Flash Flemington Win for Karaka Ready to Run Graduate

Media Release - Saturday May 14

The John Sadler-trained Flash Feeling came with a well-timed run to close over the top of his rivals when successful in the Mahogany Challenge Series Heat 2 (1700m).

The three-year-old son of Iffraaj went back to last under a patient Matthew Cartwright ride after jumping from the widest gate.

Flash Feeling dashes to victory at Flemington Photo Credit: Quentin Lang

Given clear air in the home straight, Flash Feeling powered over the top of his rivals to record his second win from seven starts to defeat General Firepower and British Columbia right on the post.


Sadler’s son Tom was on-hand to represent the stable and was full of praise for apprentice rider Cartwright, who has been an important part of Sadler Racing for a while.

“It was a really impressive ride, the way he handled the horse was the way of a senior and I’m hoping that a lot of other bigger stables will see that and put him on,” he said.

“We’ve always known Flash Feeling had the ability, it’s been a good preparation to learn about him.

“Physically we’ve always felt he’ll be better next time in but he just handles his racing so well and it’s a good time of year with this prize money on a Saturday too good to ignore.”

“I would imagine after today he’ll probably go out but we’ve thought that the last two starts so it’s hard to get rid of them when they’re winning.”

Flash Feeling is a graduate of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale, where he was prepared by Prima Park and purchased by Dean Hawthorne for $160,000.

By former Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Iffraaj, Flash Feeling is out of the winning High Chaparral mare Shanzam, who in turn is out of the Group Three winning mare Shanzero. – NZ Racing Desk




Race Result - Mahogany Challenge Series Hcp 1700m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:45.95
Flash Feeling
T: J D Sadler J: Matthew Cartwright 52.5
3c Iffraaj (GB) x Shanzam (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
NZB Ready to Run Sale $160,000
V:Prima Park
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ)
General Firepower
T: M D Moroney J: Jye McNeil 54
3g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Ekka Ride (AUS) (Ekraar (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables Australia
MM National Weanling Sale $26,000
V:Yarramalong Park Reduction Sale Kalbar Qld
B: Sledmere Stud/Cangon Pty Ltd
British Columbia
T: G M Begg J: M J Dee 54.5
3g Vancouver (AUS) x Blowin In The Wind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $135,000
V:Beaufort Downs Ltd
B: Rohan Hughes Thoroughbred Services / Grahame Beggn Racing
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $50,000
V:Fairhill Farm, Mulbring
B: Beaufort Downs
T: J F Moloney J: J Mott 56.5
3g So You Think (NZ) x Cobblestones (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Not A Brass Razoo
T: Andrew Noblet J: Dean Holland 54
3f Darci Brahma (NZ) x So Lyrical (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: H Coffey 54
3f So You Think (NZ) x Spurs And Sashes (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
Playing It Safe
T: L Smith J: Will Price 52.5
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Factor Of Safety (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Woodside Park Stud, Tylden, Vic
B: Spicer Thoroughbreds
T: Robert Hickmott J: Patrick Moloney 54
3g Adelaide (IRE) x La Bahia (AUS) (Grey Swallow (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $10,000
V:Yarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour
B: All State Breeding & Racing Farms P/L
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