Rustic Steel Gets the Cash and Now Black Type

Tara Madgwick - Friday May 13

Six days ago at Gosford, Rustic Steel captured the $500,000 The Coast (1600m) and he backed up at Scone on Friday to win his first Black Type race taking out the $200,000 Listed Scone Cup (1600m).

Rustic Steel wins the Listed Scone Cup - Scone Race Club Twitter

Trained by Kris Lees, Rustic Steel has been handled patiently and allowed to work his way through his grades making good progress since the start of the year.

He handled the heavy track and quick back up from last Saturday, enjoying a good  run in transit for Kerrin McEvoy to find the line strongly for a half length win.

Rustic Steel has the tidy record of seven wins from 13 starts with prizemoney topping $645,000, but there is a big payday looking for the son of Deep Field.

Rustic Steel has secured himself a start in the inaugural $2 million The Big Dance (1600m) with his Scone Cup victory.

To earn a spot in The Big Dance at Randwick on Melbourne Cup, horses must finish one-two in a list of 25 qualifying Cup races run throughout NSW.

"He had to pull out all stops and he was tough all the way to the line," Lees said after the race.

"He's a real racehorse and it's a pleasure to win for Ron and Judy (Wanless) and a nice race like the Scone Cup is terrific.”

Lees will plot a path to The Big Dance for Rustic Steel, who is clearly on an upswing.

"It's a great concept," Lees said. 

"He'll measure up well and we've got to come up with a plan to get him there." 

A $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Newgate Farm draft for Tasman Bloodstock, Rustic Steel runs for Ron and Judy Wanless.

Foaled and raised at Newgate, Rustic Steel is the best of three winners from Ten Carat Rock, an unraced sibling to Group I winners Redoute’s Choice, Manhattan Rain and Platinum Scissors.

Ten Carat Rock has had a few ownership changes, most recently when bought by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for $400,000 from Newgate at the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Rustic Steel is the 14th stakes-winner for Deep Field, who stands at a fee of $88,000 this spring.



Race Result - Darley Scone Cup LR 1600m

Scone Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:36.30
Rustic Steel
T: K A Lees J: K Mc Evoy 54
4g Deep Field (AUS) x Ten Carat Rock (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Tasman Bloodstock
Dr Drill
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
7g Dansili (GB) x Pongee (GB) (Barathea (IRE))
T: C J Waller J: J Ford 54.5
4m Savabeel (AUS) x Posy (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $260,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Go Racing
T: B F Cavanough J: G Buckley 54
5g Toronado (IRE) x Ceccanti (AUS) (Arena (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: W Pike 54
7g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Eau De Joie (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Chris Waller Racing
Kirwan's Lane
T: J A O'Shea J: Tom Sherry 58
5g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Galway (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $170,000
V:Little Avondale Stud
B: John O'Shea Racing
Our Playboy
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: J R Collett 58.5
4g Sebring (AUS) x Mischief Night (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
Lightning Jack
T: Annabel Neasham J: Tyler Schiller 54.5
5g Per Incanto (USA) x La Petite (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
NZB Karaka May Sale $8,000
V:G. Kenny
B: Relyt Farm
T: Chris Anderson J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor 54
5g Dundeel (NZ) x Opportunity (NZ) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: DGR Tbreds P/L (FBAA)/Chris Anderson Racing
Ballistic Boy
T: Chris Anderson J: J Parr 56.5
5g Smart Missile (AUS) x Magical Mist (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Aquis Farm Wonglepong Qld
B: DGR Tbreds P/L (FBAA)/Chris Anderson Racing
Inglis Scone Weanling Sale $14,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Dengari Lodge
T: J A O'Shea J: J Bowman 59
8g Dark Angel (IRE) x Beraviyna (IRE) (Zamindar (USA))
T: B J Kelly J: Reece Jones 54
8g Beneteau (AUS) x My Dear (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Art Cadeau
T: T J Robinson J: Tommy Berry 54.5
5g Artie Schiller (USA) x Jewelled Gate (AUS) (Hurricane Sky (AUS))
T: Jean Dubois J: Ashley Morgan 54
5g Soldier Hollow (GB) x Taita (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))
Regal Stage
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Ms W Costin 54
7g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Estelle Collection (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Inglis 2020 JUNE (Late) Online Sale $2,000
V:Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,800,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Gai Waterhouse Racing / J Blaxland / Nordic Racing & Breeding
Soldier Of Love
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 54
6g Mawingo (GER) x Lurking Lilli (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
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