Bon Hoffa's Noble Boy Back to his Best in Winter Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday July 11

You could be excused for thinking that Noble boy had his moment in the sun when winning the $500,000 Country Championship at Randwick in April last year.

The son of Bon Hoffa had been building up an impressive strike rate for trainer Todd Blowes. After taking his record to seven wins from eight start when winning his next start at Eagle Farm, Noble Boy then failed to win at his next six starts. He was transferred to Clare Cunningham after finishing last in the Group II Villiers Stakes.

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With the in-form Jason Collett in the saddle, Noble Boy was making his fourth start for Cunningham stable in Saturday’s Listed Kia Winter Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.

With most jockeys heading to the better going down the centre of the tack, Collett stuck closest to the rails on Noble Boy who finished best to defeat Taikomochi (Snitzel) by a neck with Order Again   (Iffraaj) a neck back in third.

Noble Boy winning the Country Championship (Steve Hart)

With his maiden stakes success the 5yo son of Bon Hoffa advances his record to 8 wins and 2 thirds from 18 starts with earnings of $735,375.

Bred and part-owned by Donna Smart, Noble Boy is the best of two winners from three to race out of the Manner Hill mare Lady Dignity.

No-one could accuse connections of not giving Lady Dignity her chance on the track.

Bon Hoffa

A $12,000 Magic Millions Yearling, Lady Dignity started 44 times over five seasons with her moment of glory coming in a maiden at Dubbo at her 22nd start.

Dignity Lady 2yo filly by Bon Hoffa and a yearling filly by Curata Storm. Not covered in 2018, Dignity Lady visited Knight Exemplar last spring.

Noble Boy becomes the fourth stakes-winner for Bowness Stud’s Bon Hoffa.

A good-looking son of Belong To Me (USA), Bon Hoffa stands at for a fee of $5,500 at Bowness Stud in 2020.

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Race Result - Kia Winter Stakes LR 1400m

Rosehill Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:25.93
1
Noble Boy
T: Clare Cunningham J: J R Collett 54
5g Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Dignity Lady (AUS) (Manner Hill (AUS))
2
0.3
Taikomochi
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Q Krogh 58
6g Snitzel (AUS) x Geisha (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Barneswood Farm Limited
3
0.5
Order Again
T: C J Waller J: S Clipperton 56.5
6g Iffraaj (GB) x Glass Half Full (NZ) (Van Nistelrooy (USA))
4
0.9
Dealmaker
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 55.5
4g Dundeel (NZ) x Sport Chic (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
5
1.1
Sikandarabad
T: Sam Kavanagh J: Tim Clark 57
7g Dr Fong (USA) x Sindiyma (IRE) (Kalanisi (IRE))
Inglis 2020 MAY Online Sale $100,000
V:Yulong Investments
B:
6
1.5
Trumbull
T: Ms K Waugh J: Tommy Berry 56.5
4g Darci Brahma (NZ) x Pride And Passion (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
7
3.3
Sambro
T: C J Waller J: G Boss 56
5g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Eau De Joie (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
8
3.7
Romani Girl
T: C J Waller J: Ms K O'Hara 53
4m Reliable Man (GB) x Gypsy Jewels (AUS) (Jade Robbery (USA))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $75,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Mr SF Ritchie
9
7.8
Smartedge
T: P & P Snowden J: A Adkins 53
5g Smart Missile (AUS) x Couredge (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
10
16.1
Ready To Prophet
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Rachel King 53.5
4m Smart Missile (AUS) x Ready To Live (USA) (More Than Ready (USA))
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