- A true athlete with magnificent bloodlines
- Son of Champion Australian First-Season Sire and Champion Australian Second-Season Sire (by winners) in SMART MISSILE
- A great moving colt out of the winning SEBRING mare, Iseemagic, a ½ sister to four stakes winners in Champion 3YO HEADTURNER, Champion NZ 2YO Filly O’MARILYN, Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner and sire ANACHEEVA and 3-time stakes winner KRONER
- Also from the family of last season’s Group 2 winner MACKINTOSH and Champion Queensland First-Season Sire GOLDEN ARCHER
- Bred on the highly influential DANEHILL / MORE THAN READY cross (over 700 winners)
- To be trained by world renowned 2016 Golden Slipper-winning & 2017 $10 million The Everest-winning trainers Peter and Paul Snowden
- Other highly credentialed Snowden trained runners include; REDZEL, CAPITALIST, EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOULTION, SHOOTING TO WIN, SEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT, & BENFICA
There is so much to like about this exciting colt…
First off, he really caught our eye at the sales. He has a real presence about him and is a strong, athletic type – very much in the mould of his sire.
Speaking of SMART MISSILE, the Group 2 winning 2YO by FASTNET ROCK, has a rapidly growing reputation for producing early types as he was not only Australian Champion First-Season Sire but followed it up the next year by winning the Champion Second-Season Sires’ title by number of winners. He is among the vanguard of FASTNET ROCK sire sons which also include FOXWEDGE and HINCHINBROOK (who produced a Group double on the first Saturday in March).
Importantly, this is also the first foal of a winner by SEBRING – an emerging broodmare sire whose daughters have produced just 4 runners to date, but include recent Inglis Classic winner THE ENZO.
Even better, this colt’s dam, Iseemagic, is a ½ sister to no less than 4 stakes winners!
HEADTURNER was a Champion 3YO, O’MARILYN was a Champion NZ 2YO Filly, ANACHEEVA a Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner & sire and 3-time stakes winner KRONER.
And just to top it all off, this colt is bred on the hugely successful DANEHILL / MORE THAN READY cross, while the same DANEHILL / ZABEEL match up has produced a host of stakes winners and nearly 100 winners overall.
An outstanding 2YO and conqueror of champions … now one of Australia’s leading young sires!
SMART MISSILE exploded onto the scene with victories in his first three career starts. Thrown straight in at Stakes level, SMART MISSILE eased to victory in the Listed Breeders’ Plate on debut.
His greatest triumph came on his next start, as he defeated the previously unbeaten champion two-year-old and subsequent Golden Slipper winner SEPOY with a flying turn of foot to claim the Group 2 Todman Stakes.
After beating FOXWEDGE and HELMET to win the Group 3 Run To Rose Stakes at Rosehill, he came agonisingly close to crowning himself a Group 1 winner, but was denied by a neck in the Golden Rose Stakes after veering out and throwing away certain victory.
Clearly SMART MISSILE’s tenacity and brilliance on the track has made its way to the breeding shed with the son of the highly influential FASTNET ROCK (whose other sire sons include FOXWEDGE and HINCHINBROOK) capturing the Australian Champion First Season Sires’ premiership, and following it up the next year by winning the Champion Second Season Sires’ title by number of winners.
SMART MISSILE is currently Australia’s leading sire with three crops of racing age, by both earnings and winners!
A tremendous pedigree and wonderful mover, this colt is a real headturner!
Iseemagic is a winning mare by SEBRING whose daughters have only produced 4 runners to date but include recent Inglis Classic winner, THE ENZO.
Then you have Iseemagic’s dam, Monroe Magic who has had a immensely successful career in the breeding barn: her 6 winners include Champion 3YO and Group 1 Australian Derby winner, HEADTURNER, New Zealand’s Champion 2YO Filly, O’MARILYN, Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner ANACHEEVA (sire of Group winner and multiple Group 1 placed ANA ROYALE) and 3-time stakes winner KRONER (Group 2 STC Premiere S. etc.)
An incredible four Stakes winners for the Granddam rates this colt’s dam as an exciting proposition in the breeding barn!
Yet another ½ sister is the dam of 6 winners.
Meanwhile, other relations to this impressive colt are last season’s Group 2 winner MACKINTOSH (3 Group wins) and Champion Queensland First Season Sire, GOLDEN ARCHER (5 stakes victories).
Prizemoney opportunities like never before. .
Please note that this outstanding colt is eligible and suited to target the following races:
- $8,000,000 Inglis race series (already nominated)
- $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
- $2,000,000 Inglis Millennium (already nominated)
- $1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)
- $1,000,000 Inglis Sprint (already nominated)
In September 2016, Racing New South Wales announced unprecedented increases in prizemoney, with $204 million on offer for the year to come.