Breednet Cover the Official Sydney 2YO Trials

Tara Madgwick - Monday September 17
Get the breeding insights on all the winners this morning from the official Sydney 2YO Trials on the Kensington track at Randwick.

Heat 14 – Colts

Three in a row for Sun Stud and Gerald Ryan, this trial won in devastating fashion by I Am Invincible colt Covert Ops, who trotted up by eight lengths giving his sire three winners at this set of trials joining Head On and Invincible Vision. 

Bred and retained to race by Sun Stud, Covert Ops is the first foal of Group III winner Fine Bubbles, who was bought by Sun Stud for $400,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in 2016. Fine Bubbles has a yearling colt by Vancouver and is in foal to Written Tycoon.

Heat 13 – Colts

Sebring colt Fortress Command made it back to back heat wins for Sun Stud when he surged home from back in the field to win his trial running away to be the second heat winner for Sebring. Finishing a close second was another Deep Field youngster in Redicon.

Like the previous winner he’s trained by Gerald Ryan and is a homebred for Sun Stud being a half-brother to Group III placed Leotie from stakes-placed High Chaparral (IRE) mare Prairie Star, who has a yearling filly by Vancouver and is in foal to Exceed and Excel.


Heat 12 – Colts

First trial winner here for Deep Field with the Gerald Ryan trained King’s Champ proving a tractable type, settling third and then hitting the line hard to win by a neck over More Than Ready (USA) colt Lionsgate with some six lengths back to the third horse.

Passed in at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale shy of his $200,000 reserve, King’s Champ has been retained to race by Sun Stud and is the third foal of triple Group I winner Yosei, who has a Redoute’s Choice yearling colt and is in foal to him again.

Heat 11 – Colts

The half-brother to Golden Slipper winner Mossfun showed plenty of natural ability and good racing manners. Prepared by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, I Am Invincible colt Invincible Vision did everything right jumping well from gate one to lead all the way and win by a length over Brazen Beau colt Colada. He is the second heat winner for I Am Invincible joining earlier winner Head On.

A $1,050,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Fairview Park draft for A Bott / G Waterhouse / Blue Sky Bloodstock, Invincible Vision runs for a big syndicate including Glenlogan Park and RIFA Mustang. He is the fourth foal of Eye for Fun, who has a yearling colt by Shooting to Win and is in foal to Pierro.

Heat 10 – Fillies

Only three fillies went around in this heat with the Matt Dale trained winner Calescent sitting three wide and powering to the line to beat Sidestep filly One Step by half a length.

The Sizzling filly was bought for a modest $32,500 by Darby Racing/ De Burgh Equine from the Eureka Stud draft at Inglis Classic and is the second winner on the day for Darby who won earlier with Exceed the Stars in Heat 1. Calescent is the second foal of Pimlico Girl, a three-quarter sister by Exceed and Excel to Group II winner and Golden Slipper place-getter Churchill Downs. Pimlico Girl has a yearling filly by Spirit of Boom and went to Air Force Blue (USA) last spring.

Heat Nine – Colts

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace put the polish on talented Not a Single Doubt colt Dubious who won his heat with a very professional effort jumping fast from the inside gate to lead all the way on the fence in the Aquis colours and win by more than a length. The Breeders Plate is the goal for him as confirmed by Aquis CEO, Shame McGrath.

A $350,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Kitchwin Hills draft for his trainer, Dubious is the first foal of stakes-placed Suspicieuse (Fr), who was covered last season by Foxwedge.

Heat Eight - Fillies   - FASTEST for FILLIES

Super close finish and the fastest heat for fillies so far this morning with two very nice fillies going to the line locked together in Catch Me (I Am Invincible) and Honey Go Lightly (Wandjina), who was ridden along to the finish and was awarded the win by a whisker to give her first season sire Wandjna an important trial winner.

Catch Me was a $625,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Yulong Investments from the Segehoe draft and Honey Go Lightly was a $250,000 Magic Millions purchase for her trainer Anthony Cummings out of the Glastonbury Farm draft. A big flashy chestnut, Honey Go Lightly is a lot like her mother, Group III winner Maslins Beach, who also trained by Anthony Cummings. Maslins Beach is due to foal to Vancouver.

Heat Seven – Colts

Glenn and Viive Williams have already won a Magic Millions 2YO Classic with Karuta Queen and will be hoping they have another contender in the Gary Nickson trained Smart Missile colt Donandkim, who held a length margin on the line over $1,050,000 Magic Millions purchase Rome, a son of Pierro with Russian Revolution’s three-quarter brother Autocratic (by Wandjina) a good third.

Donandkim was an $85,000 MM purchase from the Arrowfield draft and is a half-brother to Group I winner and $1.5 million earner Secret Agenda and Group III placed Sweetener from good producer Negotiate, who is due to foal to Redoute’s Choice and has a yearling filly by Not a Single Doubt.

Heat Six - Fillies

Exceed and Excel posted his second heat winner with Mayaaseh scoring a very stylish win for Peter and Paul Snowden. A big strong chestnut filly, she jumped well and showed pace to lead and was never off the bridle in scoring a three quarter length win with ears pricked.

A homebred for Emirates Park, Mayaaseh is the first foal of another Emirates homebred in Maysoon, a handy metro winner by Eavesdropper (USA) from an imported pedigree going back to the family of champion racehorse and sire Seattle Slew. Maysoon has a yearling filly by Mulaazem and is due to foal to Redoute’s Choice.


Heat Five – Colts

Plenty of erratic runners in this heat, which left the winner Head On, an I Am Invincible colt whose good behaviour went a long way to giving him a half length win. A homebred for Stuart Ramsey trained by Team Hawkes, he’s not big, but he is a natural racehorse.

Retained to race, he’s the second foal of juvenile stakes-winner Brilliant Bisc, whose first foal, Written Tycoon colt King made $1million at Inglis Easter and has won two minor races. Brilliant Bisc was bought by Go Bloodstock for $600,000 at the Turangga Farm Dispersal in 2017 and produced an Exosphere colt for them last spring. She is due to foal to Flying Artie.

Heat Four – Fillies

Sebring filly Bring the Ransom scored a narrow win in this heat over a very flashy filly in Satin Socks (Medaglia D’Oro x Satin Shoes), whose big baldy face will make her an easy horse to pick up in any race she contests. Trained by Bjorn Baker, the winner Bring the Ransom did everything right and had the befit of racing next to the fence.

Retained to race by her breeders, Bring the Ransom is the first foal of Group III placed Stratum mare Gold Epona, a grand-daughter of Group I MRC Thousand Guineas winner Shizu.

Heat Three – Colts

Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden for a power syndicate including Newgate Farm and China Horse Club, Exceed and Excel colt Mclaren was tardy from the gates and did a few things wrong but got to the line well to win by a long neck.

A $380,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Baramul Stud draft for China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar, Mclaren is a half-brother to Group III placed Cao Cao from Serenada, a half-sister by Encosta de Lago to Group II winners First Command and Oneworld. This family has worked well with Exceed and Excel previously to produce Group II ATC Silver Slipper winner Headwater. Serenada was covered last spring by Snitzel.

Heat Two - Fillies

Country trained Bianconi (USA) filly Sylvia’s Memory was not in Sydney for sightseeing, showing her rivals a clean pair of heels from the gate and running strongly to the line to win well over the fast finishing filly Bright Rubick (by first season sire Rubick), which charged home from last along the fence in an eye-catching performance.

Trained at Port Macquarie by Mark Quinn, she was retained to race and is from unraced Fastnet Rock mare Sakhra, a grand-daughter of Group I placed Zabeel mare Nahayan. Bianconi died in 2016 and Sylvia’s Memory is from his last crop of foals. Sakhra was covered last spring by Cox Plate winner Adelaide (IRE).

Heat One   - Colts   FASTEST for COLTS

First winner Exceed the Stars showed the benefit of a previous trial win, jumping best and finding the front to cruise around and win in good style. Trained by Mark Newnham, the son of Star Witness scored by half a length over Pierro colt Fiery Red who was ridden along to challenge the leader but couldn't quite get there with a long way back to the third horse. 

A $220,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Tyreel Stud draft for Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine, Exceed the Stars is typical of his sire's stock and is from Exceed and Excite, an Exceed and Excel half-sister to Group I winner Choice Bro. Trainer confirmed he heads to the Breeders Plate. Dam was bought by Fairhill Farm earlier this year for $57,500 at Inglis Great Southern and has foaled this spring producing a filly by Flying Artie.

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