The Richard Litt-trained Profondo (Deep Impact), who was a $1.9 million buy at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Galletta Constructions, scored a nice trial win at Randwick on Monday.
Settled towards the rear of the field on the rail, Profondo was taken to the outside when into the straight and ran on extremely well to score a good victory in heat 7 over 1050 metres to score by a length and a quarter in a time of 1:01.90. Uncaged finished second with another two and a quarter lengths back to Smart Little Miss in third. The time was the quickest of all the heats over 1050 metres.
Profondo is the first foal out of Group 3 winner Honesty Prevails (Redoute’s Choice) who is herself a half-sister to stakes placed Aerobar (Flying Spur) being out of Flavoured (Hussonet). Honesty Prevail’s colt by Arrowfield Stud shuttler Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) sold for $1.15 million to James Harron Bloodstock at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She has a colt by Dundeel (High Chaparral) and missed to Written Tycoon (Iglesia) last year.
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott had two juvenile trial winners at Randwick on Monday; In The Congo (Snitzel) taking out heat six by four lengths and Volcanic Rock (Hinchinbrook) posted a two and three quarter length victory in heat 8. Peter and Paul Snowden also had two two-year-old trial winners with Anchorage (Capitalist) posting a victory over 737 metres in heat 12 and Icing On The Cake (Astern) took out the following heat for the Snowden stable.
Impressive second trial from @littracing's $1.9m Deep Impact colt Profondo finishing strongly under @ZRKD to win at @royalrandwick on Monday over Uncaged and Smart Little Miss. @tabcomau @mmsnippets pic.twitter.com/f83nnmHN0F— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) May 2, 2021