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GLEN BOSS described him as “quite possibly one of the best horses I have ever thrown a leg over,” and as if we needed further evidence that the progeny of SMART MISSILE could run – and run quickly – the Champion First-Season sire has had somewhat of a stellar month on the racetrack, in what was a period of black-type and eyecatching performances from his sons and daughters.

The son of Fastnet Rock showed exuberance and brilliance in equal measure during his racing career, toppling the previously unbeaten careers of leading juveniles Sepoy and Foxwedge in emphatically taking the Group 2 Todman Stakes, and his unquestionable talent is clearly translating itself to his progeny.

Already with more winners than Snitzel at the same stage in their stallion careers, the fast-finishing sprinter scored his first Group 3 success as a sire to add to the Listed triumph of Smart ‘N’ Sassy with further breakthroughs at Stakes level seemingly imminent.

The Group 3 victory came courtesy of Debelliatio, who improved from his third at Group 2 level just two weeks before to win the WA Sires’ Produce on April 14. The two-year-old colt took control of what was a slowly-run race to prove a cut above his rivals, winning by two and a half lengths.
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That success opened the floodgates for a succession of notable performances from the progeny of Smart Missile, with Smart Amelia continuing to knock on the door of a Stakes victory with an unfortunate third place finish in the Group 3 James Carr at Randwick on April 15, with the three-year-old filly forced wide for her run on a day where the track played to those on pace.

The leading son of Fastnet Rock boasted two further winners for the week, including two-year-old filly Memory Bank, who backed up her close-up third behind Group 3 Magic Night winner and Golden Slipper third Tulip, with a win at Seymour on April 20. The Lindsay Park-trained filly looks like yet another promising prospect for the Arrowfield Stud stallion, who currently commands a stud fee of $22,000 with an average sales price of $55,000 at this year’s Inglis Classic Sale.

Yet with the statistics seemingly suggesting Smart Missile to be heading on a similar path to stallion riches as fellow Arrowfield inmates Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt, those figures will be set to soar.

Snitzel now commands a mighty $176,000 at stud, with the average price of his yearlings eclipsing $500,000 at the recent Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney.

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Soldier battles to debut victory at Canberra

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MIDNIGHT SOLDIER took on the older horses at Canberra on Friday afternoon and emerged victorious after a battling display to hold off the race favourite Imitation Game.

The two-year-old was having his first career start at the track and leapt from the gates in the manner expected of a veteran of the game as he eased up to race on the speed under Nick Heywood.

Entering the straight and the leading pair drew clear of the field to contest a thrilling finish, with the son of Sepoy just able to hold off his rival and take a fantastic victory.

Triple Crown’s exceptional run of winning form continues as Midnight Soldier brought up a fifth win from our last six runners, and he became the second two-year-old to strike on debut in the space of a week following Moss Trip’s quite remarkable success at Kembla Grange on Saturday.

Peter Snowden was delighted with the run, and said there could be improvement to come from after this fantastic start.

“It was good to see him win today. The idea was to put him in an environment where he can be competitive and that’s what we saw today,” said Peter Snowden. “He did everything right and behaved well.

“A great result first-up and he can continue to improve at that level.”

Brazen Moss flying ahead of deserved crack at Stakes level

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BRAZEN MOSS is ‘working as sharp as a 1000m horse’ according to his trainer Tony Gollan ahead of his thoroughly deserved tilt at Stakes level in the Listed Tails Stakes over the mile at Doomben on Saturday.

The five-year-old is in the form of his life and steps up to Stakes grade after back-to-back wins achieved at the Gold Coast in March and Doomben on April 1, where he defeated the re-opposing Too Good To Refuse.

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Credit must go to the excellent Tony Gollan team. April marks a year since Brazen Moss made his debut for the stable and, while under the care of Gollan at his Eagle Farm yard, Brazen Moss is operating at a phenomenal place strike-rate of 70%, including four wins, earning $185,600 in that time – some testament to their superb operation.

Three of those wins have come over the mile at Doomben, and in Jim Byrne, Brazen Moss has also struck up what is becoming a fruitful partnership with the leading jockey, who has guided the son of Mossman to four wins from their five starts together.

Although facing the biggest test of his career, Tony Gollan is confident the fairytale can continue on Saturday as Brazen Moss seeks to continue the good form of Triple Crown runners, with five winners from their last eight starters, including a 19th Group race success when Redzel took the Group 3 TAB Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick on Saturday,

“He worked as sharp as anything when we worked him on Tuesday morning – he’s as sharp as a 1000m horse,” said Gollan. “Jim [Byrne] will look to put him in the race at the right time but what we’ve been seeing with this horse is he can win any number of ways. He’s racing like a true horse.

“This is a big step up for him but I couldn’t be any happier with him. He never runs a bad race and he’s going there in terrific shape. He loves Doomben and he loves the mile.”

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Hall Mark success opens new doors for Redzel

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GROUP 1 success is the ultimate goal for Triple Crown’s Redzel after blowing away the field to convincingly win the Group 3 TAB Hall Mark Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

In stepping up to 1200m for just the second time in his career, Redzel emphatically answered questions as to whether he could see out the step up in trip, opening up several possibilities for the in-form son of Snitzel, with the $10 million The Everest a possible spring target should the opportunity emerge.

The victory took Triple Crown’s haul of Group-race wins to 19 since 2010, far in excess of their nearest rival syndicator with 11 Group-race wins.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden said: “There’s no better for a horse’s confidence than winning and he’s doing that well now. He’s about 60 to 70kg heavier than he used to be as a three-year-old. He’s really developed.

“He almost won a Group 1, got beaten a half head a month ago so I don’t see a Group 1 being out of reach,” he added.

With Redzel proving 1200m to be no issue, Triple Crown’s Chris Ward outlined that several doors had now been opened for the four-year-old, although no concrete plans were in place.

“He deserved to be favourite for the Hall Mark, especially after his two runs this time in,” said Ward. “The only query was the extra distance, but he handled it well.

“Redzel has shown he can compete with the best sprinters around and has plenty of options going forward,” Ward adds. “There is a possibility he could head to Brisbane for a race like the [Group One] Doomben 10,000 and we might even consider the [$10 million] Everest in October.”

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Chuckles continues winning run for Triple Crown

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THE Nick Olive-trained Chuckles ran out a commanding victor at Corowa on Tuesday afternoon, to add yet another win to Triple Crown’s recent flying run of form.

Ridden more prominently, the three-year-old son of Myboycharlie made life hard for himself when hanging left down the straight, but proved too good for his rivals as he drew clear with Brendan Ward in the saddle.

“It was a better effort,” said jockey Brendan Ward. “He wanted further and the good ground as well has helped him as the track at the Sapphire Coast was rain affected.

“He wanted to lug out a bit down the straight but he’s done a good job today.”

The triumph means Triple Crown Syndications have now sent out an incredible five winners from our last eight runners, including a Group 3 success for Redzel at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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No stopping Redzel in Hall Mark as Triple Crown strike double

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WE said it was coming. And it could not have been any more emphatic. Stepping up to 1200m for just the second time in his career for the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, Redzel proved a class above his trailing rivals, drawing clear to claim a deserved success and leave his owners in raptures.

The wins continue to fly in for Triple Crown Syndications, with four winners from our last seven runners and, after going down a nose in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes and a short head at Group 1 level a month prior, this triumph was as sweet as they come.

It was no certainty that Redzel would stay the extended distance. After being agonizingly caught on the line in the closing stages of the Group 1 Galaxy Handicap by stablemate Russian Revolution over 1100m, the questions were there to be answered; and answer them he most certainly did.

Flying out of the gates like a coiled spring Redzel took the race to his rivals and, as he entered unknown territory down the home straight, the son of Snitzel kicked again under Kerrin McEvoy, drawing away from the well-fancied Counterattack and Hellbent.

Scenes of euphoria greeted the four-year-old in the winners’ enclosure, as his large band of supporters celebrated their duly earned success.

With the win, Redzel has taken his earnings from his three starts this preparation to beyond $300,00 and total career earnings to almost $750,000, a superb return for what was a $120,000 purchase from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in 2014.

“There’s no better for a horse’s confidence than winning and he’s doing that well now,” said co-trainer Peter Snowden. “He’s about 60 to 70kg heavier than he used to be as a three-year-old. He’s really developed now.”

On future targets Snowden outlined his plans to take the sprinter back to Group 1 level, in a bid to strike at the highest level.

“He almost won a Group 1, got beaten a half head a month agom so I don’t see a Group 1 being out of reach,” he added.

“I was a little bit worried at the 650 that I might have steadied him a little bit too much!” Said jockey Kerrin McEvoy. “But at the top of the rise he was full of running. I sat for a bit longer, waited, and 1200 is as much as he wants but we had the gap on them!”

The red silks of Triple Crown had already been carried to success in the very first race at Kembla Grange on Saturday, as two-year-old filly Moss Trip, beginning her racing journey at the track, showed resolute desire after being knocked around in the straight to surge to the front on the line, and make it a perfect start with Courtney Van Der Werf in the saddle.

In an exciting moment for her owners, the filly demonstrated good speed and sparkle that could see a bright future ahead of her.

“She did a good job today,” said Peter Snowden. “She began well an really wanted to get running. When she got cover she settled beautifully. We got into a traffic jam down the straight and once she saw daylight she was able to make ground. She found the line super so a great result today.”

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Redzel can ‘shake off’ challengers in Hall Mark

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REDZEL steps up to 1200m for the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes for just the second time in his career on Saturday, with co-trainer Paul Snowden issuing a warning to any rival that considers taking him on when the gates open at Royal Randwick, as they’ll only be damaging their own chances.

Paul Snowden is confident that the son of all-conquering sire Snitzel will see out the additional 100m in trip, and his form on the Sydney wet tracks this autumn has been exceptional. The four-year-old opened his preparation by going down just a nose to Group 1-winning mare English in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes on March 4, and followed that up at Group 1 level, finishing second behind talented stablemate Russian Revolution.

“You can only ride him one way. He’ll be out in front and highballing it,” said co-trainer Paul Snowden.

“Kerrin (McEvoy) knows him very well and the mid-section is vital to him sustaining it. He can get 1200m but he is going to be stepping a bit short late if he has had to do a bit mid-race. It’s like Kryptonite the last 50m, I’ll say that about him.

“He needs a breather at some stage. I don’t think there is a lot of pressure there and I think he can get that. If any other horse wants to take him on he is the one that can shake them off and they are only ruining their own chances.”

In a busy Saturday for the Triple Crown team, Rockin’ Red Rocket goes second-up for the preparation over 1400m at Kembla Grange, after finishing his race off well at the same track a fortnight ago over 1200m. In addition, talented two-year-old filly Moss Trip makes her first start on the same card, after trialling well at Randwick most recently, on March 31.

Classy Brigadoon takes Warwick Farm win

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BRIGADOON RISE showed her undeniable talent in defeating a classy field in the final race of Warwick Farm’s Wednesday card, delivering success as the $4.20 favourite.

In what was a confident display the four-year-old mare took the race to her rivals as jockey Kerrin McEvoy moved to challenge for the lead after breaking from barrier 3 and ‘Bridget’ proved too good for her rivals over the 1300m trip, seeing off the challenge of the fast-finishing Magic Dallas in the closing stages.

On her first-up run at the same track a fortnight ago, luck played against the Stratum mare as the fast lane emerged on the outside and barrier 1 turned into more of a hindrance than a help,  but with fitness on her side and the rails proving the place to be, Brigadoon Rise made no mistake in capitalizing.

Co-trainer Paul Snowden confirmed black type was the plan for the winter, with Brigadoon set to step up to Stakes class.

“It’s great getting her back in the winners circle,” he said. “She’s improved from her first run which was great and she’s backed up with a lovely win today, albeit on a wet track which she doesn’t like.

“With a mare like her you’d love to get her some black type. She’s had a couple of cracks at it and just fallen short, but that’s what we we’ll be targeting this preparation.”

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy added: “She did it well, she got out nicely and travelled. I just helped her round the bend and, after a few slippery moments, she regained her balance and straightened up and away she went. Her hearts in the right place and she handles herself really well. She’s in for a nice prep I reckon.”

Brazen set for Stakes level after back-to-back wins

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BRAZEN MOSS has hit some incredible form since the move north to Tony Gollan’s Brisbane operation. From 16 runs in Queensland he’s finished outside the top three on just four occasions, earning over $185,000 in the last 12 months – and now Stakes grade beckons.

The manner in which he disposed of his opposition at Doomben on Saturday suggests he is more than capable of rising to such lofty heights. After being shuttled further back than was maybe ideal, jockey Jim Byrne appeared to lose his left iron when the pace steadied before quickly regaining it. And when the business end of the race arrived Byrne switched him away from his usual preferred running on the outside to challenge on the inside. It proved an inspired move as the five-year-old ran through the line, extending his lead all the while, relishing every yard of the step up to a mile.

His three-quarter-length winning margin came seven lengths quicker than standard for a Heavy 8 track, despite giving the favourite a start.

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The relationship struck between Byrne and Brazen Moss has been nothing short of extraordinary, with the leading jockey having ridden the evergreen son of Mossman to four wins from five starts.

Trainer Tony Gollan was thrilled with the performance, and confirmed the next target will be at Stakes level.

“That was an amazing win,” he said. “He normally likes getting to the outside to find more room but the fact he came from behind on the inside was amazing.

“That was easily his best win for me and I may have to reassess him now and raise the bar for the winter. Jim kept on his back and we got a great drag into the race. He finished off well alright and hit the line well.

“I’ve really got to thank Triple Crown and the Snowden’s as he came to me in great order. This is his distance at the mile, and we’ll step him up to a Listed race at this trip now. Is that grade too good for him? Who knows, but the horses he’s beaten today have been at that level before.”