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Slipper Contenders For Yarraman Sires

Sires standing at Yarraman Park Stud have two exempt contenders for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes after key lead-up races at Randwick on Saturday.

Slipper Contenders For Yarraman Sires

Sires standing at Yarraman Park Stud have two exempt contenders for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes after key lead-up races at Randwick on Saturday.

The imposing I Am Invincible colt Santos and Hinchinbrook filly Seabrook put themselves in Slipper contention with their G2 wins in the Skyline Stakes and Sweet Embrace Stakes.

Boom sire I Am Invincible was responsible for the Skyline Stakes quinella when Santos Horseform beat another impressive youngster Spin Horseform.


Santos wins the Skyline Stakes
Santos wins the Skyline Stakes Picture:Steve Hart

Santos is the 27th stakes winner by I Am Invincible, the sire of three G1 winners in Brazen Beau, I Am A Star and Viddora.

Co-trainer Gai Waterhouse believes Santos is capable of giving her a record seventh Golden Slipper Stakes win at Rosehill on March 24.

"He is a serious colt but he's still learning his craft. He has a beautiful action. He is so smooth the way he glides,” Waterhouse said.

Santos (I Am Invincible - Ghaliah, by Secret Savings) was purchased by Waterhouse and co-trainer Adrian Bott for $180,000 at the Classic Yearling Sale from the Emirates Park draft.

Emirates Park was both the vendor and supplier of Santos and stand to win a $1 million bonus should the colt win the Slipper.

The bonus is offered to the breeder and vendor of any youngster sold at l year’s Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney that can win the 2018 Golden Slipper.

Santos has now won two of his four starts for prize money of $240,100.

The colt is out of the winning mare Ghaliah and is a half-brother G3 winner Malagrana (Fastnet Rock) and three other winners.

Ghaliah herself is a half-sister to G2 winners Mutawaajid (Redoute’s Choice), Adeewin (Snaadee) and Fatoon (Snaadee), the dam of G1 Epsom Handicap winner Fat Al (Al Maher) from the family of multiple G1 winner Shaftesbury Avenue (Salieri).

Melbourne filly Seabrook made an impressive Sydney debut to break her maiden status in the Sweet Embrace Stakes when she proved too strong for the G3 Widden Stakes winner Fiesta (I Am Invincible), poviding Hinchinbrook with his 12th stakes winner.

Seabrook Horseform was switched to Sydney by trainer Mick Price after she missed a start in the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes following an unlucky third in the G2 Blue Diamond Prelude.

Seabrook wins the Sweet Embrace Stakes
Seabrook wins the Sweet Embrace Stakes Picture:Steve Hart

Seabrook (Hinchinbrook x Midnight Revels by Don Eduardo) was purchased by Blueblood Thoroughbreds for $85,000 at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale from Maluka Thoroughbreds.

She is the only winner from the unraced mare Midnight Revels, a daughter of Midnight Rock (Rory's Jester) who also produced the G2 winner My Emotion (Savabeel).

Midnight Rock is a half-sister to multiple G1 winner Aloha (Encosta De Lago) from the family of G1 winner Malaguerra (Magnus).

Racing And Sports



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R3 RANDWICK 3 March 2018
Skyline Stakes 2CG , 1200m
Race Synopsis: After winning well when resuming at Randwick in the Pierro Plate (1100m) on 17 February, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Botttrained colt Santos had to dig deep to win here in this Group Two race. He settled outside the leader (Zousain) at a quick tempo (first 600m 34.79), challenged strongly on turning for home and then fought on gamely to score by a head. Spin did not show much early pace and settled in last place in the seven-horse field before improving between runners at the home turn. He got through on the inner at the 200m and then kept battling on well for second in a good first up effort. Legend Of Condor raced in fifth place, but caught three wide. He challenged strongly approaching the 100m and battled on gamely after a wide trip for a close up third. Zousain worked early on to find the lead and then held on well for (0.6 lengths) fourth.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. SANTOS (AUS)
3yo Colt
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
TIM CLARK
55.5
$1.73
 
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - GHALIAH (AUS)
Mt Hallowell Stud (Mgr: C G Thompson), Emirates Park Synd (Mgr: N A H Lootah), A Konstantatos, Mrs A Konstantatos, G1g Racing & Breeding Synd (Mgr: Mrs T L Vogel), D Healey, Dr A Kuok, G Singh, Ms K Waterhouse, M J Lynch, J L Willoughby & G J Borg
2nd  
5. SPIN (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
KERRIN MCEVOY
55.5
$6.50
 
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - ROULETTES (AUS)
James Harron Bloodstock Colts (Mg J Harron), Mrs B Bateman, P Mehrten, Doyles Breeding & Racing (Mg F Doyle), Love Racing (Mg: Mrs D Love), Rockingham T/Breds (Mg: J Ingham), J Ingham, Mrs F Ingham, G1g Racing & Breeding (Mg:mrs T Vogel), S Gillard, D Saab, Archer Racing (Mg A Inglis) & Mrs C Inglis
3rd  
4. LEGEND OF CONDOR (AUS)
3yo Colt
GERALD RYAN
GLYN SCHOFIELD
55.5
$21.00
 
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - RHODAMINE (AUS)
 Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Ms M C Cheng)
4th  6. ZOUSAIN (AUS)
3yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
55.5
$10.00
5th  7. OXFORD TYCOON (AUS)
3yo Colt
KIM WAUGH
TYE ANGLAND
56.5
$26.00
6th  3. SANDBAR (AUS)
3yo Colt
BRAD WIDDUP
CHRISTIAN REITH
55.5
$11.00
7th  1. IRISH BET (AUS)
3yo Colt
JOHN O'SHEA
BRENTON AVDULLA
55.5
$8.00

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