Sparkling Debut by Super Seth Colt Linebacker

Mark Smith - Wednesday February 21

The 2-year-old Super Seth colt Linebacker jumped straight to the front and led a competitive field of maidens a merry dance when making his career debut over 1300m on a heavy track at Hawkesbury on Wednesday.

Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy for John O'Shea, the well-supported favourite came well clear in the straight to defeat the $900,000 Blue Point (IRE) colt Bosustow by a widening four lengths with the Rubick gelding Iceman four and a half lengths back in third.

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e="margin-left:36.0pt;">"From the time we did anything with him, he has been the most professional horse," assistant trainer Tom Charlton said.

 

"He has a big stride and looked to have handled the conditions well."

Linebacker a $160,000 Karaka yearling

Bred by GSA Bloodstock, Linebacker races for a partnership of heavy hitters and carries the maroon and white crossed sashes of Frank and Christine Cook.

A $160,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase for John O'Shea Racing / Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA) from the Haunui Farm draft, Linebacker is the third foal and first winner for the unraced Oasis Dream mare Garden of Swans (GB).

A half-sister to Group 1 Eclipse Stakes winner Mukhadram (GB), Garden of Swans (GB) was a 160,000gns purchase for Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock / Badgers Bloodstock from the Trickledown Stud consignment at the 2017 Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

Brother to Linebacker was an $80,000 purchase at the Magic Millions

In January, John O'Shea teamed up with James Bester to purchase a brother to Linebacker for $80.000 from the Bhima Stud draft at the Magic Millions.

Linebacker is the third winner and first in Australia for Waikato Stud's Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth (Dundeel). 

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Race Result - HRC Motel Mdn Plate 1300m

Hawkesbury Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:16.53
1
Linebacker
- 2c Super Seth (AUS) x Garden Of Swans (GB) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Tnr: J A O'Shea Rdr: K Mc Evoy 57
NZB Karaka Book 1 $160,000
Seller: Haunui Farm
Buyer: John O'Shea Racing / Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)
2
3.9
Bosustow
- 2c Blue Point (IRE) x Bumbasina (IRE) (Canford Cliffs (IRE))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: J Parr 57
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $900,000
Seller: Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Rosemont Alliance/Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/Annabel Neasham Racing Pty Ltd
3
8.4
Iceman
- 2g Rubick (AUS) x Ice Girl (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Tnr: C E Conners Rdr: A Adkins 57
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $45,000
Seller: Valiant Stud, Aberdeen
Buyer: Victory Lodge Pty Ltd
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $10,000
Seller: Fernrigg Farm, Denman
Buyer: Grange Bloodstock
4
11.2
War Ribbon
- 2g Calyx (GB) x Motion Of Power (GER) (Montjeu (IRE))
Tnr: David Payne Rdr: J R Collett 57
5
11.8
Benamera
- 2c Cosmic Force (AUS) x Beaver Rocks (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: Stephen O'Halloran Rdr: K Jennings 57
6
13.8
Counterpart
- 2c Trapeze Artist (AUS) x Image (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Tnr: G Ryan & S Alexiou Rdr: Tyler Schiller 57
7
16.3
Highland Hustle
- 2f Highland Reel (IRE) x Endaxi (AUS) (Authorized (IRE))
Tnr: David Payne Rdr: Reece Jones 55
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