Recent success puts the spotlight on Shalaa at the trials

Mark Smith - Sunday September 20

There will be interest in a trio of new season juveniles  from the first southern hemisphere crop of dual Group 1 winner Shalaa (IRE) in Monday’s official two-year-old barrier trials at Randwick, particularly after a week where he had winners in England and Japan and a Group III second in France.

Shalaa (Mark Smith)

The Michael Stoute trained My Swallow broke his maiden at his second start with a smooth two lengths score under Ryan Moore in a 7f novice at Sandown on Wednesday then on Friday Shalaa’s Legal Attack backed up from his winning debut at Newmarket to finish second in the Group III Prix Eclipse at Chantilly.

Then on Saturday at Chukyo racetrack in Japan, Hitoyogiri made the best possible start to his career with a two-length win in a Newcomers race over 1200m to become his sires 12th winner.


A 120,000gns purchase by Toji Morita from the Floors Stud consignment at the tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Hitoyogiri is out of the stakes-placed Motivator mare Federation who is a half-sister to 5-time Group 1 winner and Champion 2yo filly in Europe in 2003 and Champion 3yo filly in Ireland in 2004, Attraction (Efisio) who was also in the news on Saturday as the dam of Sheikh Hamdan’s 5yo Frankel entire Elarqam a dominant winner of the Group III Legacy Cup Stakes at Newbury.

The first runner for Shalaa (IRE) on Monday comes in heat four for colts and geldings.

The Matthew Dunn-trained colt Feirme Prince was a $150,000 purchase by M Dunn / N Jenkinson out of the Berkeley Park Stud draft at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Feirme Prince was a $150,000 Inglis Classic yearling

He is the third foal of the unraced street Cry (IRE) mare Street Queen who hails from the family of Saturday’s Group III Foundation Cup winner Orderofthegarter (IRE).

In heat five for fillies the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Bahahaa steps out for the first time in public.

A $200,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling, Bahahaa is another out of a Street Cry (IRE) mare, and despite this one being a US import, she has a very familiar pedigree.

Bahahaa a $200,000 magic Millions yearling

Intiba (USA) is a half-sister to Hong Kong Horse Of The Year Vengeance Of Rain and AJC Oaks heroine Dizelle who is the dam of Victoria Oaks winner Pinot.

Intiba (USA) is herself a daughter of Danehill’s Group 1 Blue Diamond stakes winner Danelagh.

The final runner for Shalaa (IRE) comes in heat six for colts and geldings.

Revivalist was a $380,000 Magic Millions Yearling

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Revivalist was a $380,000 purchase by China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/WinStar out of the Arrowfield draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

He is the second foal of 5-time winning Flying Spur mare Rationality a sister to triple Group 1 winner Mentality


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