Sweet Deal - What a Beauty She Is

Mark Smith - Saturday November 14

We have been effusive in our praise for the no thrills Casino Prince mare Sweet Deal who put a stamp on her career with a typically spirited performance in Saturday’s $1million The Hunter at Newcastle.

Sweet Deal loves Newcastle (Steve Hart)

With regular partner Nash Rawiller in the saddle, Sweet Deal banked the $580,000 winners cheque with a length win over the 5yo Demeritt gelding Special Reward with the same distance back to Godolphin’s 4yo Medaglia d’Oro mare Asiago a fast-finishing third.

Born and raised at Edinglassie Stud, Sweet Deal advances her record to ten seven two from 37 starts with earnings of $1,357,020.

Winning trainer John Thompson said the 6yo daughter of Casino Prince was nearly retired to the broodmare barn.

“Thank god she’s here as the owners were talking about retiring her last year, so I’m glad we went another 12 months,” Thompson said.


uo;She runs well for Nash, that’s the way to ride her, she relaxes with cover and attacks the line. She is a lovely mare and will be back for one last hoorah in the autumn.”

Rawiller said Sweet Deal has a special place in his heart.

“She is a horse I’ve always had a lot of confidence in, I’ve done some crazy things on her because she can get you out of trouble. She is a little bulldog,” Rawiller said.

Great partnership Sweet Deal and Nash Rawiller (Steve Hart)

“She has been in great form, just hasn’t had a lot of luck, full credit to the owners, they were adamant to ride her with a sit today.

“To be honest, it’s probably one of the first times we’ve found a race where we have been able to ride her like that, let her stalk and we know how brilliant she is when she can do that.

“It was great to see her bounce back like that, she is already a Group Three winner here and to come out and win a million-dollar race is exciting, especially to do it on her.”

Purchased by Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) for $67,500 out of the Lincoln Farm draft at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Sweet Deal is the best of two winners from as many to race out of the Sydney winning Royal Academy mare Dorothy Evelyn.

Sweet Deal was a $67,500 Inglis Classic yearling

 Hailing from the family of Group 1 West Australian Derby winner Chipolata, Dorothy Evelyn was pensioned in 2018 after producing a full-brother to Sweet Deal.

A 3-time Group III winner, Sweet Deal is one of 19 stakes-winners for Vinery Studs stalwart Casino Prince who stands alongside his son All Too Hard at a fee of $5,500.


Race Result - The Tab Hunter 1300m

Newcastle Track: Good(4) Time: 1:16.83
Sweet Deal
T: John Thompson J: N Rawiller 56
6m Casino Prince (AUS) x Dorothy Evelyn (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Special Reward
T: K A Lees J: A Bullock 57.5
5g Demerit (AUS) x Special Kiseki (AUS) (Special Bond (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: Ms K O'Hara 52
4m Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Disputes (AUS) (Manton (AUS))
Tactical Advantage
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 56.5
7g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Above Perfection (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: K A Lees J: R Dolan 52
5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Tahnee Topaz (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: J Parr 57.5
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Celts (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 55.5
5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Now Now (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
T: James Cummings J: J R Collett 57.5
5g Lonhro (AUS) x Kanzan (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
T: Ms K Waugh J: Tommy Berry 58
5g Darci Brahma (NZ) x Pride And Passion (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: John Thompson J: Rachel King 55
6g All Too Hard (AUS) x Tabasco Kitten (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Brave Song
T: P & P Snowden J: Regan Bayliss 54.5
6g Your Song (AUS) x Brave Choice (AUS) (Dr Fong (USA))
Signore Fox
T: P & P Snowden J: J Penza 55
5h Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Sharp Susan (USA) (Touch Gold (USA))
Chief Ironside
T: K A Lees J: J B Mc Donald 56
6h Lawman (FR) x Moment Of Time (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Inglis July (Early) Online Sale $4,750
B: Australian Bloodstock
Inglis December Online Sale $4,500
B: A1 Services
El Dorado Dreaming
T: K A Lees J: Tim Clark 54
5m Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Solanas (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
T: Mitchell Beer J: Tom Sherry 55.5
7g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Special Mission (NZ) (Towkay (AUS))
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