Two On the Bounce for The Autumn Sun Filly Sneaky Sunrise

Mark Smith - Saturday June 22

Few stallions have done more to advance their cause this season than The Autumn Sun, who has another promising filly in Sneaky Sunrise.

Sneaky Sunrise edges Pisces in an epic battle 9image Grant Courtney)

Trained by Ben, Will, and JD Hayes, Sneaky Sunrise was coming off a maiden win over 1400m at Flemington on May 18 to go back to back on the same track over 20 metres further in the Ken Cox Hcp on Saturday.

Ridden by Daniel Stackhouse, Sneaky Sunrise held the challenge of the topweight Pisces, who went down fighting after being caught wide the trip.

The Dundeel colt Henlein was third ahead of the Brutal filly Jenni's Meadow. They both made up plenty of ground in the closing stages.

“It was a very tough effort. Stacky had to use her a bit early, but she ended up three wide,” Ben Hayes said.

“She was strong through the line, which was pleasing. The plan was to go a month between runs and run in the Taj Rossi Series Final to get some black-type.  

“That would be the most likely plan, but it depends on how she pulls up before we head in that direction.

“We like her, and there is more to come as she improves with age.

Big group of happy owners (image Grant Courtney)

“I thought (stablemate Jenni's Meadow) was great. She has this habit of laying in. She was strong late and would not hesitate to go a mile with her.”

Sporting the red, with black MyRacehorse Logo silks, Sneaky Sunrise was a $180,000 purchase for Lindsay Park Racing / MyRacehorse from the Bowness Stud draft at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Sneaky Sunrise is the second winner from as many foals for the winning So You Think mare Schifty Thinker.

Sneaky Sunrise a $180,000 Inglis Premier yearling

Purchased by Bowness Stud for just $5,000 at the 2018 Inglis Great Southern Sale, Schifty Thinker is a daughter of the stakes-placed Snitzel mare Schiffer, who was third in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic.

Schiffer is a half-sister to the Hong Kong star  Tourbillon Diamond, who was third in the Group 1 ATC Australian Derby when known as Eric The Eel.

Schifty Thinker’s Yes Yes Yes colt failed to make his $20,000 reserve at the 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

After foaling an Acrobat filly last spring, Schifty Thinker missed to Tiger Of Malay.



Race Result - Ken Cox Hcp 1420m

Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:24.44
Sneaky Sunrise
- 2f The Autumn Sun (AUS) x Schifty Thinker (AUS) (So You Think (NZ))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: D W Stackhouse 55.5
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $180,000
Seller: Bowness Stud, Young, NSW
Buyer: Lindsay Park Racing / MyRacehorse
- 2g Frosted (USA) x Pleiades (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: B Shinn 59
- 2c Dundeel (NZ) x Time Awaits (AUS) (Nicconi (AUS))
Tnr: A & S Freedman Rdr: Jye McNeil 55.5
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
Seller: Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
Buyer: Freedman Racing/Julian Blaxland
Jenni's Meadow
- 2f Brutal (NZ) x Meadow (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: M J Dee 55
- 2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Dame Pattie (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: T Busuttin & N Young Rdr: L Currie 54.5
Stay Silent
- 2c Deep Field (AUS) x Paulita (USA) (Scat Daddy (USA))
Tnr: L & T Corstens Rdr: Tatum Bull 52.5
- 2c Hellbent (AUS) x Tremezzina (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: S P Nichols Rdr: J Ford 54.5
- 2f Toronado (IRE) x Kansas Sunflower (NZ) (Mastercraftsman (IRE))
Tnr: Nick Ryan Rdr: Patrick Moloney 54
Saxon Beach
- 2g Saxon Warrior (JPN) x Viva Gloria (GER) (Reliable Man (GB))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: Teodore Nugent 54
Regal Lover
- 2g Dundeel (NZ) x Lipstick Lover (AUS) (I Am Invincible (AUS))
Tnr: P Stokes Rdr: B Mc Dougall 55
Centre Square
- 2g Blue Point (IRE) x Showy Zoe (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: C Maher Rdr: Beau Mertens 54
- 2g Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Heart Strong (AUS) (I Am Invincible (AUS))
Tnr: T J Andrews Rdr: C Newitt 54
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