Smart Missile Gelding Wins G3 Guineas Prelude

Tara Madgwick - Saturday September 26

A last start Listed winner at Flemington, talented Smart Missile gelding Crosshaven took another step forward when scoring a stylish victory in the Group III MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Crosshaven wins the G3 Guineas Prelude -  Pat Scala - Racing Photos

Prepared at Lindsay Park, Crosshaven keeps improving and raced on the pace for Daniel Stackhouse before kicking clear to win by a length and three-quarters.


It’s a good effort as he was able to do it at both ends,” said co-trainer Ben Hayes, who is now looking to the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas on Saturday week.

“It’s really exciting for two weeks time. He’s won four from five and is a serious contender.”


Crosshaven loves winning! - image Pat Scala/ Racing Photos

An $80,000 yearling graduate of Haunui Farm’s 2019 Karaka Book 1 draft, Crosshaven was initially passed in before selling to Lindsay Park with his breeder Daniel Nakhle retaining a share.

Nakhle had enjoyed previous success with the Lindsay Park team after selling a half share in Spanish Whisper, who won the Group II Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) for the combination.

Crosshaven has the overall record of four wins from five starts with prizemoney in excess of $305,000.

Crosshaven is a half-brother to Group III winner Killarney and is from terrific producer and Group II winner Irish Colleen, who has had five foals to race all winners.

Smart Missile is the sire of Crosshaven

He is another star performer for Twin Hills Stud’s Smart Missile, who stands this spring at a fee of $22,000.



Race Result - Caulfield Guineas Prelude-C&G Gr3 1400m

Caulfield Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:25.57
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 56
3g Smart Missile (AUS) x Irish Colleen (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE))
Smart Missile
NZB Karaka Book 1 $80,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Lindsay Park Racing
Amish Boy
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 55
3c Star Witness (AUS) x Sheeznodoubt (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Star Witness
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock Pty Ltd
National Choice
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: C Newitt 55
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
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 55
3c Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Dyna Slam (USA) (Grand Slam (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Luskin Park Luskintyre NSW
B: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
Captain Corelli
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: B Melham 55
3c Tavistock (NZ) x Floria (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $225,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Aquis Farm / Mick Price Racing
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: L Nolen 55
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Miss Interiors (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Torryburn Stud Torryburn NSW
B: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd
Savannah Cloud
T: P Stokes J: L Currie 55
3c Savabeel (AUS) x Annie Higgins (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $140,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Dalziel Bloodstock / Mr P Moody
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 57
3c Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Purely Spectacular (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,600,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Phoenix T'Breds (II) Ltd/Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
T: A W Noonan J: J Noonan 55
3c Shooting To Win (AUS) x Monira (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $160,000
V:Woburn Farm
B: Mr AW Noonan
Flying Award
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 56
3c Shamus Award (AUS) x Flying Dansino (NZ) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
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