One to Watch – Canterbury
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 20
He’s trained a Golden Slipper winner and a Melbourne Cup winner, so it was interesting to see Les Bridge had a twinkle in his eye when he greeted this three year-old Sebring filly as she returned to scale following a facile win at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Seasons as a yearlingSeasons was a tragedy beaten when going down narrowly on May 2 at Canterbury when resuming from a spell, but quickly bounced back to win her next start in a maiden event at Warwick Farm at the end of last month.

Stepped up to a Benchmark 74 for this 1250 metre assignment, Seasons led all the way for Blake Shinn and bolted in to win by more than three lengths with daylight back to the third horse.

"She’s a lovely filly,” said Bridge, who is seldom without a good horse in his Randwick stable.

"She’ll be on a float this Friday headed out for a spell and we’ll see what she can do when she comes back.”

Blake Shinn confessed Seasons had surprised him with the ease of her win.

"We were going to ride her quiet, but she jumped so well I decided to go to Plan C and take up the lead and control the race,” Shinn said.

"She did it so easy. Very nice filly.”

A $110,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Holbrook Thoroughbreds draft for Les Bridge stable client Kim Harding, she runs for a big group of owners and has already banked over $80,000 in prizemoney with two wins and two seconds from four starts.

Seasons is the second winner from stakes-placed Al Maher mare Acouplamas, who comes from the family of Group I winners Blackfriars and Larrocha.

She looks a bright prospect for her sire Sebring, who has had a great season with over 130 winners of nearly $10million in prizemoney including 12 stakes-winners.

The Widden Stud stalwart stands at a fee of $66,000.


All Too Hard@vinery (Bm74) 1250m
Canterbury Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:16.29
1
3.3
Seasons
T: L J Bridge J: B Shinn 57.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: K Harding $110,000
2
3.3
Buffy
T: G Portelli J: Ms W Costin 55
3f Trusting (AUS) x Countess Bathory (AUS) (Dracula (AUS))
3
11.3
Classy Anna
T: A J Denham J: R Thompson 55.5
3f Pluck (USA) x Alameda (AUS) (Frisco View (USA))
Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Hilldale Park, Hilldale
B: M McGrath $10,000
4
11.6
Ready For Love
T: Joseph Pride J: C W Brown 55.5
3f Pluck (USA) x Llanga (NZ) (Kashani (USA))
5
13.3
Cinq Dames
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: J Bowman 57
3f Snitzel (AUS) x The Loan Express (IRE) (Choisir (AUS))
6
16.3
Ballet Baby
T: C J Waller J: G Schofield 55.5
3f Street Cry (IRE) x Shady Henrietta (AUS) (Mr. Henrysee (USA))
7
19.4
Tryst
T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy 55.5
3f Smart Missile (AUS) x Gullible (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
8
99.9
Gracefilly
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: J Parr 57.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Graceful Devil (AUS) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone, NSW
B: Darby Racing $120,000