One to Watch – Echuca

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday August 6
Making a winning debut at Echuca on Monday was a very promising three year-old by Dundeel.

Dirty Deeds as a yearlingTrained by Matt Ellerton and Simon Zahra, Dirty Deeds travelled deep throughout and was never closer than three wide in the 1200 metre maiden, but surged to the line for Jamie Kah to win running away.

In a competitive field of 11 that included older horses, Dirty Deeds won by nearly two lengths and was dominant at the finish.

"He’s still very green, but I really like him,” said Jamie Kah.

"He’s got plenty of upside.”

A $150,000 Inglis Premier purchase for his trainers from the Henley Park draft, Dirty Deeds was a successful pinhook having been bought from the Bhima draft at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for $70,000.

He is the second winner from Purple Vein, a half-sister by Fastnet Rock to Group III winner Sookie, the dam of last season’s juvenile stakes-winner Shadow Hero. Purple Vein is also a grand-daughter of Champion 2YO Filly Victory Vein.

Dundeel enjoyed tremendous success last season with Group I winners in Australia (Castelvecchio) , New Zealand (Yourdeel) and South Africa (Atyaab) and as a result has had a fee increase so is standing at Arrowfield at a fee of $66,000 this spring.

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