Shamus Award's Mr Quickie Extends His Winning Run

Mark Smith - Wednesday November 28

Racing in the silks of Dalziel Racing and Rosemont Stud, the Shamus Award gelding Mr Quickie took his record to four wins from six starts with a dominant performance in a benchmark 64 over 1400 metres at Sandown on Wednesday.

Given a superb ride by Ethan Brown, Mr Quickie (pictured as a yearling ) eased off the heels of the pacesetting Igniter at the 300 metres to put two and three-quarter lengths on that Snitzel colt at the end with the same distance back to Quaffany (Zoffany) in third.

Purchased by Dalziel Racing for $115,000 out of the Rosemont draft at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, the Darren Weir-trained gelding advances his record to 4 wins and 1 second from 6 starts with earnings of $107,700.

"We bought him off Rosemont Stud. Moods (Peter Moody) thought he was one of the nicest yearlings in their draft and so did Mitho (Rosemont Stud's Anthony Mithen) who jumped back in for 10 (percent)," Wylie Dalziel said.

"The Shamus Award's are starting to hit their straps now and he is out of a mare who won over 2000m. Further down the page you've got Horlicks, Brew and Fiumicino so he might get a bit more distance off today.

"It's only his first prep but Weary can keep them up for a year and a half when they're winning so it's up to him."

Mr Quickie is the first foal of the General Nediym mare Special Favour who was purchased by Rosemont Stud/Blue Sky Bloodstock for $30,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale when carrying Mr Quickie.

Special Favour's weanling Nostradamus colt made $27,0000 at the NZB Karaka May Sale while her Zoustar yearling filly sold to McEvoy Mitchell Racing for $340,000 at this year's Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Special Favour was sent to New Zealand last September for a date with Tarzino.

Widden Stud's Cox Plate hero Shamus Award (photo Mark Smith ) is wracking up the winners of late with Calzini, Perfect Award, Mookareena, Rosina Kojonup, Etana, Havana Heat. Epic Girl and Sausedge all racking up number one in the last few weeks.

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