Stakes round up

Flying Artie takes the lead in the second season sires table following the victory of Giannis

CHAT winning the Chandon Theo Marks Stakes at Kembla Grange in Australia.
CHAT winning the Chandon Theo Marks Stakes at Kembla Grange in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

11 for Deep Field
Chat (5 g ex Only Words by End Sweep) became the 11th stakes winner for Newgate Farm’s Deep Field (Northern Meteor) when he won the Theo Marks Stakes (Gr 2, 1300m) at Kembla Grange. A $130,000 purchase by his trainer John Thompson at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Chat beat Embracer (Sebring) by a long neck. Deep Field’s stakes winners are headed by Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m) winner Portland Sky and Chat becomes his fifth Group Two winner. 


179 for Fastnet Rock
Having the first start of his three-year-old career, Ranch Hand (3 c ex Mezulla by Shamardal) provided his Coolmore Stud-based sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill) with his 179th stakes winner when he won Saturday’s Poseidon Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Flemington. The Chris Waller-trained colt, a $260,000 buy by Tom Magnier at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Turangga Farm, beat Ingratiating (Frosted) by a head. Fastnet Rock has sired 110 Group winners, with 41 of those winning at Group One level. 


Two for Flying Artie
Last season’s JJ Atkins Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) runner-up Giannis (3 c ex Palace Rock by Fastnet Rock) started his three-year-old season with a win when he landed the Dulcify Stakes (Listed, 1500m) at Kembla Grange. Bought by Rhys Smith for $67,500 from Sledmere Stud at the 2019 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Giannis scored by a nose from favourite Tiger Of Malay (Extreme Choice), with Royalzel (Snitzel) back in third. Giannis becomes the second stakes winner for Newgate Farm’s Flying Artie (Artie Schiller) who is also the sire of last season’s Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Artorius. He now sits at the head of the leading second season sires table in Australia by earnings. 


47 for Le Havre
French-bred Harbour Views (6 g ex Icky Woo by Mark Of Esteem) became the 47th stakes winner for Le Havre (Novere) when he won Saturday’s The Sofitel (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. Cherry Tortoni (Night Of Thunder) was beaten a nose for second, with Ayrton (Iffraaj) a close third. Le Havre stands at Montfort et Preaux where his 2021 fee was advertised at €40,000. 


77 for Not A Single Doubt 
Crystal Bound (3 f ex Crystalised by Zabeel) provided Arrowfield Stud’s now pensioned sire Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) with his 77th stakes winner when she won the Cap d’Antibes Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Flemington on Saturday. A $400,000 buy by Ciaron Maher Racing at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Noorilim Park, Crystal Bound beat Flying Evelyn - another daughter of Not A Single Doubt - by a head. 


127 for Oasis Dream
Turaath (4 f ex Fahayyil by Tamayuz) won Saturday’s Let’s Elope Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at Flemington, handing Oasis Dream (Green Desert) his 127th stakes winner. The Maddie Raymond-trained European import scored by a length and a quarter over Mystic Journey (Needs Further), with Still A Star (Toronado) third. 


113 for Snitzel
Mr Mozart (3 c ex Euro Angel by Rip Van Winkle) won the second race of his five start career and first at stakes level when landing Saturday’s Exford Plate (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. Starting a $13 change, the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained son of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) scored by a head over favorite Artorius (Flying Artie). Splintex (5 h ex Acquired by O’Reilly) provided Arrowfield Stud’s Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) with a stakes double at Flemington when he won the Bobbie Lewis Quality (Gr 2, 1200m) later in the day. Mt Mozart becomes the 113th stakes winner for Arrowfield’s champion sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) who currently leads the sires table in Australia by earnings. 

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