Triple Crown’s Spring Carnival Success
With the Melbourne Spring Carnival done and dusted for another year, Triple Crown Syndications reflect on the team’s success experienced during this year’s edition.
Gerald Ryan travelled a select few of the Triple Crown stable south of the boarder this year to compete at the top echelon of Australian racing and returned home victoriously with winning trophies, prizemoney cheques, and that all important Black Type success.
Charlie Boy (Myboycharlie ex. Maritime) kicked proceedings off quite early in the Carnival with a governing Group 2 win in the Danehill Stakes (1200m). Ridden by Michael Rodd, this was the son of Myboycharlie’s first win at stakes level after placing in the Group 2 Todman Stakes leading into theGroup 1 Golden Slipper earlier this year.
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Confident first up down the Flemington straight he crossed the line a length in front of his nearest rival and escalated his career prizemoney earned to $299,265.
Already back in the stable following a spell, Charlie Boy is now being prepared for the lucrative $1m Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast in January.
Hot Snitzel (Snitzel ex Flames Of Paris (USA)) also took home a respectable prizemoney cheque for his Triple Crown syndicate when finishing second in the Group 3 TMB Printing Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Caulfield. Having earned just shy of $¾ million prizemoney throughout his career, the stable favourite illustrated just how he has amassed his winnings with a cracking run piloted by Nash Rawiller.
Certainly no stranger to Black Type company Hot Snitzel has now successfully performed (won or placed) at stakes level eleven times from twenty-five starts, giving him a remarkable strike rate of 44% stakes performances to total runs.
The owners of 3 year old Mossman colt, Dothraki, experienced an enormous thill at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day when he won the Listed Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes with Rawiller once again in the saddle.
Patient connections had been hoping for Dothraki to correlate excellent training times to his race day performance and the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival provided the perfect backdrop for him to deliver. The trip to Melbourne induced an unseen maturity in the colt and his ability finally shone through on race day.
As racing commentator Sam Hyland’s pick of the yard pre-race, Dothraki and Rawiller survived a post-race protest to secure the victory, as well as $90,000 for his Triple Crown owners.
Congratulations to all connections on a fantastic 2013 Melbourne Spring Carnival!