Jungle Cat's Tigers Roar Targets Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

Mark Smith - Wednesday August 16

Following seconds at Eagle Farm and Doomben, the Jungle Cat (IRE) gelding Tigers Roar scored a well-deserved maiden win over 1400m at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.

With promising apprentice Bailey Wheeler taking 3kgs off his 59kg impost, the Greg Hickman-trained 3yo scythed through a narrow seam close to the rails to win, running away.

Making his fourth start, the son of  Jungle Cat (IRE) defeated the Jest Spur gelding Totspur by one and a half lengths, with Lonhro gelding Lissaro a half-length back in third.

“He has been working well and is just starting to put it all together,” Hickman said.

“His work was good on Tuesday, and he looks a treat. He has been at Barry Lockwoods and has done a super job with him.

“He’s a lovely horse, and we might give him a little break now and look towards the Magic Millions.

“The $1:70 favourite looked to be in a bit of trouble but came out of it OK – lucky.”

Tigers Roar was a $50,000 purchase for his trainer from the Waylon J Stud draft at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and has returned that with interest.

Tigers Roar a $50,000 Magic Millions yearling

He is the third winner from as many to race for the talented, stakes-placed, Exceedingly Good mare Hallside Rose.

Edged out by Missy Longstocking in the Listed Lancaster Stakes at Doomben, Hallside Road is out of a sister to Jade Tiara, the dam of Hong Kong sprinting sensation Silent Witness (El Moxie) and Group II Salinger Stakes winner and dual Group 1 second Sister Madly (Redoute’s Choice).   

Hallside Road revisted the Group 1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes hero Jungle Cat (IRE) at Telemon Thoroughbreds last spring.

The son of Iffraaj stands at $8,800 in 2023.



Race Result - Sky Racing Mdn Hcp 1400m

Eagle Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 1:25.96
Tigers Roar
- 3g Jungle Cat (IRE) x Hallside Rose (AUS) (Exceedingly Good (AUS))
Tnr: G D Hickman Rdr: Bailey Wheeler 56
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $50,000
Seller: Waylon J Stud, Wamuran, Qld
Buyer: Greg Hickman Racing
- 3g Jet Spur (AUS) x Teo's Belle (AUS) (Teofilo (IRE))
Tnr: B C Baker Rdr: M Cahill 59
- 3g Lonhro (AUS) x Tiamo Grace (AUS) (Monaco Consul (NZ))
Tnr: H J Norman Rdr: Ms R Jamieson 58
NZB Karaka Book 1 $425,000
Seller: Curraghmore
Buyer: TFI
- 3g Shalaa (IRE) x Ravishing Choice (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: S W Kendrick Rdr: James Orman 58
Mister Selfie
- 3g Overshare (AUS) x Royal Chalee (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Tnr: R Tyrell & T Button Rdr: Justin Huxtable 58
- 3g Adelaide (IRE) x Fantasy Quest (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Tnr: Michael Morrison Rdr: Anthony Allen 58
- 3f Akeed Mofeed (GB) x High Step (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: Marcus Wilson Rdr: S T Collett 54
Bilpa Morea
- 3f Reliable Man (GB) x Sonic Queen (AUS) (Lope De Vega (IRE))
Tnr: William Kropp Rdr: Madeleine Wishart 56
Irish Arthur
- 3g Flying Artie (AUS) x So Rock Me (AUS) (Dissident (AUS))
Tnr: S Hardy Rdr: M Hellyer 58
Friendly Sizzle
- 3f Sizzling (AUS) x Frequendly (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: Ben Thompson 54
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