Nicconi a Newsmaker on Saturday

Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 19

Widden Stud stalwart Nicconi had an interesting Saturday featuring as a broodmare sire with his first Group I winner when Magic Time won the Group I MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and at Ascot in Perth he added a new stakes-winner to his tally when Amber Glide won the Listed WATC Jungle Mist Classic (1200m).

Amber Glide carried a picket fence of three straight wins in easier grade into her first Black Type assignment and the Ross Price trained mare rose to the occasion.

She charged to the line out wide to score by nearly half a length and has the overall record of six wins f rom nine starts and over $225,000 in prizemoney.


Retained to race by her breeders, Amber Glide is a half-sister to stakes-winner Arctic Stream and is the second stakes-winner among four winners from stakes-winner Royal Devotion, who also won in the Listed WATC Jungle Mist Classic in 2009.

Royal Devotion is a half-sister to Group II winner Colour Correct from Group II winner Never Blue and after being covered again by Nicconi last spring has produced a full brother to her this year.


Amber Glide is the 28th stakes-winner for Nicconi, who stands at Widen Victoria at a fee of $22,000.



Race Result - Jungle Mist Classic LR 1200m

Ascot Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.53
Amber Glide
- 4m Nicconi (AUS) x Royal Devotion (AUS) (Verglas (IRE))
Tnr: R W Price Rdr: Joseph Azzopardi 55
- 5m Gingerbread Man (AUS) x Secret Mak (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: Ms R Lockwood Rdr: Jade Mc Naught 55
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $40,000
Seller: Dawson Stud, Myalup, WA
Buyer: John Chalmers Bloodstock (FBAA)
Duchess Of Gossip
- 4m All American (AUS) x Regal Gossip (AUS) (Dylan Thomas (IRE))
Tnr: D M Luciani Rdr: W Pike 55
Rusty Dreams
- 4m Universal Ruler (AUS) x She Done Him Wrong (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
Tnr: M L Lane Rdr: Chris Parnham 56.5
Goddess Of Giving
- 4m Playing God (AUS) x She's Roy's Gift (AUS) (Due Sasso (AUS))
Tnr: L P Luciani Rdr: J Whiting 56.5
Flying Missile
- 5m Cable Bay (IRE) x Magnus Missile (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
Tnr: N D Parnham Rdr: B Parnham 57.5
Rumour Says
- 4m Deep Field (AUS) x Wind On Tide (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: Luke Fernie Rdr: C Johnston-Porter 55
Penny On The Queen
- 4m Universal Ruler (AUS) x Kensington Gem (AUS) (Blackfriars (AUS))
Tnr: A W Maley Rdr: S Mc Gruddy 55
- 4m Magnus (AUS) x Hussy Five Oh (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Tnr: D R Harrison Rdr: Lucy Fiore 55
- 4m Demerit (AUS) x Little Grey Teapot (AUS) (Verglas (IRE))
Tnr: Daniel O'Connor Rdr: Michael Poy 55
Baby Paris
- 4m Playing God (AUS) x War In Paris (AUS) (War Chant (USA))
Tnr: C H Webster Rdr: P Knuckey 58.5
Little Strawberry
- 4m Street Boss (USA) x Songye (AUS) (Unencumbered (AUS))
Tnr: Mitchell Pateman Rdr: Holly Watson 55
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