The Stakes winner tally for the late Kambula Stud stallion Blevic (Scenic – Blooms, by Biscay) moved to 25 when Avoid Lightning (Blevic – Ya Michelle, by Success Express) won Saturday’s Listed Lightning Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville.
Kambula Stud announced Blevic’s passing earlier this month but the stallion’s stock has continued to win races, as shown at Murray Bridge on Wednesday when five of the sire’s progeny won races.
Avoid Lightning followed the speed before surging clear of her opposition to score a comfortable 2-1/4 length win over Vatican (God’s Own – Our Sistine, by Peintre Celebre) and Le Societe (Anabaa – Ritzy Lady, by Zabeel).
Avoid Lightning is a three-year-old daughter of the unraced mare Ya Michelle (Success Express – La Belle Michelle, by Twig Moss). Ya Michelle is a half-sister to the Stakes-placed pair Ashley Kate (Brocco – Belle Michelle, by Twig Moss) and Michelle Cafea (Strategic – Belle Michelle, by Twig Moss).
The filly’s trainer David Jolly said he would continue the rising four-year-old’s preparation with an eye to Stakes races in Melbourne while Victoria’s tracks remain wet.
Kambula Stud marvel Blevic (Scenic – Blooms, by Biscay) passed away earlier this month but the stallion’s progeny continues to chalk up with victories with five wins at Wednesday’s Murray Bridge meeting.
The stallion’s versatility was on show at Murray Bridge with Blevic’s five winners coming at distances between 1000 and 2200 metres.
The late Kambula Stud stallion Blevic was the sire of five winners at Murray Bridge in Wednesday
Uschrike (Blevic – Soliciteuse, by Zabaleta) started Blevic’s winning run with a comfortable success in the Visy Maiden Plate (1000m) before two-year-old filly Castano Girl (Blevic – Greimota, by Greig) defeated older rivals at her third start for the Kylie Huxtable stable.
Blevic Lad (Blevic – Laudation, by Barathea) got home for the Richard Jolly stable in the Ecowize Maiden Plate (1600m) before staying mare Quick ‘n’ Slick (Blevic – Caddy’s Star, by John’s Hero) won the Hughes Constructions Handicap (2200m).
Exalted Wonder (Blevic – Our Dear Lady, by Southern Appeal) completed Blevic’s outstanding day with her win in the Cryovac Handicap (1200m).
Blevic has sired 47 winners of 67 races from 147 runners this season.
Castano Girl was the stallion’s second juvenile winner in 2011/12.
Blevic’s (Scenic – Blooms, by Biscay) consistent son Glaneuse (Blevic – Qu’appelle, by Export Price) gave his sire a fitting send-off when the gelding completed back-to-back wins in the Listed TROA / Luxbet Winter Championship (1600m) at Flemington.
The Kambula Stud resident passed away after complications set in following a colic operation but Glaneuse showed the sire still has his share of quality performers running around on racetracks in Australia.
Glaneuse had not won since his 2011 triumph but relished a smart tempo to produce a fine finish under 59kg to defeat Galileo Gold (Galileo – Rainbow Echo, by Spectrum) and There’s Only One (Testa Rossa – Aunty Hilda, by Nassipour) in a close battle.
“There was nothing wrong with the way he was going. He has been absolutely going super,” winning trainer Michael O’Leary said.
“Last year, I gave him a month between runs and I wasn’t frightened of doing it again this year.
“The only thing I did different was that I put a set of winkers on him.”
Glaneuse is one of 24 individual Stakes winners for Blevic.
Little Less Lip (Blevic – Emerald Set, by Mustin Lake) completed a double for Blevic when the filly posted a debut win in the CFMEU Handicap (1050m) at Morphettville.
Kambula Stud has announced the passing of leading South Australian sire Blevic (Scenic – Blooms, by Biscay) at the age of 21.
Blevic was an outstanding racehorse during his two and three-year-old seasons, recording Group 1 wins at both ages in the 1994 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) as a juvenile before training on the claim the Group 1 VRC Derby (2500m) later that year.
Blevic retired to Kambula Stud in late 1995 before serving his first batch of mares in the 1996 season. The stallion was euthanized because of complications from colic surgery.
The stallion served more than 1200 mares during his time at Kambula at a fertility rate of better than 90 percent.
At the time of his death, Blevic had sired 331 individual winners, including 24 at Stakes level, of more than $21 million in six countries.
Fruit ‘N’ Veg Stakes (1800m) winner Blevvo (Blevic – Carenel, by Highest) was the became the stallion’s first and only Group 1 winner to date in 2002 while Shewan (Blevic – Aberdeen Rose, by Clay Hero) won the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) last year.
Blevic is the damsire of Golden Slipper winner Phelan Ready (More Than Ready – Nancy Eleanor, by Blevic).
Mainland trainers have provided five of the 13 entries for Sunday’s Listed Hobart Guineas (2100m) at the Elwick racetrack.
Victorian trainer Anthony Freedman has opened the door for Caravaggio (Al Maher – Montana Downs, by Bluebird) to post his first stakes success in the $90,000 race after three straight wins in Victoria.
Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Mark Kavanagh has nominated the exciting staying prospect Meshmaker (Testa Rossa – She’s Double Gold, by Golden Missile) for the race after the gelding easily accounted for older opposition in Adelaide last time out.
Neil Walsh will test Zuma Roc (Rock Of Gibraltar – Medium Swing, by Celtic Swing) as a candidate Group 3 Tasmanian Derby in the Hobart Guineas.
LISTED HOBART GUINEAS (2100m) – NOMINATIONS
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Glaneuse became the 22nd stakes winner for his Victoria Derby winning sire Blevic when proving too good in yesterday’s $200,000 TROA/Luxbet Winter Championship at Flemington.¬†Trained at Mount Gambier by Michael O’Leary, Glaneuse missed his run in a Winter Championship Heat last Sunday when adverse weather forced the Hamilton meeting to be abandoned but he made no mistake under a positive ride from Linda Meech.
Racing wide but with cover, Glaneuse ran on strongly into the straight, sprinting into the lead and going clear. Riceman ran on well late to close the gap to a length and a quarter at the finish.
“I couldn’t believe he was up there so close. She just rode him a treat. We have got the money so we are very happy people.‚Äù O’Leary said later.
Glaneuse (5 g Blevic ‚Äì Qu‚Äôappelle, by Export Price) has now won 10 of his 26 starts and earned $291,668. His sire stands at Kambula Stud in South Australia for $5,500.