Golden Gift Goal for First Capitalist Winner

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 17

It only seemed fitting that Peter and Paul Snowden, who trained Golden Slipper winner Capitalist to Champion 2YO honours, should also put the polish on his very first winner with exciting colt Captivant saluting on debut at Randwick on Saturday.

Captivant wins at Randwick - image Steve Hart

Captivant caught the eye when winning his only previous trial at Randwick on October 12 and relished the tougher assignment of raceday competition.

Allowed to find his feet early by Jason Collett, he unleashed an explosive turn of foot over the final furlong to power past his rivals and win the ATC Victory Vein Plate (1000m) by two lengths running away from Maurice (Jpn) colt Akihiro.


“Capitalist is really stamping his stock, they are so mature in mind and body,” said a delighted Paul Snowden.

“This colt has got so much more to come, he’s so raw he’s frozen!

“We won’t make any decisions right now, although the $1million Golden Gift is in three weeks time.

“We’ll see how his feed tin is tomorrow and how he comes through the run, but I predict  he’ll pull up well.”

Captivant is a stunning looking colt!

A $550,000 Magic Millions purchase for China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Starlight Racing from the Ashleigh Thoroughbreds draft, Captivant was the fourth most expensive colt sired by Capitalist from his first crop.

Bred by Senga Bissett, he has a speed pedigree being from Speedboat, a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinter Cross Current and to the dams of Group I winner Crown Prosecutor and Group II winner Willow Creek.

It’s also the family of Group I sprinter River Dove and Group II winning sire Headwater.

Speedboat has a yearling colt by Hellbent is back in foal to the same sire.

A Champion 2YO by Written Tycoon, Capitalist stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $44,000 this spring.


Race Result - Acy Securities Victory Vein 1000m

Randwick Track: Good(4) Time: 0:58.19
T: P & P Snowden J: J R Collett 56.5
2c Capitalist (AUS) x Speedboat (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $550,000
V:Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Starlight Racing
T: G Portelli J: Ms K O'Hara 56.5
2c Maurice (JPN) x Lahana (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Portelli Racing
She's All Class
T: C J Waller J: K Mc Evoy 54.5
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Shirra Nui (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Brae Sokolski
T: James Cummings J: J Parr 56.5
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Thalia (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
T: Gary & John Moore J: Regan Bayliss 56.5
2c Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Waterspell (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre, Vic
B: Patrick Lee
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 54.5
2f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Panegyria (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: P & P Snowden J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
2c Capitalist (AUS) x Rough Ride (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
Lan Kwai Fong
T: Melanie O'Gorman J: B Mc Dougall 54.5
2f Rageese (AUS) x D J Lightning (USA) (Doneraile Court (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $75,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: O'Gorman Racing
Emerald Bay
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 54.5
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Drinks All Round (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: Sun Bloodstock
MM National Weanling Sale $130,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Segenhoe Thoroughbreds
Montana Flash
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 56.5
2c Star Turn (AUS) x Dukemore (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $550,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: Hawkes Racing
Feirme Prince
T: M J Dunn J: N Rawiller 56.5
2c Shalaa (IRE) x Street Queen (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Berkeley Park Stud, Blandford
B: M Dunn / N Jenkinson
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