Black Type Aspirations for Kiwi Wednesday Winners

Media Release - Thursday March 4

Talented three-year-old The Irishman made a winning start for new trainer Mark Newnham when successful over 1400m at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The Irishman had three starts in New Zealand for former trainer Tony Pike, for whom he won on debut at Avondale in September and finished runner-up in the Listed Uncle Remus Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day in his last start in his homeland.

Much missed classic sire Tavistock has a bright prospect in The Irishman.


Ridden by apprentice Tom Sherry, The Irishman came from midfield in a moderately run affair to prevail by a nose from the fast-finishing Saigon.

“Tommy gave him a really nice ride. I didn’t give him any instructions other than to have him comfortable. They didn’t go a good gallop so he travelled nicely between them and he is a horse that is bred to get over ground,” Newnham said.

“I was lucky for him to come my way. Anthony Fan of Hong Kong Bloodstock, who bought Shadow Hero, produced him for me and I am pleased that we have got a result for them first time out.

“He will probably go to the Phar Lap Stakes (Gr.2, 1500m), even though it is only 10 days away. He is a nice horse.”

Beyond the autumn carnival, The Irishman is likely to do his future racing in Hong Kong.

Also impressive at Warwick Farm on Wednesday was Per Incanto four-year-old Lost And Running who remains undefeated in three starts and will likely step out again on March 24 at Warwick Farm over 1100m.



Race Result - Tab (Bm78) 1400m

Warwick Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 1:22.46
The Irishman
T: Mark Newnham J: Tom Sherry 54.5
3c Tavistock (NZ) x Zeranti (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $170,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Pike Racing
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 57.5
4m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Saigon Tea (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Laurel Oak Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: Gary & John Moore J: N Rawiller 58.5
4g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Cat By The Tale (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,000,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: James Moore Racing
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: Jean Van Overmeire 56.5
5g Your Song (AUS) x Fornini (AUS) (Stravinsky (USA))
T: G D Hickman J: Rachel King 56
4g Tavistock (NZ) x Glamorous Girl (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $155,000
V:Kiltannon Stables, Cambridge, NZ
B: Hickman Racing
Vienna Rain
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: B Avdulla 57
4g Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Vienna Lady (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Blueblood Thoroughbreds (Australia) Pty Ltd
T: P & P Snowden J: J Bowman 59
4g Snitzel (AUS) x Snipify (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $105,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Triple Crown Syndications Pty Ltd
Madam Legend
T: L J Bridge J: Chris C Williams 57.5
4m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Mithila (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Canning Downs Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Carmel Size Racing
Holy Reign
T: Ms K Waugh J: T Marquand 57
5g Manhattan Rain (AUS) x The Flying Nun (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Darby Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Mission Hill
T: M J Dunn J: J R Collett 59.5
6g Teofilo (IRE) x Aypebe (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
T: J A O'Shea J: J B Mc Donald 55.5
4m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Elegant Fashion (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Peachester Lodge
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