Stakes Potential for Sebring Winners
Tara Madgwick - Sunday December 3
A big team of Blueblood Thoroughbreds celebrated a smart Rosehill win on Saturday with progressive Sebring mare Sedanzer, a $125,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.

SedanzerTrained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Sedanzer (image Steve Hart) was thought good enough to contest some of the better staying races for three year-olds in Adelaide last season finishing fourth in the Group III SAJC Auraria Stakes and fifth in the Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks.

She resumed from a spell to win at Rosehill last month and repeated the performance to win even more impressively at the same venue on Saturday.

Sedanzer surged clear to win over 1500 metres by a length and a half as favourite, taking her overall record to five wins from just 11 starts with prizemoney a topping $146,000.

Sedanzer looms as nice horse to follow over the summer as she steps up in distance with the Group III Belle of the Turf Stakes (1600m) a likely target.

Bred by Three Bridges in partnership with Richard Pegum, Sedanzer is a half-sister to stakes-placed So Detached and is one of three winners from Voltdanze, a three-quarter sister to Group I winner Dealer Principal.

Voltdanze has foaled this spring producing a colt by Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Unencumbered.

Sebring three year-old Vinland bounced back from a last start fifth in the Group II MRC Sandown Guineas to score an easy win at Sandown on Saturday.

Vinland - Darryl ShererHe handled the heavy conditions with easy to surge away and win over 1600 metres by nearly two lengths.

"It was definitely as impressive as it looked," said winning rider Andrew Mallyon.

Mallyon was back aboard the Tony McEvoy trained Vinland after riding the colt a month earlier to a maiden win at Bendigo in the three-year-old's first start back from knee surgery.

"He's got the makings of a very good horse," Mallyon said.

"He was expected to beat those today but the thing that impressed me the most was the amount of improvement he has made from when I sat on him at Bendigo to today, and also just his manners and the way he relaxed.

"He just towed me into the race and not many quicken like that on a wet track.

"I think he's definitely one for the future."

A $340,000 Inglis Premier purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing from the Blue Gum Farm draft, Vinland runs for a syndicate that includes some of Sebring's original owners and has won two of five starts.

He is the second winner for Group II placed Viking Turf Belle, a half-sister to the dams of Group II winner Mella Maria and stakes-winner Valliano.

Sebring has 34 entries for Magic Millions and seven for Inglis Classic.


Spicer Thoroughbreds (Bm70) 1600m
Sandown-Hillside Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:39.64
1
1.8
Vinland
T: Tony McEvoy J: A Mallyon 58
3c Sebring (AUS) x Viking Turf Belle (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd $340,000
2
1.8
Atone
T: R W Smerdon J: Ryan Maloney 58.5
3c Reset (AUS) x Irish Love (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Two Bays Farm, Flinders
B: Champion Thoroughbreds $110,000
3
2.0
Grand Casino
T: J D Sadler J: Chris Caserta 54
3c Casino Prince (AUS) x Kylie's Way (USA) (Menifee (USA))
4
2.1
Civil Disobedience
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 57.5
3c Raise The Flag (GB) x Pernote (NZ) (Personal Escort (USA))
NZB South Island Yearling Sale $32,500
V:White Robe Lodge
B: Mr J Foote/Mr D Weir $32,500
5
2.9
Storm Harbour
T: D K Weir J: Ben Allen 58.5
3c Harbour Watch (IRE) x Jade Tempest (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Muskoka Farm, Gunderman
B: John Foote Bloodstock Pty Ltd / D Weir $30,000
6
4.2
Justice Glory
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Fred W Kersley 56
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Tavarnelle (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Curraghmore
B: Mr DC Ellis $420,000
7
8.0
Columbia
T: Aaron Purcell J: Ethan Brown 56.5
3g Denman (AUS) x Mulu Miss (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Dream Thoroughbreds/Bluegrass Bloodstock (FBAA)/Ciaron Maher Racing $90,000
8
9.0
Many Rewards
T: Ms C Alderson J: B Melham 56.5
3g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Many Facets (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
9
14.5
Procedural
T: Craig Blackshaw J: Ben Thompson 54
3f Statue Of Liberty (USA) x Bambatu (AUS) (Lion Cavern (USA))
10
14.6
Roar
T: R W Smerdon J: Jacob Rule 59.5
3c Animal Kingdom (USA) x Line Honours (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Champion Thoroughbreds Vic & Matchem Genetics $200,000