One To Watch - Seymour

Mark Smith - Friday November 17

De Bergerac has a bit to live up to, being a brother to Coolmore Stud Stakes runner-up C'Est Magique and a half to Blue Diamond Stakes winner Written By. Still, he is on his way after an impressive debut in the Mangalore Park Maiden Plate (1100m) at Seymour on Friday.

De Bergerac makes a statement on debut (image Jay Town/Racing Photos)

Ridden by Jordan Child for Grahame Begg, the 3-year-old son of Zoustar had few favours in the run. Forced to race three and four wide the trip from an outside barrier, De Bergerac put paid to the highly regarded Super One colt by a length under a kind ride. The US Navy Flag gelding Night People was two lengths back in third.

"He's a horse with a lot of ability and class. We drew wide but weren't panicked," Childs said.


"Sometimes, with a horse like him that you know has ability, you would rather be out of trouble and make your own luck.    

"We were three wide with a bit of cover, and when I presented on the corner, he was never going to get beaten.

"He extended well to the line. He is a nice horse on the up and definitely has better races in store.

"He is still a bit babyish and cheeky, but with racing and time, that will grow out of him."

He's got the looks (Image Jay Town/Racing Photos)

A homebred for Neville Begg, De Bergerac is the seventh winner for Tobougg (IRE) mare Yau Chin, a $3,000 Scone yearling, who won a maiden at Newcastle and placed a further six times in a ten-start career.

Yau Chin has a 2-year-old brother to Written By (Written Tycoon) in training with Grahame Begg and a yearling filly by Capitalist.

The 18yo mare missed last year.



Race Result - Mangalore Park Mdn Plate 1100m

Seymour Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:04.56
De Bergerac
- 3c Zoustar (AUS) x Yau Chin (AUS) (Tobougg (IRE))
Tnr: G M Begg Rdr: Jordan Childs 58
- 3g Super One (AUS) x Sebeauty (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Tnr: M Price & M Kent Jnr Rdr: W F Pinn 58
Inglis Ready2Race Sale $110,000
Seller: JCS Thoroughbreds, Benalla, Vic
Buyer: Mick Price Racing
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $80,000
Seller: Caithness Breeding, Crowther, NSW
Buyer: Michael Hickmott
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $18,000
Seller: Kitchwin Hills, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Caithness Breeding Pty Ltd
Night People
- 3g U S Navy Flag (USA) x Just Nini (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Tnr: T Busuttin & N Young Rdr: B Mc Dougall 58
Snappy Tycoon
- 4g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Madotti (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
Tnr: Ms D Chapman Rdr: Declan Bates 59.5
Gulf Of Finland
- 5g Palentino (AUS) x Sianna's Song (AUS) (Johannesburg (USA))
Tnr: Ms A Macpherson Rdr: Tom Prebble 57.5
Pinnacle Rock
- 5g Holler (AUS) x Dusky Silhouette (AUS) (Mutawaajid (AUS))
Tnr: Jody Thompson Rdr: Ms J Kennedy 57.5
- 4m Redente (AUS) x Get Jazz (AUS) (Snowland (AUS))
Tnr: Ms A Macpherson Rdr: Teodore Nugent 57.5
Righteous Brother
- 3g Rubick (AUS) x Unchain My Heart (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: Matthew Cartwright 58
- 4g Supido (AUS) x Cosmo Gal (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Tnr: Michael Gibson Rdr: Liam Riordan 59.5
- 4m Zacinto (GB) x Our Showgirl (NZ) (Ego (NZ))
Tnr: Patrick Keane Rdr: Zac Spain 57.5
Only One Sun
- 4m Fighting Sun (AUS) x There's Only One (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Tnr: Ms A Macpherson Rdr: Rose Hammond 55.5
The Gentleman
- 5h Rubick (AUS) x Wasimah (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Tnr: A O Diggins Rdr: B Rawiller 59.5
Charlie Zoom
- 5g Jimmy Creed (USA) x Glitz (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tnr: Lesia Masnyj Rdr: Stephen Brown Jnr 59.5
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