One To Watch - Ballarat

Mark Smith - Tuesday July 7

Following a distinguished career on the track, Kenbelle signed off in 2016 following 19 honourable years at stud and her 14th and final foal looks likely to add to her legacy.

Miss Tenthousand breaks her maiden in style (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Following three consecutive seconds to kickstart her career, Miss Tenthousand was at unbackable odds over 15000 metres on the synthetic on Tuesday and she accomplished it in style.

Ridden by Jye McNeil for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, the 3yo daughter of Spirit Of Boom came from midfield to overpower Astrid's Comet (Fighting Sun) by two and a quarter lengths with Lettie Lutz (Stratum) a further two and three-quarter lengths back in third.

“She still has some maturing to do, she hasn’t filled her frame completely as yet, Eustice told

“It’s just nice to get a win on board for Darren Dance who bred her and the owners who have been very, very patient. The team has done a great job just to keep her up and going an racing consistently.

"She will definitely stay. I thought today she wore then down rather than quicken and that will be her strength so there’s more to go next prep over a trip.”

Miss Tenthousand is a racey looking daughter of Spirit Of Boom (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

The winner of the 1996  AJC Australian Oaks and the STC Queen of the Turf Stakes a year later, Kenbelle left eight winners from 11 to race highlighted by the 5-time Group 1 winner and $2.8 million earner Boban (Bernardini).

Here is a bit of trivia. Spirit Of Boom’s dam Temple Spirit and Kenbelle shared the Queensland Broodmare of the Year Award with Buffering’s dam Action Annie in 2014.

Kenbelle was 24-years-old when she foaled Miss Tenthousand so she well and truly earned her pension.

Her owner Tony Thomas purchased Kenbelle at a dispersal sale of mares formerly owned by the late Robert Sangster in 2005 when she was carrying a filly by Tale Of The Cat (USA).  



Race Result - A1 Signage Mdn Plate 1500m

Ballarat Synthetic Track: Synthetic Time: 1:33.53
Miss Tenthousand
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 58
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Kenbelle (AUS) (Kenmare (FR))
Astrid's Comet
T: M Sell J: Jarrod Fry 58
3f Fighting Sun (AUS) x Bianca Gold (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
Lettie Lutz
T: Shea Eden J: A Lynch 58
3f Stratum (AUS) x Bearded Lady (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Wanted Miss
T: R D Griffiths J: Carleen Hefel 56
3f Wanted (AUS) x Influential Miss (AUS) (Carnegie (IRE))
T: Rhys Archard J: J Noonan 58
3f Al Maher (AUS) x Tallulah Bee (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
T: D S Archard J: Dean Holland 58
4m Real Saga (AUS) x Mosscedes (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
Miss Tuneful
T: T Kilgower J: Harry Grace 56.5
5m Dalakhani (IRE) x Classic Cameo (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Living On
T: M J Williams J: D Yendall 58
4m Bernardini (USA) x Prayer (AUS) (Desert Prince (IRE))
Destiny's Revolt
T: K J Evans J: J Maskiell 58
4m Reward For Effort (AUS) x Palace De Lago (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tavi Smiles
T: Aaron Purcell J: K Bohorun 58
3f Tavistock (NZ) x Keep Smiling (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Hayley's Storm
T: Tim Davies J: Laura Lafferty 56
6m Duporth (AUS) x Hayley's Thunder (AUS) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
T: D S Archard J: J Bowditch 58
3f Kuroshio (AUS) x Hushabye Baby (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
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