Newly Gelded Sartorial Splendor Sizzles at the Valley

Tara Madgwick - Friday October 23

A Group III winner at Moonee Valley last spring, talented Brazen Beau four year-old Sartorial Splendor lost all form in the autumn and was subsequently gelded, but returned with a sizzling performance at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Sartorial Splendor wins the 55 second challenge at Moonee Valley - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Contesting Heat 3 of the 55 second challenge over 955m, the John Sadler trained Sartorial Splendor showed his customary speed to lead and kept up a good gallop to win by half a neck clocking 54.65, the second fastest time in the history of the challenge which has been going for a decade.


A $130,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Blue Gum Farm draft for his trainer, Sartorial Splendor has won three of 12 starts earning over $329,000 for his owners.

Sartorial Splendor is a half-brother to Group II winner Fontiton and is among seven winners from top producing stakes-winner Personal Ensign.



Race Result - Ladbrokes 55 Sec Challenge-84 955m

Moonee Valley Track: Good(3) Time: 0:54.65
Sartorial Splendor
T: J D Sadler J: M J Dee 57
4g Brazen Beau (AUS) x Personal Ensign (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: John Sadler Training Services Pty Ltd
Condo's Express
T: Richard Laming J: Jamie Kah 57
4g Rubick (AUS) x Braided (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $3,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Laming Racing
Human Nature
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: W Pike 56.5
4g All Too Hard (AUS) x Tiarazou (AUS) (Zizou (AUS))
Tony Nicconi
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: L Nolen 62
5g Nicconi (AUS) x Wickham (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Queen Annabel
T: Ms R Kelly J: Craig Williams 56
7m Bel Esprit (AUS) x Queen Trice (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $6,000
V:Kelly Thoroughbreds, Sale
B: C Kelly
Our Luca
T: Jerome Hunter J: John Allen 58
7g Bianconi (USA) x Caffe Francais (AUS) (Latarmiss (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Rangal Park Stud, Euroa, Vic
B: Graeme Gathercole
Echo Jet
T: Thomas Nikolic J: B Melham 57.5
6g Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Tai Tai Tess (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
Inglis 2020 JULY (Early) Online Sale $55,000
V:Bjorn Baker Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia
Our Gladiator
T: Jerome Hunter J: Damian Lane 60
7m Mint Lane (USA) x El Milagro (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Willow Grove Stud, Woodside, SA
B: Graeme Gathercole
Free Of Debt
T: Chris Bieg J: D Oliver 60
4g Unencumbered (AUS) x Stagerush (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm Euroa Vic
B: Chris Bieg Racing Pty Ltd
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