has drawn best in barrier 3, while Dixie Blossoms (12) and Global Glamour (16) have also drawn wide. The final field is:
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, former stakes-winning Darley stallion Time Thief (Redoute's Choice-Procrastinate, by Jade Hunter) added a Group success when 4YO mare In Her Time (Time Thief-Hell It's Hot, by Zeditave) scored a dominant 2.3 length win for trainer Benjamin Smith in the $200,000 Gr2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over fellow 4YO mares Euro Angel (Rip Van Winkle-Polish Princess, by Polish Precedent) & Daysee Doom (Rip Van Winkle-Polish Princess, by Polish Precedent). In Her Time, who was passed-in for $38,000 by Kanangra at the 2014 Inglis Classic Sale, posted her second successive stakes victory to improve her record to 5 wins (including the Gr2 Breeders Classic) and 1 placing from 10 starts for $365,225 earnings. Trainer Benjamin Smith said he would now have to give serious thought to running In Her Time in the Gr1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on 11 March, or send her to the spelling paddock. "I hadn't given it much thought [to running in the Coolmore] but I suppose we might reassess," Smith told AAP. "Then again she's not really bred to get much further. She's more from a running family." He added: "There are a few things to think about and we could even give her a let-up."