Pierata Relation Wins G3 Vain

Tara Madgwick - Saturday August 15

Co-bred and sold by Widden Stud, progressive Sebring colt Our Playboy stamped himself as a bright spring prospect when powering home to win the Group III MRC Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Our Playboy wins the G3 Vain Stakes - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Prepared by Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr, Our Playboy won his last two starts before spelling back in April at Terang and Sandown, but has clearly taken a step forward from that level during his winter break.

Ridden by Ben Melham, Our Playboy finished his race off hard to surge home and win by a length over lightly raced Zoustar colt Ranting, who will not remain a maiden for much longer.
 



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“I’ve got to give credit to Ben Wade, who rides this colt at home as he wants to go hard and he’s done a great job getting him to relax,” said Mick Price.

“We bought him as a sprinting Sebring and that’s what we’ll keep him at for now.”

A $210,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Widden Stud draft, Our Playboy runs for a big syndicate of stable clients and has won three of five starts earning nearly $140,000.

Our Playboy, pictured as a yearling, was bred and sold by Widden Stud

Bred by Widden Stud in partnership, Our Playboy is the first winner for Mischief Night, an unraced half-sister by Shamardal (USA) to Group I winner Pierata and Group III winner Ashokan.

Mischief Night was onsold by Widden at the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale where she made $200,000 when in foal to Pierata’s sire Pierro.

She has since produced a yearling colt from that mating for Kingstar Farm and is in foal to Capitalist.

Our Playboy is the 61st stakes-winner for Widden Stud’s much missed sire Sebring, whose last crop of foals are now yearlings.

He is also the first stakes-winner anywhere in the world to carry a double cross of  champion sire Flying Spur 3 x 3.




 

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Race Result - Neds Vain Stakes Gr3 1100m

Caulfield Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:04.91
1
Our Playboy
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: B Melham 56
3c Sebring (AUS) x Mischief Night (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
Sebring
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
2
1.0
Ranting
T: L & T Corstens J: D Dunn 56
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Vanilla Ice Cream (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Zoustar
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ
B: Flemington Bloodstock/Malua Racing
3
2.3
Rulership
T: P & P Snowden J: Damian Lane 56
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Devoirs (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
I Am Invincible
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $900,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bstock/Stonestreet
4
2.4
Branders Rule
T: P G Moody J: L Nolen 56
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Hermila (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
5
3.1
Larimer Street
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Oliver 57
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Original Choice (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $450,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Mark Pilkington Management / Busuttin Racing
6
3.2
Lunar Fox
T: P A Preusker J: Jordan Childs 58
3c Foxwedge (AUS) x Grant's Moon (USA) (Malibu Moon (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Kelly Thoroughbreds, Sale
B: TKO Racing
7
4.2
Keep On Fighting
T: G M Moloney J: Patrick Moloney 56
3g Fighting Sun (AUS) x Paparazzi Dreamer (NZ) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $25,000
V:Noorilim Park Arcadia Vic
B: Gerard Moloney
8
4.9
The Cruiser
T: F Stockdale J: A Lynch 56
3c Charge Forward (AUS) x Chatelaine (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Murrulla Stud, Wingen
B: Frankie Stockdale Horse Racing Pty Ltd
9
5.4
Hydro Star
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 56
3c Headwater (AUS) x Final Star (AUS) (Delago Brom (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $15,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm
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