Another Metropolitan Winner for Dissident
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 12
Quality Dissident colt Disruptor scored a well-deserved dominant win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday for a happy group of Darby Racing owners.

Disruptor as a yearlingPrepared by Gary Portelli, Disruptor was second to subsequent Group II winner Anaheed when making his debut in the $125,000 ATC Victory Vein Plate back in October and was then sent for a spell.

Second when returning at Randwick in April, he was then sent to Brisbane where he performed well in the Group II BRC Champagne Classic and Sires Produce Stakes.

With race fitness and stakes experience under his belt, Disruptor always looked a good thing dropping back to maiden class and won the 1100 metre maiden as he pleased by two and a half lengths from Wandjina colt Vaporizing.

"It's a relief because he showed so much early on but he just has had no luck, today was just textbook stuff really," Portelli said.

"I think I may have misread the play early. The way he was racing he looked like he needed further but at this stage of his career 1200 metres might be his go.

"These Dissidents are very tough horses. I've got a few of them and I can't wait until they turn three. He is the most precocious of the lot of them, but they all show above average ability so it's just a matter of being patient and I think they can have a massive three-year-old season."

A $150,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Darby Racing/ De Burgh Equine from the Segenhoe Stud draft, Disruptor was bred by Segenhoe and is the first winner for Group III placed Snitzel mare Sweetener, a three-quarter sister to Group I winner Secret Agenda from the family of Group I winner Euphoria.

Disruptor is the sixth first crop winner for Australian Horse of the Year Dissident and follows hot on the heels of last week's promising Sandown winner Pancho.




Dissident stands at Newgate Farm this spring at a fee of $27,500.