The stable had six runners on the weekend split between Rosehill and Kembla Grange with an exciting group of three-year-old’s impressing at this early stage of their Spring campaigns.
The first of four runners at Kembla Grange was victorious with Ravello winning first up over seven furlongs, the son of Savabeel was aided by a low draw and perfect ride from Alysha Collett. The colt proved too tough over the final furlong recording his second win from just four starts. The $425,000 Karaka graduate will be further suited over more ground and will now head to the Dulcify Stakes over a mile at Randwick on the 30th, the Spring Champion Stakes is likely to be his grand final.
Congratulations to winning owners:
|Mr L Petagna, Mr G Clarke, Mr A S Williams|
Rhythm of Love followed suit in the next race taking out the $60,000 Super Maiden, the three-year-old was given a first class ride from stable apprentice Molly Bourke from the widest barrier. The $40,000 Inglis Classic yearling raced greenly at stages but still proved too good for his opposition winning by just under a length, he will now most likely head to Warwick Farm on the 20th in the three-year-old graduation over 1200m.
A well deserved victory for winning owners:
|Mr C E Holt, Portrush|
Another three-year-old colt on the Gloaming and Spring Champion Stakes path is Cafe Millenium who ran a slashing fourth at Rosehill in the Ming Dynasty over 1400m. The towering son of Not A Single Doubt sustained a long gallop running by far the fastest last 600m of the race in 32.83. The colt will also now head toward the Dulcify over 1600m at Randwick, both a step up in distance and more suitable track should have the colt right in the finish.
The other two three-year-old’s at Kembla Grange Lonhro’s Queen and Good Banter both ran credible fourths from worse than midfield, the fillies will line up in the next two to three weeks with their foot right on the till. The final runner of the day was stable stalwart Kirwan’s Lane who lined up in the G2 Theo Marks over 1300m, the seven-year-old finished off strongly and will now progress to a more suitable trip in the Shannon Stakes over 1500m back at Rosehill on the 23rd.