Bandi's Boy Books His Ticket for Newhaven Park Country Championships Final

Mark Smith - Sunday March 3

It may not quite have risen to the excitement of watching the Prized Icon filly Tropical Squall win the Group 1 Surround Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Still, Kooringal Stud had plenty to cheer about when Bandi's Boy, a son of The Brothers War (USA), booked his ticket to the $1,000,000 Newhaven Park Country Championships final at Randwick on April 6 when winning the $150,000 qualifier at Moruya on Sunday.

Leading home a 1-2 for trainer Danny Williams, Bandi's Boy finished powerfully under Jay Ford to defeat stablemate Atmospheric Rock (Your Song) by a half-length, with Bon Frankie (Bon Hoffa) in third.

Ford wore black armbands to honour the passing of Bandi's Boy's part-owner and breeder, John Woods.

Bandi's Boy (image Bradley Photographers)

The 4-year-old gelding has been in rare form, with two wins at Randwick and placings at Rosehill and Randwick in his past four starts, which includes a close-up third in the $2 million Barn Dance last November.

The lightly raced son of The Brothers War (USA) advances his record to four wins and nine starts with earnings of $352,750.

Bandi’s Boy is the only foal of the Hinchinbrook mare Tibidabo, a winner of two of her 20 starts.

A descendent of the influential Sweet Life (GB) Tibidabo was purchased for a bargain basement $1500 at the 2013 Inglis Australian Bloodstock Weanling Sale.

Telecom Fighters came close to making it a super Sunday for The Brothers War when his son Telecom Fighters was a tenacious second under Hugh Bowman to the in-form Mr Ascendency over a mile at Sha Tin.


Race Result - Newhaven Park SERA Country Championships Qualifier (C5) 1400m

Moruya Track: Good(4) Time: 1:22.62
Bandi's Boy
- 4g The Brothers War (USA) x Tibidabo (AUS) (Hinchinbrook (AUS))
Tnr: D A Williams Rdr: J Ford 56
Atmospheric Rock
- 4g Your Song (AUS) x Space Odyssey (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Tnr: D A Williams Rdr: J R Collett 56
Inglis March (Early) Online Sale $7,250
Seller: Rechter Bloodstock
Buyer: J Bramich
Bon Frankie
- 5g Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Seriana (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Tnr: Aaron Clarke Rdr: R Bensley 57.5
Rouge Lune
- 4g Puissance De Lune (IRE) x Ell Factor (AUS) (Stryker (AUS))
Tnr: Natalie Jarvis Rdr: S Guymer 57.5
- 4g Star Witness (AUS) x Tragic Moment (USA) (Pivotal (GB))
Tnr: Danielle Seib Rdr: A B Collett 56
Sir Ming
- 4g Shalaa (IRE) x Dame Pattie (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: Danielle Seib Rdr: D R Beasley 56
- 4m Dissident (AUS) x Cutie Express (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: N F Gardner Rdr: Ms J Taylor 54
Stormy Witness
- 4m Star Witness (AUS) x She's Pretentious (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Tnr: D A Williams Rdr: Ms K Nisbet 54
Missile Leader
- 4g Smart Missile (AUS) x Virginia Breeze (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Tnr: K R Dryden Rdr: Billy Owen 57.5
- 4g Zoustar (AUS) x Axiomatic (AUS) (O'reilly (NZ))
Tnr: B Joseph & P & M Jones Rdr: Q Krogh 59
Flying Impala
- 4g Flying Artie (AUS) x Chevell (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tnr: Mary Bray Rdr: B Lerena 56
Miss Ghent
- 3f Dundeel (NZ) x Mine Two (AUS) (I Am Invincible (AUS))
Tnr: N F Gardner Rdr: M A Cahill 54
- 4m Zoustar (AUS) x Redaluca's Gaze (AUS) (Intergaze (AUS))
Tnr: K R Dryden Rdr: J Penza 55.5
In De Summertime
- 5m Sebring (AUS) x Stormy Publisher (ARG) (Bernstein (USA))
Tnr: K R Dryden Rdr: Tommy Berry 57
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