First Stakes-Winner for Brutal

Tara Madgwick - Saturday July 6

The Lindsay Park Racing team had high hopes coming into the $175,000 Listed VRC Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday with two promising fillies engaged in Jenni’s Meadow and Sneaky Sunrise and they duly came away with the quinella.

Jenni's Meadow opens up to win the Listed Taj Rossi at Flemington - image Brett Holburt / Racing Photos

From the first crop of young Newgate Farm sire Brutal, Jenni’s Meadow was fourth at her most recent run at Flemington behind Sneaky Sunrise, but was able to turn the tables on her stablemate when stepped up to 1600m.

Given a cosy ride back in the field by Ethan Brown, Jenni’s Meadow relished the longer distance, charging to the line between runners to win by a length and a quarter taking her overall record to two wins from six starts with prizemoney topping $237,000.

 

Ben Hayes was thrilled with the performance of both fillies and sees exciting times ahead for the pair next season.

“The last couple of starts, she’s (Jenni’s Meadow) been ducking in, losing momentum at the wrong part of the race, picking up and hitting the line strong,” he said.

“Today she went nice and straight, and she was super impressive. It’s a big thrill to get a nice win for Tony, black-type – it’s a good result.

“I’m not exactly sure (what’s next), we’ll have to have a think… this was the grand final. This is the race we wanted to win, and to see her win

impressively like that is fantastic.

“They’re both really progressive fillies, and to get black type for both of them is a big tick.”

Jenni's Meadow and her owners celebrate - image Racing Photos

Bred and sold by Raheen Stud, Jennis’s Meadow was bought by Tony and Lynn Ottobre’s Cape Schank Stud at the Magic Millions for $260,000 and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Flower in the Wind.

She was the most expensive yearling by her sire at the Gold Coast and is the second winner from Meadow, a winning half-sister by Redoute’s Choice to stakes-placed Superare and to the dam of Group III winner Mimi’s Award.

Meadow has a yearling filly by Heroic Valour and a weanling filly by Bivouac.

Jenni’s Meadow was the first winner for O’Reilly’s Group I ATC Doncaster Handicap winning son Brutal when she saluted at Moonee Valley last December and is now his first stakes-winner among nine first crop winners.

Brutal has had a fee reduction this spring and stands at Newgate at a fee of $16,500.

 

 

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Race Result - Taj Rossi Series Final LR 1600m

Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:37.36
1
Jenni's Meadow
- 2f Brutal (NZ) x Meadow (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: Ethan Brown 55
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
Seller: Raheen Stud, Warwick, Qld
Buyer: Cape Schanck Stud
2
1.3
Sneaky Sunrise
- 2f The Autumn Sun (AUS) x Schifty Thinker (AUS) (So You Think (NZ))
Tnr: Ben, Will & Jd Hayes Rdr: D W Stackhouse 58.5
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $180,000
Seller: Bowness Stud, Young, NSW
Buyer: Lindsay Park Racing / MyRacehorse
3
3.3
Stay Silent
- 2c Deep Field (AUS) x Paulita (USA) (Scat Daddy (USA))
Tnr: L & T Corstens Rdr: B Mc Dougall 54.5
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $145,000
Seller: Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: Bennett Racing Pty Ltd
4
4.5
Pisces
- 2g Frosted (USA) x Pleiades (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: B Shinn 59
5
4.6
Politely Dun
- 2g Dundeel (NZ) x Politeness (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
Tnr: D T O'Brien Rdr: Beau Mertens 54.5
6
5.9
Suntora
- 2f Toronado (IRE) x Kansas Sunflower (NZ) (Mastercraftsman (IRE))
Tnr: Nick Ryan Rdr: Jye McNeil 54
7
6.9
Whateley
- 2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Dame Pattie (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: T Busuttin & N Young Rdr: D Moor 54.5
8
7.9
Winston
- 2g Churchill (IRE) x Sonoma (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Tnr: John McArdle Rdr: Ms L J Meech 54.5
9
17.9
Warparty
- 2c Hellbent (AUS) x Tremezzina (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: S P Nichols Rdr: D Yendall 54.5
10
20.6
Cool Star
- 2f Stratum Star (AUS) x Cool Coco (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Tnr: Tetyana Furdetska Rdr: Ms J Kennedy 54
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