First Winner of New Season for Hellbent

Tara Madgwick - Monday August 1

Yarraman Park’s Hellbent finished the season on Sunday with two second placed runners, but was quick into stride on Monday with his first runner for the new season returning an impressive debut winner at Pakenham.

Keitel wins by four - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr, athletic grey three year-old gelding Keitel showed an explosive turn of foot to zoom away from his rivals and with the 1200m maiden by four lengths.


Winning rider Patrick Moloney was delighted with the win, praising the sharp gear change produced by Keitel when he was asked to get going.

“I nearly fell of the back of him when I dropped the clutch,” he quipped.

“He’s only little, but he has a great attitude. He was strong late and powerful through the line.

“With a dominant win like that, he’s in at the right time of year to see just where he can go.”

Keitel was a $140,000 Inglis Classic purchase.

A $140,000 Inglis Classic purchase for his trainers from the Amarina Farm draft, Keitel is the second winner from Plausible, an unraced half-sister to five time Group I winner Racing to Win and to the dam of Everest winner Classique Legend.

Both of those superstars, Racing to Win and Classique Legend are grey, so connections will no doubt be hoping if things go in threes Keitel may be the next grey million dollar earner in the family.

The full sister to Keitel was sold at Magic Millions this year for $260,000 through the Edinglassie Thoroughbreds draft for Vandyke Racing.

Hellbent finished second on the leading first season sires list by winners last season and stands this spring at a fee of $22,000.

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Race Result - Sportsbet Bet With Mates Mdn 1200m

Pakenham Synthetic Track: Synthetic Time: 1:12.12
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Patrick Moloney 57
3g Hellbent (AUS) x Plausible (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Amarina Farm, Denman
B: MG Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
Cable Glow
T: R Cluning J: A Lynch 59.5
4g Cable Bay (IRE) x Regal Gleam (AUS) (Alfred Nobel (IRE))
Inglis 2020 APRIL Online Sale $12,000
V:Woodside Park Stud
Da Plane Da Plane
T: Ms W Kelly J: Liam Riordan 57
3g Mikki Isle (JPN) x Fantasy Eight (AUS) (Bon Hoffa (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $15,000
V:Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra, NSW
B: Wendy Kelly Racing
T: Clayton Douglas J: J Noonan 57
3g Capitalist (AUS) x Summit Breath (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Stonehouse Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd
Wandering Cloud
T: Craig Blackshaw J: Michael Poy 59.5
4g Wandjina (AUS) x Deloraine (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Leneva Park, Longwood
B: B Blackshaw
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 57
3c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Travesura (USA) (Limehouse (USA))
The Black Panther
T: N J Harnett J: Zac Spain 59.5
6g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Von Krum (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis August (Early) Online Sale $8,500
B: M Huglin
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Ampulla Lodge Bunyip Vic
B: Southern Racing/Greg Eurell
MM National Weanling Sale $48,000
V:Yarramalong Park Kalbar Qld
B: Melbourne Bloodstock
Maxxi Bon
T: K L Corstens J: Jack Hill 57
3g Bon Aurum (AUS) x Maxixe (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
T: M J Ellerton J: Damien Thornton 59.5
4g Frosted (USA) x Palace Glow (AUS) (Palace Music (USA))
Inglis August (Early) Online Sale $25,000
V:Contract Racing (as agent for) Hesket Bloodstock
B: G Mahomed
T: J F Moloney J: Tahlia Hope 55
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Socialize (NZ) (Iffraaj (GB))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Balius Farm, Darnum
B: Moloney Racing Pty Ltd
Vale Street
T: Craig Blackshaw J: C Newitt 59.5
5g Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Thorny Chick (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $10,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Blackshaw Racing
Smiling Zac
T: Simon Zahra J: B Mc Dougall 59.5
4g Zacinto (GB) x Pearly Whites (AUS) (Sharkbite (AUS))
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