Plenty to Like About Boulder City's Cobblestone Way

Mark Smith - Friday February 3

Winx's half-brother Boulder City has a progressive type in the three-year-old gelding Cobblestone Way, who broke his maiden over 1200m at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

That was brave (image George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos)

Ridden by Blaike McDougall for Pat Carey, Cobblestone Way was obliged to race three wide without cover the trip. Showing a deal of courage, the 3yo son of Boulder City was strong to the line in defeating the Divine Prophet, gelding The Swiooper by a half-length with the I Am Invincible colt Graysong a head back in third.

Cobblestone Way deserved the breakthrough after finishing second at his first two starts at Pakenham and Cranbourne.

"We nominated for last night (at Pakenham) but thought this might be more suitable," Pat Carey said.

"He is a very fit horse, which was evident in the run to the line.

'Much credit to the team at Wallareen, and very grateful for the support of Steve Watkins, who gave us this horse to train.

"This is his first preparation, and he is deep into his prep. He is an athletic horse with plenty of energy, so we will see what the future holds for him."

Cobblestone Way sports the royal blue with gold trident colours of owner/breeder Steve Watkins. He is the third winner from four to race for the More Than Ready (USA) mare Cartoon Character, who Watkins bought at the 2014 Patinack dispersal for $60,000.

Winners are grinners. (image George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos)

A three-time winner in 15 starts, including two at Canterbury, Cartoon Character is a sister to stakes-placed D'Great Conqueror, out of the stakes-winner Aragonce (Lake Coniston).

Cartoon Character has a 2yo brother to Cobblestone Way but has not been covered for the last two seasons.

Cobblestone Way comes from the first crop of 62 foals for Riverbank Farm's Boulder City.

A $2,300,000 son of Snitzel, Boulder City, was unraced due to a suspensory injury.

The half-brother to world champion Winx stands at Russell and Caroline Osborne's picturesque Riverbank Farm, Benalla, for a fee of $5,500.

 

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Race Result - Alinta Energy Mdn Plate 1200m

Moonee Valley Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:13.60
1
Cobblestone Way
- 3g Boulder City (AUS) x Cartoon Character (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Tnr: P G Carey Rdr: B Mc Dougall 58
2
0.5
The Swooper
- 3g Divine Prophet (AUS) x Hardly Surprising (AUS) (All Too Hard (AUS))
Tnr: M, W & J Hawkes Rdr: B Melham 58
3
0.7
Graysong
- 3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Rewaaya (NZ) (Singspiel (IRE))
Tnr: M Price & M Kent Jnr Rdr: Jamie Kah 58
4
1.7
El Soleado
- 3g Toronado (IRE) x Sunnyvale (GER) (Monsun (GER))
Tnr: R E Laing Rdr: M Zahra 58
5
2.4
Street Elite
- 3g Street Boss (USA) x Elle Gagne (NZ) (Pour Moi (IRE))
Tnr: R Griffiths & M De Kock Rdr: J Bowditch 58
6
3.2
Star Magic
- 3f Star Turn (AUS) x Magically (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Tnr: P G Moody Rdr: Carleen Hefel 56
7
3.6
Fine Rebel
- 3f Rebel Raider (AUS) x Fine Feelings (AUS) (Monde Bleu (GB))
Tnr: J F Moloney Rdr: Patrick Moloney 56
8
4.8
Kipyegon
- 3f Glass Harmonium (IRE) x Lady Amanda (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tnr: Ms W Kelly Rdr: Ethan Brown 56
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