Group Two Double for Sebring
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 6
Widden Stud's Sebring was in hot form on Saturday with a two state double of Group II winners, promising colt Sesar winning the ATC Roman Consul Stakes in Sydney and progressive filly Amphitrite winning the Group II VRC Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington.


The Darren Weir trained filly scored an impressive maiden win at Sale on September 9 at her first run back from a spell following an initial campaign that produced two seconds and a fourth.

A stronger filly this time around, she won at Flemington at her next start and was sent to the post favourite for this 1600 metre contest to make it three wins in a row.

Amphitrite - images Grant CourtneyShe accelerated smartly from midfield for Craig Williams to win by a length and three-quarter from her stablemates Krone and Verry Elleegant to give champion trainer Darren Weir the trifecta.

"She's been going along really well and she's just taken the right progression after each start," Weir said of Amphitrite.

'She got a lovely run today and it was a terrific win.

"All three ran well."

Weir said it had been the plan for Eurozone filly Krone to back-up in next Saturday's Group I Thousand Guineas at Caulfield while immediately after the race he said he was unsure whether Amphitrite would also head that way.

"I'm not sure about the winner but Krone definitely heads that way, that was the plan all along," Weir said.

"She (Amphitrite) has probably got to go there, I suppose.

"It might just all come too quick and she's got to back-up in seven days.

"I thought she looked great today in the yard, so she might be able to back up."

A $50,000 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale purchase from the Goldin Farms draft for Flying Start Syndicate/Darren Weir Racing, Amphitrite is the third winner from three to race from Ocean Dream, a Redoute's Choice half-sister to Group I winner Marble Halls. The family has also produced Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Sleek Chassis.

The 49th stakes-winner for Sebring, Amphitrite was bred by Goldin Farms and her dam Ocean Dream has been to their stallion Akeed Mofeed (GB) in subsequent seasons.

Sebring has made a fast start to the season with five stakes-winners already on the board with Sesar and Amphitrite joining Miss Admiration, Violate and Master Ash.


Sebring has 42 lots on offer at MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Sebring has 3 lots on offer at NZB Karaka Book 1
Sebring has 12 lots on offer at Inglis Classic Yearling Sale
Sebring has 12 lots on offer at Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Tab Edward Manifold Stakes Gr2 1600m
Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:37.48
1
1.8
Amphitrite
T: D K Weir J: Craig Williams 55.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Ocean Dream (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Goldin Farms Angaston SA
B: Flying Start Syndicate/Darren Weir Racing $50,000
2
1.8
Krone
T: D K Weir J: M Zahra 55.5
3f Eurozone (AUS) x Soft Landing (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $120,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Roll The Dice Racing $120,000
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Rosemont Stud $60,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $30,000
V:Bell View Park Stud Meroo Meadow NSW
B: Rae Louise Charlton $30,000
3
2.6
Verry Elleegant
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 55.5
3f Zed (NZ) x Opulence (NZ) (Danroad (AUS))
4
3.6
Pierro Belle
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 55.5
3f Pierro (AUS) x Pane In The Glass (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd $300,000
4
3.6
Thousand Wishes
T: D T O'Brien J: Ben Thompson 55.5
3f Lope De Vega (IRE) x Spurcent (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
6
3.9
Blonde Disposition
T: D R Brideoake J: A Mallyon 55.5
3f Pierro (AUS) x Blonde Humor (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: Brideoake Racing $70,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $37,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds Buckley Vic
B: Ariel Arnott $37,000
7
4.1
Rubira
T: M Baker and A Forsman J: Ben Allen 55.5
3f Lope De Vega (IRE) x Duty Bound (AUS) (Ad Valorem (USA))
MM National Yearling Sale $36,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Andrew Forsman $36,000
8
4.9
Dark Confidant
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: K McEvoy 55.5
3f Pierro (AUS) x Little Miss Smiley (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: JHB Syndications/Lindsay Park Racing $95,000
9
5.1
Aristia
T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Damian Lane 55.5
3f Lonhro (AUS) x Nakaaya (AUS) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: First Light Racing / Ellerton Zahra / Paul Willetts Bloodstock $80,000
10
6.4
Oregon Dreamer
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: J Bowman 55.5
3f Cape Blanco (IRE) x Queen Of Keros (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $6,000
V:Monovale Farm
B: Busuttin Racing $6,000
11
8.7
Gaelic Dream
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Jordan Childs 55.5
3f Pierro (AUS) x Irish Dream (AUS) (Falbrav (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Vinery Stud $110,000
12
9.2
Disenchanted
T: Brent Stanley J: M J Dee 55.5
3f Smart Missile (AUS) x Fantastic Fifi (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds $40,000
13
10.5
Ducale
T: P M Perry J: S Baster 55.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Saint Minerva (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Paul Perry Horse Training Pty Ltd $260,000