Classic Contenders For Coolmore Sires

While Coolmore Australia climbed to new heights at Randwick on Saturday with Everest winner Yes Yes Yes the Caulfield Cup program also provided some notable highlights with outstanding classic trials from progeny by Pierro and So You Think.

Coolmore-based Pierro continued his fine season when his 3YO filly Gamay produced a super VRC Oaks trial with a strong win in the G3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) while So You Think has a top contender for the Victoria Derby after the lightly raced Thought Of That ran away with the G3 Caulfield Classic (2000m)

Pierro is becoming quite a sire of top shelf classic three-year-olds, the son of Lonhro already responsible for the Derby, Oaks and Guineas winners Levendi (ATC Derby); Pinot (VRC Oaks), Arcadia Queen (WA Guineas); Furore (Hong Kong Derby), Action (WA Derby) and Regal Power (WA Derby).

His current 3YO crop also includes the last start G1 Spring Champion Stakes winner Shadow Hero, favourite for the Victoria Derby at Flemington on November 2.

Pierro's oldest progeny are now 5YOs and include five stakes winners this season among his total of 19 Group and Listed winners.

Pierro
Pierro Picture: Coolmore Stud

The Archie Alexander-trained Gamay (Pierro x Amish by Canny Lad) is on track to emulate Pinot as she also won the Ethereal Stakes before Oaks success at Flemington.

Racing in the Coolmore colours, Gamay was purchased by BBA Ireland in partnership with Alexander Racing out of the NZB Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 at Karaka for $NZ110,000 where she was offered by Highview Stud.

She has now raced five times for two wins and two seconds and prizemoney of 157,500.

The result was an apt one for race sponsor New Zealand Bloodstock with four of its National Yearling Sale graduates in the race with Gamay and Vegas Jewel (Shocking) filling the quinella.

Gamay is the eighth winner from eight foals to race out of Amish, a half-sister to prolific G2 winner Pinwheel (Lonhro).

Amish's other progeny include the stakes-winner Meidung (Bernardini), dam of the G2 winner Banish (Lonhro).

Thought Of That winning the Ladbrokes Classic
Thought Of That winning the Ladbrokes Classic Picture: Racing and Sports

High Chaparral's champion son So You Think was also provided with a new stakes winner at Caulfield when the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Thought Of That dominated the Caulfield Classic.

Purchased by Forest Lodge Racing for $100,000 at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale from Tarcoola Stud, Thought Of That  (So You Think x Hold Me Closer by Danehill Dancer) has now won two of his seven starts for $238,400 prize-money. He is the 21st stakes winner by 10-time G1 winner So You Think.

Bred by Ken Williams' Tarcoola Stud, he is raced by Brae Sokolski and partners and races in the same colours as Everest winner Yes Yes Yes.

Thought Of That is the first foal out of Hold Me Closer, a winning daughter of the Sir Tristram mare Intertwined who has also produced the Listed winner How Funny (Rory's Jester), runner-up in the 2003 G1 Golden Slipper.

Williams bred Hold Me Closer after he purchased her dam Intertwined in 2001 for $62,500.

How Funny is the dam of Listed winner Jester's Girl (Commands) who in turn produced Listed winner and multiple Group placed Assimilate (Sebring).

Thought Of That's third dam is the G2 winner Twining (Twig Moss).


Racing and Sports



Caulfield

Saturday, 19th October 2019

6
15:10
(local)

N.Z. Bloodstock Ethereal Stks (G3)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
AUD $200,500
2000m TURF GOOD
6
15:10
(local)
AUD $200,500
2000m GOOD

N.Z. Bloodstock Ethereal Stks (G3)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. GAMAY (AUS) 3yo F
PIERRO (AUS) - AMISH (AUS)
DECLAN BATES
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
$7.00
55.0kg
Cobra, R Menchise, Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock Pty Ltd, M V Magnier, P Shanahan, M J Eastmure, C J G Smith, Ms E M Lawlor, Mrs Y Nicoll, D Oman & Mrs V M Adams-Smith

Sales Information

2nd 7. VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) 3yo F
SHOCKING (AUS) - VEGAS DANCER (NZ)
JORDAN CHILDS
MARK KAVANAGH
$3.50
55.0kg
Eales Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: L E Eales), Saric Racing (Mgr: S Saric) & F A L Racing (Mgr: A Falcone)

Sales Information

3rd 2. CELESTIAL FALLS (AUS) 3yo F
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - RIPPLED (GB)
BEN MELHAM
MARK NEWNHAM
$4.75
55.0kg
M D Holland, J N Allen, D Grasso, J A Green, Mrs K M McNally, A K Martin, I F Napier, Ms L Nicol, W Pantel, L Papamichalakis, Mrs R Rowhead, W Light, Galvin (Mgr: G J Galvin), Darby Racing Rippled No. 2 (Mgr: S G Darby) & Coogee Old Boys (Mgr: W Hack)

Sales Information

4th 11. OCEAN MISS (AUS) 3yo F
OCEAN PARK (NZ) - BOUND TO IMPRESS (NZ)
MICHAEL WALKER
D & C FEEK
$31.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 9. SONG BROCADE (AUS) 3yo F
ZOFFANY (IRE) - PEONY FAIRY (USA)
JYE MC NEIL
JOHN SADLER
$41.00
55.0kg
6th 1. ORIENTAL LILY (AUS) 3yo F
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - FAMOUS LILLY (USA)
DAMIAN LANE
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$12.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

7th 14. CAPE LEOPARD (AUS) 3yo F
FIORENTE (IRE) - TAFELBERG (AUS)
RHYS MCLEOD
P G CAREY
$15.00
55.0kg
8th 6. PRESENTLY (AUS) 3yo F
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - BEFORE THE PRESENT (AUS)
DWAYNE DUNN
K M KEYS
$41.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

9th 3. LEVEN LASS (NZ) 3yo F
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - DUNBARTON (AUS)
BRETT PREBBLE
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$21.00
55.0kg

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10th 12. FIORENTE'S GIRL (AUS) 3yo F
FIORENTE (IRE) - LADY OF SORRENTO (AUS)
JAMIE MOTT
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$21.00
55.0kg
11th 4. SNAPDANCER (AUS) 3yo F
CHOISIR (AUS) - SNAPDRAGON (IRE)
J ALLEN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$9.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

12th 5. REALLY DISCREET (AUS) 3yo F
HELMET (AUS) - MAYBE DISCREET (AUS)
LUKE NOLEN
PHILLIP STOKES
$41.00
55.0kg
13th 10. ATAME (AUS) 3yo F
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - TIE ME UP (AUS)
DAMIEN OLIVER
DANNY O'BRIEN
$67.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

14th 15. ISOLA COMACINA (NZ) 3yo F
BULLBARS (AUS) - DI LUSSO (AUS)
DANIEL STACKHOUSE
ANDREW NOBLET
$151.00
55.0kg
15th 13. CONTRITION (NZ) 3yo F
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - REPENTING (NZ)
MICHAEL DEE
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR.
$13.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

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