Stakes Success for Expensive Dundeel Colt

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 9

The focus of stakes racing on Saturday centred on Caulfield and Randwick, but the Listed SAJC Hill Smith Stakes (1800m) in Adelaide produced an interesting winner in Cerberus, a $750,000 Magic Millions purchase for James Harron Bloodstock from the Mill Park draft.

Trained by Anthony and Sam Freedman, Cerberus was placed in his first two starts at Bendigo and Cranbourne and was expected to appreciate a step up in distance.

He hit the line hard doing his best work late to win by a long neck and holds an entry for the Group I VRC Victoria Derby.

Place-getters Jungle Magnate (Tarzino) and Max Fire (Star Turn) are also entered for the Derby.

James Harron usually targets colts bred for speed, but stepped out of his comfort zone in purchasing Cerberus, who was the most expensive yearling by Dundeel sold in 2020.

Cerberus was a $750,000 MM purchase from Mill Park.

Raced by a syndicate of the usual JHB clients, Cerberus is the best of three winners from three foals to race from Scarlet Moretta, a metro winning Fastnet Rock mare from a big European family packed with quality miler/ middle distance type horses.

Cerberus is the 16th stakes-winner for Arrowfield Stud’s Dundeel and is bred on a nick that shows good promise with seven winners from nine runners to date.



Race Result - Hill Smith Stakes LR 1800m

Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 1:52.29
T: A & S Freedman J: Todd Pannell 57
3c Dundeel (NZ) x Scarlet Moretta (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: James Harron Bloodstock
Jungle Magnate
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: J Holder 57
3g Tarzino (NZ) x The Love Of Money (AUS) (Casino Prince (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $75,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Mick Price Racing and Breeding
Max Fire
T: Travis Doudle J: Ben Price 57
3g Star Turn (AUS) x Witwatersrand (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $11,000
V:Rushton Park, Tatura, Vic
B: On Fire Racing
Man Of Heart
T: D T O'Brien J: Jake Toeroek 57
3c Reliable Man (GB) x Cardiac (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $200,000
V:Musk Creek Farm, Flinders
B: O'Brien Thoroughbreds (Aust) Pty Ltd
T: D T O'Brien J: B Vorster 55
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Rocha (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: O'Brien Thoroughbreds
Wheels Of Courage
T: G Richards & D Moyle J: R J Hurdle 57
3g Kiss And Make Up (AUS) x Elle (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale $20,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations Murrurundi NSW
B: Gordon Richards Racing
T: D Clarken & O Macgillivray J: Anna Jordsjo 55
3f Stratum Star (AUS) x Our Bird Rocks (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $13,000
V:Ponderosa Park, Nathalia, Vic
B: Oopy MacGillivray
Abit Rattley
T: J Louise & J Frew J: J Maund 57
3g Turffontein (AUS) x Philliann (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
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