Metro Double for Vancouver

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 14

Metropolitan meetings at Hawkesbury and Bendigo on Wednesday both produced promising debut winners for Golden Slipper winning sire Vancouver with 2YO Aslav scoring at the former and Kiwi blueblood 3YO filly Miss Tainui saluting at the latter.

Click here to read about Aslav.

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Miss Tainui was easy in the market but proved much too good for the favoured fillies taking the 1400m maiden by a length.

She travelled smoothly on the fence for John Allen and cruised up on the inside of the favourites to score a decisive win.

A $130,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase for Ciaron Maher Racing from the Pencarrow Stud draft, Miss Tainui is the seventh winner from seven to race from Madame Echezeaux, a half-sister by Montjeu (IRE) to Group I winner and sire Darci Brahma from Group I Australasian Oaks winner Grand Echezeaux.

It’s also the family of ‘Cups Queen’ Ethereal so it will be no surprise to see Miss Tainui excel over further.

Vancouver has had 34 winners this season.

Vancouver has sired 34 Australian winners this season with only his barn mate Pride of Dubai siring more winners in the second crop sires division.

Vancouver will have a key Group I winner at Randwick on Saturday with his talented three year-old filly Vangelic set to take on older mares in the Group I ATC Queen of the Turf Stakes (1600m).

She was a last start fourth in the Group I ATC Coolmore Classic and has drawn ideally for this assignment in gate two with Tim Clark to ride.



Race Result - Drake International Mdn Plate 1400m

Bendigo Track: Good(4) Time: 1:24.53
Miss Tainui
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 57
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Madame Echezeaux (NZ) (Montjeu (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $130,000
V:Pencarrow Stud
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
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T: P Stokes J: L Nolen 57
3f Pins (AUS) x Brampton Loco (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Sacred Snow
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 57
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Adelie (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Cressfield, Scone
B: Raffles Racing / Ciaron Maher
Ha She
T: B J Goodwin J: Damian Lane 57.5
4m Helmet (AUS) x Grasse (NZ) (Green Perfume (USA))
Golden Shamrock
T: Saab Hasan J: Patrick Moloney 59.5
5g Golden Snake (USA) x Girl On A Swing (AUS) (Celtic Swing (GB))
Land Of The Brave
T: L & T Corstens J: Dylan Dunn 59
3g Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Chasing Mammon (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $15,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Flemington Bloodstock Agency
T: N A Blackiston J: Neil Farley 59
3g Sepoy (AUS) x Tiwishkeni (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $60,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: Blackiston Racing
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