First Win for Top Priced Winning Rupert

Tara Madgwick - Sunday June 6

The most expensive yearling from the first crop of another of the Newgate Farm young guns in Winning Rupert, Team Hawkes trained Tonneofgrit opened his winning account at Geelong on Sunday.

Slowly away when finishing fifth at his first start at Pakenham last month, Tonneofgrit took benefit from that outing and was more tractable this time.

He found the front and repelled a determined bid from I Am Invincible filly Forbidden City over the concluding stages to score a three-quarter length win in the 1200m maiden.
 


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A $425,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Newgate Farm draft for Hawkes Racing, Tonneofgrit runs for a big group of owners headed by Rupert Legh in whose colours he runs.

A $425,000 Magic Millions purchase, Tonneofgrit is the most expensive yearling so far by Winning Rupert.

Bred by SF Bloodstock and foaled and raised at Newgate, Tonneofgrit is the first foal of US Group II winner Istanford (USA), whose second foal, a colt by Capitalist sold for $150,000 at Magic Millions this year to Prime Thoroughbreds.

Tonneofgrit is the sixth winner for Written Tycoon’s brilliant sprinter Winning Rupert, who stands at Newgate this spring at a fee of $11,000.



 

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Race Result - Bet365 Top Tote Plus Mdn Plate 1200m

Geelong Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:12.05
1
Tonneofgrit
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Dean Holland 58
2g Winning Rupert (AUS) x Istanford (USA) (Istan (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $425,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Hawkes Racing
2
0.8
Forbidden City
T: P G Moody J: D W Stackhouse 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Palace Talk (NZ) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Moody Racing Pty Ltd
3
0.9
Titan Of Choice
T: Peter Gelagotis J: C Newitt 58
2c Extreme Choice (AUS) x Any Day Will Do (AUS) (Any Given Saturday (USA))
4
1.3
Palani
T: D T O'Brien J: John Allen 58
2g Zoustar (AUS) x Fantasy Gal (USA) (In Excessive Bull (USA))
5
3.6
Pentegra
T: S P Nichols J: M Zahra 58
2c Rubick (AUS) x Easy Step (AUS) (Arena (AUS))
6
3.7
Hollerween
T: Julius Sandhu J: Beau Mertens 58
2c Holler (AUS) x The Gorgon (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $20,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Ian D'Cruz
7
7.2
Figo The Great
T: J Warren & D Krongold J: J Maskiell 58
2g Magnus (AUS) x Chinon (NZ) (Bertolini (USA))
8
8.2
Smoke Winkens
T: Matthew Cumani J: D Yendall 58
2c Flying Artie (AUS) x Irish Smoke (USA) (Smoke Glacken (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $16,000
V:Cannon Hayes Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Michael De Campo
9
9.4
Amalfi Amore
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 58
2c Sweet Orange (USA) x Amalfi Scape (AUS) (Dreamscape (AUS))
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