Well Deserved Win for Capitalist 3YO

Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 22

A maiden winner at Seymour last August, it’s been a busy and fruitful season for Capitalist three year-old Hedged, who has racked up stakes-placings at two of his last three starts with a break through victory in the $120,000 Schweppes TL Cooney (1350m) at Ipswich on Saturday welcomed by his big ownership group.

Trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr, Hedged ran the race of his life when beaten a head by Joliestar in the $1million Group II ATC Arrowfield Sprint in April and followed with two more placings before this assignment.

Ridden a positive race by Vlad Duric, he led throughout and kicked clear to win by a length taking  his overall record to four wins and five placings from 11 starts with prizemoney just shy of $560,000.


"He hung the whole race to be honest so I was on one rein the whole time, but he's a nice horse. I didn't have it in my head to lead, but we jumped really well so we took it up,” said Vlad Duric.

“They don't usually win when they hang that badly, especially a feature race, so it's a real credit to the horse's ability. Maybe he got a bit confused on the tight turning track, but he's clearly a talented horse.

"He's still learning his craft but it's nice to get a win for Mick and Junior, so I should thank them for the opportunity."

A $140,000 Magic Millions purchase, Hedged has been a great investment for his owners.

A $140,000 Magic Millions purchase for Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd/Roll The Dice Racing/Rogers Bloodstock, he was bred and sold by Yulong and is the first winner for Acing Shamrock, an unraced half-sister by Fastnet Rock to Group II winner Nafaayes from US Group III winner Decelerator (USA).

Hedged is one of 134 winners this season for Capitalist that have banked over $10million earnings.



Race Result - Schweppes T L Cooney 1350m

Ipswich Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:19.84
- 3g Capitalist (AUS) x Acing Shamrock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: M Price & M Kent Jnr Rdr: V Duric 57
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
Seller: Yulong, Nagambie, Vic
Buyer: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd/Roll The Dice Racing/Rogers Bloodstock
- 3g Encryption (AUS) x Madame Fly (AUS) (Excites (AUS))
Tnr: R G Lipp Rdr: M Rodd 57
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
Seller: Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
Buyer: Cliff Little
Golden Decade
- 3g Sooboog (AUS) x Sister Emma (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
Tnr: M J Dunn Rdr: Ryan Maloney 57
Miss Aria
- 3f Zoustar (AUS) x Bonaria (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: D T O'Brien Rdr: Damien Thornton 55
Red Defcon
- 3f Defcon (AUS) x Red Beach (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
Tnr: M A Kropp Rdr: Angela Jones 55
Ringer's Reward
- 3f Under The Louvre (AUS) x Matilda's Dance (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Tnr: K R Kemp Rdr: Martin Harley 55
- 3f Rubick (AUS) x Sudden Wealth (AUS) (Time Thief (AUS))
Tnr: S O'Dea & M Hoysted Rdr: Boris Thornton 55
Show Me Mercy
- 3g Astern (AUS) x Pardon (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Tnr: S W Kendrick Rdr: Regan Bayliss 57
Sharp Dazzler
- 3g Red Dazzler (AUS) x More Than Sharp (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Tnr: Tony & Maddysen Sears Rdr: Cejay Graham 57
Can't Getwhatiwant
- 3g Super One (AUS) x Pegasus Miss (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Tnr: K R Kemp Rdr: N Tomizawa 57
- 3f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Aware (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Tnr: David Vandyke Rdr: J Byrne 55
Russian Alliance
- 3f Russian Revolution (AUS) x Sea Dweller (GB) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Tnr: K R Kemp Rdr: M R Du Plessis 55
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