Private Eye’s Epsom

Fifth Group One winner for Stockwell Thoroughbreds-based Al Maher

PRIVATE EYE winning the Tab Epsom at Randwick in Australia.
PRIVATE EYE winning the Tab Epsom at Randwick in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

The Joe Pride-trained Private Eye (4 g ex Confidential Queen by Shamardal) handled the step up in class becoming Group One winner number five for the Stockwell Thoroughbreds-based sire Al Maher (Danehill) when he landed the Epsom (Gr 1, 1600m) at Randwick.

Having his first start at Group One Level, Private Eye beat Aramayo (Poet’s Voice) by a head, with Dalasan (Dalakhani) a close third. 

While he has captured two Doncaster Miles, Pride hadn't won an Epsom but felt Private Eye had the perfect profile to break his duck. 

"You need luck in these Epsoms. They are hard to win but it all panned out beautifully and he has got an engine this horse. He's a ripper," Pride said. 

"When he won first-up, he signalled to me that day he had come back bigger and better than ever. 

"In his last two starts, it just hasn't worked out for him, but I knew in an Epsom, they are high-pressure races and it would suit him." 

Bred by Goodwood Farm, Private Eye was bought by Proven Thoroughbreds and Pride Thoroughbreds for $62,500 at the 2019 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale when offered by Ambergate Stud. He has gone on to win eight times and place once in 13 career starts and almost $1.4 million in prize money. 

He is out of the unplaced Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Confidential Queen who has produced one other winner. Private Eye’s third dam is Snippets’ Lass (Snippets), dam of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice). 

Al Maher’s fee is advertised at $8,800 (inc GST), the same fee that he has stood at for the past two years. He has sired 36 stakes winners to date with his other Group One winners being Delicacy, Almalad, Fat Al and Diamond Drille. 

Shamardal’s daughters have produced 66 stakes winners to date and Private Eye becomes the eighth Group One winner out of a Shamardal mare, joining Hello Youmzain, Althiqa, Awtaad, Pretty Pollyanna, Mighty High, Latrobe and Converge.


Racing and Sports



Randwick

Saturday, 02nd October 2021

8
16:05
(local)

Tab Epsom (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 48.5kg Type: OPEN
AUD $1,507,500
1600m TURF GOOD
8
16:05
(local)
AUD $1,507,500
1600m GOOD

Tab Epsom (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 48.5kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 12. PRIVATE EYE (AUS) 4yo G
AL MAHER (AUS) - CONFIDENTIAL QUEEN (AUS)
REGAN BAYLISS
JOSEPH PRIDE
$11.00
52.5kg
P Yates, J Allen, S Flegman, M Keatinge, B Playford, G Lester, P Davidson, D George, M S Ross, C P Hackett, P W Robertson, Mrs B P Davidson, Ms R L Laundy, Mrs S R Rowden, T Findlay, Proven Thoroughbreds, Martin Thoroughbred Racing, Sixth Sense Racing, City Tattersalls & Ms I Brazil

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2nd 10. ARAMAYO (AUS) 6yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PERUVIAN (GB)
ALYSHA COLLETT
CHRIS WALLER
$12.00
51.5kg
Aramco Racing (Mgr: S R Chua)
3rd 3. DALASAN (AUS) 5yo H
DALAKHANI (IRE) - KHANDALLAH (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
LEON MACDONALD & ANDREW GLUYAS
$13.00
55.0kg
B H Perks, Ms A M Clough, H M Perks, R Hersey, I E Read, G G Tully, V Tripodi, I M Collins, Mrs L D Nelson, A E Potter, D M Sharp, S B Potter, E M Potter, D Carpinelli & S Christodoulou

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4th 2. CASCADIAN (GB) 6yo G
NEW APPROACH (IRE) - FALLS OF LORA (GB)
HUGH BOWMAN
JAMES CUMMINGS
$21.00
56.5kg
5th 1. MO'UNGA (NZ) 4yo H
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CHANDELIER (NZ)
TOMMY BERRY
ANNABEL NEASHAM
$8.00
57.0kg

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6th 13. ATISHU (NZ) 4yo M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - POSY (NZ)
KATHY O'HARA
CHRIS WALLER
$13.00
50.5kg

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7th 8. ROCK (AUS) 6yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - SUBTITLE (AUS)
BROCK RYAN
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$81.00
52.0kg

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8th 6. HUNGRY HEART (AUS) 4yo M
FRANKEL (GB) - HARLECH (GB)
KERRIN MCEVOY
CHRIS WALLER
$8.00
52.0kg

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9th 7. ICEBATH (NZ) 5yo M
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - FABULIST (NZ)
ROBBIE DOLAN
BRAD WIDDUP
$10.00
52.0kg

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10th 5. LION'S ROAR (NZ) 4yo G
CONTRIBUTER (IRE) - MINNALEO (NZ)
JEAN VAN OVERMEIRE
JOHN O'SHEA
$61.00
52.5kg

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11th 9. RIODINI (NZ) 5yo G
PROISIR (AUS) - GIARDINI (NZ)
MS RACHEL KING
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$4.75
51.5kg
12th 17. SKY LAB (AUS) 4yo G
REAL IMPACT (JPN) - GOLD MISSION (AUS)
TIM CLARK
PAUL PERRY
$16.00
52.5kg

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13th 11. RELOADED (AUS) 5yo G
SNITZEL (AUS) - HOLLOW BULLET (AUS)
GLEN BOSS
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
52.5kg

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14th 14. DISCHARGED (AUS) 5yo G
SNITZEL (AUS) - NO EVIDENCE NEEDED (AUS)
JAMES P INNES
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$21.00
50.5kg

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15th 16. HARMONY ROSE (AUS) 4yo M
GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) - GOWANA (AUS)
ANDREW ADKINS
MARK NEWNHAM
$31.00
50.5kg

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16th 15. ASHMAN (AUS) 6yo G
MAGNUS (AUS) - ASHAMIKA (FR)
JEFF PENZA
KIM WAUGH
$101.00
52.0kg
17th 4. STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) 7yo G
OCEAN PARK (NZ) - STELLA LIVIA (GB)
SAM CLIPPERTON
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
54.0kg

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