Sidestep - Mr Versatility

Mark Smith - Monday October 19

Telemon Thoroughbreds Sidestep is nothing if not versatile - his 3yo son Theleme was a four-length winner of a €110,000 Group II hurdle over 3600m at Auteuilin, France overnight followed by the first two winners at Muswellbrook on Monday over 900m and 1000m.

The Mark Schmetzer-trained Winside made a winning career debut in a 900 metres maiden.

Ridden by Koby Jennings, the 3yo filly sat just of the speed before tacking control in the straight to win by two and a half lengths.

A $26,000 purchase by Noble Bend Farm out of the Oaklands Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, Winside is the first foal of the 4-time winner She’s All Ours who hails from the family of Royal Ascot Queen Anne Stakes winner Waajib.

Sidestep struck again in the following race, a benchmark 58 over 1000m.

Off the scene for 21 weeks, the Cameron Crockett-trained Step On Fire sat outside the leader before Reece Jones guided him to the centre of the track to run out a comfortable two length winner.

The Kennedy family homebred 4yo gelding advances his record to two wins and a third from five starts.

Out of the Strategic mare Are You Ready, Step On Fire is a half-brother to three winners including a couple of Crockett stable stalwarts, Are You Sure (Arena) and Ori On Fire (Benfica).  

The sire of the Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi, Sidestep stands at Telemon Thoroughbred for a fee of $16,500.

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Race Result - M.M. 2yos In Training Sale Mdn 900m

Muswellbrook Track: Good(4) Time: 0:50.42
1
Winside
T: Mark Schmetzer J: K Jennings 57
3f Sidestep (AUS) x She's All Ours (AUS) (All Bar One (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 1 $26,000
V:Oaklands Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Noble Bend Farm
2
2.5
Silver Lass
T: Luke A Thomas J: D Mc Lellan 57
3f Walking Or Dancing (NZ) x French Rose (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $5,000
V:Bowness Stud, Young
B: L Thomas
3
4.0
Our Award
T: B F Cavanough J: Dylan Gibbons 54
3f Time For War (AUS) x It's You (AUS) (Celtic Swing (GB))
4
5.8
Upside
T: Justin Bowen J: G M Ryan 59
4m Sidestep (AUS) x Upinahms (AUS) (Brahms (USA))
5
6.0
Sparky Girl
T: P M Farrell J: S Lisnyy 57
3f Star Witness (AUS) x Hot Zephyr (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
6
6.3
Alexeyeva
T: Ms K Buchanan J: A Gibbons 57
3f Dissident (AUS) x Borobodur (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
7
6.8
Rar Rar
T: T S Howlett J: A Bullock 58.5
4m Magic Albert (AUS) x Colourful Moments (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
8
7.3
Our Vera
T: D Wagstaff J: D Northey 57
5m Ad Valorem (USA) x Love And Fear (AUS) (Magic Winner (AUS))
9
8.2
Jekyll
T: Ms J Bowen J: J Penza 57.5
3g Denman (AUS) x Left In My Wake (AUS) (Elvstroem (AUS))
10
9.3
Old Town Road
T: P M Perry J: Ms M Weir 57
3f Olympic Glory (IRE) x Classique (AUS) (Duke Of Marmalade (IRE))
11
11.3
Martian Queen
T: S C Jones J: A B Collett 57
3f Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Lookin At Mars (AUS) (Lookin At Lucky (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 2 $16,000
V:Tamac Stud Farm Walcha NSW
B: Group One Thoroughbreds
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