Second winner for Sun City - Mishani Eclipse Springs a Shock at Doomben

Mark Smith - Sunday October 29

Telemon Thoroughbreds’ Sun City rocketed to the top of the first season sire standings when the raw-boned grey Mishani Eclipse opened his winning account with a fast-finishing win in the Ladbrokes State Of Rest 2021 Hcp (1110m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Ridden by Robbie Dolan for Les Ross, Mishani Eclipse had a mountain to climb when seventh, some 6-lengths off the leader inside the 200m.

When Dolan found clear air, Mishani Eclipse picked off runner after runner to spring a $51 shock.

The Headwater gelding Head Honcho was a neck back in second, with Under The Louvre gelding Unega Wahy'a in third.

It was the third start for Mishani Eclipse, who was seven lengths astern of stablemate Mishani Suspect at Eagle Farm but had that filly two lengths back in fifth place on Saturday.


ani Eclipse pocked the first prize of $72,500 in the $150,000 contest plus a $24,500 QTIS bonus for owner/breeder Mike Crooks.  

The gelding’s dam, Mishani Allure, failed to win in nine starts, but she is a half-sister to Listed Tatt's QLD Members' Cup winner Mishani Warrior from the family of top-class filly Princess Talaria, which has been championed by Gooree Stud, who bred Mishani Allure’s granddam Purling, winner of the Group 1 AJC Flight Stakes.

Mishani Eclipse is the second winner from three runners for the Zoustar stallion Sun City, which stands for a fee of $4,400 at Telemon Thoroughbreds this season.



Race Result - Ladbrokes State Of Rest 2021 Hcp 1110m

Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:06.45
Mishani Eclipse
- 2g Sun City (AUS) x Mishani Allure (AUS) (Bradbury's Luck (AUS))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: R Dolan 54.5
Head Honcho
- 2g Headwater (AUS) x Kiss For Gran (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Tnr: Ryan Tyrell Rdr: Martin Harley 56
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $50,000
Seller: Alexia Fraser Bloodstock, Warwick, Qld (As Agent)
Buyer: Tom Button/Archer Park Racing Pty Ltd
Unega Wahy'a
- 2g Under The Louvre (AUS) x Redenzo Wolf (AUS) (Dream Ahead (USA))
Tnr: J W Zielke Rdr: J Byrne 55.5
- 2c Pierata (AUS) x Rock Robster (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: Ryan Tyrell Rdr: Cejay Graham 55
Mishani Suspect
- 2f Sun City (AUS) x Maybe Even You (AUS) (Jet Spur (AUS))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: M R Du Plessis 56
Mishani Fire
- 2f The Mission (AUS) x Mishani Radiance (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: Ben Thompson 54.5
Mishani Voltage
- 2f The Mission (AUS) x Mishani Electra (AUS) (Ad Valorem (USA))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: S T Collett 53.5
Mishani Rock
- 2g Kobayashi (AUS) x Gina Ballerina (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: Leslie Tilley 58.5
Mishani Invincible
- 2f The Mission (AUS) x Romnichal (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: Ms G Cartwright 54
Serial Offender
- 2f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Serial (AUS) (Sepoy (AUS))
Tnr: Matthew Dale Rdr: Damien Thornton 54
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