One to Watch -Bendigo

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday March 2

The most expensive yearling by Dundeel sold at Inglis Premier this week was a $550,000 colt from Ruby Falls secured by John O’Shea Racing/ Suman Hedge Bloodstock and his half-sister broke the ice in good style at Bendigo on Tuesday.

Having her first run for new trainer Clayton Douglas after three modest runs ( a second and two fifths) for the Lindsay Park team that saw the Fastnet Rock filly entered in the Inglis Digital October Online Sale last year, Screwdriver quickly set about repaying her $37,500 purchase price for Bradlee Park.

Sent out favourite with Jamie Kah in the saddle, Screwdriver produced a sustained run to snatch a head win in the 1400m maiden.




Douglas has made a few gear changes and adopted a different approach to her work with Screwdriver, who is a three-quarter sister-in-blood to Group I winner Irish Lights, obviously taking improvement from her new routine



Originally a $160,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft for Lindsay Park/ Andrew Williams Bloodstock, Screwdriver is the second winner from two to race from Ruby Falls, an unraced three-quarter sister by Flying Spur to Group I winner Irish Lights, the dam of Group II winner Omei Sword and Irish stakes-winner Lipizzaner.

Screwdriver was a $160,000 Inglis Easter yearling and then a $37,500 Inglis Digital purchase last October.

The family also featured in the Juvenile Trial Watch story on Monday about a filly called Tattooist (2f American Pharoah x Aspen Falls), read about it here.

Given the potential for pedigree upside and further racetrack success, Screwdriver is looking like a very nice investment for the Bradlee Park team of Clayton Douglas and Jamie Kah!



Race Result - Budget Car & Truck Rental Mdn 1400m

Bendigo Track: Good(4) Time: 1:25.39
T: Clayton Douglas J: Jamie Kah 57
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Ruby Falls (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Divine Rule
T: A & S Freedman J: Jye McNeil 57
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Sultah (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: RMA Bloodstock Trust / D Redvers
T: Ms C Alderson J: M J Walker 57
3f Toronado (IRE) x The Gorgon (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Zoe Mae
T: R J Besanko J: Michael Poy 57
3f Dandino (GB) x Bluetrice (AUS) (Lake Coniston (IRE))
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: Will Price 57
3f Toronado (IRE) x St Trinians (AUS) (Black Hawk (GB))
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: D W Stackhouse 57
3f Turffontein (AUS) x Crown Ruby (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $8,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
T: Matthew Cumani J: John Allen 57
3f Dane Shadow (AUS) x Jaraman Rose (AUS) (Kingston Rule (USA))
T: J D Sadler J: M J Dee 57
3f Artie Schiller (USA) x Zachelle (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Bowness Stud, Young, NSW
B: D Digney
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