Press Statement x Sognani filly

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

  • An outstanding filly by a multiple Group 1 winning sire from a family boasting a tremendous mix of precocious speed and Group 1 middle distance performers.
  • A magnificent filly and one of the best walkers on the ground. She hails from a great family and looks a real runner.” Chris Ward.
  • This colt is by PRESS STATEMENT, a Group 1 winner at 2 and Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner at 3, whose first crop progeny are off to a great start.
  • 1st foal of a multiple winning close relation to Group 2 winner SHE WILL BE LOVED, Group 2 winning 2YO LUKE’S LUCK and Kiwi Group 1 stars LUCIA VALENTINA and DANZDANZDANCE.
  • Selected by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward. Selectors of REDZEL, HOT SNITZEL, PEGGY JEAN, DOTHRAKI, CHARLIE BOY, REELEM IN RUBY, MISSILE MANTRA, MOSS TRIP, MILITARY ZONE FLYING SNITZEL, CAVALRY ROSE, PATRONYME etc.
  • To be trained by the world renowned pair of Peter and Paul Snowden, trainers of Triple Crown’s 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($13 million) The Everest winner REDZEL and 2016 Golden Slipper winner 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 etc.

THE HORSE

There is a lot of excitement around the PRESS STATEMENTs and when you see this filly, you’ll know why.

The filly is a magnificent type and really stood out as one of the best walkers at the sales complex. Good walkers are usually good gallopers and she is a great walker!

Although he’s only had a handful of runners thus far – including the recent city winner SpokesmanPRESS STATEMENT matches up really well with this pedigree.

For starters, PRESS STATEMENT’s sire, HINCHINBROOK has 8 winners when ‘nicked’ with MAGIC ALBERT mares, including the juvenile Group 3 winner & 3YO MM Guineas heroine FLYING JESS.

Dig a little deeper though and you’ll find that this filly is closely related to Group 2-winning miler SHE WILL BE LOVED and multiple Group winning 2YO LUKE’S LUCK, but just as importantly, the family includes Kiwi Group 1 winning middle distance stars LUCIA VALENTINA and the cross Tasman performer DANZDANZDANCE (won Captain Cook & Zabeel Classic at successive starts and finished 3rd in the 2019 Group 1 Ranvet at Rosehill). A very exciting type!

PRESS STATEMENT

What a terrific racehorse … Group 1 winner & unbeaten at 2, and a Group 1 winner at 3 in the ‘stallion making’ Caulfield Guineas!

PRESS STATEMENT was a brilliant juvenile who won 3 from 3 including the Group 1 JJ Atkins, which has been captured previously by leading sires such as Luskin Star, Zephyr Zip, Mossman, Show a Heart and Darci Brahma, while his ½ brother PRESSDAY also won the race.

“I believe Press Statement is a better horse than Zoustar and Brazen Beau were at the same stage … he’s a superstar colt” – trainer Chris Waller

A son of FASTNET ROCK’s ill-fated HINCHINBROOK (20 SWs from his first 4 crops including 4 Group 1 winners), PRESS STATEMENT trained on at 3 producing a further 3 wins and 3 Group placings. After winning the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Press Statement finished his career with a victory in the Group 2 Hobartville (easily defeating 3-time Group 1 winner LE ROMAIN), finished a neck second to LE ROMAIN in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas and then ran third behind WINX in the Group 1 George Ryder.

As well as being a ½ brother to another juvenile Group 1 winner, PRESS STATEMENT is out of the 9-time winner KAAPTIVE EMPRESS, who in turn is a ½ sister to the dam of Group 1 winner THE MIGHTY LIONS and Sydney stakes winner MARENOSTRO (10 wins). He is also closely related to Group winner and Group 1 ATC Oaks placegetter VAQUERA.

SOGNANI

There is so much to like about this family given its blend of precocious speed and middle-distance performers. We believe she will make a terrific sprinter/miler – an ideal Guineas type.

This filly is the 1st foal of multiple-winning MAGIC ALBERT sprinter SOGNANI, who is in turn a ½ sister to Hong Kong sprinter SPRING WIN ($366,074).

SOGNANI’s dam, INANAME, was a dual winner over 1100m, but was also a ½ sister to 9 winners, among them the Group 2 Edward Manifold winner at Flemington SHE WILL BE LOVED, Group 2 WA Guineas runner-up (and sire) THORN DANCER, Flemington stakes-placed MYA and 4-time winning sprinter Red Queen, the dam of dual Group winning 2YO and 6-times stakes placed LUKE’S LUCK.

A lot of speed ‘up front’ for sure, but it is worth keeping in mind that other relations in this pedigree are dual Group 1-winning mare LUCIA VALENTINA and last season’s dual Group 1 winner DANZDANZDANCE (Captain Cook S., 1600m & Zabeel Classic, 2000m at successive starts) who also finished 3rd in the 2019 Group 1 Ranvet at Rosehill.

Notably, the HINCHINBROOK (sire of PRESS STATEMENT) x MAGIC ALBERT cross has produced 8 winners (from 11 runners) including Group winner FLYING JESS (who also defeated multiple Group 1 winner GLOBAL GLAMOUR in the MM 3YO Guineas).

Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .

Please note that this outstanding filly 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)

In 2018/19, there was $809,109,018 distributed in prizemoney throughout Australia with stakes increasing by 92% in the last 10 years: the highest of any racing nation in the world. There are also 60 races worth $1 million or greater – including 9 x 2YO races – in Australia, whilst the phenomenal $14m The Everest is the pinnacle for the older horses.

The filly is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means she will be running for millions of dollars in extra bonuses over and above any prizemoney. For example (using some standard race figures):

  • Metro Race (Saturday) – Prizemoney = $125,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $165,000!
  • Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $50,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $70,000!
  • Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $35,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $45,000!
  • Country Race – Prizemoney = $22,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $32,000!

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