Smith's Star Makes An Impact At Caulfield

Australian studs seems certain to come knocking for the import Fierce Impact after the son of Deep Impact became his 43rd Group One winner at Caulfield on Saturday.

With the demise of Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) this year, his sons will soon become a rare commodity, especially those available to Australian breeders.

The Matthew Smith-trained Fierce Impact (Deep Impact x Keiai Gerbera by Smarty Jones) took out the G1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield, his fourth win with eight placings in 20 starts.

Deep Impact, a seven-time champion sire in Japan, has sired 992 winners from 1327 runners with 139 individual stakes winners.

Fierce Impact winning the Toorak Hcp
Fierce Impact winning the Toorak Hcp Picture: Racing and Sports

Fierce Impact was first bought by David Redvers for 66 million yen as a weanling at the JRA Select Weanling & Foal Sale in Japan and raced in the UK where Smith paid £120,000 to secure him at the 2017 Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale at Newmarket.

"I'd definitely like to think he's a good stallion prospect now," Smith said. "Hopefully we might be able to find somewhere for him."

Fierce Impact is out of Keiai Gerbera (Smarty Jones), a muiltiple G3 winner of nine races and also the dam Fierce Impact's full-brother Keiai Nautique, winner of the  G1  Tokyo NHK Mile Cup in Japan.

Fierce Impact is one of 103 individual Group/Listed winners sold at the Tattersall's Autumn Sale since 2016, many of them purchased to race in Australia.

Godolphin filly Flit became the 25th worldwide G1 winner by top US sire Medaglia D'Oro when she landed a narrow win in the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.

Flit (Medgalia D'Oro x Glissade by Redoute's Choice) was the first of two major international weekend winners for the son of El Prado as she preceded the G1 win by his US-bred daughter Cambier Parc in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.

Medaglia d'Oro, after many years on the Darley shuttle to Australia, now stands exclusively in Kentucky on a fee of $US250,000.

Medaglia d'Oro has sired a total of 858 winners from 1342 runners with his other Australian-bred G1 winners including Astern, Vancouver and Crown Prosecutor.

A Godolphin homebred, Flit's dam Glissade was a G3 placed winner and is the dam of three winners from three to race including G3 placed Flow (Street Cry).

Glissade is a sister to the G3 placed Pleaides (Fastnet Rock) from Steflara, a Zabeel mare who won three races including the G3 AJC Breeders' Classic.

Flit's record now stands at two wins and three placings from six starts for prize-money of $903,190.

Cambier Parc, a daughter of Canadian Horse of the Year Sealy Hill (Point Given), has won five of her eight starts. She beat Godolphin's G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Castle Lady (Shamardal) in the Keeenland event.

Cambier Parc is bred on the same cross as Medaglia d'Oro's dual GI winner Mshawish. Her dam Sealy Hill was acquired by Bonne Chance for $US750,000 when offered carrying Cambier Parc at the 2015 Keeneland November sale.

Godolphin sprinter Trekking, by the late Street Cry, won Saturday's G2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield to round out another good day for their homebreds.

Trekking is one of two winners from two to race for the winning Redoute's Choice mare Outdoor, a daughter of the triple G1 winner Serenade Rose (Stravinsky).

Serenade Rose has produced the stakes winners Minnesinger (Lonhro) and Entertains (Street Cry).

Trekking has now won nine of his 22 starts, five of them at stakes level, for prize-money of $1,801,495.

Street Cry, the sire of 1116 winners from 1533 runners including 131 individual stakes winners headed by the champion mares Winx and Zenyatta, died in 2014.

Cosmic Force winning the Roman Consul Stakes
Cosmic Force winning the Roman Consul Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

Peter Snowden's opinion counts for more than most when he says there is something special about a young racehorse.

It's an opinion he formed early about the Deep Field colt, who pushed his sire to the top of the second season stallion rankings with his classy win in the G2 Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick last Saturday.

Snowden labelled Cosmic Force a rising star last season and his judgment was confirmed when the youngster careered away with the G2 Pago Pago Stakes, a performance that saw him start favourite to in the G1 Golden Slipper before finishing sixth.

He is rewarding breeder Bob Hannon, who a decade earlier had bred the brilliant but ill-fated unbeaten filly Amelia's Dream.

In between Amelia's Dream and the emergence of Cosmic Force, Hannon's Ascot Park Thoroughbred Stud near Sydney bred the Cox Plate winner Shamus Award.

Cosmic Force, who may well turn out to be Hannon's best product, is a half-brother to the G3 winner Onemorezeta and made $180,000 at the 2018 Sydney Classic Yearling Sale where he was knocked down to a syndicate that includes China Horse Club, Newgate Farm and America's Winstar Farm.

Fortunately for Hanon he retained a share in the col, who wil now be set for the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington, a stallion making race won by Cosmic Force's ill-fated grandsire Northern Meteor in 2008.

Cosmic Force is the sixth winner from seven foals to race out of the Commands mare Little Zeta, who has a yearling filly by Your Song and was covered last spring by Deep Field.


Racing and Sports



Caulfield

Saturday, 12th October 2019

9
17:10
(local)

Toorak Hcp (G1)

WT: 52.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $502,750
1600m TURF GOOD
9
17:10
(local)
AUD $502,750
1600m GOOD

Toorak Hcp (G1)

WT: 52.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 12. FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) 5yo H
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - KEIAI GERBERA (JPN)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
MATTHEW SMITH
$17.00
54.5kg
Seymour Bloodstock (Mgr: D S Thomas), Denns Racing (Mgr: D L Yopp), F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, N J Sheehan & Australian Racehorse Breeding (Mgr: M Pilkington)

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2nd 5. NIGHT'S WATCH (NZ) 6yo G
REDWOOD (GB) - GLORY RUN (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$7.00
56.0kg
Oti Racing (Mgrs: T Henderson & S Driscoll), J Hart, M Davies, Mrs B Wood, A Cox, P Kean, P Harrison, T & Mrs B Porter, W & Mrs V Pelchen, J & Mrs J Spence, J Higgins, A Goodfellow, L Webb, D House, Steeple Chasers Flat & Uthmeyer Racing

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3rd 11. AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) 4yo G
HE'S REMARKABLE (NZ) - ONYX (NZ)
KERRIN MCEVOY
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
$9.00
54.5kg
H J Mackley, Mrs E M Mackley, J B Parncutt & B N Singer

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4th 6. SIKANDARABAD (IRE) 6yo G
DR FONG (USA) - SINDIYMA (IRE)
MARK ZAHRA
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$13.00
56.0kg

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5th 20. WAGING WAR (AUS) 6yo G
REBEL RAIDER (AUS) - FARTOO FLASHY (AUS)
RAQUEL CLARK
LEON MACDONALD & ANDREW GLUYAS
$7.00
52.0kg
6th 3. CLIFF'S EDGE (AUS) 5yo H
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) - SIMULATION (AUS)
J ALLEN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$26.00
57.5kg

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7th 1. MADISON COUNTY (NZ) 4yo G
PINS (AUS) - RED DELICIOUS (NZ)
DAMIAN LANE
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$16.00
58.0kg

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8th 18. MISS SISKA (AUS) 6yo M
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - SING HALLELUJAH (AUS)
DEAN YENDALL
GRAHAME BEGG
$26.00
52.0kg

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9th 4. WIDGEE TURF (AUS) 6yo G
TURFFONTEIN (AUS) - GREYHOUND (AUS)
BILLY EGAN
PATRICK PAYNE
$12.00
57.5kg

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10th 13. MAHAMEDEIS (AUS) 5yo G
MAGNUS (AUS) - ELUSIVE MAGIC (AUS)
BEN MELHAM
NICK RYAN
$15.00
54.5kg

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11th 7. STREETS OF AVALON (AUS) 5yo G
MAGNUS (AUS) - KAMUNIAK (NZ)
ZAC B SPAIN
SHANE NICHOLS
$51.00
56.0kg

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12th 14. PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) 4yo M
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - GLITZABEEL (NZ)
DAMIEN OLIVER
DAVID BRIDEOAKE
$7.50
54.5kg

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13th 19. CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) 4yo H
LAWMAN (FR) - MOMENT OF TIME (GB)
ANTHONY DARMANIN
D MENUISIER
$26.00
52.0kg

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14th 2. SO SI BON (AUS) 6yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - BLACK MINX (NZ)
LUKE NOLEN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$21.00
58.0kg

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15th 10. AMPHITRITE (AUS) 4yo M
SEBRING (AUS) - OCEAN DREAM (AUS)
JAMIE KAH
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$17.00
55.0kg

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16th 15. ORDER AGAIN (NZ) 6yo G
IFFRAAJ (GB) - GLASS HALF FULL (NZ)
LARRY CASSIDY
BRIAN SMITH
$101.00
54.0kg
17th 8. WYNDSPELLE (NZ) 6yo H
IFFRAAJ (GB) - WESTERN STAR (NZ)
MICHAEL DEE
JOHNO BENNER & HOLLIE WYNYARD
$61.00
56.0kg

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18th 17. DYSLEXIC (AUS) 5yo M
FOXWEDGE (AUS) - EASY TO READ (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$31.00
52.0kg

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