Another Spring Champion Stakes Winner for High Chaparral
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 7
Ill-fated High Chaparral (IRE) is one stallion that has been sorely missed by breeders seeking to breed a Classic horse and featured today when his progressive son Ace High scored a bold front running victory.

A last start winner of the Group III ATC Gloaming Stakes, Ace High again showed his staying potential when leading all the way for Tye Angland to win the 2000 metre staying test by a short head over Snitzel colt Tangled.


"We had to go forward again, but he had a beautiful run in front," said Tye Angland.

"He was running on empty at the finish but he got there," said an emotional Tye Angland, who missed attending his brother's wedding to ride the colt.

Ace High returnsAce High (images Steve Hart) has now won three of 11 starts earning just shy of $500,000 and holds an entry for the Group I VRC Victoria Derby.

"He's going to better when he can follow a horse, but today we had to make it a staying test," said winning trainer David Payne.

"He's definitely a Derby horse. I've run a few in it including Criterion and Honorius.

"We've always liked him."

A $130,000 Magic millions purchase from the Bell River Thoroughbreds draft for his trainer, Ace High runs for well known owner John Cordina's Summertime Thoroughbreds.

Ace High was bred by Bruce Reid Racing and is the best of two winners from Come Sunday, an unraced half-sister by Redoute's Choice to stakes-winners That's a Good Idea and Kneeling.

Sadly, Come Sunday died last year and her final foal is a yearling colt by Hallowed Crown.

Ace High is the 19th Group I winner for High Chaparral, who enjoyed a Group double on Saturday with Bring Me the Roses taking out the Group II VRC Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington. Read about here here.

Ace High is the third Spring Champion Stakes winner for High Chaparral joining Monaco Consul and Dundeel.

Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Gr1 2000m
Randwick Track: Good(3) Time: 2:03.94
1
0.1
Ace High
T: David Payne J: T Angland 56.5
3c High Chaparral (IRE) x Come Sunday (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Bell River Thoroughbreds Wellington NSW
B: Payne Racing $130,000
2
0.1
Tangled
T: C J Waller J: B Shinn 56.5
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Bramble Rose (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $310,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Chris Waller Racing $310,000
3
1.6
Sully
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: B Avdulla 56.5
3g Reliable Man (GB) x Lady Winifred (NZ) (Casual Lies (USA))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $36,000
V:Wentwood Grange
B: BD Racing $36,000
4
2.1
Sanctioned
T: James Cummings J: K McEvoy 56.5
3c Teofilo (IRE) x Aforethought (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
5
3.9
Astoria
T: James Cummings J: G Schofield 56.5
3c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Segue (AUS) (Ad Valorem (USA))
6
4.6
Dissolution
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: S Clipperton 56.5
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Family Breakup (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,100,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley, Vic
B: James Bester Bloodstock / Nordic Breeding & Racing $1,100,000
7
8.1
Colesberg
T: David Payne J: J R Collett 56.5
3g Congrats (USA) x Purrpurrlena (AUS) (Catbird (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Payne Racing $130,000
8
8.8
Coral Coast
T: S J Webb J: Tim Clark 54.5
3f So You Think (NZ) x Dorabella (NZ) (Postponed (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $360,000
V:Kia-Ora Stud Scone NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock $360,000
9
13.4
Surprise Bullet
T: B J Lockwood J: L V Cassidy 56.5
3c Bullet Train (GB) x Kinder Surprise (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Kent Fleming Racing $150,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $65,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Francis Cook $65,000
10
23.4
Langley
T: J A O'Shea J: C Reith 56.5
3c Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Panorama Ridge (USA) (Empire Maker (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $225,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Champion Thoroughbreds $225,000