Singapore Group One Winner for Show a Heart

superninetyseven281013 400GLENLOGAN PARK'S Champion Stallion, Show A Heart, added another star performer winner to his impressive stud record on Sunday night when the Michael Freedman trained Super Ninetyseven produced a whirlwind finish to take out the second leg of the Singapore Triple Crown Series, the $500,000 Raffles Cup Sng Gr 1.

Super NinetysevenIn a huge coup for the farm, Glenlogan Park stallions have now supplied both of the winners in the first two legs of this Group One series after the Bradbury's Luck gelding, Cash Luck, was victorious in the Kranji Mile earlier in the month.

However it was Show A Heart's Super Ninetyseven that reigned supreme on Sunday and it was a victory that was very well-deserved.

Kok Earns First Group Success In Panasonic Kranji Mile

Horse-Cash Luck-81132-636x424​A well-orchestrated pre-race battle plan saw trainer David Kok secure his first Group success when Cash Luck stole the Group 1 Panasonic Kranji Mile.

With no real high-calibre horses among his 40-odd strong stable, the former assistant to ex-Kranji trainer Charles Leck does not enjoy the same opportunities as the big guns in the feature races, but $105 shot Cash Luck turned giant-killer at the right time at the right place, courtesy of an astute choice of tactics hammered out between Kok and jockey Danny Beasley.

Half the battle was won when the Bradbury’s Luckfive-year-old, although not the best away, mustered speed as he was ridden positive out of barrier No 5 to quickly drop anchor outside noted pacesetter and $17 favourite Mr Big (Corey Brown). City Lad (Jose Verenzuela) was the next in line, but a wide gap away was two of the leading fancies, second-elect Stepitup (Manoel Nunes, $20) alongside Zac Spirit (Joao Moreira, $21) while Super Ninetyseven (Alan Munro, $23) was further adrift, ahead of just one runner.

Sire Records Are made To Be Broken

One of the most remarkable achievements in Widden Stud history early last century was the amazing number of winners produced by resident sire Grafton.

At a time when the birth of 30 or more foals by one sire was rare Grafton supplied the winners in one season of 205½ races from 71 individual winners in 1909-10 and 204½ (81) in 1910-11.

He was the first sire in Australian history to reach double century wins in one year and he also set a new record for individual winners with 86 successful in 182 ½ races in 1908-09.

Grafton held the individual winners record until Smokey Eyes, the Irish bred sprinter by Star Kingdom’s sire Stardust, chalked up 88 winners of 188 ½ races from his use at Lyndhurst Stud in1967-68.

20th Stakes-winner for Stratum

StratumDashing grey Stratum (pictured) gelding Divine Calling has been on a sharp form upswing this preparation, his latest success coming at Moonee Valley on Friday night with a tenacious win in the Group II MVRC Stutt Stakes over 1600 metres.

Prepared by Gai Waterhouse, Divine Calling resumed with a fifth in the Group III MRC McNeil Stakes and followed with an easy win at Moonee Valley on September 14, priming him for this tougher assignment.

Partnered by Damien Oliver, Divine Calling finished strongly from back in the field to grab Shamus Award right on the line to win by a nose and then had to withstand a protest to hold the race.
“Really good win,” said stable representative Roger Elliott.

Deal is Done for Arrowfield

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Pictured: Five-time Group 1 winner It's A Dundeel (PHOTO: Steve Hart)

The Transtasman Syndicate, which owns five-time Group 1 winner It’s A Dundeel (High Chaparral-Stareel, by Zabeel), announced today that its champion entire will stand at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley of NSW in 2014, after he has finished racing. Syndication of the stallion will be considered at a later time.

The sensational 4YO, who defeated 10 Group 1 winners in Saturday’s MRC Underwood S. 1800m G1, will continue his Spring campaign for the Transtasman Syndicate. He remains in the care of trainer Murray Baker and his major target is the MVRC W.S. Cox Plate G1 on 26 October.

Arrowfield’s Chairman John Messara says, "It’s A Dundeel’s pedigree combines the brilliance and classic stamina of Sadler’s Wells and Zabeel infused with the incomparable speed of Luskin Star to create a racehorse of superlative quality over a range of distances.

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