Deep Field Colt Charges into Golden Slipper
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 16
Exciting colt Cosmic Force was the first winner for Newgate Farm's young gun Deep Field when saluting on debut last November and became his first stakes-winner with a dazzling seven length victory in the Group III ATC Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.



The Peter and Paul Snowden trained colt was second at his first two runs back from a spell to Bivouac and Microphone in stakes races, but soared to new heights in this final Golden Slipper lead up.

Cosmic Force - images Steve HartHe relished the heavy 10 conditions and despite travelling three deep throughout under James Macdonald was able to power away and win as he pleased.

Cosmic Force was in a class of his own, checking in some seven and a quarter lengths in front of Born a Warrior ($1.4 million Inglis Easter ) and Stronger ($1,050,000 Inglis Easter), He also clocked significantly quicker time than the fillies division won by Kiamichi.

"He was so strong on the line," said James Macdonald, who was clearly impressed with Cosmic Force, joking that he'd be happy to swap his Golden Slipper mount Tenley for the colt.

"He gave me an unbelievable feel. He felt enormous!"

Paul Snowden believes the best is still to come for Cosmic Force, who will back up in next week's $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

"He's very tough. He didn't get the best of runs being three deep with no cover and he still won," he said.

"He does really well in the stable, so there will be no drama about him backing up."

A half-brother to the Group III winner Onemorezeta, Cosmic Force was a $180,000 purchase by China Horse Club Racing / Newgate Farm / WinStar from the Ascot Park draft at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and has won two of four starts earning $178,065.

Bred by Bob Hannon at his Ascot Park Stud west of Sydney, he is the sixth winner from seven to race out of the Commands mare Little Zeta who is a half-sister to Listed ATC Ming Dynasty Stakes winner and multiple Group placed More Than Great.

Little Zeta has a weanling filly by Your Song and was covered again last spring by Deep Field.

A record-breaking sprinter that won five of his eight starts, Deep Field is emerging as another successful sire son for ill-fated Northern Meteor and comes from the family of top-class sires Commands and Danewin.


He was super popular with breeders last spring covering 246 mares at a fee of $22,000.

Deep Field in upcoming sales:
Bowermans Pago Pago Stakes Gr3 1200m
Rosehill Track: Heavy(10) Time: 1:12.93
1
7.3
Cosmic Force
T: P and P Snowden J: J B McDonald 55.5
2c Deep Field (AUS) x Little Zeta (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Ascot Park, Pitt Town
B: China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd / Newgate Farm / WinStar
2
7.3
Born A Warrior
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 55.5
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Soorena (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,400,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie, Vic
B: JR Hawkes Pty Ltd ATF Hawkes Family Racing Trust
3
7.8
Stronger
T: P and P Snowden J: S Clipperton 55.5
2c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Star Pupil (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,050,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: James Harron Bloodstock Pty Ltd
4
8.0
Autocratic
T: P and P Snowden J: C W Brown 55.5
2c Wandjina (AUS) x Ballet D'Amour (USA) (Stravinsky (USA))
Inglis Chairmans Sale $335,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd
5
11.5
Dawn Too Good
T: G W Moore J: C Reith 55.5
2c Dawn Approach (IRE) x Lady Rah Rah (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $180,000
V:Lionheart Thoroughbreds, Sydney
B: Summit Racing Australia
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $115,000
V:Edinburgh Park, Wingham
B: S Farah
6
12.0
Hightail
T: P and P Snowden J: K McEvoy 55.5
2g Written Tycoon (AUS) x La Paris (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $520,000
V:Woodside Park Stud Tylden Vic
B: China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar
7
13.1
Mo's Crown
T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara 55.5
2c Uncle Mo (USA) x Amber's Crown (AUS) (Excites (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $8,000
V:G Rapisarda Ayr Qld
B: Jason Coyle
8
19.3
Famous
T: P and P Snowden J: G Schofield 55.5
2c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x A Time For Julia (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: James Harron Bloodstock Pty Ltd
9
25.1
Rejinsky
T: M P Tubman J: J Ford 55.5
2c Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Molto Bene (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Mill Park Stud Meningie SA
B: Greg McFarlane Racing/Feale Park
10
25.3
Yulong Savings
T: Tony McEvoy J: J R Collett 55.5
2c Helmet (AUS) x Miss Piggy Bank (AUS) (Secret Savings (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Cornerstone Stud Farm Angaston SA
B: Riyue Trading Pty Ltd
11
26.1
King's Champ
T: G A Ryan J: Damian Lane 55.5
2c Deep Field (AUS) x Yosei (AUS) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
12
28.4
Lubuk
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 55.5
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Bippo No Bungus (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Harras Syndicate/Mulcaster Bloodstock