Hinchinbrook Filly Wins G3 Ethereal

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 17

Bred and sold by Rosemont Stud, three year-old Hinchinbrook filly Chica Fuerte earned some valuable Black Type on Saturday when taking out he Group III MRC Ethereal Stakes (2000m).

Chica Fuerte wins the G3 Ethereal Stakes - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Trained by Anthony and Sam Freedman and ridden by Ben Melham, Chica Fuerte showed a touch of class when finishing third at her previous run in the Group II VRC Edward Manifold Stakes and despite some concern about her ability to stay the longer trip emerged triumphant.

She led all the way and was strong to the line winning by more than a length to take her overall record to two wins and four placings from six starts with prizemoney just shy of $200,000.


She’s a good straight forward filly and very easy to do anything with,” said Sam Freedman.

“The Oaks is not on the agenda, but she’s bomb proof and handles all types of going so the Wakeful is a really nice race for her if she comes through this well.”

A $300,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Rosemont Stud dart for Bahen Bloodstock, Chica Fuerte is the best of two winners from imported Rock Hard Ten mare Guapa (USA), an unraced daughter of Group II winner Last Approach from a North American family that has had success here in the past, notably through Group I winners Assertive Lad, Assertive Lass and Reset.

Guapa has a yearling colt by Hellbent and has foaled this spring producing a filly by Magnus.


Her current two year-old, a colt by Exceed and Excel, will be offered at the Magic Millions 2YO’s in Training Sale as Lot 165.

He's for sale - the half-brother by Exceed and Excel to Chica Fuerte.

Chica Fuerte is the 21st stakes-winner for Yarraman Park’s much missed sire Hinchinbrook.



Race Result - Ethereal Stakes Gr3 2000m

Caulfield Track: Soft(6) Time: 2:07.20
Chica Fuerte
T: A & S Freedman J: B Melham 56
3f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Guapa (USA) (Rock Hard Ten (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Bahen Bloodstock
Salto Angel
T: D T O'Brien J: Damian Lane 56
3f Sacred Falls (NZ) x Jacilo (NZ) (Entrepreneur (GB))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $130,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: O'Brien Thoroughbreds
Star Of Eden
T: M D Moroney J: W Egan 56
3f Wandjina (AUS) x Jujube (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $62,500
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables Australia
T: James Cummings J: W Pike 56
3f Lonhro (AUS) x Miss Right Note (IRE) (Daylami (IRE))
T: James Cummings J: John Allen 56
3f Teofilo (IRE) x Cameo (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
Succeed Indeed
T: L & T Corstens J: M Zahra 56
3f Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Lucky Morna (AUS) (Ferocity (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $45,000
V:Goldin Farms, Angaston, SA
B: Malua Racing Pty Ltd / Flemington Bloodstock Agency
Cafe Rizu
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: C Newitt 56
3f Rubick (AUS) x Calm Smytzer (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis 2020 MAY Online Sale $27,500
V:M.G Price Racing and Breeding
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 56
3f More Than Ready (USA) x Star Of Giselle (AUS) (Reset (AUS))
Mrs Murphy
T: Paul Rocke J: J Noonan 56
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Voice Of An Angel (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 2 $24,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Mr MD Rocke
T: M D Moroney J: Jye McNeil 56
3f Savabeel (AUS) x O'Reilly Rose (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $300,000
B: Mr J Foote / Mr D Weir
Art Glass
T: G M Begg J: Craig Williams 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Crystal Flute (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $570,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock
Swindon Lass
T: Matthew Brown J: B Higgins 56
3f Wordsmith (AUS) x Splendid Thing (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: Matthew Brown Racing
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Walker 56
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Angel Of Mercy (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)
Blazing Lace
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: L Currie 56
3f Toronado (IRE) x Lacey Underall (AUS) (Desert Sun (GB))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Yarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour
B: Dan O'Sullivan Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $11,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: M Joy
Northern Bliss
T: N A Blackiston J: Jamie Kah 56
3f The Factor (USA) x Melodramas (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $14,000
V:Moorookyle Park, Smeaton
B: N A Blackiston Thoroughbred Racing Pty Ltd
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: M Rodd 56
3f Proisir (AUS) x Uno Sayuri (JPN) (Scatter The Gold (CAN))
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