First Aussie Stakes-Winner for Smart Missile
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 14 April 2017
Smart Missile has been desperately seeking an Australian stakes-winner for some time and got the job done at last on Good Friday when promising colt Debellatio took out the Group III WATC Sires Produce Stakes at Ascot.

A fast finishing last start third in the Group II WATC Karrakatta Plate when he settled back in the field after missing the start, the Fred Kersely trained Debellatio tried very different tactics for his first attempt at 1400 metres.

Deballatio as a yearlingSent out favourite, Debellatio went straight to the front and raced away to win by two and a half lengths taking his overall record to two wins and two placings from five starts with prizemoney of $189,800.

A $30,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Chevaux Bloodstock from the Yarraman Park draft, Debellatio was re-offered at the Inglis Star Ready to Run Sale as a two year-old where he made $110,000.

Bred by Harry Mitchell and foaled and raised at Yarraman,  Debellatio is a half-brother to stakes-winner Devoirs and is the best of four winners from Group II winner Velasco, who produced a colt by Hinchinbrook last spring.

Deballatio is the second stakes-winner for Arrowfield Stud's Smart Missile and is his first in Australia.

Race 7 - W.A. Sires' Produce Stakes
Group 3 - 1400m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:25.78. Sectional Time: 0:35.06 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $200,000 - 1st: $120,000 2nd: $40,000 3rd: $18,000.
 1   Debellatio T: F R Kersley J: D Staeck
2c   Smart Missile x Velasco (Flying Spur )
Not Offered
 2 2.5 Lucy Mae T: E A Martinovich J: S McGruddy

2f   Stratum x Razzia (Scenic (IRE) )
Not Offered
 3 2.7 Money Maher T: Ben Pearce J: Joseph Azzopardi
2c   Al Maher x Treasury Notes (Special Bond )
Not Offered
 4 3.8 Royal Strata T: P H Jordan J: C Staples
2f   Stratum x Clarecastle (Tribu )
 5 4.3 Pure Gem T: D L Morton J: Chris Parnham
2g   Sebring x Madame Shinko (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE) )
 6 7.0 Rock Or Bust T: Ms J Mitchell J: B Parnham
2f   Hala Bek (IRE) x Lady Virtue (Stanford )
 7 8.3 Countess Natasha T: D M Luciani J: J Whiting
2f   Charge Forward x Riddling (Redoute's Choice )
 8 10.0 Kiss Bang Love T: Russell Stewart J: W Pike
2f   Demerit x Vacillare (Trade Fair (GB) )
 9 10.5 Al Di La T: P W McLeod J: T Turner
2g   Dick Turpin (IRE) x Moodometer (Pricelessly (USA) )
 10 15.5 Time And Truth T: P H Jordan J: Ryan Hill
2f   Oratorio x Xaaristic (Xaar (GB) )
 11 18.5 Boggy Creek Prince T: M W Bairstow J: S Parnham
2c   Toorak Toff x Joint Aspiration (GB) (Pivotal (GB) )
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