Hellbent Mare Wins G2 Guy Walter Stakes

Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 2

Quality mare Hinged won the Group I ATC Surround Stakes in 2022 and was well fancied to win the Group II ATC Guy Walter (1400m) on the same program two years later at Randwick today, but she was nosed out in a thriller by progressive Hellbent mare Hell Hath No Fury with both mares running in the colours of Brae Sokolski’s Yes Bloodstock.

Yes Bloodstock quinella - Hell Hath No Fury beats G1 winner Hinged - image Steve Hart

Hell Hath No Fury started her career in Victoria with Danny O’Brien before being transferred to Annabel Neasham last year and has made swift progress in her current campaign working nicely through her grades to earn a crack at Black Type.

She surged to the line for Jason Collet to outgun Hinged and win by a nose.

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“She's a mare in form and she was doing a good job all preparation but we came here more hopefully she'd run a nice race but it is brilliant to get the job done,” said Neasham.

"She's continued to improve. We were finding a bit more about her after all the time after coming from Melbourne.”

A $160,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Yarraman Park draft for Brae Sokolski, Hell Hath No Fury has the overall record of four wins and three placings from 16 starts with prizemoney in excess of $324,000.

She was bred by Yarraman and is a half-sister to Group III winner Montauk and stakes-placed Bright Diamond being the tenth winner from ten to race from terrific producer Diamond Cove, a stakes-winning daughter of Octagonal.

Hellbent

Hell Hath No Fury is the fifth stakes-winner for Hellbent, who is the leading Australian third season sire by earnings.

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Race Result - Proven Thoroughbreds Guy Walter Stakes Gr2 1400m

Randwick Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:23.25
1
Hell Hath No Fury
- 4m Hellbent (AUS) x Diamond Cove (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: J R Collett 54
Hellbent
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
Seller: Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Brae Sokolski
2
0.1
Hinged
- 5m Worthy Cause (AUS) x Tints (AUS) (Tycoon Ruler (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: J B Mc Donald 58
3
1.7
More Secrets
- 6m More Than Ready (USA) x Secret Indulgence (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: M, W & J Hawkes Rdr: Zac Lloyd 54
More Than Ready
4
2.5
Miss Faberge
- 4m Russian Revolution (AUS) x Mica's Pride (AUS) (Bite The Bullet (USA))
Tnr: J G Sargent Rdr: Dylan Gibbons 54
5
3
Barbie's Fox
- 7m Foxwedge (AUS) x So Barbie Says (AUS) (Kenvain (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: T Marquand 55
6
3.7
Ausbred Flirt
- 5m Maurice (JPN) x Seven Year Itch (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Tnr: Brad Widdup Rdr: K Mc Evoy 54
7
4.5
Miss Couver
- 4m Vancouver (AUS) x Terrestria (NZ) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: A J Cummings Rdr: C Schofield 55
8
5.1
Duais
- 6m Shamus Award (AUS) x Meerlust (AUS) (Johannesburg (USA))
Tnr: Edward Cummings Rdr: N Rawiller 59
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