Sebring's Sedanzer Cruises Home in Brisbane Cup
Mark Smith - Saturday June 9

Tracking the pace of the free-wheeling Naval Warfare, Tim Clark set the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Sedanzer to an all-out drive before the home turn in Saturday's $300,000 Group II Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben and the daughter of Sebring was up to the task.

Keeping up a relentless gallop, the Scone Cup winner was untroubled to defeat Anton En Avant by two and a quarter lengths with Kiwia the same distance back in third.


"Barriers made the difference, she drew wide at her last start (when third in the Premiers Cup), so I had to go back and her run was super, it was the run of a horse that was always going to be hard to beat in the Brisbane Cup," Clark said.

"She had a lovely quiet run early along the inside, they went along at a nice genuine tempo. She got into a beautiful rhythm, I had to expose her a bit earlier than I would have liked because I was caught behind some slow ones. I popped out and she dragged her way to the front and it was never in doubt."

A $125,000 Magic Millions purchase for Blueblood Thoroughbreds from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft, Sedanzer advances her record to 8 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 18 starts with earnings of $786,221.

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 a weanling colt by Unencumbered and is back in foal to him again.

Sebring will stand the upcoming season at Widden Stud at a fee of $66,000.

Brisbane Cup Gr2 2200m
Doomben Track: Heavy(8) Time: 2:18.39
1
2.3
Sedanzer
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Tim Clark 53
4m Sebring (AUS) x Voltdanze (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington, Vic
B: Blueblood Thoroughbreds $125,000
2
2.3
Anton En Avant
T: S B Lee J: M McGillivray 53
8g Dubawi (IRE) x Critical Miss (AUS) (Desert Prince (IRE))
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $7,000
V:Darley
B: VIN COX BLOODSTOCK PTY LTD $7,000
3
4.6
Kiwia
T: D K Weir J: M J Dee 54
4g Reset (AUS) x Single View (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
4
6.5
Ambitious
T: Anthony Freedman J: Craig Williams 59.5
6h Deep Impact (JPN) x Carnival Song (JPN) (El Condor Pasa (USA))
5
6.8
Nozomi
T: Anthony Freedman J: J Byrne 53
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Rose Of Danehill (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
6
8.5
The Wildflower
T: G Richardson and G Parker J: J Winks 53
5m Keeper (AUS) x Zygadene (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
7
9.8
My Diamantine
T: B J Smith J: Ron Stewart 53
7m Eighth Wonder (NZ) x Sahrhy's Jewel (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
8
14.0
Naval Warfare
T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy 53
4h Born To Sea (IRE) x Three Days In May (GB) (Cadeaux Genereux (GB))