Undefeated Immortal Love on a Path to the Caulfield Guineas

Mark Smith - Saturday August 29

A length covered the first six runners home in Saturday’s Group III HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield with the Snitzel gelding Immortal Love doing the best in a driving finish to keep his record at a perfect three for three.

With Craig Newitt in the saddle, Immortal Love still had plenty to do half-way down the straight Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa was hanging tough after dis[posing of a stubborn Extra Time (Shooting To Win) before coming under attack from firstly Flying Award and then Immortal Love who finished resolutely to defeat Flying Award (Shamus Award) by a short-half-head with Tagaloa (Lord Kanaloa) a nose back in third.

What a finish! Immortal Love gets up in the final stride (Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

Trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr for Peter Creighton’s United syndications, Immortal love was highlighted on Breednet when making a winning career debut at Echuca on May 4.

He then went to Flemington where he comfortably disposed of the $1 VOBIS Showdown winner Khoekhoe over 1400m on a heavy 8.

“It wasn’t the plan to be so far back in the run, I will be interested in what Craig says,” Mick Price said.

“He did a great job and you can add about three lengths to his form if it rains. I will say he goes to the Exford (Plate at Flemington) in two weeks then the Guineas Prelude then the Caulfield Guineas.

“He’s a gelding is quite uncomplicated and it’s great for Peter Creighton who bred him.”

Immortal Love is the third winner and first stakes-winner out of  the Bel Esprit mare Loveyamadly who was purchased by United Syndications for $60,000 out of the Yallambee Stud draft at the 2010 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

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er of the Listed Abel Stakes and a Group III runner-up, Loveyamadly went on to win six and place in three of her 13 starts with earnings of $319,338.

United chose to breed from Loveyamadly whose first foal Classic Gaming (Medaglia D'Oro) was sold for $200,000 at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. He has won two and placed in four of his nine starts to date.

United kept the next two foals of Loveyamadly a filly and a colt by Snitzel.

Snitzel (Mark Smith)

The filly named Bella Amore who broke her maiden at Sandown in December.

Loveyamadly has a 3yo colt by Not A Single Doubt that was purchased by Nat McCall Racing for just $20,000 at the 2019 Inglis September Online Sale.

After foaling a Capitalist filly last spring, Loveyamadly was covered by Rubick.

Immortal Love becomes the 104th stakes-winner for Arrowfield Stud’s champion stallion Snitzel.

Interestingly, Immportal Love is a three-quarter brother-in-blood to Snitzel stakes-winner Ducimus, who stands at Rivercrest Park Stud in Western Australia and you can read about him here,  

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Race Result - H.D.F. McNeil Stakes Gr3 1200m

Caulfield Track: Good(3) Time: 1:10.89
1
Immortal Love
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: C Newitt 57
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Loveyamadly (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
2
0.1
Flying Award
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 58
3c Shamus Award (AUS) x Flying Dansino (NZ) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
3
0.2
Tagaloa
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Walker 59.5
3c Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x Vasilissa (JPN) (Heart's Cry (JPN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Busuttin Racing
4
0.4
Extra Time
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: Jamie Kah 58.5
3g Shooting To Win (AUS) x Gwynethanne (NZ) (Handsome Ransom (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $140,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: Macdonald Gluyas Racing
5
0.8
Ranting
T: L & T Corstens J: D Dunn 57
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Vanilla Ice Cream (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ
B: Flemington Bloodstock/Malua Racing
6
1.0
Crosshaven
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 57
3g Smart Missile (AUS) x Irish Colleen (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $80,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Lindsay Park Racing
7
3.5
Khoekhoe
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 57
3c Turffontein (AUS) x Walvis Bay (NZ) (Cape Cross (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $50,000
V:Hollylodge Thoroughbreds, Avenel
B: M Cumani
8
3.8
Rathlin
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 58
3c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Wiener (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $725,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
9
4.0
National Choice
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 57
3c Snitzel (AUS) x My Sabeel (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $300,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd / C B Bloodstock
10
4.7
Hard Landing
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: Craig Williams 58.5
3c All Too Hard (AUS) x Snitzerland (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bstock
11
4.8
The Last Charge
T: K L Corstens J: Beau Mertens 57
3c Late Charge (AUS) x Elite Vision (AUS) (Our Maizcay (AUS))
12
5.8
Loca
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Damian Lane 57
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Shakeira (USA) (Freud (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $900,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $310,000
V:Kingstar Farm Denman NSW
B: Redwall Bloodstock
13
6.0
Larimer Street
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M Rodd 58
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
14
7.0
Our Playboy
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: B Melham 58.5
3c Sebring (AUS) x Mischief Night (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
15
7.3
Branders Rule
T: P G Moody J: L Nolen 57
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Hermila (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Stallion Parade
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