Interstate Double for Victorian Oaks Winner Arapaho Miss

Mark Smith - Wednesday February 28

The 2007 VRC Oaks heroine, Arapaho Miss, is among the senior citizens at Westbury Stud. Still, the daughter of Danehill Dancer (IRE) continues to produce the goods, with the 4-year-old Reliable Man (GB) gelding Roaring Engine climbing off the canvas to win over 200m at Sandown-Hillside and his 3-year-old half-brother by Tarzino scoring a last to first win over 2040m at Doomben so impressively he is being talked off as a Derby contender.

Roaring Engine off the canvas (image George Sal/Racing Photos)

The win of the Danny O’Brien-trained Roaring Engine was quite remarkable. Martial Eagle (IRL) cruised past Roaring Engine and put a neck on him before the son of Reliable Man (GB) rallied to snatch a most unlikely victory.

He is in rare form, having won at Werribee before falling a nose short after a barnstorming finish over 2500m at Moonee Valley.

Roaring Engine was not far away in the Listed Galilee Final and VRC St Leger at Sandown-Lakeside, so the brother to the 2019 Group 1 VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound may have a stakes win in his yet.


 With three wins, a second, and a third from 13 starts and earnings of $106,000, he looks certain to cover his $175,000 purchase by his trainer at the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Kadavar did not come as cheap. Mulcaster Bloodstock / Chris Waller Racing shelled out $300,000 for the son of Tarzino from the Webury draft in Book 1 at Karaka.

Sporting the all-so-familiar white, royal blue hooped sleeves and cap of Neville Morgan and David Devine, Kadavar kept his record at a perfect two for two in a class 1 over 2040m at Doomben.

Kadavar a $300,000 Karaka yearling

Ryan Maloney looked to be working hard on Kadavar with little response. Still, when the Tarzino gelding put his mind on the job, he rounded up his talented stablemate and odds-on favourite Demarcay (GER) in the final bound.

Besides Miami Bound, Arapaho Miss has the stakes-winning Encosta de Lago gelding De Little Engine and the 19-year-old mare is not one yet.

Her yearling Reliable Man (GB) colt failed to make his $100,000 reserve at Karaka in January.

He is followed by a yearling Tarzino filly and was bred back to the Westbury Stud resident. 


Race Result - Sportsbet Jockey Watch (Bm70) 2400m

Sandown-Hillside Track: Good(4) Time: 2:31.77
Roaring Engine
- 4g Reliable Man (GB) x Arapaho Miss (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Tnr: D T O'Brien Rdr: B Shinn 56.5
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $175,000
Seller: Westbury Stud Ltd, Karaka, NZ
Buyer: Danny O'Brien Racing
Martial Eagle
- 6g Adlerflug (GER) x Montezuma (GER) (Monsun (GER))
Tnr: Charlotte Littlefield Rdr: Jack Hill 60.5
- 5g Pentire (GB) x Giant Mystique (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
Tnr: Robert Hickmott Rdr: M Michel 58.5
Winds Of March
- 5g Tarzino (NZ) x Palace Of Winds (IRE) (Monsun (GER))
Tnr: Simon Zahra Rdr: J Mott 56.5
Adonis Kick
- 6g Scissor Kick (AUS) x Impact Game (JPN) (Deep Impact (JPN))
Tnr: Peter Gelagotis Rdr: Sheridan Clarke 56.5
- 5g Siyouni (FR) x Joyful Hope (GB) (Shamardal (USA))
Tnr: Clayton Douglas Rdr: Damian Lane 60.5
Max Mercury
- 7g Toronado (IRE) x Classic Jewel (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
Tnr: Matthew Cumani Rdr: D W Stackhouse 56.5
More Reading...
$300,000 Mare in Foal to Too Darn Hot Tops Inglis Digital
Brae Sokolski secured the top lot in tonight’s ‘full’ Inglis Digital April (Late) Sale, buying proven broodmare Molto Allegro - in foal to Too Darn Hot – from the Oakland Park reduction for $300,000.
Pedigree Watch – UK -3YO - Derby Hopeful
Spring is in the air in the UK with the Listed Betfred Blue Riband Trial (1m2f) run at Epsom overnight and there was some Aussie interest with Chief Little Rock, a Galileo colt from Australian Group I winning Fastnet Rock mare Amicus engaged, but he came up short finishing third to a promising colt by Sea the Stars.
Kiwi Trained Invincible Mare Imwonderfultonight Headed for Adelaide G1
Sam Mynott has been ticking up the air miles over the Tasman Sea this week and she is hoping it will all be worth it when she lines up her first horse in Australia on Saturday.
Embellish 3YO Wins for Te Akau
Consistent three-year-old Beau Brummell commenced a successful journey south for jockey Warren Kennedy, who picked up a trio of winners at Phar Lap Raceway on Wednesday.
Fastnet Rock Blueblood Wins on Debut
Royally-bred Fastnet Rock filly My Xanadu still has plenty to learn, which adds further merit to her winning debut in the Roderick Insurance Maiden Plate (1212m) at Geelong on Wednesday.
Shall Be Takes Aim at Inglis Challenge
The promising 2-year-old Shalaa (IRE) colt Shall Be will target the $200,000 Inglis Challenge to be run on May 17 at Scone Racecourse after breaking his maiden in the New Era Technology Maiden Plate at Newcastle on Wednesday.
Per Incanto Filly Bedtime Story looking for fairytale ending to season
Promising filly Bedtime Story will be looking for a fairytale ending to her three-year-old season when she heads to Te Rapa on Saturday to contest the Gr.3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m).
Sires With Winners - Wednesday April 24
Here is the full list of 47 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
No Justify for Australia This Spring
Justify, the Champion 2YO Sire in North America and sire of outstanding Australian 2YO  colt Storm Boy, won’t be returning to stand at Coolmore Australia this spring and will remain at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky where he will cover a select book of mares to southern hemisphere time late in the year.
Sioux Nation Filly Sioux Spirit Makes Exciting Debut
After winning her last two jumpouts, the 3-year-old Sioux Nation (USA) filly Sioux Spirit was favoured to make a winning debut in the Dean Holland Memorial Maiden Plate at Geelong on Wednesday and did not disappoint anyone.