First black type for Arrowfield 2YOs

First black type for Arrowfield 2YOs

First black type for Arrowfield 2YOs

Hard on the heels of an Arrowfield graduate treble in Hong Kong, came a trio of Arrowfield-sold 2YOs to fill three of the available six placings in the season’s first Australian juvenile stakes races, held at Randwick on Saturday.

The ATC Breeders’ Plate 1000m LR provided a notable result for agent James Harron & trainers Peter & Paul Snowden who bought the impressive winner Capitalist and the runner-up Detective at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

Snitzel’s son Detective, bred by the Arrowfield, John Leaver & Alan Jones partnership, was a $220,000 purchase from Arrowfield’s draft.

Detective is out of Western Australian Group 1 winner Covertly (by Metal Storm), also dam of Bourne Supremacy (by Redoute’s Choice), a two-time city winner from the Perth stable of Chris Gangemi.

Covertly has a yearling full brother to Detective & a Snitzel colt born last month, and visits four-time Group 1-winning sprinter-miler Olympic Glory.

In the ATC Gimcrack S. 1000m LR for 2YO fillies Arrowfield supplied Jeanneau and Slumber Party, who filled the placings behind the Darley home-bred Calliope.

Jeanneau (Beneteau-North Sea by Hussonet) was bought by her trainer Paul Perry from the Inglis Classic (Summer) Sale for $170,000, Arrowfield’s top price and the second-highest price paid for a filly at that sale.

North Sea, from the family of champion sire Storm Bird, also has an unraced 3YO daughter American At Sea (by All American) and a yearling colt by Smart Missile.

Jeanneau is the sixth stakes performer from 40 runners for Arrowfield’s gifted home-bred colt Beneteau, who sired two crops before his death in January 2013.

Slumber Party (Snitzel-Hokuspokus by Red Ransom) gave trainer Gai Waterhouse, US owner Jon Kelly and New South Wales-based Paul Frampton an early black type return on the $620,000 they paid for her at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale where she was Arrowfield’s second top-priced filly.

Hokuspokus, a city-winning half-sister to juvenile stakeswinners Come Hither & Fun In Flight from the Easy Date family, has a yearling colt by Animal Kingdom, and in August produced a colt to Dundeel.

Detective & Slumber Party take Snitzel’s tally of 2YO stakes performers to 42 – more than 13% of all his juvenile runners.

Tags: Arrowfield, Beneteau, Detective, Gai Waterhouse, Graduates, Inglis