First Group One Winner for Pour Moi
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 June 2016
Coolmore have a remarkable five Epsom Derby winners on their stallion roster in Ireland and one of them is Pour Moi (IRE), whose highly promising son Sacred Elixir scored a resounding victory in the Group I BRC JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

A winner of two of his five previous starts, the Tony Pike trained Kiwi bred gelding was considered unlucky when a fast closing sixth in the Group II BRC Sires Produce Stakes at his first run in Brisbane last month.

He proved the merit of that run in no uncertain terms when powering away to win the 1600 metre feature by three and a half lengths with Zac Purton in the saddle. (images Steve Hart) 

"I had it won at the 700m," Purton said.

"When I was tracking-up coming into it beautifully and everyone else was all crammed up. I just kept him out of trouble.

"He's very raw. There could be a lot of improvement left in him or there could just be a little bit more.

"But we know is going to improve to a certain degree. He's a lovely big horse but he hasn't quite filled out into his frame yet and mentally he's still got to think about everything he's doing.

"Once that all comes together and he gets over a bit more ground and being by an English Derby winner he's an exciting horse."

A $170,000 NZB Premier purchase for Raffles Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock from the Wentwood Grange draft, Sacred Elixir has won three of six starts earning in excess of $450,000.

Bred in the purple, Sacred Elixir is the first winner for well-bred Stravinsky (USA) mare Baltika, a winning grand-daughter of champion New Zealand mare Horlicks from the family of Group I winners Brew (Melbourne Cup) and Fiumicino (Australian Derby).

"We've always thought he was an extremely promising horse," Tony Pike revealed.

"Being a two-year-old and wanting to get him over a trip we hadn't been able to get him past 1400m so the JJ Atkins was the perfect race for him on a big track over the mile.

Pour Moi"The Victoria Derby is the long term plan with him. He's got a real stayer's pedigree out of Horlicks' family. He's a lovely big horse now and he's only going to furnish more as he gets older."

Sacred Elixir is the first Group I winner for Montjeu's Derby winning son Pour Moi, whose oldest New Zealand bred progeny are just two year-olds.

Pour Moi returns to New Zealand this spring for Windsor Park Stud at a fee still to be announced.

Race 7 - Bmw J.J. Atkins
Group 1 - 1600m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:37.82. Sectional Time: 0:36.79 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $600,000 - 1st: $384,000 2nd: $120,000 3rd: $60,000.
 1   Sacred Elixir (NZ) T: A W Pike J: Z Purton
2g   Pour Moi (IRE) x Baltika (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 3.5 Charnley River T: S W Kendrick J: K McEvoy
2c   Show A Heart x Wabble (Canadian Silver (CAN) )
 Lot 384 2016 MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale
Vendor - Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
Buyer - Psd $130000 Res $140000   
 3 4.8 Heart Skipt A Beat T: L F Birchley J: J Lloyd
2f   Falvelon x No Time (Barely A Moment )
Lot 251 2016 MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale
Vendor - Fig Tree Thoroughbreds Biddaddaba Qld
Buyer - LB Racing  $40,000
 4 6.6 Souchez T: J A O'Shea J: J B McDonald
2c   Lonhro x Vimy (Redoute's Choice )
 5 6.7 Dreams Aplenty T: J W Zielke J: B El-Issa
2g   Dream Ahead (USA) x Tipsy Moment (Redoute's Choice )
 6 6.9 Oink T: K M Schweida J: G Colless
2g   Sebring x Coogee Coozifa (Danzero )
 7 8.2 Redouble T: M, W and J Hawkes J: C Reith
2c   Redoute's Choice x Special Mission (NZ) (Towkay )
 8 9.0 Candika T: Steven O'Dea J: P Hammersley
2f   Sebring x Divya (Danzero )
 9 10.0 Meet And Greet T: J and C Meagher J: James Orman
2g   Champions Gallery (GB) x She's Neat (NZ) (Kinjite (NZ) )
 10 11.0 Attention T: P and P Snowden J: B Shinn
2c   Stratum x Flamboyance (Snowland )
 11 14.8 Nikitas T: K C Wood J: M Cahill
2c   Snitzel x Mine Game (General Nediym )
 12 16.1 Crack Me Up (NZ) T: L F Birchley J: D J Browne
2g   Mossman x Chuckle (Danehill (USA) )
 13 19.1 Punishing T: L F Birchley J: D Dunn
2g   Not A Single Doubt x Shiraki (Red Ransom (USA) )
 14 20.6 Vasiliev T: Ms G Waterhouse J: A Hyeronimus
2c   Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Tennessee Midnight (Danehill (USA) )
 15 21.4 Our Cinderella T: Kristie Clark-Peoples J: J Byrne
2f   Real Saga x Miss Madeline (Mossman )
 16 31.4 Jaws Of Steel T: R E Laing J: B Rawiller
2g   Sharkbite x It's Sydney (Canny Lad )
 17 34.2 Barbass T: Cameron Crockett J: D Oliver
2g   Benfica x Misasio (Strategic )
 18 40.7 Cadogan T: Bjorn Baker J: J Bowman
2c   Smart Missile x Cadazzle (USA) (Malibu Moon (USA) )
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