Sandown Winner for Winning Rupert

Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 12

Second to subsequent stakes-winner Profiteer when making his debut last December, Winning Rupert colt Ranveer confirmed his potential when resuming from a spell to win at Sandown on Saturday.

Trained by Matt Laurie, Ranveer handled the heavy ground to win the 1100m contest by three-quarters of a length.

Ranveer wins at Sandown - image Brett Holburt Racing Images

"I was a bit worried, I felt that he probably hadn't done enough work for this surface today but was hoping class would take him through. But he looked like he was running one empty a fair way from home, to my eye,” said Matt Laurie.

"He'll come on a hell of a lot from that. There's an 1100 metre race maybe at Caulfield in a fortnight. I was thinking of something like that. Then we'll back off and prepare him for the spring."  

A $200,000 Magic Millions Perth purchase for his trainer from the Western Breeders Alliance draft, Ranveer is the second winner from Bitter Twist, a half-sister by California Dane to stakes-winner Hoegaarden from the family of multiple Group I winner Intergaze.

Ranveer is the seventh first crop winner for Winning Rupert, who stands at a fee of $11,000.

Winning Rupert wasn’t the only Newgate young gun sire having a good day on Saturday with Flying Artie and Extreme Choice producing second and third in the Group I BRC JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm.

Giannis and Tiger of Malay were valiant in defeat chasing home hot favourite Converge to become Group I performers for their respective sires.



Race Result - Clanbrooke Racing Hcp 1000m

Sandown-Hillside Track: Heavy(9) Time: 0:59.96
T: M M Laurie J: B Melham 56.5
2c Winning Rupert (AUS) x Bitter Twist (AUS) (California Dane (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $200,000
V:Western Breeders Alliance
B: Matt Laurie Racing
Our Heidi
T: P Stokes J: D W Stackhouse 54
2f Needs Further (AUS) x Scout Finch (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $17,000
V:Motree Thoroughbreds, Waterhouse, Tas
B: Phillip Stokes Racing
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: C Newitt 56.5
2c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Epsilon (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: Busuttin Racing
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Dean Holland 55
2g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Lucky Lago (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa, Vic
B: Griffiths Racing/Peter Ford T'breds (FBAA)
T: Clayton Douglas J: Jamie Kah 59
2g Squamosa (AUS) x Laurenstar (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Grenville Stud, Whitemore, Tas
B: Crown Park
Along The River
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 56
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Kulgrinda (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Smokin' Holly
T: Dale Short J: D Yendall 54
2f Exosphere (AUS) x Fairy Palace (AUS) (Valixir (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $15,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Dale Short Racing
T: Jack Laing J: Lewis German 55.5
2g Your Song (AUS) x Valerio (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Inglis 2019 June Monthly Online Sale $2,000
V:Twin Hills Stud
Inglis 2020 APRIL Online Sale $6,000
V:Twin Hills Stud
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 57
2g Capitalist (AUS) x Murtle Turtle (AUS) (Murtajill (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $120,000
V:Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing / Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA)
MM National Weanling Sale $85,000
V:Kingstar Farm Denman NSW
B: Cornerstone Stud
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