Kermadec Gelding Makes it Two from Two

Mark Smith - Wednesday February 10

There was a timely update for a colt heading to the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale when the exciting Kermadec gelding Tuvalu kept his record at a perfect two for two at Sandown-Hillside on Wednesday.

They can't get near him - Tuvalu (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

A facile seven-length winner on debut at Warrnambool on January 21, the Lindsay Smith-trained gelding made every post a winner under Ethan Brown.

Under little more than a hand-ride Tuvalu defeated the I Am Invincible gelding Cumberbatch by two and a half lengths with the Written Tycoon gelding the Big Easy three-quarter of a length back in third.

“He’s a little bit raw but his work during the week was excellent, stable representative John Brooks told


uo;He’s raced by the owners of Scales Of Justice, and they will be thrilled”.

Tuvalu was a $200,000 purchase by Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) / L Smith out of the Merricks Station draft at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Tuvalu a $200,000 Inglis Premier yearling

The 3yo gelding is the first runner out of the Exceed And Excel mare Hangin’ Tough whose stakes-placed dam Ancelin (Sadler’s Wells) is a half-sister to Darley Stud’s blue hen Accessories the dam of Epaulette, Helmet, Bullbars and Pearls.

Merricks Station will consign a Lonhro half-brother to Tuvalu at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale. (Lot 73)




Race Result - Ladbrokes Back Yourself (Bm64) 1400m

Sandown-Hillside Track: Good(3) Time: 1:23.58
T: L Smith J: Ethan Brown 59.5
3g Kermadec (NZ) x Hangin' Tough (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $200,000
V:Merricks Station, Merricks
B: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) / L Smith
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jamie Kah 61
3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Pearl Star (AUS) (Star Witness (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld
B: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
The Big Easy
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: H Coffey 59.5
3g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Sunday Chill (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Energy Within
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 56.5
3f Toronado (IRE) x Hidden Energy (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 56
3f Teofilo (IRE) x Tactless (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Ultimate Edition
T: J E & C Ledger J: Damian Lane 58.5
3g Helmet (AUS) x Smooth Shot (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Royal Exit
T: M J Williams J: D Yendall 59.5
3g Vancouver (AUS) x Kamarla Rose (AUS) (Nadeem (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $70,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: M J Williams Thoroughbreds / Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)
Magnus Bellagio
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damien Thornton 59
3g Magnus (AUS) x Berry Bellagio (AUS) (Blevic (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $135,000
V:Ampulla Lodge, Bunyip
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $43,000
V:Kambula Stud Kadina SA
B: Ampulla Lodge
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