Stakes Winning Double for Sebring
It’s no wonder that Triple Crown’s Chris and Michael Ward were keen to secure a Sebring yearling (or two) from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale this week, with the Widden Stud sire posting an interstate stakes winning double on Saturday.
Two-year-old filly Bring Me The Maid was the first of the duo, and snatched a short half head victory when making her race day debut in the Listed VRC Sports 1000 Stakes at Flemington for trainer Peter Moody. With Chad Schofield on board the filly made a late run home from the tail of the field to win narrowly, and kick off a great day of racing results for Sebring.
Talented colt Dissident, also from the Moody stable, then followed up with a win in the Group 2 ATC Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill soon thereafter. Dissident was ridden positively from the gates by Jim Cassidy and proved too good for Group 1 New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas winner, Atlante, beating him by a head over the 1400m trip. The three-year-old has now earned two wins and five placing’s from ten starts, with a prizemoney purse of $546,200.
From the same three-year-old crop as Dissident, fellow Sebring colt Criterion ran a blistering 1600m’s in the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington, also on Saturday, to beaten be only by 2013 Group 1 Cox Plate winner Shamus Award. Criterion was only one length behind Shamus Award at the post and showed that he has plenty more to offer with an impressive closing 400m.
Sebring is certainly on fire at the moment and Triple Crown are very pleased to have picked up two of his very best yearlings from the 25 catalogued at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale at great value. The team has a sneaking suspicion that they could turn out to be an absolute steal if the young sire’s winning form continues.
For further information on Triple Crown’s two Sebring yearlings purchased from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale click here or phone the office on 02 9499 5212.