Tannhauser Breaks Through in Rough Habit Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday May 18

After promising so much early on, Tannhauser was not spared the surgeon’s knife, which may set him on a track to the Queensland Derby following his dominant performance in Saturday’s Group III Seven Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben.

ads lead to the Queensland Derby for Tannhauser (image Grant Courtney)

Placed in the Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes and Group III Carbine Club Stakes, Tannhauser was ringing up his second win and first stakes success. Ridden by James McDonald for Chris Waller, the son of Dundeel defeated The Autumn Sun filly Autumn Angel by a length with the Hallowed Crown gelding Kintyre the same distance back in third.

“He’s been thereabouts (lately) and run some nice races,” Chris Waller said.

“He has been gelded since his last run, which might have made all the difference.

“He’s just raced so much better. They turn into ugly horses instead, but they can get tricky sometimes as colts.

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uo;Onto the Derby. I assume he’ll get into the field. We’ll see what James says.”

James McDonald said the son of Dundeel deserved a good win.

Tannhauser captures the last few rays (image Grant Courtney)

“He has a perfect run. He’s a nice horse with ability. This time last year, he might have started as a favourite for a JJ Atkins,” McDonald said.

“He’s a proper horse, and Chris gave him the gelding operation to make him a horse this time.”

“There is no drama about getting 2400m. He relaxes, gives himself every chance, and it doesn’t matter if it is wet or dry.”

A $425,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Milburn Creek draft for China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Trilogy Racing, Tannhauser was bred by Highclere Stud and foaled and raised at Milburn Creek.

Tannhauser a $425,000 Magic Millions yearling

He is the second winner from Luqyaa, a stakes-placed Exceed and Excel daughter of Group III winner Charmview from the family of Group I winner Shiva’s Revenge and Just Now.

Tannhauser has a 2-year-old half-sister by Zoustar named Analicia who was a $525,000 Magic Millions purchase for Mulcaster Bloodstock/Chris Waller Racing.

After missing in 2021 and 2022 Luqyaa visited Anamoe last spring.

Tannhauser is the 29th stakes-winner for Arrowfield Stud’s Dundeel.

 

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Race Result - Seven Rough Habit Plate Gr3 2000m

Doomben Track: Soft(7) Time: 2:06.97
1
Tannhauser
- 3g Dundeel (NZ) x Luqyaa (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: J B Mc Donald 57
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $425,000
Seller: Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow, NSW
Buyer: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Trilogy Racing
2
1.1
Autumn Angel
- 3f The Autumn Sun (AUS) x Angel Of Mercy (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Tnr: P G Moody & Katherine Coleman Rdr: Jamie Kah 55
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $230,000
Seller: Arrowfield Stud, Scone
Buyer: Dalziel Bloodstock / Moody Racing Pty Ltd
3
2.2
Kintyre
- 3g Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Mull Over (AUS) (So You Think (NZ))
Tnr: G Portelli Rdr: Cejay Graham 57
Hallowed Crown
4
3
Felix The Scat
- 3g Mendelssohn (USA) x Miss Pocket Rocket (AUS) (Smart Missile (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: Kyle Wilson-Taylor 57
5
3.3
Press Link
- 3g Press Statement (AUS) x Villa De Madrid (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
Tnr: R L Heathcote Rdr: James Orman 57
6
3.4
Warialda Warrior
- 3g Saxon Warrior (JPN) x Romance Writer (NZ) (One Cool Cat (USA))
Tnr: John W Ramsey Rdr: Jake Bayliss 57
7
3.4
Port Lockroy
- 3c Better Than Ready (AUS) x Freezethemillions (AUS) (Freeze (AUS))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: A Hyeronimus 57
8
4.5
Gold Bullion
- 3g Savabeel (AUS) x Gold Rush (NZ) (So You Think (NZ))
Tnr: G Waterhouse & A Bott Rdr: Tim Clark 57
9
6.4
Purveyor
- 3g Merchant Navy (AUS) x Mystique (NZ) (Montjeu (IRE))
Tnr: S B Laming Rdr: M Cahill 57
10
6.8
Kirikan
- 3g Tivaci (AUS) x Jammu (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: N Rawiller 57
11
6.9
Mannerheim
- 3g Dundeel (NZ) x Miss Helsinki (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: Tyler Schiller 57
12
7.2
Ichiban
- 3g Pierro (AUS) x Charmont (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: M R Du Plessis 57
13
7.2
Kadavar
- 3g Tarzino (NZ) x Arapaho Miss (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: Craig Williams 57
14
9.1
More Trouble
- 3g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Mawhooba (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: Jack Bruce Rdr: R Dolan 57
15
11.3
Long Genes
- 3g U S Navy Flag (USA) x Fanatic (NZ) (Shocking (AUS))
Tnr: Edward Cummings Rdr: J Byrne 57
16
12.1
Captain Fenkel
- 3g Kermadec (NZ) x She Is Fierce (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Tnr: Marcus Wilson Rdr: A Mallyon 57
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