Third Group Three for Casino Prince's Sweet Deal

Mark Smith - Saturday August 22

There were a few hard luck stories in Saturday’s Group III Toy Show Quality (1100m) at Randwick but not so for John Thompson’s bonny mare Sweet Deal.

Sweet Deal toughs it out in the Toy Show (Steve Hart)

Connections of the runner-up Zaniah and third placed Seasons were left to rue what might have been after James McDonald guided the 6yo daughter of Casino Prince to a nose victory over Zaniah (Zoustar) with Seasons (Sebring) a half-neck back in third.

It was the third Group III for Sweet Deal following wins in the 2019 NJC Tibbie Stakes and ATC Triscay Stakes in February.

John Thomson said he was expecting a forward showing at her first start in over four months.

“The last seven days she has really come on. She galloped here on Tuesday and worked very well in what we called a winning gallop”, Thompson said.

“We were quietly confident, but we thought the 1100m might have been a bit short. As it turned out it was nearly a little bit too long.

“I was worried about the big weight as well, but Les Bridge said to me this morning that good mares win these races and she is a good mare.

“There are some nice mare races coming up and her next will be a set weight with penalties so she will probably meet some of these mares better off at the weights. She is going well and is in for a good prep.”

Casino Prince (Mark Smith)

 Purchased by Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) for $67,500 out of the Lincoln Farm draft at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Sweet Deal advances her record to 9 wins, 6 seconds and 2 thirds from 33 starts with earnings of $759,620.

She is the best of two winners from as many to race out of the Sydney winning Royal Academy mare Dorothy Evelyn, who hails from the family of Group 1 West Australian Derby winner Chipolata.

Dorothy Evelyn was pensioned in 2018 after producing a full-brother to Sweet Deal.

Sweet Deal is one of 19 stakes-winners for Vinery Stud's stalwart Casino Prince who stands alongside his son All Too Hard at a fee of $5,500.


Race Result - Bowermans Toy Show Qlty Gr3 1100m

Randwick Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:04.44
Sweet Deal
T: John Thompson J: J B Mc Donald 59
6m Casino Prince (AUS) x Dorothy Evelyn (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Casino Prince
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $67,500
V:Lincoln Farm, Blandford
B: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA)
T: K A Lees J: J R Collett 53
5m Zoustar (AUS) x Listen Here (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,000,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: Bruce Perry Bloodstock
T: L J Bridge J: K Mc Evoy 53
6m Sebring (AUS) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: K Harding
T: David Pfieffer J: Tommy Berry 54
5m Real Saga (AUS) x Wabeel (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: Chris Anderson Racing
Invictus Salute
T: Mark Newnham J: Rachel King 53
5m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Acquired (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
T: Brad Widdup J: Tim Clark 53.5
5m Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Snowgums (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 55
5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Tahnee Topaz (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: Bruce Perry Bloodstock
Musical Genius
T: Joseph Pride J: R Dolan 53
6m Swiss Ace (AUS) x Symphony (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
River Bird
T: J C Coyle J: G Boss 54
5m Epaulette (AUS) x Amber's Crown (AUS) (Excites (AUS))
In Good Time
T: T J Bartley J: Ms K O'Hara 54
6m Time Thief (AUS) x Turbo Rose (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Stallion Parade
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