New Stakes-Winner for Nicconi
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 18

Progressive Nicconi gelding Nistaan has been getting better and better as he works through the grades and scored his first Black Type win on Friday when scoring a resounding win in the $100,000 Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup.

Nistaan as a yearlingTrained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, Nistaan powered clear to win the 1600 metre feature by more than tow lengths taking his overall record to four wins and six placings from 14 starts with prizemoney topping $190,000.

A $150,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Musk Creek Farm draft for McEvoy Mitchell Racing, Nistaan runs for a big syndicate that includes Musk Creek, who also bred him.

Nistaan is the best of three winners from ill-fated Fustaan, a half-sister to Group III winner Sharnee Rose from the Asawir branch of the East Date family that has produced Group I winners Rewaaya, Sense of Occasion and Ertijaal.

Fustaan died this year and her last foal born in 2018 is a colt by All Too Hard.

Nistaan is the 18th stakes-winner and third this season for Nicconi, whose star sprinter Nature Strip will run in the $14million the Everest this Saturday.

Nicconi stands at Widden stud at a fee of $38,500.


Nicconi in upcoming sales:
Carlton Draught M.B. Gold Cup LR 1600m
Murray Bridge Gh Track: Good(4) Time: 1:37.47
T: T & C McEvoy J: J Holder 54
5g Nicconi (AUS) x Fustaan (AUS) (Ekraar (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Musk Creek Farm Flinders Vic
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
Borris In Ossory
T: Grant Young J: Sophie Logan 54
7g King Cugat (USA) x Sun Moon Lake (AUS) (Barathea (IRE))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $2,500
V:Ultra Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: M Ballantine
T: R W Huxtable J: Anna Jordsjo 59
6g Hussonet (USA) x Kuri Bay (USA) (Summer Squall (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA
B: Mick Huxtable
Shop Til I Drop
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Vorster 54
4m Savabeel (AUS) x Shopaholic (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Peachester Lodge
Brown Ben
T: T & C McEvoy J: C J Parish 57.5
7g Big Brown (USA) x Innishbeg (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Dexter You Devil
T: Shayne Cahill J: P Gatt 54
5g Ambidexter (AUS) x Ready Made Devil (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Royal Rumble
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: Raquel Clark 54.5
7g New Approach (IRE) x Queen's Kiss (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
Exalted Ruth
T: Grant Young J: D Tourneur 54
4m Good Journey (USA) x Exalted Dream (AUS) (Blevic (AUS))
Silent Warrior
T: S P Gower J: Todd Pannell 56
6g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Silent Heir (AUS) (Sunday Silence (USA))
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