Astern Gelding Makes Winning Debut

Mark Smith - Tuesday July 20

Seven newcomers faced off against four lightly raced promising types in a two-year-old maiden over 1000m at Wyong on Tuesday, and it was a first starter that prevailed.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Sealion went off an unloved $41 chance, but typical of the stable, the son of Astern proved to be a true professional.

Ridden by Jean Van Overmeire, Sealion was caught three-wide, without cover, for the trip. He was there to be beaten at the 200m; nevertheless, he bravely held the challenge of the fast-finishing favourite Mabel (Dream Ahead) by with The Globe (Frosted) back in third.

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A $100,000 purchase by A Bott / Gai Waterhouse Racing / McKeever Bloodstock from the Evergreen Stud Farm draft at the 2020 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Sealion is the eighth live foal and the sixth winner for Element Of Danger.

A winning daughter of Red Ransom (USA), Element Of Danger is a sister to the 6-time Group 1 winner and 2009-10 Australian Horse Of The Year, Typhoon Tracy, the dual Listed winner Red Element, and the stakes-placed Kylikwong, who was runner-up in the Group 1 VRC Oaks and Group 1 SAJC Australian Oaks.

Kylikwong is the dam of Listed winner Cantonese and the unraced Lake Superior, the dam of the Group 1 VRC Australian Guineas winner Alligator Blood (All Too Hard).

Element Of Danger has missed for the last three seasons.

Sealion a $100,000 Inglis Premier yearling

Bred by Evergreen Stud Farm and Larry Nestadt, Sealion becomes the ninth winner in Australia and the tenth overall for Astern. The son of Medaglia d’Oro USA)  has a stakes winner in New Zealand, the Listed  Castletown Stakes victor Danger Strykes, to add to his Australian black-type success with Seradess.

Group 1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes hero Astern stands at Darley Stud, Aberdeen, in 2021 at a fee of $16,500.

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Race Result - Tab.Com.Au Mdn Hcp 1000m

Wyong Track: Soft(6) Time: 0:57.92
1
Sealion
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Jean Van Overmeire 58
2g Astern (AUS) x Element Of Danger (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $100,000
V:Evergreen Stud Farm, Heatherbrae, NSW
B: A Bott / Gai Waterhouse Racing / McKeever Bloodstock
2
0.5
Mabel
T: T J Bartley J: Tommy Berry 58
2f Dream Ahead (USA) x My Girl Tess (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis 2019 July Monthly Online Sale $5,000
V:Valiant Stud
B:
3
0.7
The Globe
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 57
2f Frosted (USA) x Mondial (IRE) (Shamardal (USA))
4
0.8
Rapid Response
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 56
2f Defcon (AUS) x Coupe Express (AUS) (Ne Coupez Pas (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: Shane Nichols Racing/Hollymount Stud
5
1.4
Single Honor
T: R & M Freedman J: J Parr 58
2g Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Honor Net (NZ) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Mitchell Bloodstock (FBAA)
6
1.7
Vindication
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Regan Bayliss 58
2c Deep Field (AUS) x Fragrant Storm (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / Starlight Racing
7
3.5
Hauraki Gulf
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Tim Clark 58
2g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Bel Mer (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $175,000
V:Rushton Park, Tatura, Vic
B: Sun Bloodstock
8
7.7
Champagne Holly
T: Matthew Vella J: J Ford 56
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Parchoise (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
9
9.7
Bossy Boot
T: Joseph Pride J: Brock Ryan 56
2f Street Boss (USA) x Spurcific (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi
B: Tricolours Racing
10
10.4
Little Be Known
T: John Higgins J: G Buckley 58
2g Star Witness (AUS) x Choice Cat (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis 2019 OCTOBER (Early) Online Sale $4,500
V:Widden Stud
B:
11
14.0
Lightning Ontherun
T: A J Denham J: Ellen Hennessy 55
2g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Sheer Lightning (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: J Komorowski
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