Whoosh! Extreme Choice Colt Extreme Warrior in a Class of His Own in Blue Sapphire

Mark Smith - Wednesday October 13

Runner-up to Fake Love in the Listed Debutant Stakes and to General Beau in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview last season, Extreme Warrior blew past his better-fancied stablemate Profiteer to make it Wednesday’s $200,000 Group III Catanach's Jewellers Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield a walk in the park.

No contest - Extreme Warrior bolts in (image Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Coming off a facile victory in a maiden at Echuca at his 3yo debut on October 1, the son of champion first season sire Extreme Choice travelled sweetly under Zac Spain following a fired-up Profiteer.

When Spain released the brakes, Extreme Warrior put the race to bed in a matter of strides. The Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained colt defeat Profiteer (Capitalist) by a widening three and three-quarter lengths with a further three and a quarter lengths back to Minsk Moment (I Am Invincible) in third.

“A quinella is a quinella. They both ran well. I’ve just got to keep thinking about Profiteer but Extreme Warrior was very good,” Price said.


uo;If these are the horses that are going to the Coolmore (Stud Stakes) and this is the race that you use, why wouldn’t you be confident about Extreme Warrior?

“He stood up and stood up very strongly. He wasn’t challenged and ran a strong 1200 metres and will turn up in the Coolmore.

“Let’s hope he is going to go up and up and up, and that Profiteer has been beaten by a very smart horse. There’s a little bit of work to do on that one.

“I certainly don’t want to give up (on Profiteer) because the Coolmore is worth so much being a stallion. I’ll be no doubt thinking about this at 1am tomorrow sitting bolt upright.”

Purchased by Mick Price Racing/Dermot Farrington $160,000 from the Glenlogan Park Stud draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Extreme Warrior is a half-brother to the Listed MVRC Atlantic Jewel Stakes winner Thrillster (Starspangledbanner) and the stakes-placed Free Thrills (Unencumbered).

His dam Heart of Thrills (Show a Heart) is a three-quarter-sister to dual Group III winner Gotta Have Heart and the (RL) winner       

Crossyourheart, the dam of Spendthrift Farm’s young Redoute’s Choice stallion Swear.

Extreme Warrior a $160,000 Magic Millions Yearling

Heart of Thrills has an unraced 2yo by I Am Invincible named Skidamarink who was a $1,200,000 purchase by Rosemont Stud at the 2021 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Not bad for a mare that was purchased by Stanton Thoroughbreds for $9,000 from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft at the 2012 Inglis March Thoroughbred Sale before selling to Steve Morley for $200,000 from the Newgate draft at the 2018 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale..

Heart Of Thrills foaled a Written Tycoon filly on September 2.

Extreme Warrior becomes the fourth stakes-winner from the first crop of 48 foals by Newgate Farm’s Champion First Season Sire and Champion 2yo Sire, Extreme Choice.


Race Result - Catanach's Jewel.Blue Sapphire Gr3 1200m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.07
Extreme Warrior
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Zac Spain 57
3c Extreme Choice (AUS) x Heart Of Thrills (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: Mick Price Racing/Dermot Farrington
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jye McNeil 57
3c Capitalist (AUS) x Athena Lass (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $165,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Roll The Dice Racing Pty Ltd / Rogers Bloodstock
Minsk Moment
T: C J Waller J: B Prebble 57
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Dancing Express (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
I Am Invincible
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $575,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock/Coolmore Stud
Scissor Step
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 57
3g Toronado (IRE) x Watch Your Step (AUS) (Sepoy (AUS))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ms L J Meech 57
3c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Vergara (AUS) (Snippetson (AUS))
Cardinal Gem
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 57
3g Choisir (AUS) x Eloquent Ruby (AUS) (Turffontein (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $60,000
V:Gippsland Bloodstock, Garfield
B: Grahame Begg Racing / Rohan Hughes
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $32,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi
B: Gippsland Bloodstock
T: G Eurell J: M J Dee 57
3g Wolf Cry (AUS) x Great Dame (AUS) (Danerich (AUS))
Port Louis
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: D Oliver 57
3c Maurice (JPN) x Cat By The Tale (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
T: M M Laurie J: L Currie 57
3c 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
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