Veteran stallion Spinning World (Nureyev – Imperfect Circle, by Riverman) led the charge for Coolmore Stud with a double on Friday.
The 19-year-old sire produced winners in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Spinning Apple (Spinning World – Apprehensive, by Yeats) won the Indervon Caltex Handicap (1100m) at Pioneer Park while He’s No Mendican (Spinning World – Inclination, by Pauillac) posted a comfortable win in the Cloudnine Racing Maiden (1400m) at Bathurst.
Spinning World’s double took his season’s win tally to five. Spinning World is permanently based in Australia and will stand for $6600 during the upcoming breeding season.
Another Coolmore stallion, Oratorio (Danehill – Mahrah, by Vaguely Noble), continued his strong week with his fourth winner of the past six days when Sacred Music won the Cummins ADR80-03 Engines Maiden (1400m) at Pioneer Park.
Meanwhile, Australian-based sires Testa Rossa (Perugino – Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) and Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) enjoyed success across the Tasman Sea with a winner each at Friday’s Oamaru meeting.
Three-year-old filly Dolly’s Wig (Snippetson – Buxom Babe, by Octagonal) produced Snippetson’s first New Zealand winner of the season with her win in the De Geest Constructions Maiden (1200m). Go Go Dingo (Testa Rossa – Happy Play, by Barathea) achieved the same feat for the Vinery Stud stallion with his win in the Glenmoa Farms Handicap (1400m).
Progeny of Coolmore Stud’s 2011 roster have made a lightning start to the new season with an abundance of success in the opening days of the 2011/12 term.
Coolmore’s incumbent sires from the stud’s bases in Australia, Ireland and the US have combined to produce 30 individual winners in the eight days of August.
The US-based Fusaichi Pegasus (Mr Prospector – Angel Fever, by Danzig) provided Coolmore’s latest Australian successes with a double on Monday.
The Luke Oliver-trained Arch Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus – Aldarch, by Archway) claimed the Murray Mondays Handicap (2100m) at Swan Hill while La Hdood (Fusaichi Pegasus – Azzurro, by Bluebird) took out the Reynolds Refrigeration Handicap (1250m) at Taree.
Fusaichi Pegasus’s double took his win tally to five for the season. Choisir (Danehill Dancer – Great Selection, by Lunchtime) leads the way for Coolmore with seven winners in the first eight days of 2011/12.
A stakes double on Saturday boosted Choisir’s 2011/12 win tally. Choisir’s sire Danehill Dancer (Danehill – Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) has sired two winners for the season, both in Queensland.
Coolmore’s champion sire Encosta De Lago (Fairy King – Shoal Creek, by Star Way) produced the stud’s fourth stakes winner of the season when the exciting three-year-old Aeronautical (Encosta De Lago – Moon Fever, by Fusaichi Pegasus) claimed last Saturday’s Listed Rosebud (1200m) at Randwick.
Encosta De Lago has sired four of Coolmore’s 30 winners while the progeny of Fastnet Rock (Danehill – Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) has won three races this season.
Miss Topsy Turvy (3 f Spinning World ‚Äì Renadah, by Danewin) added ¬†yesterday’s Belmont Classic over 2200 metres at Belmont Park to her last start Belmont Oaks success.
Back along the inside early on, Miss Topsy Turvy looked full of running as the field approached the final turn but looking for an opening. Jason Whiting waited before coming off heels before the final 200 metres and then once into the clear Miss Topsy Turvy sprinted hard to run down Svara (Blackfriars) late on and score by a long-neck.
Miss Topsy Turvy was the first leg of a stakes double for trainer Stan Bates.¬†All Friared Up came through between horses in the straight to land the Beaufine Stakes over 1000 metres.
Near last approaching the home turn, All Friared Up (3 f Blackfriars ‚Äì Protos Path, by Protos)¬†pushed her way through between horses in the straight, running on strongly to defeat Kid Choisir (Choisir) by three-quarters of a length.
All Friared Up ¬†has now won seven of her 10 starts with earnings of $254,700.
Hot Spin (Spinning World ‚Äì Raging Inferno, by Belong To Me) earned a $100,000 cheque from William Inglis as well as a $30,000 Super VOBIS bonus on top of the $42,700 first prize when blinkers had the desired effect, sparking a casual Hot Spin to a strong victory in the Wellington RC Inglis Bonus over 1000m at Caulfield.
Beaten as the $2.15 favourite when resuming in a maiden at Wodonga on July 2, co-trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra added blinkers to the son of Spinning World (USA) to help the two-year-old concentrate.
Hot Spin settled down in third place on the inside behind the leader Unique Quality to the home turn where he madee his challenge, running to the lead 200m out to score by a length and three-quarters.
“The plan was to give him a run at Wodonga and clean him up for today but we got rolled.‚Äù Ellerton said. “We put the shades on today and he was pretty convincing. He is a very laid back, casual horse. He just needed to focus.‚Äù
“He ran well in the autumn as an immature horse, he went out and got gelded and he has come back really well.‚Äù