At Scone in the NSW Hunter Valley, Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a black-type success when 3YO bay filly Miss Debutante (Fastnet Rock-More Than Real, by More Than Ready) looked a class above her rivals when exploding from the rear of the field for a dominant win in the $150,000 Listed Denise's Joy Stakes (1100m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Snitty Kitty & Smart Amelia. Miss Debutante, who was a $430,000 purchase by Paul Moroney Bloodstock at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Kia-Ora Stud, improved her record to 4 wins and 1 placing from 6 starts for $176,201 earnings. Miss Debutante is out of the lightly raced and very smart US-bred mare More Than Real, a winner of the Gr2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes and placed in the Gr1 Garden City Stakes at Belmont.
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry (Machiavellian-Helen Street, by Troy) added a Group when 3YO filly Raiment (Street Cry-Clothing, by Command) claimed the second black-type victory of her career in the $150,000 Gr3 James HB Carr Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Invincibella & Smart Amelia. A homebred for Darley and Godolphin, Raiment hails from the successful Woodlands Stud family of 2000 Gr1 Doncaster Handicap winner Over. She improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Birthday Card Stakes) and 4 placings (including the Listed Scone RC Woodlands Stakes) from 11 starts for $372,135 earnings.
On day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 3YO filly Diddums (Snitzel-Raheights, by Rahy) secured some valuable black-type when scoring by 1.8 lengths for trainer Gerald Ryan in the $200,000 Gr3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) & Smart Amelia (Smart Missile-My Amelia, by Redoute's Choice). A homebred for the Cornish family's Torryburn Stud, Diddums improved her record to 3 wins and 3 placings from 7 starts for $187,660 earnings.
The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $500,000 Gr1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) for 3YO fillies to be run at Caulfield racecourse on Saturday. Heading the market at $2.60 is the Chris Waller-trained filly Foxplay, a winner of the Gr2 Furious Stakes & Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes in Sydney at her past two outings. Next best is Gr1 Flight Stakes heroine Global Glamour at $6, while former champion WA 2YO Whispering Brook is the only other runner under double figure odds at $9. The final field is:
1. WHISPERING BROOK (Simon A Miller-Nicholas Hall) 55.5kg (3)
2. MISSROCK (Robbie Laing-Dwayne Dunn) 55.5kg (9)
3. GLOBAL GLAMOUR (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-K McEvoy) 55.5kg (8)
4. FOXPLAY (Chris Waller-Hugh Bowman) 55.5kg (5)
5. I AM A STAR (Shane Nichols-Steven King) 55.5kg (2)
6. LA LUNA ROSSA (Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-D Oliver) 55.5kg (7)
7. SAMARA DANCER (Phillip Stokes-Dom Tourneur) 55.5kg (13)
8. LEGLESS VEUVE (Stuart Webb-Mark Zahra) 55.5kg (6)
9. SWORD OF LIGHT (Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-D Lane) 55.5kg (4)
10. LEOTIE (Henry Dwyer-Chris Parnham) 55.5kg (14)
11. SEBRING DREAM (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-M Walker) 55.5kg (11)
12. HARLOW GOLD (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-R Bayliss) 55.5kg (1)
13. SMART AMELIA (James Cummings-James McDonald) 55.5kg (12)
14. PEEKING DUCK (Trent Pennuto-Craig Newitt) 55.5kg (10)
15. FROMPARIS WITHLOVE (Leon & Troy Corstens-B Thompson) 55.5kg (15)
Arrowfield Stud has today announced the service fees for the 12 stallions on its 2016 roster. Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice and his sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt head the roster in the wake of their outstanding racetrack and sales results this season. Redoute’s Choice, sire of his 28th Gr1 winner last month and two seven-figure colts at last week’s Inglis Easter Sale where he had 20 yearlings average $573,250, stands at an unchanged fee of $110,000 inc. GST (Live Foal). Snitzel joins his famous sire at the same fee of $110,000 inc. GST (Live Foal) after supplying five million-dollar yearlings in 2016 and the sale-toppers at all three major Australian auctions. Already responsible for seven Gr1 winners, he has added five new stakes winners to his record since 1 January. Australia’s current leading active sire Not A Single Doubt has posted 10 stakes winners this season, including three Gr1 winners, and demand for his yearlings has driven their prices up to the $850,000 paid for the Colorado Claire colt at Inglis Easter. His 2016 fee has been set at $71,500 inc. GST (Live Foal). Three new stallions join the Arrowfield roster in 2016. Top-class sprinter-miler Real Impact, a Gr1 winner in Australia & Japan, is the first son of the great Deep Impact to stand in this part of the world. His first season fee is $19,250 inc. GST. Two exceptionally handsome sons of Redoute’s Choice join their sire. Scissor Kick earned a world ranking as a 3YO with Group victories in the Gr3 ATC Up and Coming Stakes, Gr3 ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes, a Listed win, the unluckiest of Gr1 seconds in the ATC Golden Rose Stakes and defeats of Delectation, Srikandi, Terravista and Rubick. Closely related to Champion Sire Dansili, Scissor Kick will stand his first season at $16,500 inc. GST. Panzer Division also made his mark at three, defeating Shooting To Win to claim the Gr3 ATC Ming Dynasty Handicap and, at only his fourth career start, achieving a Timeform rating of 120 when fifth in the weight-for-age Gr1 ATC George Main Stakes. Panzer Division’s first season fee is $9,900 inc. GST. Dubai World Cup champion Animal Kingdom, whose first yearlings have sold up to $310,000 this year, will stand at $27,500 inc. GST, the same fee as six-time Gr1 winner & New Zealand Horse of the Year Dundeel, whose first yearlings will sell in 2017. Smart Missile, already sire of stakes-winning Kiwi 2YO Sassy ‘N’ Smart and Group-placed Smart Amelia from his first crop, has averaged more than six times his fee at Magic Millions and Inglis Easter. One of Australia’s most popular young sires, he is again available at $22,000 inc. GST. Al Shaqab Racing’s multiple Gr1-winning European sprinter-miler Olympic Glory was very well-supported in 2015 and will serve his second book of mares at an unchanged fee of $19,250 inc. GST. Manhattan Rain has proved his versatility this season as the sire of brilliant Gr2 juvenile winner Scarlet Rain, 3YOs Man of Choice & Promise To Reign (Group 1 & Group 2-placed respectively at 2000 metres) and stakes-winning sprinter Wild Rain. His Inglis Easter Session 1 & Magic Millions Book 1 yearlings have averaged nine times his 2016 fee of $16,500 inc. GST. Proven Gr1 sire Charge Forward’s top-priced yearling in 2016 made $210,000 and his Magic Millions Book 1 average is 14 times his new fee of $11,000 inc. GST. Arrowfield Stud Chairman John Messara said: “These 12 stallions represent the best lines of Danehill and the best outcross options we can source for Australian & New Zealand breeders. Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt continue to write a spectacular father-and-sons story on the track and in the ring." Mr Messara added: "We believe our three new stallions are priced very attractively. Real Impact offers breeders their first opportunity to use a world-class son of Deep Impact for less than $20,000, while Scissor Kick and Panzer Division are great prospects to repeat the success of Not A Single Doubt and Beneteau who began their careers at similar fees.” The service fees for Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel & Not A Single Doubt are all now payable upon a Live Foal. Animal Kingdom, Charge Forward, Dundeel, Manhattan Rain, Olympic Glory, Panzer Division, Real Impact, Scissor Kick & Smart Missile stand on a Free Return basis, subject to conditions including the full payment of fees by 31 May 2017. The Arrowfield stallions and their 2016 fees (inc. GST) are:
At Rosehill in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a Group success when 2YO filly Honesty Prevails (Redoute's Choice-Flavoured, by Hussonet) scored by 2.3-lengths for trainer Rick Worthington in the $150,000 Gr3 Widden Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow fillies Smart Amelia (Smart Missile-My Amelia, by Redoute's Choice) & Chipanda (Sepoy-Lobola, by Anabaa). Honesty Prevails, who was purchased for $720,000 by Rick Worthington & Scone Bloodstock on behalf of Trevor Gluck, principal of Tremon Stud, at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, took her record to 1 win from 1 start for $91,000 earnings. "She is a very smart filly," trainer Rick Worthington told Sky Racing. "But all along I've been of the opinion that whatever she does this preparation she will be even better next time in." Worthington said Honesty Prevails would probably have a short break before running in the Gr2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on 5 March en route to the $3.5 million Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on 19 March. "From here I'd like to give her a little freshen up and then go to the Reisling Stakes and then the obvious [the Gr1 Golden Slipper] from there," he said. Should the beautifully bred Honesty Prevails be successful in the Golden Slipper she would become a very valuable filly indeed, as she hails from the celebrated Lassie Dear family of champion US stallion A.P. Indy, Belmont Stakes winning sire Lemon Drop Kid, Statue Of Liberty and Preakness Stakes winner Summer Squall.