Sidestep's Liberty Steps Impresses at Caulfield

Mark Smith - Saturday April 16

Lindsay Park’s promising Sidestep colt Liberty Steps may step up to stakes company after opening his winning account in the Bert Bryant Hcp (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Liberty Steps too strong (image Grant Courtney)

Third on debut behind Amenable and Jamarra, Liberty Steps turned the tables on Jamarra as the pair singled out.

Ridden by Craig Williams for Ben and JD Hayes, Liberty Steps defeated Jamarra (Duporth) by a half-length with three and a half lengths back to the favourite Plus Fours (Cable Bay) in third.

“He was a little bit green first-up, and we thought it was a very good run,” Ben Hayes said.

“With the application of winkers, he did look to roll along in that race, but he was still green and dropped the bit.

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“I want to see how he pulls up, but it was a nice win. Jamarra’s not a bad guide - has been very competitive around the good horse, so we’ll see he comes through it and make a plan from there.”

Liberty Steps is a strapping son of Sidestep (image Grant Courtney)

Liberty Steps was a $130,000 purchase for Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock from the Widden Stud draft at the  2021 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Bred by the Vieira Group, he is the first foal of the winning Snippetson mare Liberty Jane.

An $80,000 purchase for Bowness Stud from the Telemon Thoroughbreds draft at the 2019 National Broodmare Sale, Liberty Jane is a half-sister to Group 1 AJC Galaxy Stakes and Group 1 AuRc Railway Stakes winner Atomic Force (Danehill Dancer).

Liberty Steps a $130,000 Inglis Classic yearling

Liberty Jane has a yearling colt by Trapeze Artist and was covered by the 4-time Group 1 winning son of Snitzel again last spring.

Liberty Steps is the second 2yo winner of the season for Telemon Thoroughbreds royally bred Exceed And Excel stallion Sidestep, the sire of Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi.

 

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Race Result - Bert Bryant Hcp 1200m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.29
1
Liberty Steps
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: Craig Williams 57
2c Sidestep (AUS) x Liberty Jane (AUS) (Snippetson (AUS))
2
0.5
Jamarra
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jamie Kah 58
2c Duporth (AUS) x Miss Cacciatore (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
3
4.0
Plus Fours
T: P Stokes J: B Prebble 57
2g Cable Bay (IRE) x Holy Cow (AUS) (Teofilo (IRE))
4
5.2
Social Conscience
T: Craig Blackshaw J: Beau Mertens 57
2g Capitalist (AUS) x Chateau Griffo (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
5
6.7
Reservoir Dog
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: C Newitt 56.5
2c Choisir (AUS) x Lady Zabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
6
7.7
Coldlove
T: P G Moody J: B Mc Dougall 55
2f Snitzel (AUS) x I Am Coldplay (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
7
10.0
Cold One
T: C Vidotto & C Beasy J: Dean Holland 57
2c Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Blue Yonder (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
8
10.3
Gulf Of Lion
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Jordan Childs 57
2g Thronum (AUS) x Rosa Perlato (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
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