Deep Impact's Glint Of Hope (JPN) Triumphs in a Thrilling Australasian Oaks

Mark Smith - Saturday April 30

The only time the royally-bred Deep Impact (JPN) filly Glint Of Hope (JPN) missed a place came in the VRC Oaks last spring. That was a distant memory when a Daniel Moor special paved the way for a maiden stakes win in Saturday’s $502,000 Group 1 Grand Syndications Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville.

A family celebration (image Racing SA)

Moor never went around a horse on the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained filly.

The daughter of Deep Impact (IRE) kept up a relentless gallop to defeat the admirably brave Rebel Raider filly Barb Raider by a head, with the favoured Frankel filly My Wisper a further long-head back in third.

Bred by Raffles Dancers, Glint Of Hope (JPN) advances her record to two wins, three seconds, and three thirds from nine starts, with earnings of $406,170.

After recently undergoing her final round of chemotherapy for breast cancer, Natalie Young celebrated being reunited with her mother for the first time in four years. 


t;It’s amazing. We gave Daniel Moor his first group 1 winner, and we are so glad he is back from Hong Kong,” Young said.

“He never went around a horse – rode him an absolute treat.

‘”He got on the back of Jamie Kah on My Whisper, and those were really his only instructions. He has been a crucial member of our team of late. We couldn’t be happier.

“She is a Deep Impact, so she has great residual value after winning a Group 1 Oaks.

“She can be a bit temperamental at home. She has her moments and is sometimes is a little hard to catch  

“It is fantastic to Mr Hosaka and her Japanese connections who entrusted us after Tagaloa, another Japanese bred Group 1 winner.

“One in seven women get breast cancer, it’s not something we shouldn’t be talking about.

“I think it’s important to keep going, - going to the stable has got me through that tough time.

“My mum is here today, I haven’t seen her in four years,’’ 

Glint Of Hope a $250,000 Inglis Easter Yearling

Consigned by Bhima Thoroughbreds to the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Glint Of Hope (JPN) was purchased by Asrun for $250,000.

Bred in Japan to southern hemisphere time. Glint Of Hope (USA) has a serious Oaks pedigree and is the best of two winners from as many to race out of the imported Fastnet Rock mare Sacred Sight, a half-sister to Group 1 Prix de Cadran and Group II Goodwood Cup winner Colour Vision (Rainbow Quest).

Glint Of Hope is the 185th black-type winner for the late, great Deep Impact (JPN).




Race Result - Grand Syn. Australasian Oaks Gr1 2000m

Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 2:04.82
Glint Of Hope
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Moor 56
3f Deep Impact (JPN) x Sacred Sight (GB) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Asrun
Barb Raider
T: Jerome Hunter J: Craig Williams 56
3f Rebel Raider (AUS) x Graebarb (AUS) (Host (CHI))
My Whisper
T: P & P Snowden J: Jamie Kah 56
3f Frankel (GB) x Hersigh (GB) (Poet's Voice (GB))
Bon's A Pearla
T: K L Corstens J: Jack Hill 56
3f Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Treasure Island (AUS) (Duporth (AUS))
T: Patrick Payne J: M J Dee 56
3f No Nay Never (USA) x Danalicious (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $125,000
V:Riverrock Farm, Tirau, NZ
B: Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $80,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: C Ormsby
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $52,000
V:Morning Rise Stud, Red Hill
B: Maluka Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M Zahra 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Tigress Lily (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)
So You See
T: M D Moroney J: J Mott 56
3f So You Think (NZ) x Lady Cumquat (AUS) (Duke Of Marmalade (IRE))
T: Simon Ryan J: Kayla Crowther 56
3f Pierro (AUS) x Syrian Bride (NZ) (Golan (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Turangga Farm, Scone, NSW
B: Malua Bloodstock
Fortunate Kiss
T: Daniel Bowman J: H Coffey 56
3f Divine Prophet (AUS) x Kiss Me Goodbye (AUS) (Savabeel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: DJ Bowman Racing
Bundle Of Fun
T: Patrick Payne J: John Allen 56
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Alcatraz (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Two Bays Farm, Flinders, Vic
B: Price Bloodstock Management Limited
T: C J Waller J: Damien Thornton 56
3f Press Statement (AUS) x Arctic Success (AUS) (Big Brown (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Highway Session $52,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Yugengaisha Murakami Kinya Bokujo
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 56
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Marrakesh (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Ancient Girl
T: C W McDonald J: Ethan Brown 56
3f Turn Me Loose (NZ) x Herculaneum (NZ) (Elusive City (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $150,000
V:Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge, NZ
B: McDonald Racing
Mac 'n' Cheese
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Vorster 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Bonnie Mac (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
MM National Broodmare Sale $1,600,000
V:Spendthrift Australia (Unreserved Dispersal Sale), Romsey, Vic
B: Written Tycoon Syndicate
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd
Lady Chant
T: Brock Lewthwaite J: G Schofield 56
3f War Chant (USA) x Verse (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $180,000
V:Yarradale Stud, Gidgegannup, WA
B: Thoroughbred Owners Association & Sports Trust (TOAST)
T: A J Cummings J: Jake Toeroek 56
3f Thunder Fantasy (AUS) x Playa Del Carmen (AUS) (Uncle Mo (USA))
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