Deep Field Debut Winner at Sha Tin

Tara Madgwick - Monday January 25

Deep Field added to his growing reputation in Hong Kong with another promising debut winner at Sha Tin on Sunday in Winner Method.

Trained by Danny Shum, Winner Method won two trials in Australia under the care of Bjorn Baker before transferring to Hong Kong last year.

Recent good efforts in Hong Kong trials saw him sent out favourite for the Class Four sprint over 1000m and he duly ran up to expectation with a dominant length and a half win in 56.55 seconds.



Winner Method as a yearling.

Winner Method was a $150,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Attunga Stud draft for Bjorn Baker Racing/Clarke Bloodstock and is a half-brother to stakes-winner Enchanted Dream and Group II placed Mystic Maid being the fourth winner from good producer Magical Belle.

The current yearling from Magical Belle is a colt by Russian Revolution that will be offered by Western Breeders Alliance at the Perth Magic Millions as Lot 21.

Winner Method is the ninth winner in Hong Kong for Deep Field, whose progeny have proven well suited to what can be a challenging environment.



Race Result - D B Pin Hcp (C4) 1000m

Sha Tin Track: Good Time: 0:56.55
Winner Method
T: C S Shum J: Z Purton 56.5
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Magical Belle (AUS) (Blackfriars (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Attunga Stud Blandford NSW
B: Bjorn Baker Racing/Clarke Bloodstock
Bella Baby
T: W Y So J: A Badel 52
6g Havana Gold (IRE) x Chanter (GB) (Lomitas (GB))
Noble Desire
T: D Whyte J: M F Poon 51.5
5g Footstepsinthesand (GB) x Mimisel (GB) (Selkirk (USA))
Sell My Sole
T: J J Size J: J Moreira 59.5
4g Jimmy Choux (NZ) x Shahbab (NZ) (Bertolini (USA))
NZB Karaka - Book 2 $100,000
V:Rich Hill Stud
B: Price Bloodstock Management
Sunny And Gold
T: C H Yip J: K C Leung 55
4g Dream Ahead (USA) x Eager To Please (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $25,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: Matt Laurie Racing / Cameron Cooke Bloodstock
California Gungho
T: A S Cruz J: C Soumillon 60.5
6g Shakespearean (IRE) x Less Crazy (FR) (Le Fou (IRE))
T: D Ferraris J: T Piccone 56.5
3g Showcasing (NZ) x All The Answers (NZ) (Any Suggestion (AUS))
Island Sunshine
T: K W Lui J: N Callan 56.5
4g Needs Further (AUS) x Striking Bride (AUS) (Telesto (USA))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $32,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: Logan McGill Racing
Dragon Kingdom
T: Y S Tsui J: K Teetan 56.5
3g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Bokissa (AUS) (Bradbury's Luck (AUS))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $45,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Canungra, Qld
B: Magus Equine Ltd
E Honey
T: C Fownes J: C Y Ho 56.5
3g Nostradamus (AUS) x Tylden Lady (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $85,000
V:Woburn Farm
B: Mr DL Freedman
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $30,000
V:Oakford Thoroughbred Farm, Maldon
B: Blackwater Bloodstock
T: P Yiu J: Alex Lai 55.5
5g Per Incanto (USA) x Princess Alexandra (NZ) (Towkay (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $130,000
V:Ohukia Lodge Ltd
B: Mr R Yiu
Momentum Happy
T: K H Ting J: H N Wong 55.5
5g Dubawi (IRE) x Longing To Dance (GB) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Honey Bee
T: D A Hayes J: B Shinn 55.5
4g Sidestep (AUS) x Miriam Louisa (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $42,000
V:Carrington Park Stud Carrington Falls NSW
B: John Foote Bloodstock
T: K L Man J: Jerry Chau 53
6g Orpen (USA) x Leni Riefenstahl (IRE) (Mull Of Kintyre (USA))
Stallion Parade
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