Since our last report, we have had four horses salute the judge.
Shamaal Nibras won the Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile in the UAE. What a thrill to win Group race on the World stage. This win got him a start on World Cup night – unbelievable experience!
War God returned to racing after a spell and continued his great form by winning first up at Ascot – he raced at Belmont on Saturday and proved he cannot run out 1600 metres.
Nicconi’s Boy opened his winning account, but unfortunately, succumbed to injury immediately after – Neville Parnham has a lot of time for this horse so we are hoping he can return to the track and deliver.
All Square has been in great form at Kalgoorlie winning two races and an unlucky second at three starts. We sent her to veteran trainer George Grljusich who has done a fantastic job with her as he did with Pick Up Line last season.
2018 Yearling Shares
We cannot be happier with the three yearlings we bought this year.
Our most expensive purchase was a super filly by Written Tycoon. Neville Parham bought her from the Melbourne Premier Sales for $60,500 inclusive of GST – given Written Tycoon’s service fee this year will be $110,000, we have a real bargain – Neville says she is a quality filly.
Locally, we picked up two from the Perth Magic Millions Sale – a Playing God colt that is an absolute ripper type and a Denman filly with a dam line dripping with black type.
Hit Tune – this very talented galloper never came back after his tendon injury – he just didn’t put in, probably not wanting to hurt himself.
Pick Up Line – after a stellar campaign last preparation where he won three races he didn’t return the same horse and as it turns out has been struggling with an injury so we decided to retire him – his new career will be in the show ring.
Something Big – unfortunately was plagued with hoof issues – he has the ability, but because he is such a big horse with his issues it will be very difficult to get him race fit limiting his training to beach work, so we had no option but to retire him.
Hula Star – so so disappointed this mare broke down and will now head to the breeding barn – Robbie Griffiths believes she is a Melbourne city class. She will be sold as a broodmare.
All That Sizzle|Neville Parnham – Neville has accepted for this Wednesday at Belmont in a 2YO race over 1200 metres to open her second racing campaign – she has shown promise in her trials.
All Square|George Grljusich – sent to Geroge for the Kalgoorlie season and she has been fantastic – won first up in her maiden by 3 lengths – came from last on the turn to run second at her second start and then stepped up in class to win her third start comfortably.
Nicconi’s Boy|Neville Parnham – back to work doing the hard yards to build fitness after going sore following his last start win. Neville is confident this horse has the ability.
Perspectiva|Fred Kersley – this unraced 2YO was diagnosed with a bone chip in her knee weeks into her first campaign – before she went out she was working well – she came back into work 1 May so we are hopeful to get her all the way through the races this time in.
Locklear |Neville Parnham – this unraced 2YO filly by Shamus Award has not done much in her trials to date – but we have been here before – she has shown to be a little immature and most likely looking for a lot further than 1000 metres – she was nominated for Wednesday at Belmont but didn’t make the field drew the river – Neville will now nominate her again.
Vision Up|Neville Parker – this bargain buy mare has returned to work after an injury – we are confident she will races this campaign.
War God|Neville Parnham – ran on Saturday at Belmont and didn’t run out the 1600 metres- Neville has always been of the opinion his distance is 1400 metres but the programming didn’t work out so we decided to try him over 1600 metres now that he is older.
Oceanex|Mick Price – this 2YO New Zealand filly by Ocean Park out of a Danehill mare looks very much like an NZ bred staying type that will take time – she has had an educational campaign and tipped out to allow her to develop into her body.
Pemberley|Ciaron Maher – trialed today at Werribee in preparation for a return to racing coming off an injury – Ciaron says he is ready to go racing and will aim for a start at Caulfield in a couple of weeks over 1600 metres.
Sweet Distraction|Mick Price – this Snitzel filly has gone to the paddock after her second educational campaign – she is just not ready due to immaturity.