Brilliant Doomben double for Beneteau & Not A Single Doubt

Beneteau’s second Group 1 winner and Not A Single Doubt’s latest juvenile star produced two of the best performances on the penultimate day of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

4YO mare Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt by Exceed and Excel) has been an outstanding competitor in virtually all of Australia’s best distaff contests this season. In fact, she’s lined up in 12 Group races – four at Group 1 level – in three states since last September and has finished fifth or better in 11 of them.

Her superlative victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Qld Tatt’s RC Tattersall’s Club Tiara 1350m G1, a year after she was second to Tycoon Tara in the same race, is nothing less than Prompt Response deserves for unflinching, high-class service to the 2017/18 Australian racing season.

Watch Prompt Response win the Tattersall’s Club Tiara G1.

Not A Single Doubt’s daughter Granny Red Shoes raced away with the $100,000 Qld Tatt’s Winning Edge Presentations S. 1350m LR, her second Listed win, beating Soaring Heart and Light Up The Room by more than 4 lengths.

Watch Granny Red Shoes win the Winning Edge Presentations S. LR
 
Granny Red Shoes was bred by Bruce Neill’s Cressfield from the Show A Heart mare Shoboard, herself a juvenile stakeswinner from the high class family of Group 1 winner Star Satire.  The family is anchored a little further back by the 1980 New Zealand Broodmare of the Year Crestello.

Granny Red Shoes is trained by Toby Edmonds for Segenhoe Thoroughbreds which paid $280,000 for her at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and can now anticipate an exciting 3YO Spring campaign with her. 

Prompt Response, like her year-older brother Prompt Return, is raced by Mark Sowerby and her breeder Ron Hamer, and is a result of their desire to extend their racing involvement with Beneteau by breeding to him and racing his progeny. 

A $45,000 outlay for Hamer at the 2011 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale by Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Julian Blaxland supplied Prompt, a non-winning daughter of the good New Zealand racemare Amnesia (by Desert Sun).

Prompt lived up to her name, producing two of the earliest and most attractive foals in each of Beneteau’s two crops. Prompt Return became Beneteau’s first stakeswinner in spectacular fashion, claiming the 2014 VRC Maribyrnong Plate G3 on debut, with a further six wins taking his career-to-date prizemoney beyond $360,000.

As for Prompt Response, her six wins (4 at Group level) and 11 placings from 27 starts have returned $1,481,350 prizemoney, a figure that may grow significantly if the call by her trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott for an Everest slot is heeded.

Beneteau died in January 2013 leaving 131 named foals, of which 105 have  started, and 73 have won. Twenty-one (16% of his foals) are stakes performers, ten are stakeswinners and six of those have been successful at Group level, including Group 1 winners Prompt Response & Lasqueti Spirit (2016 VRC Oaks G1). 

Top prices for Arrowfield graduates at Broodmare Sale

Many owners have every reason to be smiling broadly after the opening day of the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Among them are vendors of Arrowfield-sired  mares, and several buyers of Arrowfield yearling fillies who have enjoyed the pleasures of racing success and can now add their fillies’ realised value to their financial returns.

One of the day’s top-priced mares, Abbey Marie (Redoute’s Choice-Catshaan) was a $300,000 yearling purchase by Dermot Farrington for regular racing partners Peter Anastasiou & Ken Biddick from Arrowfield’s 2014 Inglis Easter draft.

Peter & Ken have had great fun & success racing several horses including another Arrowfield graduate, Group 2 winner Moonovermanhattan and, despite some setbacks, Abbey Marie didn’t let them down, winning the SAJC Australasian Oaks G1 and earning more than $540,000. However, it’s fair to say that the $1.4 million Arrowfield and Jonathan Munz paid to buy her as a broodmare is the icing on the cake!

Another example is Ocean Embers (Beneteau- Burningwood), pictured (PHOTO: Sportpix), bred by Arrowfield & Northern Farm and sold under the Cornerstone Stud banner at the 2014 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale for just $23,000. 

Young trainer Shea Eden was the buyer and Ocean Embers proved to be a breakthrough horse for his stable, winning three Group & Listed races and more than $400,000 in her 17-start, six-win career. 

Her sale for $525,000 to Newgate Farm means she has returned her owners around 40 times her yearling purchase price. 

Sadly Beneteau died in 2013, but Burningwood has a Panzer Division colt and is in foal to Mikki Isle, and Arrowfield is also breeding from her Danzero daughter Pyrography. 

It’s a similar story with another daughter of Beneteau, 2YO stakeswinner Lady Jivago (out of Hussterics). Offered by Arrowfield at the 2013 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, she was bought for $20,000, and re-sold for slightly less money as a yearling to owner Dr Ule Crossan. 

Lady Jivago won four races, including the rich ATC Inglis 2YO Classic (R) LR and almost $300,000, and has been bought by Widden Stud for $420,000. Hussterics remains at Arrowfield where she has most recently produced a yearling filly by Olympic Glory bought by Triple Crown Syndications, and a weanling filly by Scissor Kick. 

Other Arrowfield-sired mares sold during Tuesday’s session included:
French Emotion (Snitzel-Love and Emotion) – raced by her breeder; won 8 races including 2x Group 2 and $800,000+; bought for $850,000 by Widden Stud.

Hell Or Highwater  (Not A Single Doubt-Get Ready Bertie) – $210,000 yearling; won 8 races inc. the MRC Heatherlie S. LR and $400,000+; bought for $600,000 by Woodside Park & Belmont Bloodstock.

Selenia (Not A Single Doubt-Lunar Lady) – $30,000 yearling ; won G3 & Listed races in Melbourne, $260,000+; bought for $575,000 by Astute Bloodstock & Haras d’Etreham.

Modern Wonder (Snitzel-Elusive Wonder) – $175,000 yearling; 2YO Listed winner, $192,000 prizemoney; bought for $400,000 by Kia-Ora Stud.

New stakeswinner for Beneteau

Redoute’s Choice’s son Beneteau notched up his 10th stakeswinner when Sparta easily won Saturday’s Macau Sprint Trophy 1200m MAC-3.

The 4YO gelding, winner of four of his previous eight starts in Macau, romped home by more than three lengths from the New Zealand-bred River Bobo in 1:08 flat.

Watch Sparta win the Macau Sprint Trophy Mac-3.

Sparta was bred by Tony Pistikakis from the Commands mare Helena Girl and initially raced by him in Australia, in partnership with Lam King Poy & K.M. Ng, who now race him in Macau.

Sparta, described after foaling at Arrowfield in October 2012 as a “lovely, big, strong maiden foal”, was trained for two Spring 3YO starts in Australia by Hawkes Racing, which subsequently signed for his younger half-brothers by Animal Kingdom at the 2016 and 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sales.

Helena Girl has a filly foal by Smart Missile and is in foal to Dundeel.

With ten stakeswinners, including Group 1 winner Lasqueti Spirit, and 11 other stakes performers from 131 named foals, Beneteau was clearly headed for major sire success before his death in January 2013. He has no juveniles representing him this season, yet still holds third, behind Hinchinbrook & Star Witness, on the Australian Third Season Sires’ table, with 25 winners and $1.8 million prizemoney.

Arrowfield mourns Weatherly

The death of the gorgeous and enormously talented 3YO colt Weatherly, euthanased after fracturing a sesamoid at Canterbury on 31 December, is deeply felt by his owner-breeder Mr Oussama Aboughazale and by everyone at Arrowfield, in particular his trainer Paul Messara, his devoted strapper & friend Leah Gavranich and the Arrowfield Training Centre team.

As Paul wrote on his Facebook page, “We loved him and he was the star of our team. Above all he was a beautiful animal that we will miss having around. Thank you to all the racing team and especially Leah who has gone above and beyond to care for Weatherly.”

Fate sometimes seems to decree that great gifts are accompanied by ill fortune and that is certainly how it feels with Weatherly, whose four-start career featured a breath-taking victory in last February’s VRC Talindert S. LR.

Watch Weatherly win the VRC Talindert S. LR

It looked like a step on the way to stardom, as success in the same race had been for Miss Finland, Star Witness and All Too Hard. A Group 2 third followed in Sydney behind Kiss And Make Up and subsequent Golden Slipper winner Capitalist, but it was the prospect of his 3YO career that really excited Paul Messara.

The colt’s preparation sharpened with trial wins at Scone in October and Rosehill in November, before his eagerly awaited return at Canterbury on the last day of the year. It all ended soon after the start of the 3YO 1100-metre contest when Weatherly faltered abruptly, and was restrained out of the race by jockey Andrew Adkins, with an injury severe enough to make euthanasia the only option.

Weatherly’s death deepens the loss of his sire Beneteau, also an exceptional, but unfulfilled racing talent who died almost exactly three years ago after only two seasons on Arrowfield’s roster. The nine stakeswinners and 11 other stakes performers he’s so far left from his 136 named foals make him an even bigger absence from the ranks of Australian stallions than the celebrated Star Watch (10 stakeswinners & four stakes performers from 119 named foals).

But that’s not the end of it. Weatherly’s dam Luna Bella (by Stravinsky), an unraced sister to Group 2 winner Hips Don’t Lie, died during foaling in September 2015. The foal, a filly by Redoute’s Choice (and so a three-quarter sister to Weatherly) was saved by the prompt action of Arrowfield’s veterinary team and Operations Manager David Morrissey, who took the filly to Scone Equine Hospital.

Mr Aboughazale’s loss is acute, because he bred and owned all these horses, Beneteau, Luna Bella & Weatherly and, in partnership with Arrowfield, has managed to breed only three foals from Slice Of Paradise since Beneteau’s birth in 2007. He will retain the Redoute’s Choice-Luna Bella filly, but will offer the Snitzel-Slice Of Paradise colt at this year’s Inglis Easter Sale.

Redoute's Choice sons end 2016 with a flourish

Arrowfield’s sire sons of Redoute’s Choice have been among the big stories of 2016 and they ended the year on Saturday with a final flourish of success, tempered by the death of Beneteau’s brilliant son Weatherly in Sydney.

Not A Single Doubt opened the batting with the debut at Canterbury of his 2YO daughter From Within (ex Zimaretto by Anabaa) from the Chris Waller yard for owners Mark Sowerby and Raffles Racing.

From Within duly delivered, with a trio of Snitzels, the colts Invader & Chauffeur and the filly Exceeds, chasing her home. The filly’s official winning margin of 1.25 lengths could have been considerably more, because Glyn Schofield eased her down in the closing stages, and she still ran the final 600 metres in 34.80.

Watch From Within’s debut victory at Canterbury.

Bookmakers immediately made her favourite for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (R) LR on 14 January, and her trainer Chris Waller indicated that, much like Not A Single Doubt’s 2011 Magic Millions winner Karuta Queen, she has everything it takes to win the race. 

“She’s a ready-made two-year-old, very professional. Has speed, manners, knows that to do, relaxes and switches off.”

Snitzel quickly set about filling his side of the ledger, winning the next race at Canterbury with Spending To Win and the card’s feature race, the $150,000 Canterbury Classic 1200m LR with his 47th stakeswinner, Le Cordon Bleu.

Spending To Win, a grey son of the Invincible Spirit mare Madame Trop Vite, secured a strong maiden success on his return from tie-back surgery. The 3YO colt had shown good ability in three juvenile placings and jockey Blake Shinn was enthusiastic about his performance over 1100m in class record time of 1:03.86.

“The horse did a great job. Had to do a bit of work early to get across and travelled really nicely. First-up today off a relatively quick tempo was a fantastic effort.”

Sadly, it was after this race that Weatherly, the son of Beneteau and Luna Bella trained by Paul Messara for Sumaya Stables, was euthanased after fracturing his near-fore sesamoid about 600 metres after the start. The stunning colt made a very favourable impression when he won last season’s VRC Talindert S. LR and he seemed likely to be one of Sydney racing’s Autumn 2017 stars. His death compounds the loss of Beneteau who died almost three years ago and has now compiled 20 stakes performers from 91 runners.

6YO gelding Le Cordon Bleu (ex Ultimate Fever by Gold Fever) rewarded the patience of his breeder Luskin Park Stud, Wilf & Rosemary Mula and their fellow owners when he drove home from well of the pace to win the Canterbury Classic by almost a length from Wouldn’t It Be Nice and Grunderzeit.

Watch Le Cordon Bleu win the ATC Canterbury Classic LR.

Trained by Hawkes Racing, Le Cordon Bleu has now won five of his 16 starts for prizemoney of almost $350,000.

Between those two city victories, Corumbene Stud’s promising 3YO Treviso gave Snitzel a win at Gosford, where he won on debut last June before finishing third behind Russian Revolution and Morton’s Fork at Randwick.

Not A Single Doubt and Snitzel have made a big impact on 2016 racing with 27 winners of 44 Group & Listed Races between them, and sit third and fourth on the current Australian Sires’ list with collective prizemoney of almost $10 million. Vendors of their 79 yearlings on offer at the Magic Millions  Sale can look forward to being very busy indeed when parading starts at the Gold Coast later this week.

Redoute's Choice the surest bet

As 2016 winds down and the world looks back at a turbulent 12 months, a few certainties for 2017 would be welcome, but they seem in short supply and in racing that shortage is more-or-less a permanent condition.

Occasionally, though, something emerges that can be relied upon over several years, perhaps a decade or more if we’re lucky. In Australian racing and breeding one pillar of consistently top-class performance has been, and still is, Redoute’s Choice.

An all-up bet that Redoute’s Choice would leave double-figure stakeswinners, including at least one Group 1 winner, in each of the past dozen years would have made a December 2004 punter rather rich, and his or her bookmaker increasingly unwell. And there’s no sign of the pace slackening either – in fact, over the past two years he’s averaged a stakes win every 17 days.

In 2016 the three-time Champion Sire has put up 15 individual winners of 19 Group and Listed Races, among them Group 1 winners Peeping (ATC Coolmore Classic G1), Howard Be Thy Name (South Australian Derby G1) & Abbey Marie (Australasian Oaks G1). His 30 lifetime Group 1 winners place him firmly among the world’s elite stallions.

2016 Group winners Honesty Prevails & Thyme For Roses and Listed winner Zamzam in Australia, and Table Bay in South Africa boosted Redoute’s Choice’s tally of 2YO stakeswinners to thirty-three. And don’t worry about the durability of his progeny – Rock Magic and Abidewithme from his 2009 crop both won in Group company this year.

Redoute’s Choice is already shaping future generations through 17 stakes-siring sire sons headed by Snitzel (47 SW), Not A Single Doubt (35 SW) & the deceased Stratum (31 SW).

Irish-based Elzaam and New Zealand-based Burgundy seem likely to join that group soon, after making very favourable impressions with their first runners in 2016. Scissor Kick’s arrival at Haras d’Etreham strengthens the dynasty’s foothold in Europe, as Redoute’s Choice’s own second crop of French-conceived 2YOs prepares to race in 2017.

Daughters of Redoute’s Choice are similarly proving their worth as transmitters of his class with 50 stakeswinners (14 of them in 2016 and number 50, Hong Kong Group winner Blizzard, scoring on 1 January), including Group 1 winners Sacred Falls, Zoustar, Pasadena Girl and Stay With Me.

Thirteen Redoute’s Choice yearlings will be offered at the upcoming Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, among them three colts and two fillies in the Arrowfield consignment.

VRC Oaks winner for Beneteau

Arrowfield’s much-missed young sire Beneteau added the first Group 1 winner to his record on Thursday at Flemington when Lasqueti Spirit won the $1 million VRC Oaks 2500m G1 in spectacular fashion.

“Let’s make it a true staying test” was the final instruction from Rosehill trainer Lee Curtis and that’s exactly what jockey Brenton Avdulla and the maiden filly did, taking up the lead at the 2000-metre mark, and giving a brilliant display of Classic stamina and pace to score by 3.75 lengths in the quick time of 2:37.73.

Harlow Gold burst from the struggling pack in the final stages to finish second, and Eleonora, who fought bravely to track Lasqueti Spirit for most of the journey, was third, 1.5 lengths further away.

Watch Lasqueti Spirit win the VRC Oaks G1.

Lasqueti Spirit was bred by David & Christine Watkins’ SJE Family Trust from the winning General Nediym mare Supriym Story, who has a yearling colt by Albrecht – like Beneteau, a son of Redoute’s Choice.

The filly was bought by Lee Curtis for $150,000 from Robyn Wise’s draft at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and is raced by a partnership headed by New South Wales owner-breeders Francis and Christine Cook.

Lasqueti Spirit’s best performance in her previous nine starts was third in Prized Icon’s ATC Fernhill H. LR last April, and she placed twice at 1600 and 2000 metres this Spring as Curtis methodically prepared her for the Oaks. The win takes her earnings to $635,620.

Beneteau, bred, raced and stood by Arrowfield, died in January 2013, leaving two crops that have so far produced 20 stakes performers – a remarkable 23.5 per cent of his runners. He is the ninth Group 1-siring son of Redoute’s Choice, whose dynasty anchors Arrowfield’s roster, thanks to Snitzel (sire of Oaks Day Listed winner Redzel) & Not A Single Doubt, and freshman sires Panzer Division and Scissor Kick.

Redoute’s Choice himself has sired two previous VRC Oaks winners, Miss Finland (2006) and Samantha Miss (2008).

335,000 guineas for Redoute's Choice colt

The Redoute’s Choice colt offered by Tinnakill House in Thursday’s final session of Book 1 at the Tattersalls October Sale had a very familiar look for everyone at Arrowfield.

Bearing a strong resemblance to the Stud’s much-missed young sire Beneteau, the good-looking, dark brown colt was knocked down to a buyer also well-known in Australia.

Enterprising South African agent Jehan Malherbe of Form Bloodstock went to 335,000 guineas to secure the half-brother to US Grade 3 winner Chattahoochee War, out of the Grade 3-winning, Group 1-placed mare Buffalo Berry (by Sri Pekan), a descendant of dual US Grade 1 winner Prayers’n Promises.

View the Sirecam video of the Redoute’s Choice-Buffalo Berry colt.

As an aside, this is a family that arrived in the United States over a century ago with celebrity status, stemming from one of England’s best 19th century broodmares, Lily Agnes. She left the unbeaten ‘Horse of the Century’ Ormonde, and his full sister Ornament who became dam of the magnificent filly Sceptre, winner of the 1902 One Thousand & Two Thousand Guineas, Oaks and St Leger.

Malherbe regularly attends sales with champion trainer Mike de Kock in Australia where his purchases from Arrowfield have included Group 2 winner Honorine (by Redoute’s Choice), promising 2YO winner Heavenly Blue (by Snitzel) and Malmaison, dam of Group 2 winner Rosier. 

The Buffalo Berry colt was bred by Cathal Beale with Jack Cantillon, whose family owns and operates Tinnakill House in Ireland’s County Laois.

Redoute’s Choice has left eight 2YO winners from the first of his two crops conceived at HH The Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in France, among them Celestial Spheres at Goodwood and Gold Luck at Maisons-Laffitte.

Redoute's Choice & sons on fire at Caulfield

Redoute’s Choice and his sons Snitzel & Beneteau dominated the stakes racing on Saturday’s Caulfield card, thanks to quality performances by Great Esteem, Redzel & Ocean Embers.

The Snowden-trained Redzel, having his first start in Melbourne, opened the dynasty’s attack on the day’s prizes in the $150,000 MRC The Heath 1100 G3. He began brilliantly from gate 12, took control of the race and never let it go, winning by almost a half-length from Under The Louvre, who powered home late, and Santa Ana Lane.

Watch Redzel win the MRC The Heath 1100 G3.

It was the 4YO gelding’s fourth win from 11 starts and his second stakes success following his ATC Fireball S. LR win last March. He completes a sensational start to the 2016/17 season for Snitzel, also represented by Listed winner Thronum and Group 3 winners Russian Revolution, Sooboog and, in Japan, Young Man Power since 1 August.

Bred by Lee Fleming, Redzel is the last foal of the very good juvenile filly Millrich (by Rubiton), winner of the ATC Sweet Embrace S. G2 and third in Flying Spur’s 1995 Golden Slipper, and also dam of the Group 3 winner and sire Danerich (by Danehill).

Redzel was offered at the 2013 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale where he was a $45,000 buy for Marquee Stud, which re-sold him to Triple Crown Syndications for $120,000 at the following year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward have achieved notable success with Snitzel’s progeny, as purchasers & syndicators of Group 1 winner Hot Snitzel and Group 2 winner Flying Snitzel, both bought as yearlings from Arrowfield Stud.

Three races later 6YO gelding Great Esteem became the 135th stakeswinner for Redoute’s Choice with another all-the-way win in the $120,000 MRC Heatherlie S. 1700m LR.

Watch Great Esteem win the MRC Heatherlie S. LR.

Great Esteem, raced in partnership by his breeder Cressfield Stud, has been a consistent performer since his juvenile season when he split Twilight Royale and Shamus Award in the VRC Sires’ Produce S. G2.  He’s won eight races and more than $400,000 from the Hayes, Snowden and now the Stuart Webb stables.

Great Esteem’s dam Park Esteem (by Singspiel), a winning three-quarter sister of Dubai World Cup winner Moon Ballad, has also left Group-placed Listed winner High Esteem and promising filly Pepperberry to Redoute’s Choice.

Cranbourne trainer Shea Eden wound up the day with his first stakeswinner Ocean Embers, a 4YO daughter of Beneteau, bred by Arrowfield in partnership with Jungle Pocket Pty Ltd. She drew widest of the 14 runners in the $150,000 MRC Cockram S. 1200m G3 but started favourite and won most impressively, with a big home-straight run that got her to the post a half-length ahead of Thames Court, with Telopea third.

Watch Ocean Embers win the MRC Cockram S. G3.

Ocean Embers, a $23,000 buy from the Cornerstone Stud draft at the 2014 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale, has now won four of her seven starts and more than $200,000. 

She is the 7th stakeswinner from the 136 foals Beneteau left in the two crops born & conceived before his death in January 2013. 4YO Prompt Return’s easy win at Doomben on Saturday and Bacarella’s excellent Silver Shadow S. G2 second on 20 August are further reminders of Beneteau’s quality as a sire.

Ocean Embers is out of Burningwood, a winning daughter of Tabasco Cat and US Grade 2 winner Wood So, whose breeding career has been split between Japan, where she left Group 3 winner Fireflaught, and Australia. She has three fillies to follow Ocean Embers: Darby Racing’s 3YO Flame Of Love (in the Waterhouse & Bott stable), a 2YO by All American and a yearling by Manhattan Rain.

Burningwood’s first Australian foal, the city winner Pyrography (by Danzero) was retained by Arrowfield & Jungle Pocket, and has an unraced daughter by All American, colts by Smart Missile and Animal Kingdom and is due to foal this Spring to Dundeel.

Tulloch Lodge & Arrowfield = 2YO winners

Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse declared herself “tickled pink” when 2YO Snitzel colt Orleans defied all challengers and a protest to score on debut at Newcastle last Saturday for Kate Waterhouse and long-time stable owners Frank and Barbara Kennedy.

Watch Orleans win at Newcastle.

Waterhouse is already looking ahead to Spring’s major racing with the muscular son of city winner Take Charge (by Dehere), who is also nominated for the J.J. Atkins G1 at Eagle Farm on 11 June.  

She writes, “It is a long way from Beaumont to Flemington, but this colt has gears. He has plenty of scope for improvement and the sky really is the limit. He is flying!”

Orleans was a $260,000 Inglis Easter buy for Waterhouse & Julian Blaxland from Newhaven Park. He is the latest of 15 juvenile winners sent out from Tulloch Lodge this season – and the eighth by an Arrowfield stallion.

The list is headed by Group winners Scarlet Rain (by Manhattan Rain), Thyme For Roses (by Redoute’s Choice) & El Divino (by Snitzel) and completed by Hussterical & Prompt Response (both by Beneteau) and Wilcannia & Vienna Waltz (both by Snitzel). Scarlet Rain & Hussterical are Arrowfield graduates, purchased by Darby Racing at Magic Millions sales.

Collectively, these eight Arrowfield-sired, Waterhouse-trained 2YOs have won 12 of their 23 starts this season for prizemoney of $764,435.

Past & present Arrowfield stallions dominate the 2015/16 Australian 2YO Sires’ list with five entries inside the top dozen: Not A Single Doubt (2nd), Snitzel (3rd), All American (4th), Redoute’s Choice (9th) & Beneteau (11th). 

Add Manhattan Rain & Charge Forward and they have notched up 45 Australian 2YO winners, including 12 stakeswinners, of more than $7.5 million this term.

Snitzel holds a comfortable lead on the table by individual winners with a total of 18, giving him a shot at matching Not A Single Doubt’s record of 25 winners, the best tally of the past 15 years, set in 2013/14.