Stakes double by Arrowfield Inglis Easter graduates
A pair of Arrowfield Inglis Easter graduates bought from opposite ends of the market claimed a valuable stakes double at Saturday’s Doomben and Morphettville meetings.
Groundswell (Fastnet Rock-The Broken Shore), the $2.3 million top-priced yearling at Inglis Easter 2018 and a full brother to Champion 3YO Filly Shoals, won the SAJC City of Adelaide H. 1400m LR after four wins, a Caulfield Guineas G1 third and recognition of his aptitude for on-pace sprinting.
Trained by Anthony & Sam Freedman for Ozzie Kheir, John O’Neill, Musk Creek Farm and breeders Jonathan Munz & Arrowfield, he is the fourth stakeswinner among the Stud’s eight million-dollar yearlings at that Sale, after Stronger, Akari & Significance.
City Of Adelaide Hcp winner GROUNDSWELL is SW172 for Fastnet Rock.
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Both Shoals and The Broken Shore, a Hussonet half-sister to Redoute’s Choice, are in foal to Written Tycoon.
Inglis Easter 2019 graduate Lord Olympus produced a big finish from the rear of the field to win the BRC Mick Dittman Plate 1110m LR, defeating Zingalong and Snitzel’s son Xerri.
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) April 24, 2021
The win caps a season of steady progress by Lord Olympus who has now won 5 of his nine starts and almost $250,000. Along with Snitzel’s son Splintex, winner of the Hall Mark S. G3 in Sydney, he completed a stakes double for trainer Mark Newnham.
Bred by Arrowfield and Klawervlei Stud, Lord Olympus is the last foal of Lady Zabelia (by Zabeel), a close relation of champion Might and Power, and was a $70,000 buy from the 2019 Inglis Easter Sale by Darby Racing & De Burgh Equine.
He joins an impressive group of Arrowfield graduates shrewdly bought by Darby Racing over the past decade. They include his Group 2-winning half-brother Time For War (by Snitzel), 2YO Group 2 winner Scarlet Rain (Manhattan Rain-Double Ranga) & dual Group 3 winner Irithea (Snitzel-Kirovskaya).
Lord Olympus is the 7th stakeswinner for Olympic Glory who shuttled for three seasons to Arrowfield, and also left Australian Derby G1 third Eric The Eel (now racing in Hong Kong as Tourbillon Diamond) to Arrowfield mare Modave.
Arrowfield has notched up 11 graduate stakeswinners in 2020/21 including Group 2 winners Atyaab (in South Africa), Doubtland & Wild Planet.