One to Watch – Ballarat

Tara Madgwick - Sunday September 20

The Victoria Derby dream is alive tonight for the connections of this impressive staying maiden winner at Ballarat on Sunday.

Shadow Prey wins at Ballarat - image Ross Holburt / Racing Photos

Trained on the track by Simon Morrish, Crackerjack King (IRE) gelding Shadow Prey signalled his Derby potential when finishing third at his second start back in July at Flemington over 1800m behind highly rated colt Alycone.

Stepped up to 2000m for his second run back from a short break, Shadow Prey was sent out a hot favourite and delivered the goods for punters.

He relished the longer trip to power clear and win by two and a quarter lengths at his fourth start.

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A homebred for Wyndholm Park, who stand his sire Crackerjack King, Shadow Prey is the first winner for High Chaparral (IRE) mare Lady Brave, a daughter of Group I Queensland Oaks runner up Rathsallagh, so he has the pedigree to suggest Derby.



Shadow Prey is the sixth winner from small numbers sired by Shamardal’s Group I winning son Crackerjack King, who stands at a fee of $6,600.

Crackerjack King




 

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Race Result - Bartlett Blinds Mdn Plate 2000m

Ballarat Track: Soft(5) Time: 2:09.67
1
Shadow Prey
T: S Morrish J: Jordan Childs 57
3g Crackerjack King (IRE) x Lady Brave (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
2
2.3
Tango Gold
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: D Yendall 57.5
4m Tavistock (NZ) x Glitzabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM National Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Mick Price Racing
3
2.7
Sweet Gold
T: C J Waller J: Jye McNeil 57.5
5m Havana Gold (IRE) x Sworn Pro (GER) (Protektor (GER))
4
2.8
Arizona Drifter
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: Will Price 59.5
5g Americain (USA) x Who Matters (AUS) (Churchill Downs (AUS))
5
4.8
Jocat
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: M J Walker 57.5
4m Shamoline Warrior (AUS) x Desire (NZ) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
6
6.6
Unharmed
T: Dwayne Reid J: W Egan 59.5
5g Unencumbered (AUS) x Royale Harmony (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Glenarvon Park Stud, Lorn
B: Eden Racing
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale Platinum Session $60,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA)
7
7.6
Edgar Allan
T: M S Hibbs J: Ms J Da Rose 59.5
5g Poet's Voice (GB) x Joking Apart (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $26,000
V:Laceby Lodge Stud Laceby Vic
B: Peregrine Bloodstock
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale Platinum Session $12,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: Inglis As Agent
8
9.8
Scotch Sun
T: D W Whitworth J: Tatum Bull 54.5
5m All Too Hard (AUS) x Gopana (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis 2019 June Monthly Online Sale $9,500
V:Vinery Stud
B:
9
10.8
Doom Star
T: Jackson Pallot J: N Callow 59.5
4g Domesday (AUS) x Bells Of Troy (AUS) (Clangalang (AUS))
Stallion Parade
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