Juvenile stakes racing kicks off in Sydney this Saturday with the Listed ATC Breeders Plate and Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick, with Sale Mail for these races available here.
Champion colt Pierro started his career last year in the Breeders Plate and this year's field has drawn together plenty of talent including Tale of the Cat (USA) colt Whittington, who had everyone talking after his rattling finish to grab second at the Warwick Farm trials behind Va Pensiero, who he meets again.
A $145,000 Magic Millions purchase for Star Thoroughbreds from the Patinack Farm draft, the Gai Waterhouse trained Whittington (pictured left) is from Tasmanian Oaks winner Maha Chakri.
The most expensive runner in the race is another of the Waterhouse team in War, a $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase for James Bester and Demi O'Byrne on behalf of Coolmore from the Strawberry Hill Stud draft .
A three-quarter brother in blood to champion mare More Joyous, he is by More Than Ready (USA) from the Zabeel mare Deedra, who is a half-sister to Group I AJC Australian Oaks winner Sunday Joy (dam of More Joyous).
Sale Mail – Listed ATC Breeders Plate
|RACE 2 NSW T'bred Breeders Plate Open|
|1 Champollion Exceed And Excel x Hierogram|
|2 Havana Starcraft (NZ) x Top Cuban||2012 MM Gold Coast Yearling, Qld (375)||Arrowfield Stud||BLUE SKY THOROUGHBRE||
|3 I'm No Phony California Dane x Eyenar||2012 Inglis Classic Yearling, NSW (383)||Manx Park, Moss Vale||W ATTARD||
|4 Ideal Guide Red Ransom (USA) x Just Dancing||2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling, NSW (224)||Tyreel Stud, Agnes B||MURRAY RACING||
|5 Infomertial Murtajill x Inferreo|
|6 Just Boozey Henny Hughes (USA) x St Martha (NZ)||2012 Inglis Classic Yearling, NSW (140)||Redbank North, Harde||M OWEN||
|7 Raise No Doubt Not A Single Doubt x Extremely||2012 Inglis Classic Yearling, NSW (382)||Arrowfield Stud, Sco||DARBY BLOODSTOCK PTY||
|8 Regimental Pride More Than Ready (USA) x Regimental Gal||2012 MM Gold Coast Yearling, Qld (250)||Cressfield||PAYNE RACING PTY LTD||
|9 Sovereign Bid Arena x Regal Chamber||2012 MM Gold Coast Yearling Session 5, Qld (745)||Lomar Park Stud||PSD $37500 RES $5000|
|10 Trent's Quest Snippetson x Staley Dawn||2012 MM Gold Coast Yearling Session 5, Qld (774)||Raheen Stud||BRETT PARTELLE||
|11 Va Pensiero Stratum x Rosmarino||2012 Inglis Classic Yearling, NSW (88)||Brooklyn Lodge, Aber||PASSED $ 35K / RESER|
|12 War More Than Ready (USA) x Deedra||2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling, NSW (123)||Strawberry Hill Stud||JAMES BESTER BLOODST||
|13 Whittington Tale Of The Cat (USA) x Maha Chakri||2012 MM Gold Coast Yearling, Qld (107)||Patinack Farm Pty Lt||STAR THOROUGHBREDS||
|14 Wouldnt It Be Nice Choisir x Mia Cat Dancer (USA)||2012 MM Gold Coast Yearling, Qld (125)||Southern Cross Breed||PAUL PERRY||