Another Nicconi Stakes-Winner
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 7

Winner of the Group III BRC Fred Best Classic at three, talented six year-old Nicconi gelding Niccanova recaptured top form when winning the Listed BRC Brisbane Stakes at Doomben on Saturday.

Nicconi is the sire of NiccanovaThe Steve Tregea trained Niccanova was easy in the market but swept home to win the 1600m feature by a neck.

Bred and retained to race by Windemere Stud, Niccanova has the impressive record of eight wins and six placings from 21 starts with prizemoney topping $550,000.

“I took NIccanova to Mackay for their carnival this year and he looked terrible up there. He just doesn’t seem to like travel and we won’t be tempted by races like The Villiers in Sydney in coming weeks,” Tregea said.

“There are some nice 1600m races coming up for him in southeast Queensland, So he can stay home.”

He is the first foal of unraced Snippetson mare Dananova, who comes from the family of juvenile stakes-winner Ploverset and New Zealand Group I winner Southern Lord.

Niccanova is the fourth stakes-winner this season for Widden Stud’s quiet achiever Nicconi, who has the highest rated sprinter in the country at present in Nature Strip.



Tab Brisbane Hcp LR 1600m
Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:34.92
T: S P Tregea J: James Orman 57.5
6g Nicconi (AUS) x Dananova (AUS) (Snippetson (AUS))
Sir Plush
T: Bjorn Baker J: B N Stewart 56.5
7g Pins (AUS) x Luxurious Lady (USA) (Theatrical (IRE))
The Candy Man
T: B S Baldwin J: M Mc Gillivray 58
6g Casino Prince (AUS) x Melody (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale $120,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Barry Baldwin
MM National Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Murrulla Stud Wingen NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent
T: Natalie McCall J: Ron Stewart 57.5
7g Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Diamondrella (GB) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
T: S P Tregea J: R Wiggins 54
6g Rothesay (AUS) x Kimash (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
T: R L Heathcote J: Dale Smith 56
6g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Aperto (NZ) (Grosvenor (NZ))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Banchory Thoroughbreds, Cambooya, Qld
B: Paul Willetts/Robert Heathcote
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $22,000
V:Donnybrook Estates, Hunter Valley, NSW
B: Paul Willetts
Zofonic Dancer
T: R L Heathcote J: Luke Tarrant 54
5g Zoffany (IRE) x Goddess Of Wisdom (USA) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $87,500
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: Paul Willetts/Robert Heathcote
Le Juge
T: C J Waller J: R Fradd 56.5
7g Dansili (GB) x Mambo Light (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))
T: K A Lees J: A Mallyon 57.5
6m Savabeel (AUS) x Celtic Crown (USA) (Doneraile Court (USA))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Goodwood Stud
B: Bruce Perry Bloodstock
Cool Chap
T: R L Heathcote J: J Byrne 55.5
7g High Chaparral (IRE) x Cherishing (USA) (Johannesburg (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Rob Slade
T: T J Gollan J: Ms S Thornton 57.5
8g Gold Away (IRE) x Vraona (GB) (Fantastic Light (USA))
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