Castelvecchio flies to win inaugural Inglis Millennium
Breednet - Saturday February 9
Castelvecchio - a colt "destined for big things'' by an up-and-coming stallion described as "the new Zabeel'' – today won the inaugural running of the $2m Listed Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm.

CastelvecchioTrained by young horseman Richard Litt, Castelvecchio (Dundeel x St. Therese) came from the tail of the field to run down favourite Accession in the shadows of the post.

The 2YO colt cost his owner Ottavio Galletta of Galletta Constructions $150,000 at last year's Classic Yearling Sale, where he was offered by Arrowfield Stud.

Castelvecchio's Smart Missile half sister Maid Of Heaven was sold at the 2017 Classic Sale, also by Arrowfield.

Arrowfield's Jon Freyer couldn't have been prouder of Castelvecchio or his sire Dundeel, who he had the highest of praise for.

"He's the new Zabeel, that's what he is,'' Freyer said of Dundeel, whose second crop are racing now.

"We're so excited by him. He's got the favourite for the NZ Derby, he's already won a Derby in South Africa, there's this horse today, already multiple Stakes winners. Wow.''

Freyer described Castelvecchio, who is undefeated after two race starts, as a colt "that could be one absolutely out of the box''.

"We're delighted Ottavio bought him, he's been a loyal client of the farm for a long time and it's such a thrill to see him win,'' Freyer said.

"The horse is a magnificent colt, he's destined for big things.''

There are 23 progeny of Dundeel catalogued for the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, which begins at Riverside Stables at 6pm tonight.

To view the Classic catalogue, CLICK HERE.

Castelvecchio firmed into $15 for the Group 1 Golden Slipper following today's Millennium victory, but trainer Litt remains undecided what path his star juvenile will take in what is his first preparation.

"Ottavio is the boss but the Inglis Sires is probably the best bet at this stage,'' Litt said.

"He's nominated for the Slipper but we won't push him. We'll take our time and see where he takes us.''

Litt received a pair of Swarovski binoculars after the race, for being the winning trainer of an Inglis Race Series event.

Inglis Millennium - 2yo R.L. 1200m
Warwick Farm Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:11.97
1
2.0
Castelvecchio
T: Richard Litt J: J Parr 56.5
2c Dundeel (NZ) x St. Therese (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Galletta Constructions Co. Pty Ltd $150,000
2
2.0
Accession
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 56.5
2c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Ready As Elle (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Waller Racing $300,000
3
2.8
Dawn Passage
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: B Shinn 56.5
2c Dawn Approach (IRE) x Raja Lane (AUS) (Devaraja (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: A Bott / G Waterhouse / Blue Sky Bloodstock P/L (FBAA) $150,000
4
4.0
Avon River
T: James Cummings J: G Schofield 54.5
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Lady Melksham (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Rushton Park, Tatura
B: Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd $500,000
5
4.4
Pretty Brazen
T: Tony McEvoy J: C W Brown 54.5
2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Pretty Penny (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $700,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd $700,000
6
5.9
Lady Naturaliste
T: Matthew Cumani J: Jamie Kah 54.5
2f Choisir (AUS) x Calcatta (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Edinburgh Park, Wingham
B: P Diamond / Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) / Cumani Racing $150,000
7
6.7
Salome
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: J R Collett 54.5
2f Unencumbered (AUS) x Maybe I (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $90,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock $90,000
8
7.7
My Fire Phoenix
T: J G Sargent J: Tommy Berry 54.5
2f The Factor (USA) x Wild Soiree (USA) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Bridle Bloodstock $45,000
9
9.2
Blazing Miss
T: Mark Newnham J: T Marquand 54.5
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Jahre (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine $120,000
10
11.2
Biscara
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: B Prebble 54.5
2f Rubick (AUS) x Liza (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $42,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: JHB Syndications $42,000
11
11.5
Pandano
T: P M Perry J: B Avdulla 56.5
2c Dundeel (NZ) x Milanesa (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Paul Perry Horse Training Pty Ltd $130,000
12
12.0
Soami
T: David Pfieffer J: J Ford 56.5
2g So You Think (NZ) x Longoria (AUS) (Lujain (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Manx Park, Moss Vale
B: David Pfieffer Racing / Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine $90,000
13
21.0
Espaaniyah
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Tim Clark 54.5
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Catalonia (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks
B: Emirates Park / B Carlson $750,000
14
24.1
My Sweet Fish
T: J G Sargent J: A Adkins 54.5
2f Shamus Award (AUS) x Is It A Mosquito (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: Bridle Bloodstock $45,000