Husson (Hussonet – Villa Elisa, by Roy) colt Lucky Hussler (Husson – Talaq Dancer, by Black Hawk) provided an upset when he outfought the odds-on favourite Sizzling (Snitzel – Admirelle, by General Nediym) to claim the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) at Doomben.
Sizzling finished three lengths ahead of Lucky Hussler when the duo resumed in the Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Eagle Farm but the luck fell the winner’s way in the Vo Rogue Plate.
Lucky Hussler enjoyed a comfortable run behind the leaders for jockey Matthew Palmer while Sizzling was in traffic when attempting to begin his bid for victory at the 500 metres. The winner sailed through a big gap between the front-runners with 250 metres to run but Sizzling was unable to force a genuine passage until inside the 150 metres.
Sizzling hit the line well but failed by a half-head to reel in Lucky Hussler, who became the sixth stakes winner for Husson and the third of the Patinack Farm stallion’s progeny to score at Group 3 level.
The pair is likely to clash again in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 12 but Lucky Hussler’s trainer Kent Fleming is confident his charge would prove his win over Sizzling was no fluke.
“The extra journey in a high-pressure race at the Gold Coast will suit him down to the ground,” he said.
“This is the best horse I’ve trained and he’s only going to get better when he gets over more ground.”
Lucky Hussler fetched $100,000 at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale. The colt’s dam Talaq Dancer (Black Hawk – Weekend Beauty, by Helissio) is a half-sister to the brilliant gelding Weekend Hussler (Hussonet – Weekend Beauty, by Helissio).
Weekend Hussler won seven Group 1 races in his outstanding career, including the 2007 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) as well as the 2008 Oakleigh Plate (1100m), Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and George Ryder Stakes (1500m).
Patinack Farm stallions Casino Prince (Flying Spur – Lady Capel, by Last Tycoon) and Husson (Hussonet – Villa Elisa, by Roy) have quinellaed the Australian First Season Sires’ Premiership.
Casino Prince comprehensively took out the title, thanks largely to the deeds of Black Caviar’s (Bel Esprit – Helsinge, by Desert Sun) half-brother All Too Hard (Casino Prince – Helsinge, by Desert Sun).
All Too Hard won Stakes races at his first three starts before the exciting colt finished second to star juvenile Pierro (Lonhro – Miss Right Note, by Daylami) in the Group 1 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Casino Prince sired 10 individual winners of 14 races while Husson produced 11 winners of 13 race, including two Stakes winners Hussousa (Husson – Petousa, by Redoute’s Choice) and Affable (Casino Prince – Lady Gracious, by Redoute’s Choice).
Husson will stand for $22,000 at Patinack Farm in the 2012 breeding season while Casino Prince will command a fee of $27,500 in the spring.
Patinack Farm is hoping history can repeat itself. Three years ago Black Caviar won the Living Legends Handicap over the straight 1200m at Flemington and on Saturday Maury stepped up to record an impressive victory in the same race. Continue reading
Patinack-homebred Maury (2 g Husson ‚Äì Zelle, by Strategic) showed the benefit of the experience of his debut fourth to run out the comfortable winner of Tuesday‚Äôs $12,000 Schweppes 2yo Maiden Plate (1107m) at Kilmore.
Breaking smartly under Jamie Mott, Maury drove through to assume the lead after 400m and then quickened clear into the straight to go on and win by two lengths.
Maury is the first foal of his dam Zelle, who has a 2011 filly by Casino Prince.
Zelle is out of the Sydney winner Intrigues (Night Shift), a half-sister to the Gr 3 Todman Slipper Trial Stakes winner Asarka (Crown Jester), the Gr 3 winning sprinter Bradshaw (Last Tycoon) and the Gr 3 San Domenico Stakes winner Sashed (Sir Tristram), the dam of three stakes winners including the Gr 1 Queensland Derby and BMW Stakes winner Freemason (Grand Lodge)
An unbeaten champion 2yo and classic winner in Argentina, Husson is the sire of the Argentine Listed winner Lady Hussy and the Gr 3 placed pair of Russon and Lake Husson from 33 foals conceived in his sold South American crop.
From his first-crop in Australia he is the sire of the Gimcrack Stakes winner Hussousa and Caulfield winner and Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude third Ferment and his total of six winners places him at the head of all first-season sires in Australia and New Zealand for winners while he is second on the earnings list from just 18 runners.
Husson leads the First-Season sires list by winners with his Patinack barnmate Casino Prince (Flying Spur) heading the list by earnings with Husson and Casino Prince the only first-season sires in Australia to have sired a stakes winner.
There are three yearlings by Husson in the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale that commences on April 10.
Patinack Farm stallions Casino Prince (Flying Spur) and Husson (Hussonet) appear to be having their own little duel at the top of the first-season sires table.
The pair have made excellent starts to their stud careers with the pair currently filling the top two places on the Australian First-season Sires‚Äô Table.
Casino Prince heads the list with four winners and prizemoney earnings of $292,100 ahead of Husson, who has five winners and earnings of $215,000.
Husson‚Äôs total of five individual winners is the best of any stallion in Australia and he and Casino Prince are the only first-season stallions to have sired stakes winners.
Casino Prince is the sire of the exciting All Too Hard who scored a commanding win in the VRC Sires‚Äô Produce Stakes (Gr 2) over 1400m at Flemington last Saturday and Husson with the filly Hussousa, winner of the Gimcrack Stakes and runner-up in the Silver Slipper Stakes (Gr 2).
All Too Hard is a half-brother to the unbeaten world champion sprinter Black Caviar (Bel Esprit) and is unbeaten in two starts after selling for $1.025 million to the bid of Patinack Farm at last year’s Easter Yearling Sale.
Darley sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill – Patrona, by Lomond) has eight of the 64 youngsters remaining in contention for this month’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
The Darley organisation itself has five of Exceed And Excel’s progeny among the third declarations for Victoria’s richest juvenile event, including the smart debut winner Applegate (Exceed And Excel – Klamath Falls, by Storm Cat).
Applegate won at Listed level during the Flemington spring carnival to be among the leading fancies for the Blue Diamond Stakes.
Another Darley stallion Commands (Danehill – Cotehele House, by My Swanee) is the sire of the ruling Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Jimando (Commands – Finko, by Caerleon).
Patinack Farm sponsors the $1 million feature. Its two first- season sires Husson (Hussonet – Villa Elisa, by Roy) and Casino Prince (Flying Spur – Lady Capel, by Last Tycoon) have five and three runners remaining in the Blue Diamond Stakes respectively.
Caulfield will host the Blue Diamond Stakes on February 25.
Click here to view the 64 third declarations for the Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes.
Chilean-bred sire Host (Hussonet – Colonna Traiana, by Roy) became the third son of Hussonet (Mr Prospector – Sacahuista, by Raja Baba) to produce his first winner at Thursday’s Ballarat meeting.
Flying Hostess’s (Host – Ardent Command, by Commands) win in the Dowling Forest Equine Maiden (1000m) allowed Host to join Husson (Hussonet – Villa Elisa, by Roy) and Husson Lightning (Hussonet – Snip Snip, by Snippets) as winning first-season sires.
Flying Hostess showed her potential with her debut placing at Sandown last month. The filly found the front before pulling out enough to win the $15,000 race comfortably.
“She’s been a professional filly from the day we put her in work,” Weir said. “She was strong on the line and there’s plenty of upside to her.
¬†”We were going to back her up at Caulfield last week but I decided to take the easier option and let her win one at home.
“I’ll see how she pulls up before making a decision on whether to tip her out or keep going for a stakes race at Adelaide.”
The Swettenham Stud resident Host will has two colts and two fillies catalogued at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Melbourne.
“It’s very encouraging to see the sireline taking off in Australia,” Swettenham Stud owner Adam Sangster said.
“We’ve been getting very positive reports from trainers with Host two year-olds and that augurs well for his second crop coming up at the yearling sales.”
Patinack Farm-homebred Glimmer (2 f Husson ‚Äì Glimmering Hope, by Belong To Me) made a winning debut at Mornington on Tuesday, making nearly all the running to win the $12,000 2yo Maiden Plate over 1005m.
Bounced out of the stalls by Chris Symons, Glimmer went through to led and then came back underneath Symons to be coasting into the straight. Ridden clear, Glimmer was always going strongly in the straight and she was untroubled to score by three-quarters of a length in 59.80.
‚ÄúShe did it nicely at the finish,‚Äù said Symons. ‚ÄúShe still has a bit to learn but she was produced in good shape for today and she can improve for the experience.‚Äù
Glimmer is the third winner from the first Australian crop by unbeaten classic winner Husson, a son of multiple champion sire Hussonet (USA).
Husson is the only first-crop stallion in Australia this season to have sired three winners including a stakes winners, thanks to the Gimcrack Stakes winner Hussousa.
Friday night’s two-year-old fillies’ event at Moonee Valley shapes a battle between the two leading stallions on the Australian First Season Sires’ standings.
Just $1775 in earnings separates Patinack Farm’s South American import Husson (Hussonet – Vila Elisa, by Roy) and Makybe Stud’s freshman sire Purrealist (Tale Of The Cat – Surrealist, by Kenny’s Best Pal).
Both sires have produced two individual winners to date. However, Purrealist has needed just three representatives to achieve his start while seven of Husson’s progeny have made to Australian tracks this season.
Patinack Farm has entered one of Husson’s winners in Friday night’s $30,000 race with the John Thompson-trained Affable (Husson – Lady Gracious, by Redoute’s Choice). Affable beat four rivals comfortably at his first start at Sale on November 16.
Hawkes Racing has nominated the Makybe Stud-owned Anjea (Purrealist – Smytzer’s Rose, by Danehill) for the race. The filly has not trialled publicly nor made the track previously.
Smytzer’s Rose (Danehill – Professionelle, by Centaine) has produced the speedy city winner Anais (Spectrum – Smytzer’s Rose, by Danehill) from three foals to race.
Smyzter’s Rose is a half-sister to the stakes winners King Of Prussia (Anabaa – Professionelle, by Centaine), Sportsman (Supremo – Professionelle, by Centaine), Prisoner Of Love (Canny Lad – Professionelle, by Centaine) and Hoystar (Danzero – Professionelle, by Centaine).
Click here for the full nominations for Friday night’s two-year-old fillies’ handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley.
First season Patinack Farm sire Husson (Hussonet – Villa Elisa, by Roy) has wasted no time making an impression in Australia after Hussousa (Husson – Petousa, by Redoute’s Choice) claimed Sydney’s first two-year-old race of the season, the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick.
Hussousa raced close to the speed before the grey filly showed impressive acceleration to score a 1-1/2 length win over the Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) filly Snipzu (Snippetson – Pilgrim, by Danehill).
Patinack Farm trainer John Thompson said the filly would probably head to the spelling paddock for a break before returning for a shot at the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m). Patinack Farm sponsors Victoria’s richest two-year-old race.
Thompson said Hussousa’s win was a sign of a new training approach for the plethora of juveniles Patinack Farm will send to the races this season.
“I think the Boss (Nathan Tinkler) will be happy with the first runner for us by Husson and to get a win,” Thompson said. I am very happy with the team, as they have done a super job.
“We had trained them (two-year-olds) for the trials last year and none went to the races and went any good, and we had burned them out. This year we left a bit in the tank and they have gone on from the trials and this was the result.”
Husson stands for a service fee of $22,000 (inc GST).