Two for Shalaa

Saasmit makes winning debut at Murray Bridge.

Shalaa.
Shalaa. Picture: Arrowfield

Arrowfield Stud-based shuttler Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) sired his second winner in Australia when the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Saasmit (2 f ex Touchy Greeley by Mr. Greeley) made a winning debut over 1000 metres at Murray Bridge on Saturday. 

The two-year-old filly pulled well clear of the second-placed Garrire (I'm All The Talk), beating him by three lengths. Lamoree (Headwater) was another length and a quarter away in third. 

Purchased by Melbourne Bloodstock for $21,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale from the Vinery Stud draft, the filly is out of Touchy Greeley (Mr. Greeley), who was purchased by Vinery Stud for $26,000 at the 2018 Inglis Sydney Broodmare and Weanling Sale while carrying Saasmit in utero. 

Touchy Greeley is herself out of Listed winner Lahinch (Danehill Dancer) and she is also the dam of Group 3-winning pair The Bogberry (Hawk Wing) and Liscanna (Sadler's Wells) - the dam of Group / Grade 1-winning duo Brave Anna (War Front) and Hit It A Bomb (War Front). 

In 2019 Touchy Greeley produced a filly by Vinery Stud sire Press Statement (Hinchinbrook), before foaling a colt by the same sire the following year. 

Shalaa has sired 23 winners globally and his other winner in Australia is Listed scorer Shaquero, who finished a close second to Finance Tycoon (Written Tycoon) in the Gold Nugget Quality (1100m) at the Gold Coast earlier in the afternoon. 

The son of Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) has 30 lots catalogued at next week's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He had 69 yearlings sell in Australia last year for an average of $158,898 and top price of $600,000.
Racing and Sports



Murray Bridge

Saturday, 09th January 2021

1
12:36
(local)

Irongate Plate

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
AUD $52,250
1000m TURF GOOD
1
12:36
(local)
AUD $52,250
1000m GOOD

Irongate Plate

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 6. SAASMIT (AUS) 2yo F
SHALAA (IRE) - TOUCHY GREELEY (IRE)
JESSICA EATON
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$5.50
53.0kg
G Towzell & Mrs M Towzell

Sales Information

2nd 2. GARRIRE (AUS) 2yo G
I'M ALL THE TALK (AUS) - MISS KINCAPLE (NZ)
R J HURDLE
GORDON RICHARDS
$15.00
56.5kg
Ms J Heaney, D J Farrell, J Craner, R M Warnock, Mrs L A Warnock, M J Wevill, D R Ward, G W Guest, K G Dolling, M Stammers, C A Reynolds, Mrs S K Reynolds, Miss L I Reynolds, M Browne, A T Davenport & J M Baker, Garner (Mgr: M D Sheehan), Tell Them They're Dreaming (Mgr: Ms J Heaney) Dream To Win

Sales Information

3rd 5. LAMOREE (AUS) 2yo F
HEADWATER (AUS) - DIVA LAMORE (AUS)
JAKE TOEROEK
R & C JOLLY
$2.38
54.5kg
R Jolly, Mrs M Shephard, G Lines, Ms C Simpson, Mrs L Asimpson, Mrs K Donald, D Donald, P Ditchburn, Mrs C Gott, C Hewitt, T Griswood, Equine Epicureans (Mgr: J Petch), Inside Out (Mgr: C Edwards), Bbq Inn Racing No 1 & No 2, Go You Deema, Team Stooges, Triple G Racing & The Moyston Tram

Sales Information

4th 4. FOUR WINDS (AUS) 2yo F
SIR PRANCEALOT (IRE) - MARIN COUNTY (AUS)
DOM TOURNEUR
SAM BURFORD
$21.00
54.5kg

Sales Information

5th 3. PAD THAI (AUS) 2yo C
SHALAA (IRE) - FANCY FEET (AUS)
BAREND VORSTER
T & C MCEVOY
$2.62
56.5kg

Sales Information

6th 7. UP THE LANE (AUS) 2yo F
ZEBEDEE (GB) - DARK DIVA (NZ)
JASON HOLDER
GRANT YOUNG
$21.00
54.5kg