Castelvecchio Breaks the Ice

Mark Smith - Monday June 3

Making her fifth start, the 2-year-old filly Sweet Treats took on her elders when successful in the Semco Maiden Plate (1500m) at Goulburn to have the honour of crediting Castelvecchio with his first winner.

Ridden by Coriah Keatings for Danielle Seib, Sweet Treats jumped in the air at the start before pushing through to be in a challenging position on the turn. Keeping up a strong gallop, Sweet Treats safely held the challenge of Devgru (Merchant Navy) by one-and-a-quarter lengths, with the favourite Bounty By Knight (Knight Exemplar) in third.

A $7

2,500 purchase for Champion Thoroughbreds from the Segenhoe Stud draft at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale, Sweet Treats is the first winner from three to race for the unraced Denman mare Coconut Dream.

Sweet Treats a $72,500 MM National Sale weanling

A $55,000 buy for  LTD Thoroughbreds at the 2022 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale, Coconut Dream is out of the stakes-placed Snitzel mare Sweetener, a half-sister to Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes winner Secret Agenda and stakes-placegetters Tutta la Vita, Stellar Pauline, Donandkim, and to the dam of Group III ATC Gimcrack Stakes winner, Enthaar.

Infinity Thoroughbreds consigned a Pride of Dubai half-sister to Sweet Treats at the 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, which failed to make her $100,000 reserve.

Coconut Dream has a weanling filly by Stay Inside and was covered by Sidestep last spring.

The sire of Listed ATC Fernhill Hcp runner-up El Castello, dual Group 1 winner Castelvecchio (Dundeel), stands at Arrowfield Stud for $22,000 in 2024. 


Race Result - Semco Mdn Plate 1500m

Goulburn Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:34.15
Sweet Treats
- 2f Castelvecchio (AUS) x Coconut Dream (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
Tnr: Danielle Seib Rdr: Ms C Keatings 53
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $72,500
Seller: Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Champion Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
- 4g Merchant Navy (AUS) x Zeal (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Tnr: J F Borham Rdr: Jade Mc Kenzie 56
Inglis March (Early) Online Sale $600
Seller: L and K Racing (as agent)
Buyer: John Borham
Inglis January (Early) Online Sale $10,000
Seller: Anthony Freedman Racing (as agent)
Buyer: L And K Racing
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
Seller: Willow Park Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer: Freedman Racing / Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
Bounty By Knight
- 4g Knight Exemplar (AUS) x Weekend Bounty (AUS) (Any Given Saturday (USA))
Tnr: Anthony Warren Rdr: Nick Heywood 59
- 3f Press Statement (AUS) x Saturlina (AUS) (Any Given Saturday (USA))
Tnr: Ms S Murray-Leslie Rdr: Jake Barrett 57
- 4m All Too Hard (AUS) x Precious Metals (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
Tnr: G G Kirkup Rdr: M A Cahill 57
Flash Piper
- 7g All Too Hard (AUS) x Not A Tully (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Tnr: John Morrison Rdr: Rebecca Bronett Prag 56
Got You Down
- 4m Mr Chard (AUS) x Love The Lighty (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Tnr: P J Facoory Rdr: Ms B Panya 55.5
Coba Bree
- 5m Foxwedge (AUS) x Sayangku (NZ) (Galileo (IRE))
Tnr: R Cole Rdr: Jaden Lloyd 57
Fifteen Black
- 6g Myboycharlie (IRE) x Sevenspanishangels (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Tnr: C Hensler Rdr: Molly Bourke 59
- 4m So You Think (NZ) x Voodoo Lady (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Tnr: Richard Butler Rdr: Amy Mc Lucas 57
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