It’s been an excellent week for Dundeel, with five wins capped by his 10th stakeswinner Entente, who has the added distinction of being his sire’s first winner at Australian racing’s Grand Final meeting, The Championships.
Diverted to the $200,000 ATC Carbine Club S. 1600m G3 after the cancellation of the Queensland Winter Carnival, Entente displayed the benefit of the solid conditioning for which the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable is renowned.Entente & Bottega delivered an Arrowfield-sired quinella in the ATC Carbine Club S. G3. (PHOTO: Bradley Photos)
Not A Single Doubt’s tremendous season continued on Day 1 of The Championships when his 71st stakeswinner Doubtland raced away with the $200,000 ATC Kindergarten S. 1100m G3.
Godolphin colt Jerle was 2nd and another Group-winning Not A Single Doubt colt, Not An Option was third.
Doubtland is the 56th Arrowfield graduate stakeswinner from major Australian yearling sales since 2013, and the 9th to score in black type company this season.Doubtland in the 2019 Inglis Easter Sale-ring. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)
A Group 1 quinella by a pair of outstanding Redoute’s Choice 2YO colts headed the three Arrowfield-sired Group wins on Day 1 of Australian racing’s 2020 Grand Finals, The Championships at Royal Randwick.
King’s Legacy & Prague in the $500,000 ATC Inglis Sires’ 1400m G1 gave Arrowfield’s late, great Champion Sire his fifth Group 1 quinella and his third in a juvenile feature, after Stratum & Fashions Afield in the 2005 Golden Slipper, and Nadeem & Miss Finland in the 2006 Blue Diamond. (2YO colts King’s Legacy & Prague give Redoute’s Choice his 5th Group 1 quinella. in the 2020 ATC Inglis Sires’ G1. (PHOTO: Bradley Photos)
Champion sire Snitzel weighed in with his first seven figure lot at Inglis Easter online when a handsome bay colt from Group I winner First Seal fetched $1.8million to the bid of Tom Magnier.
Consigned by Sledmere Stud, the colt was bred by China Horse Club, who raced his dam with much success with co-owners the late Dato Tan Chin Nam's Think Big Stud and partners.
The daughter of Fastnet Rock was bought as a yearling for $700,000 at Karaka and was given time to mature by John Thompson, starting just once at two for a fourth placing.
Arrowfield Stud based sires enjoyed great success on Saturday at Rosehill with Group I success for Not a Single Doubt (Farnan), Dundeel (Castelvecchio) and also Snitzel, who chimed in late when his speedy daughter I Am Excited claimed her first win at the elite level in the Group I ATC The Galaxy (1100m).
She hit the line hard late under Tim Clark to claim a narrow win over I Am Invincible mare Miss Leonidas with Tofane (Ocean Park) a close third to give mares the trifecta in this Group I sprint.