Saturday's Stakes Summary

In addition to Snitzel and Spirit Of Boom adding to their stakes winners on Saturday, a number of other sires also increased their tallies.

Smart Missile.
Smart Missile. Picture: Twin Hills Stud

The Lyndhurst Stud-based sire Rothesay took his tally to 4 when his 5-year-old gelded son Chapter And Verse won the George Moore Stakes (Group 3) at Doomben.  

The now Twin Hills Stud-based Smart Missile sired his 16th stakes winner when Missile Launch, a 6-year-old gelding, won the Tatt's Cup (Listed) at Ascot.  A son of Fastnet Rock, Smart Missile has 2 lots catalogued for the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January. His 2019 fee was advertised at $22,000 (inc GST), up from $13,200 in 2018. 

The Irish-bred Alward, a 6-year-old gelding won the ATC Cup (Listed) at Rosehill to become the seventh stakes winner for his sire Aqlaam. Raced by Hamdan Al Maktoum, Aqlaam won the Prix du Moulin (Group 1) and retired to Shadwell's Nunnery Stud near Thetford in 2010 but he died 3 years later in 2013. 

In New Zealand, the now Greta West Stud-based sire Master Of Design sired his first stakes winner with his 5-year-old gelded son The Mitigator taking out the Eagle Technology Stakes (Group 3) at Ellerslie. The Mitigator is a half-brother to the Group winner Fontein Ruby. 

The formerly Rich Hill Stud-based Jimmy Choux was represented by his third stakes winner his 3-year-old daughter Two Illicit won the Trevor Eagle Memorial (Listed) at Ellerslie.  Jimmy Choux, a 5-time Group 1 winner, now stands in WA at Rosalee Park Stud. He was champion first season sire in New Zealand in the 2015/16 season and his stakes winners include dual Group 1 winner The Bostonian and Manolo Blahniq.

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