New 2YO Stakes-Winner for Pride of Dubai

Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 3

They say timing is everything and it’s certainly worked out well in this case with the Group III ATC Schweppervescence (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday won by lightly raced Pride of Dubai gelding Saif, whose full brother will be offered by Coolmore at Inglis Easter next Wednesday.

Saif wins the G3 Schweppervescence - image Steve Hart

Trained by Team Hawkes, Saif had his first two starts in Victoria winning on debut at Ballarat before finishing second to exciting colt Lightsaber in the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes.

Brought to Sydney for this race and partnered by champion Melbourne jockey Craig Williams, Saif enjoyed a good run on the fence in transit after jumping from gate one.

When angled into clear ground down the straight, the powerhouse chestnut was able to overhaul Frankel gelding Converge to win running away by a length and three-quarters.
 


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“We gelded him early as he’ s a big horse. He’s still a baby and still learning what it’s all about and doing this on raw talent,” said co-trainer Michael Hawkes.

“He’s going to develop into a magnificent three year-old.”

Saif was a $290,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Coolmore draft

A $290,000 Inglis Easter purchase last year for Hawkes Racing from the Coolmore draft, Saif has already won nearly $140,000 for owners Tora Racing.

Another stakes-winner foaled and raised at Coolmore, he is a half-brother to Group II placed Serious Liaison and is the best of four winners from four foals to race from stakes-placed Little Miss Smiley.

Little Miss Smiley is a half-sister by Husson (Arg) to Group II winner Leonardo Da Hinchi and her current yearling is another colt by Pride of Dubai that will be offered as Lot 393.

Lot 393 - click to see his page.

Saif becomes the eighth stakes-winner worldwide for Pride of Dubai, who covered his biggest book of 202 mares last spring at Coolmore at a fee of $38,500.




 

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Race Result - Schweppervescence Gr3 1400m

Rosehill Track: Good(4) Time: 1:23.85
1
Saif
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Craig Williams 58
2g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Little Miss Smiley (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Pride Of Dubai
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $290,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Hawkes Racing
2
1.8
Converge
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 57
2g Frankel (GB) x Conversely (IRE) (Shamardal (USA))
3
3.1
Gin Martini
T: J G Sargent J: Regan Bayliss 54
2f Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Tanqueray (NZ) (Red Ransom (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $40,000
V:Landsdowne Park Ltd
B: Tricolours Racing & Syndications
4
4.6
Mr Mozart
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: K Mc Evoy 56.5
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Euro Angel (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle (IRE))
5
4.8
With Your Blessing
T: John Thompson J: G Boss 57
2c Vadamos (FR) x Super Trouper (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Wentwood Grange, Cambridge, NZ
B: J Gorman
6
5.6
Testimonial
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 56
2f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Panegyria (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
7
6.0
Conrad
T: Ms K Waugh J: T Marquand 56.5
2g Maurice (JPN) x No Comment (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
8
6.5
Forgot You
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: R Dolan 55.5
2c Savabeel (AUS) x Simply You (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $330,000
V:Ohukia Lodge, Cambridge, NZ
B: Busuttin Racing
9
6.6
Flying Witness
T: Annabel Neasham J: J R Collett 54
2f Star Witness (AUS) x Airways (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $30,000
V:Hannover Lodge, Wilberforce
B: Annabel Neasham Racing
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $12,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Robert Quinn Racing Stables
10
6.8
Readily Availabull
T: J G Sargent J: A Adkins 58
2c Bull Point (AUS) x Readily (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Armidale Stud, Carrick, Tas
B: John Sargent Racing/Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA)
11
9.8
Coastwatch
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Bullion Mansion (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock
12
17.6
Wizard Of Oz
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 56.5
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Dream In Colour (GB) (Frankel (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,100,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow, NSW
B: Tom Magnier
13
20.4
Tea Leaves
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: B Avdulla 56.5
2c Sebring (AUS) x Pattini (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $325,000
V:Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
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