More Stakes Success for Sircconi

Tara Madgwick - Saturday July 4

Winner of the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes as a juvenile, Nicconi gelding Sircconi is still going strong as a five year-old scoring a resounding four length victory at Flemington on Saturday in the Listed VRC Winter Championship Final (1600m).

Sircconi wins at Flemington - image Natasha Morello/ Racing Photos

Now trained by Nick Ryan, Sircconi has been steadily working into form over the winter and relished the seven day back-up from a good second last week to win as he pleased under Daniel Stackhouse.

"We've been dying to back this horse up and things haven't gone right here and there," Ryan said.

"But we got him here today in terrific order.

"... the back-up really worked and that was a dominant win."


Sircconi gave Ryan, who won a Melbourne jockeys' premiership as an apprentice in 2004-05, his first stakes-winner as a trainer.

"I thought he was a top-three hope," Ryan said.

"I was very confident I brought him here today in really good order. For him to come out and do that, it's just great to see.

"Mahamadeis has won a few country cups but that is my first stakes winner. To win like that, that was massive."

Sircconi was an $80,000 Inglis Classic purchase for his original trainer Peter Morgan from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft and was a successful pinhook having been bought first at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for $25,000.

He has the overall record of four wins and nine placings from 28 starts with prizemoney topping $550,000.

Bred by Access Bloodstock, Sircconi is the second winner from Kiwi bred mare On Credit, who comes from a stout New Zealand family as her grand-
dam is Group III winning Noble Bijou (USA) mare The Dimple.
It’s the family of Group I winner Irish Chance, The Jewel and La Bella Diosa.

On Credit was bought by Rosemont Stud at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale last year for $100,000 and had a filly by Capitalist for them and was then covered by Nicconi, who covered 113 mares last year at his biggest ever fee of $38,500.

Widden Stud’s Nicconi has had a great season with his world class sprinter Nature Strip the flagbearer and Sircconi his sixth individual stakes-winner since August 1.


Nicconi stands this spring at a fee of $27,500.


Race Result - Winter C'ship Final LR 1600m

Flemington Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:36.93
T: Nick Ryan J: D W Stackhouse 56
5g Nicconi (AUS) x On Credit (NZ) (Viking Ruler (AUS))
Polly Grey
T: C J Waller J: Damien Thornton 56
5m Azamour (IRE) x Allanah (NZ) (Zenno Rob Roy (JPN))
Victoria Star
T: G Eurell J: B Melham 56
6g Tavistock (NZ) x Save The Last Danz (NZ) (Yachtie (AUS))
Plein Ciel
T: D T O'Brien J: W Egan 59
7g Mamool (IRE) x Picobella (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))
T: C W Little J: Craig Williams 57
4g Zacinto (GB) x Highlights (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
T: L Smith J: M Rodd 62
5h Artie Schiller (USA) x Gibraltar Storm (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 56.5
6g Redwood (GB) x Romantically (AUS) (Foreplay (AUS))
A Shin Rook
T: Anthony Freedman J: Jye McNeil 58.5
6g Heart's Cry (JPN) x Eishin Linden (USA) (Alydeed (CAN))
Chapel City
T: G V Richards J: Jamie Kah 56
6g Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Chapent (AUS) (Peintre Celebre (USA))
Never Again
T: C W McDonald J: D Oliver 56
5g High Chaparral (IRE) x Rollon Rose (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: D Yendall 61
6g Jimmy Choux (NZ) x Seven Schillings (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Moss 'n' Dale
T: Peter Gelagotis J: A Darmanin 59.5
7g Castledale (IRE) x Hot 'n' Moss (NZ) (Strategic Image (AUS))
Savvy Oak
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Dee 56
4g Savabeel (AUS) x Fairy Oak (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Mr Marathon Man
T: M D Moroney J: J Mott 57
6g So You Think (NZ) x Marie Des Fleurs (FR) (Smart Strike (CAN))
Grey Lion
T: Matthew Smith J: John Allen 59
8g Galileo (IRE) x Grey Lilas (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
T: S J Richards J: Lachlan King 56
5g Pierro (AUS) x Carribean Sunset (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
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