Three Winners in Three Days for Vancouver

Tara Madgwick - Thursday December 31

Promising young sire Vancouver posted his third winner in three days when Swift Sure broke through for an easy victory at Warrnambool on New Year’s Eve bringing a timely update for his half-brother heading to the Magic Millions for Coolmore.

Swift Sure wins at Warrnambool - image Alice Miles / Racing Photos

Trained by Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr, Swift Sure was second at his first two starts in November and broke through when stepped out to 1700m.

He hit the line strongly to win by more than a length at his third start with Dean Yendall in the saddle.

Bought by Mick Price for just $55,000 at the Magic Millions 2YO’s in Training Sale from the Laceby Lodge draft, Swift Sure is the first winner for good metro winner Berrimilla, who won over $475,000 on the track, but somehow managed to miss out on Black Type!

Coolmore will offer the current yearling from Berrimilla, a colt by American Pharoah (USA), as Lot 97 at Magic Millions 2021.

click to see his pedigree page.

By champion sire Fastnet Rock, Berrimilla is from Group II placed Purrfection, a half-sister to Group I New Zealand Oaks winner Boundless from the family of Group I Brisbane Cup winner Limitless.

Swift Sure is the fifth winner from just six runners for Vancouver bred from daughters of Fastnet Rock, the nick running at 83% winners to runners with the best winner being South African Group II winner Mount Pleasant.

Swift Sure is the third winner in the past three days for Vancouver following on from Parksville and Alternate, all lightly raced three year-olds on the up.



Race Result - Dj Bowman Racing Mdn Plate 1700m

Warrnambool Track: Good(4) Time: 1:44.71
Swift Sure
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: D Yendall 58
3g Vancouver (AUS) x Berrimilla (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $55,000
V:Laceby Lodge Stud Pty Ltd, Baddaginnie, Vic
B: Mick Price Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Laceby Lodge/Shane Nichols Racing
Red Santa
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 58
3c Redwood (GB) x Sesenta (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $100,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
Double Delight
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 57.5
4m Zoustar (AUS) x Hanover Fist (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Magnetic Jewel
T: P W McKenna J: Jordan Childs 57.5
4m Magnus (AUS) x Ellesmere (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
T: Adam Chambers J: Dean Holland 59.5
6g Reset (AUS) x Qu'appelle (AUS) (Export Price (FR))
Halo's Quest
T: Vanessa Hutchinson J: Declan Bates 57.5
5m Ambidexter (AUS) x Delightful Dale (AUS) (Armidale (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $5,000
V:Turnagain Horses Springton SA
B: Robin Stutley
T: Stephen Lenehan J: Will Price 59.5
6g Gallo Di Ferro (USA) x Venerable (AUS) (Desert King (IRE))
T: M W Greig J: Melissa Julius 59.5
5g Americain (USA) x Magicmolly (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
Inglis 2020 JULY (Early) Online Sale $2,250
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