Swiss Exile - First Stakes Winner for Pariah

Mark Smith - Saturday May 14

Swiss Exile chose the right spot to break his maiden in Saturday's $250,000 Group II Spirit Of Boom Classic (1200m) at Eagle Farm to credit Pariah with his first stakes winner.

A milestone for Pariah with his first stakes winner Swiss Exile (image Magic Millions/Michael McInally)

Ridden by Sam Clipperton for Annabel Neasham, Swiss Exile repelled the challenge of the Exosphere filly Exo Lady by a half-length in a length of the straight stoush.   

The daughter of Pariah placed in three of her previous four starts with thirds in the Group III BJ McLachlan Stakes and Listed Phelan Ready Stakes.

It was a further two and a quarter lengths back to the $900,000 So You Think colt Political Debate and the Bel Esprit colt Thelwell who dead-heated for third.

Clipperton said the intention was to be positive but not necessarily to lead.


t;It wasn't the plan to lead, but Annabel instructed me to be firm early and take up a handy position," Clipperton said.

"He jumped really well, and I knew I was going to lead in the first four strides, so I showed intent and made sure everyone knew it.

"I was able to find a lovely rhythm in front, and he enjoyed it. He had his ears pricked, but I was mindful that it is a long straight here at Eagle Farm.

"I was trying to hold him together as best I could but still holding his revs. For the rain that we're getting, the track is really good. It is quite unbelievable.

"I think he'll get seven furlongs, no dramas. Maybe even a mile. He just needs to settle a bit better, but I think that was a confidence-boosting win today. and now he can go on with it."

Swiss Exile a $95,000 Adelaide Magic Millions yearling

Purchased by Annabel Neasham Racing/Brian McGuire for $95,000 from the Baramul Stud draft at the 2021 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Swiss Exile is the second winner from as many to race out of the Swiss Ace mare Swiss Francs, whose 3yo All Too Hard filly One More Grandy won on debut at Oakbank on April 18.

A great-grandaughter of the top-class racemare and broodmare skating, Swiss Francs has not had a live foal since Swiss Exile.

A son of Redoute's Choice, Pariah stands at Arrowfield Stud in 2022 for a fee of $16,500.



Race Result - Spirit Of Boom Classic Gr2 1200m

Eagle Farm Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:13.16
Swiss Exile
T: Annabel Neasham J: S Clipperton 57
2c Pariah (AUS) x Swiss Francs (NZ) (Swiss Ace (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Annabel Neasham Racing/Brian McGuire
Exo Lady
T: Desleigh Forster J: J Byrne 55
2f Exosphere (AUS) x Sheza Falvelon (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: Rita Giltrow
Political Debate
T: C J Waller J: W Pike 57
2c So You Think (NZ) x Nakataan (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
So You Think
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $900,000
V:Kia Ora Stud, Scone
B: Hermitage / T Magnier
T: Sharryn Livingstone J: Justin P Stanley 57
2g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Di Maria (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Bel Esprit
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 3 $25,000
V:Carrington Park Stud, Carrington Falls, NSW
B: Shane Dowling
Capital Tower
T: T J Gollan J: James Orman 57
2c Capitalist (AUS) x Eiffel Tower (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: John Foote Bloodstock
T: T Button J: B N Stewart 57
2g Winning Rupert (AUS) x Schipper (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Daandine Stud, Goomburra, Qld
B: Tom Button
Heroic Son
T: P & W Hulbert J: Adin Thompson 57
2c Heroic Valour (AUS) x Pirelli Princess (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $50,000
V:Kenmore Lodge, Wyreema, Qld
B: Hulbert Racing
Mishani Warfare
T: L G Ross J: J P Morris 57
2g The Mission (AUS) x Mishani Harmony (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $2,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds, Beaudesert, Qld
B: BC Enterprises
T: James Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 57
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Smooth (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Slipper Island
T: A W Pike J: L G Innes 57
2c No Nay Never (USA) x Pedicel (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $180,000
V:Hallmark Stud
B: Pike Racing
Menari Magic
T: Paul Butterworth J: M R Du Plessis 55
2f Menari (AUS) x Iadore Tantrums (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Gleeson Thoroughbred Connections, Chinchilla, Qld
B: Paul Butterworth
Count Da Beans
T: Michael Costa J: A Mallyon 57
2g Spill The Beans (AUS) x Postponement (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $140,000
V:Kilgravin Lodge
B: Michael Costa Racing / Bevan Smith Bloodstock (BAFNZ)
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Kenmore Lodge, Wyreema, Qld
B: White Moon Bloodstock
Mishani Spartan
T: L G Ross J: N Callow 57
2g Husson (ARG) x Monicelli (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $2,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds, Beaudesert, Qld
B: Vaunstreet Logistics
Minks Star
T: Chris Anderson J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor 55
2f Star Witness (AUS) x Global Dream (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Highgrove Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Chris Anderson Racing/Steve Morley Bloodstock
Beau Witness
T: B C Baker J: L V Cassidy 57
2c Star Witness (AUS) x Miss Ellie Grace (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Carrington Park Stud, Carrington Falls, NSW
B: Brett & Christine Baker
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $10,000
V:Rosari Farm, Warwick, Qld
B: Carrington Park Stud
Dimaggio Joe
T: A W Pike J: N Rawiller 57
2g Almanzor (FR) x Pinstripe (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $95,000
B: Pike Racing
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