Meanwhile, David Hayes says promising 3YO sprinter Derryn (Hinchinbrook-Munhro, by Lonhro) will line up in Saturday's Gr1 Darley Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm before tackling net month's Stradbroke Handicap. Raced by Jonathan Munz's Pinecliff Racing, Derryn has been in career best form of late winning the Gr2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Stakes in Sydney before finishing an excellent last-start third in the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 in Brisbane. "The Stradbroke, as a handicap, might be the most suitable race for him but the 1300 metres this week will suit and it won't be bringing the strongest weight-for-age field together so he'll run a very good race I think," Hayes told racing.com. The $1.5 million Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) will be run at Eagle Farm on 10 June.
At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) celebrated an elite race success when 4YO gelding Redzel (Snitzel-Millrich, by Rubiton) claimed the biggest prize of his career when leading all the way in the $700,000 Gr1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) for 3YO+, defeating Counterattack & Derryn. Saluting at odds of 9-1, Redzel improved his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Hall Mark Stakes, Gr3 Heath Stakes & Listed Fireball Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 ATC Galaxy Handicap, Gr2 ATC Challenge Stakes & Gr3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes) from 17 starts for $1,194,450 earnings. Redzel, who is out of Gr3 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner & Golden Slipper placegetter Millrich, was a $120,000 purchase by Triple Crown Syndications at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Marquee Stud. For trainer Peter Snowden, it was his third Doomben 10,000 win after Beaded in 2011 and Epaulette in 2014, but his first as a co-trainer with son Paul. "Full credit to the horse, he's come a long way," Peter Snowden told Sky Racing. "To see him win a race like this, he's an honest and genuine horse and he deserves every bit of it."
The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $700,000 Gr1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) to be run at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane on Saturday. Favourite for the race is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Gr1 Galaxy winner Russian Revolution who heads the Tab market at $3.20, ahead of defending champion Music Magnate and stable-mate Redzel at $6.50. The only other runner under double-figure odds is the Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop at $8. New Zealand Gr1 winner Star Wondering, Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner, and recent Gr2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Derryn all occupy the fourth line of betting at $13. See below for full field and barriers.
On day two of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed stallion Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 3YO colt Derryn (Hinchinbrook-Munhro, by Lonhro) scored by 1 length for trainers David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig in the $600,000 Gr2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) for 3YOs, over 3YO filly Global Glamour (Star Witness-Spectacula, by Testa Rossa) & fellow 3YO colt Impending (Lonhro-Mnemosyne, by Encosta de Lago). Derryn improved his record to 3 wins (including the Listed Darby Munro Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Gr3 MRC Zeditave Stakes & Gr3 RC Blue Sapphire Stakes) from 11 starts for $691,275 earnings. Raced by a syndicate managed by Jonathan Munz's Pinecliff Racing, Derryn was a $110,000 purchase by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Bylong Park Thoroughbreds. Derryn is a direct descendant of influential broodmare Easy Date, ancestress of Gr1-winning sire Snippets, Golden Slipper winner Forensics, and Arrowfield's high profile stallion Not A Single Doubt.
Yarraman Park has announced the 2017 fees for its resident champion stallions I Am Invincible and Hinchinbrook. I Am Invincible, sire of dual Gr1 winning sprinter and stallion Brazen Beau, has had an outstanding year both on the track and in the sales ring. With 19 stakes winners to his credit, I Am Invincible is the sire of Australia’s best 3YO filly I Am A Star who recently added the Gr2 Kewney Stakes & Gr2 Sunline Stakes to her impressive CV which is highlighted by her Gr1 Myer Classic victory in the spring. I Am Invincible, currently the country’s leading stallion by winners to runners with a consistent percentage of more than 50%, is also the sire of brilliant Queensland filly and Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Houtzen. He will stand at $110,000 (inc. GST) this spring. Meanwhile, Snitzel’s three-quarter-brother Hinchinbrook has had a brilliant start to 2017 following his remarkable spring where he was one of only four stallions to sire more than one stakes winner at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. He is the sire of Gr1-winning freshman stallion Press Statement, Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Flying Jess, classy juvenile Diamond Tathagata, Gr3 winner Spright and Listed winners Flippant and Derryn. Hinchinbrook’s fee has been set at $44,000 (inc. GST).
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney on a heavy track, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed stallion Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a black-type when 3YO colt Derryn (Hinchinbrook-Munhro, by Lonhro) scored by 1.8 lengths for trainers David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig in the $125,000 Listed Darby Munro Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, over 3YO geldings Crafty Cop (Starcraft-Fashion Police, by Elusive Quality) & Tactical Advantage (Bel Esprit-Above Perfection, by Encosta de Lago). Raced by a syndicate managed by Jonathan Munz's Pinecliff Racing, Derryn was a $110,000 purchase by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Bylong Park Thoroughbreds. Derryn is a direct descendant of influential broodmare Easy Date, ancestress of Gr1-winning sire Snippets, Golden Slipper winner Forensics, and Arrowfield's high profile stallion Not A Single Doubt.
At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, dual Gr1-winning Irish stallion Bushranger (Danetime-Danz Danz, by Efisio) added a Group success when 3YO gelding Benz (Bushranger-Mycedes, by Encosta de Lago) scored by 0.75 length for trainer Gordon Richards in the $150,000 Gr3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) for 3YO colts & geldings, over 3YO colts Hard Promise (Hard Spun-Perfect Promise, by Caesour) & Derryn (Hinchinbrook-Munhro, by Lonhro). In opening up his stakes account, Benz improved his record to 6 wins from 10 starts for $280,190 earnings. Benz was purchased for $11,000 at the 2014 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale from the draft of Eliza Park International, before being subsequently picked up by Richards for $37,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.
The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $1 million Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) for 3YOs to be run at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday. The Chris Waller-trained Omei Sword has firmed to be $3 favourite for the race after drawing ideally in barrier three, ahead of last-start Gr2 Run To The Rose winner Astern (12) at $3.80 and Gr3 Up And Coming Stakes winner Divine Prophet (10) at $4.60. The final field is:
1. ASTERN (John O'Shea-James McDonald) 56.5kg (12)
2. EL DIVINO (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-Hugh Bowman) 56.5kg (4)
3. GOOD STANDING (James Cummings-Glyn Schofield) 56.5kg (6)
4. DIVINE PROPHET (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-T Berry) 56.5kg (10)
5. NIKITAS (Chris Waller) 56.5kg (8)
6. THRONUM (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-Kerrin McEvoy) 56.5kg (13)
7. IMPENDING (John O'Shea-Brenton Avdulla) 56.5kg (2)
8. DERRYN (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-Tim Clark) 56.5kg (7)
9. MEDITERRANEAN (Peter & Paul Snowden-Blake Shinn) 56.5kg (5)
10. OINK (Kelly Schweida-Paul Hammersley) 56.5kg (11)
11. CHAMALU (Liam Birchley-James Orman) 56.5kg (1)
12. YANKEE ROSE (David Vandyke-Zac Purton) 54.5kg (9)
13. OMEI SWORD (Chris Waller) 54.5kg (3)
14. O'REILLY CYRUS (Liam Birchley-Jason Collett) 54.5kg (14)
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Coolmore's multiple Gr1-winning shuttler & former star Australian sprinter Choisir (Danehill Dancer-Great Selection, by Lunchtime) added a Group success when 3YO colt Divine Prophet (Choisir-Prophet Jewel, by Encosta de Lago) scored by 0.2-length for trainers John, Wayne & Michael Hawkes in the $125,000 Gr3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO colts Derryn (Hinchinbrook-Munhro, by Lonhro) & Thronum (Snitzel-Helena's Secret, by Five Star Day). This was the first stakes victory for the highly regarded Divine Prophet who advanced his record to 2 wins and 1 placing (the Gr1 ATC Champagne Stakes) from 4 starts for $161,025 earnings. Divine Prophet - who is a full brother to Gr3 winner and dual Gr1 placegetter Proisir - is being aimed at all the major 3YO features in the spring. He also holds a nomination for the Gr1 WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on 22 October, "He is in the Golden Rose, the Caulfield Guineas and the Cox Plate but we will take it one step at a time," co-trainer Michael Hawkes said. "He is a lovely colt but there's a long spring ahead."