Tulip Too Classy in Typhoon Tracy
Mark Smith - Friday February 23

Winless since capturing the Group III Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill back in March last year, Tulip looked a class above in Friday night's Group III Typhoon Tracy Stakes.

Three wide with cover for the majority of the race, Tulip was set alight by Kerrin McEvoy at the point of the turn and she came clear to defeat True Excelsior )Exceed And Excel) by a length with Seannie (Sebring a length back in third.

Back in October, Tulip ran a cracking fifth in the $10 million Everest at Randwick before finishing a troubled 10th in the Group I Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.

The daughter of Pierro made her 2018 bow in the Group III Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield, finishing a slightly disappointing fourth behind Booker.

She advances her overall record to 3 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 12 starts with earnings of $941,625.

"The more forgiving ground tonight helped her," McEvoy said.

"It wasn't a great run race for us at Caulfield where the ground could have been a little bit quick for us.

" We had a nice run in the race and she got the job done.

"David and the team have left a bit in there so there's nice improvement to come and I'm sure they will pick and choose a nice race for her.

"She's always shown a lot of class and it was nice to see her do that tonight.

"I've had a bit of luck for Hayes camp and the Coolmore boys."

A $400,000 NZB Premier purchase from the Curraghmore Stud draft for BBA Ireland / Lindsay Park Racing, Tulip carries the navy-blue silks for Coolmore and partners.

A half-sister to Group III winner Sacred Eye from the family of Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago, Tulip was foaled and raised at Coolmore and is the fourth winner from Group III winning Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) mare Musidora.

A full-brother to Tulip was purchased by Lindsay Park Racing for $500,000 at the 2017 Easter Yearling Sale.

The current yearling from Musidora is a colt by Zoffany (IRE) that has been entered for the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale by Coolmore.

After missing to Pierro in 2016, Musidora was covered by I Am Invincible last spring.

Pierro has 11 catalogued for the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and 21 heading to the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

Carrazzo Typhoon Tracy Stakes Gr3 1200m
Moonee Valley Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.78
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: K McEvoy 57.5
3f Pierro (AUS) x Musidora (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $400,000
B: BBA Ireland/Lindsay Park Racing $400,000
True Excelsior
T: L and T Corstens J: B Melham 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Special Diamond (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Rosemont Stud $450,000
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: Regan Bayliss 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Uncanny Choice (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Stylish Missile
T: Aaron Purcell J: Ms L J Meech 55
3f Smart Missile (AUS) x Nixon (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Ciaron Maher Racing $160,000
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 55
3f Sepoy (AUS) x Disciplined (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Bella Martini
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: D Dunn 56.5
3f Stratum (AUS) x Silverbeat (AUS) (Distant Music (USA))
Pretty Fast
T: P and P Snowden J: M Zahra 56
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Miss Sharapova (NZ) (Ustinov (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $650,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Tim Stakemire $650,000
Platinum Angel
T: D K Weir J: D Oliver 55
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Rapidement (AUS) (Iglesia (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm Corinella Vic
B: Spicer Thoroughbreds $220,000
Tarcoola Spirit
T: Jason Warren J: Ben Allen 55
3f Stratum (AUS) x Vivacious Spirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Fox Swift
T: Aaron Purcell J: L Nolen 56.5
3f Foxwedge (AUS) x Runway Runaway (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Moody Racing Pty Ltd $80,000
Lady Magnus
T: Chris Calthorpe J: Damien Thornton 55
3f Magnus (AUS) x Mythical Spirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
T: Jason Warren J: Beau Mertens 55
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Show Stealer (AUS) (Tobougg (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm Corinella Vic
B: Jason Warren Racing $160,000
The Queen's Reward
T: Byron Cozamanis J: Ben Thompson 55
3f Reward For Effort (AUS) x Bubona (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))