Magnus Gelding Ashman Brave in the Cameron

Mark Smith - Friday September 17

Jeff Penza made a clean sweep of the three Group III features at Newcastle on Friday when guiding the Magnus gelding Ashman to an all the way triumph in the $160,000 Australian Bloodstock Cameron Hcp (1500m).

The Kim Waugh-trained 6yo gelding refused to yield in a gruelling last 200 metres to defeat the 4yo Real Impact gelding Sky Lab by a half-head with Shamus Award’s last start Group 1 Queensland Oaks heroine Duais a half-neck back in third.

Ashman wins the G3 Cameron Handicap - image Steve Hart

“He is so brave this horse,” Waugh said.

‘We have only had him this preparation, and we’ve learnt a lot about him.

“I said to Jeff that when Brock (Ryan) won on him, he let him roll but kept him comfortable. If you can let him get a couple of twelves (second furlongs), he will be fighting the finish out.”

Penza set a new record by winninig all three features on the same day. 

"It's a great thrill," Penza said.

I ride here every provincial meeting, it's very rewarding,

"He is a super horse out of the gates, but he went a bit harder than I wanted him to. I was fighting him a bit down the back straight.  

“Full credit to the horse and the stable who had him super fit and rock hard. He could have easily given it away halfway down the straight, but he dug deep and fought on.

Purchased for $27,500 at the 2021 Inglis February (Early) Online sale, Ashman advances his record to nine three one from 26 starts with earnings of $297,785.

He is the best of three winners from four to race out of the Linamix mare Ashamika, a sister to Group II Saint-Cloud Prix de Malleret and Group II Newmarket Pride Stakes winner Ashalanda and Listed winner Ashlan (Dansili).

Ashamika (FR) has a 3yo colt by Al Maher and has not had a live foal since.

Ashman becomes the 23rd stakes-winner for Widden Stud’s ever-consistent sire Magnus who stands at a fee of $15,400 this season.



Race Result - Cameron Hcp Gr3 1500m

Newcastle Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:31.58
T: Ms K Waugh J: J Penza 54
6g Magnus (AUS) x Ashamika (FR) (Linamix (FR))
Inglis February (Early) Online Sale $27,500
V:Matthew Dunn Racing
B: D Dalton
Sky Lab
T: P M Perry J: Ms M Weir 54.5
4g Real Impact (JPN) x Gold Mission (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $48,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Paul Perry Racing
T: Edward Cummings J: A B Collett 56.5
4m Shamus Award (AUS) x Meerlust (AUS) (Johannesburg (USA))
T: P & P Snowden J: R Hutchings 59
6g So You Think (NZ) x Norzita (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Soldier Of Love
T: Bjorn Baker J: Dylan Gibbons 54
6g Mawingo (GER) x Lurking Lilli (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Frosty Rocks
T: Bjorn Baker J: C Reith 56.5
5g Your Song (AUS) x Virtual Velocity (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW
B: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA)/Bjorn Baker Racing
Just Thinkin'
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Ms W Costin 54
5g So You Think (NZ) x Nothin' Leica Cat (NZ) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
In Good Health
T: John W Ramsey J: D Mc Lellan 54.5
6m Congrats (USA) x Fitness (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: K Jennings 58.5
6g Pierro (AUS) x Subtitle (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Hawkes Racing
Itz Lily
T: K A Lees J: L Magorrian 54.5
6m Snitzel (AUS) x Empress Lily (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis 2020 JULY (Late) Online Sale $5,500
Inglis 2020 AUGUST (Early) Online Sale $6,000
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock
T: M J Dunn J: Ashley Morgan 54
5h Sea The Stars (IRE) x Crimson Cheer (USA) (Van Nistelrooy (USA))
Got Unders
T: Jay Hopkins J: G Buckley 54
12g Southern Image (USA) x Frantoio (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Australian Select Weanling Sale $1,250
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: J Hopkins
Never Listen
T: John W Ramsey J: D Northey 54
5m Trusting (AUS) x Rose O' War (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
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