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Thronum Wins Gr2 Australia Stakes

Monday, 29th January 2018

J: M Zahra
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Snitzel
D: Helena's Secret
J: Damian Lane
T: Anthony Freedman
W: 58.5 kgs
S: High Chaparral
D: Danesty
J: D Yendall
T: D K Weir
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Star Witness
D: What An Impact
J: Ben Allen
T: D K Weir
W: 58.5 kgs
S: Dream Ahead
D: La Bella Rose

At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's incumbent Champion and current leading Australian Sire Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred entire Thronum (Snitzel-Helena's Secret, by Five Star Day) scored a dominant front-running win in the $200,000 weight-for-age Gr2 Australia Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, defeating Mr Sneaky & Stellar Collision. Now trained by the Lindsay Park team of David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, this was the second stakes victory for Thronum who improved his record to 5 wins (including the Listed ATC Rosebud) and 3 placings (including the Gr3 MRC Kevin Heffernan Stakes) from 10 starts for $329,250 in earnings. Thronum, whose third dam is Gr1 Irish Oaks winner Helen Street, dam of deceased Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner and recently crowned Champion Australian Sire Street Cry, was a $300,000 purchase by Sun Bloodstock at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Highgrove Stud.


Thronum (image: Mark Gatt)
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