Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Four winners and six placegetters made it a very good day to own an Arrowfield-sired runner at Monday’s official Randwick 2YO trials.
First season sire All American put his first trial winner on the board, the filly Datable (ex First Date by Flying Spur), who led home another pair of Arrowfield-sired fillies, Mafia Girl (Charge Forward-Sicilia by Flying Spur) and Vonetta (Not A Single Doubt-Magic Zefta by Viscount) in a time of 50.58 seconds for the 850 metres.
The Kris Lees-trained Datable, and Vonetta, bought by Star Thoroughbreds, are both Magic Millions Gold Coast graduates from the Bellerive and Arrowfield drafts. Mafia Girl was a Darby Bloodstock buy from the Arrowfield draft at the Inglis Sydney Classic Sale.
Leading young sire Snitzel chimed in with three trial winners, most notably Wandjina (ex La Bamba by Last Tycoon), the $1 million colt purchased from Arrowfield’s Easter Sale draft by James Harron for Dr Edmund & Mrs Belinda Bateman.
The filly Taraneem (ex Cat Flap by Tale of the Cat) and the colt Scratch Me Lucky (ex Radiant Star by Success Express) also won their trials from the stables of Gerald Ryan and Paul Perry.
Manhattan Rain, whose first trial runner Bergdorf (ex Miss Excellence by Exceed and Excel) finished an excellent second at Rosehill last Tuesday, was represented today by Giuliani, third in Scratch Me Lucky’s trial. Giuliani, named for New York’s famous Mayor, is from the Commands mare Sea Eye Pea and carries the Star Thoroughbreds purple-and-white silks.
Not A Single Doubt supplied both placegetters in Heat 8, Sure and Fast (ex Regal Attraction by King’s Best) from the Bede Murray stable, and Lord Beckworth (ex Lady Beckworth by General Nediym) from the Paul Perry yard.
Another Not A Single Doubt filly, Donelle (ex Avarice by Zabeel) finished a half-length from the Bateman-owned Twirl to complete a Gai Waterhouse quinella in Heat 3. Donelle was sold by Bellerive Stud at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and is raced by Pierro’s owners Greg and Donna Kolivos.
The Kolivos colours were also worn by trial runner-up Tiare, a chestnut filly bred on the Flying Spur/Zabeel cross that has already produced Group-winning fillies Full of Spirit and November Flight.