Churchill Filly Trafalgar Square Puts Them to the Sword

Mark Smith - Wednesday April 17

David Payne predicts a bright future for his 2-year-old Churchill (IRE) filly Trafalgar Square after she broke her maiden at start four in the Schweppes Maiden Hcp (1250m)  at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Not disgraced in the $1,000,000 Inglis Golden Gift and Group III Kindergarten Stakes, Trafalgar Square enjoyed a cosy run just off the pace and when eased out to find clear air by Chad Schofield, she quickly put the race to bed.


The daughter of Churchill (IRE) defeated the progressive Merchant Navy filly Aye Aye Captain by two and three-quarter lengths, with the Written By filly Glitterscript back in third.

“She was always going to be hard to beat if you see what she has been racing against,” Payne said.

“She has been a bit unlucky and a bit green.

“I think she is looking for a mile being by Churchill, so she has a bright future.

“We will see how she pulls up and go from there”.

A $19,000 weanling purchase on Inglis Digital, Trafalgar Square, was a $110,000 buy for her trainer when consigned by Telemon Thoroughbreds to Book 2 of the 2023 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Trafalgar Square a $110,000 Magic Millions yearling

She is the first runner for the unraced Excellent Art mare Amnesiac, a half-sister to Montoux (Montjeu) and to the dam of Group 1 winner Prompt Response and Group III winner Prompt Return.

Amnesiac was sold online for $600 and has not been covered in the past two seasons.

Trafalgar Square is the second 2-year-old winner of the season from four runners for Cpplmore Stud’s 4-time Group 1 winner Churchill (IRE). 


Race Result - Schweppes Mdn Hcp 1250m

Canterbury Track: Good(4) Time: 1:13.55
Trafalgar Square
- 2f Churchill (IRE) x Amnesiac (AUS) (Excellent Art (GB))
Tnr: David Payne Rdr: C Schofield 58
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $110,000
Seller: Telemon Thoroughbreds, Innisplain, Qld (As Agent)
Buyer: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis May (Late) Online Sale $19,000
Seller: Coolmore Stud (as agent)
Buyer: AT Racing
Aye Aye Captain
- 2f Merchant Navy (AUS) x Dal Dal (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: L J Bridge Rdr: Amy Mc Lucas 55.5
- 2f Written By (AUS) x Sparkle (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Tnr: R & L Price Rdr: Dylan Gibbons 56
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $60,000
Seller: Newhaven Park, Boorowa, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Strong Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Heavenly Kiss
- 2f Divine Prophet (AUS) x Kiss Me Goodbye (AUS) (Savabeel (AUS))
Tnr: R J Quinton Rdr: A Adkins 57.5
- 2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Karavali (NZ) (Nadeem (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: N Rawiller 58
- 2f So You Think (NZ) x Zutara (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: Zac Lloyd 57.5
Lady Nikster
- 2f Zoustar (AUS) x Chachapoyas (AUS) (Medaglia D'oro (USA))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: J B Mc Donald 57.5
- 2f Shamus Award (AUS) x Vigilance (AUS) (Sepoy (AUS))
Tnr: P & P Snowden Rdr: Tom Sherry 57.5
Celtic Sin
- 2f Yes Yes Yes (AUS) x Erin (IRE) (Mastercraftsman (IRE))
Tnr: J A O'Shea Rdr: Tyler Schiller 57.5
Saturdays Girl
- 2f Zoustar (AUS) x Magical Weekend (USA) (Any Given Saturday (USA))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: Tommy Berry 57.5
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