Vinery’s Group 1 winning stallion Excites (Danewin) produced an exciting winner at Canterbury on Wednesday when Scream Machine (3 g Excites – Sevillano, by Octagonal) charged home to win the $27,000 Australian Turf Club Maiden (1550m).
Trainer Jason Coyle has always had a high opinion of Scream Machine, who came with a strong sprint in the straight for Adam Hyeronimus to defeat the Darley runner Tramp (Commands) in the final strides. Urban Rocker (Fastnet Rock) finished third.
‚ÄúHe had an awkward barrier and Adam rode him a treat. I really think he is a Brisbane Carnival horse. We will take him home and see how he pulls up and decide if we go for a bit of a break or if we step him up to the next grade,‚Äù said Coyle.
‚ÄúThe horse has got a lot of ability and today he has just done it on natural ability, and as the distances get on he will just get better,‚Äù said Hyeronimus.
Scream Machine cost $13,000 as a yearling from the draft of Edinglassie Stud at the 2010 Magic Million Gold Coast Sale.
Leading Caulfield trainer Mick Price continued his terrific record with progeny of Vinery Stud sires when Donovans (Testa Rossa – Malapert, by Encosta De Lago) posted a comfortable win in Friday’s Procon Developments Maiden (1200m) at Cranbourne.
Donovans made light of a wide barrier to become Price’s ninth success, and the second within six days, supplied by a Vinery Stud sire, including the stakes winners Testa My Patience (Testa Rossa – Entente Cordiale, by Jackson Square) and Proliferate (More Than Ready – Grand Prospect, by Flying Spur).
Donovans did not pass through a sales ring as a yearling. However, the four-year-old is a half-brother to the stakes winner Stokehouse (Anabaa – Malapert, by Encosta De Lago) and became the fourth winner from as many to race out of Malapert (Encosta De Lago – Brazenne, The Pug).
Vinery will offer a half-brother to Donovans by Excites (Danehill – Staging, by Success Express) at the upcoming 2012 Sydney Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Bel Danoro’s (Danehill – Bislotto, by Bellotto) first winner for the season provided the highlight of Vinery Stud’s terrific start to the week with four successes on a busy Monday for the Hunter Valley operation.
The Neville Layt-trained Bel Edition (Bel Danoro – Youthful Edition, by Youthful Legs) scored a narrow but promising debut win in the Jacob Park Thoroughbreds Maiden Plate (900m) at Queanbeyan.
Dubleo (Southern Halo – Secret Red, by Secretariat) made it on to the winner’s list at Muswellbrook after the Luke Griffith-trained Double Halo (Dubleo – Diamond Girl, by Luskin Star) claimed the Arrowfield Stud Handicap (1500m). Double Halo’s win was the fourth this season for Dubleo.
Stirring Emotion (Excites – Red Fever, by Red Tonto) scored her third win from eight starts after the three-year-old filly prevailed in a tight finish to the Sportofkings.com.au Country Plate (1280m) at Muswellbrook.
Stirring Emotion denied Dubleo a winning double after holding off Machiavelli (Dubleo – Milzeka, by Geiger Counter) completed a Vinery Stud quinella in the $10,000 race.
The ever-reliable Testa Rossa (Perugino – Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) completed Vinery’s quartet of wins when the Darren Weir-trained three-year-old Most Husbands (Testa Rossa – No Say, by Celestial Dancer) won the TS Sand & Bobcat Maiden Plate (1200m) at Swan Hill.
Most Husbands’s win was Testa Rossa’s 13th, from 12 individual winners, in the first four weeks of the season.
The Vinery Stud stallion line-up was among the winners all over Australia on Wednesday after the team produced winners in four states.
Caulfield trainer Mick Price has enjoyed terrific success with the progeny of Vinery Stud sires. Price prepared the former Perth horse Sir Hallowell (More Than Ready – Valda Merceda, by Hennessy) to win the Betfair Handicap (1210m) at Mornington.
Sir Hallowell’s dam, Valda Merceda (Hennessy – Princess Josinda, by Imposing), is a five-time winner who is also a half-sister to the New Zealand Group 1 winner Bawalaksana (Straight Strike – Princess Josinda, by Imposing) as well as the Australian Group 3 winner Damaschino (Last Tycoon – Princess Josinda, by Imposing).
Mossman (Success Express – Lady Lichen, by Twig Moss) got on the board for the 2011/12 season when his three-year-old son Vintage Moss (Mossman – Florenza, by Beautiful Crown) won the Cellarbrations Maiden Plate (1000m) at Eagle Farm. Hawlika (Excites – Sweet Thunder, by Thunder Gulch) completed the NSW leg of Vinery’s successes when the filly won the Coffs Bookies Maiden Handicap (1400m) at Coffs Harbour.
Dubleo (Southern Halo – Secret Red, by Secretariat) filly Keystone Rose (Dubleo – Caledonia Rose, by Woodman) completed Vinery Stud’s successful day when the three-year-old claimed the Westspeed Handicap (1000m) at Belmont Park in Perth.
Five Vinery Stud stallions contributed to a quintet of successes at five different venues on a terrific Wednesday for the Hunter Valley operation.
Testa Rossa (Perugino – Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) provided the Melbourne leg of the quintet when the Peter Moody-trained Testascana (Testa Rossa – Tuscanna, by Snippets) took out the Betfair Handicap at the Sandown Lakeside meeting.
Magic Millions owner Gerry Harvey produced Pregrada (More Than Ready – Dansino, by Danehill) to win the Rosebery Maiden Plate (1300m) on the Kensington track at Randwick. Pregrada is a half-sister to the triple stakes winner Zagreb (Zabeel – Dansino, by Danehill).
Vinery Stud old boy Brahms (Danzig – Queena, by Mr Prospector) supplied the Brisbane part of the quintet when Belltone (Brahms – Belle Salieri, by Salieri) took out the Sky Racing Handicap (1350m).
Mossego (Mossman – Nic’s Sister, by Scenic) became Mossman’s 10th two-year-old winner of the season when the gelding beat older horses in the Coopers Premium Light Maiden Plate (1500m).
Excites (Danewin – Staging, by Success Express) earned his sixth two-year-old success of 2010/11 when Flag Officer won the Westspeed Nursery Handicap (1400m) at Belmont Park.
Trainer¬†Steven O’Dea¬†will resist the temptation to have a crack at the Brisbane winter carnival with¬†exciting¬†two-year-old filly¬†Amber’s Crowndespite her near faultless record. Amber’s Crown, a $15,000 yearling purchase, has so far won $222,000 with the promise of more to come.
The daughter of AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner¬†Excites¬†has won four of her six starts¬†including the Ipswich CFMEU Mining and Energy Plate on Monday pocketing $96,000 thanks to a variety of QTIS bonuses.
Amber’s Crown set a class record of 1:04:45, lowering the previous mark held by The Spear since 2006.
“At the moment we are looking at pulling up stumps and she’ll go straight to the paddock,” O’Dea said, “She’s done the job this time in having had the five runs, so we’ll pull out now and then work out where we go from here.
O’Dea said Amber’s Crown had always shown she was special and he was certain the best was yet to come.