Deep Field’s Scorpius Impresses at Sandown

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 11

Progressive Deep Field colt Scorpius posted his second win from just four starts when surging away to win as he pleased at Sandown on Wednesday.

Ridden by Michael Dee, Scorpius took up the lead and was never seriously challenged in taking out the Benchmark 64 event over 1300m by a length and three-quarters.

Scorpius as a yearlingHe was one of four winners on the program for co-trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr, who also prepared Bella amore to win for United Syndications.

"He wasn't there to lead today but that was Michael Dee's decision to flow with the colt and it was the right decision obviously,” said Price.

"I think of all the horses I've brought here today... he's a really nice colt that I think will eventually gain some black type."

A $140,000 Inglis Classic purchase for United Syndications from the Manx Park draft, Scorpius is the first winner for two time stakes-winner Scorpio Queen, a talented Choisir mare from the family of triple Group I winner and $2million earner Toledo.

Scorpius was bred by Spendthrift Australia who bought his mother Scorpio Queen for $300,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in 2016 when she was carrying him.

She produced a filly for them by Jimmy Creed (USA) the next year and has now been sent to North America.

Scorpius is the 33rd winner this season for Newgate Farm’s Deep Field, who is the leading Australian second crop sire by winners quite a margin.



Race Result - Le Pine Funerals (Bm64) 1300m

Sandown-Hillside Track: Good(3) Time: 1:18.46
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 58.5
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Scorpio Queen (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Currie 57.5
3g Sebring (AUS) x Nicodora (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Teodore Nugent 59.5
5g O'Reilly (NZ) x Singing Star (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
Search Squad
T: D C Harrison J: Ms G Cartwright 61.5
9g Falkirk (NZ) x Comb The Seas (NZ) (Prince Salieri (AUS))
French Bishop
T: Shea Eden J: Michael Poy 57.5
4g Denman (AUS) x Saint Angers (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Toorak Warrior
T: R D Griffiths J: M J Allen 59.5
5g Toorak Toff (AUS) x Patience Well (AUS) (Carnegie (IRE))
T: G Eurell J: D Oliver 59
4g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Proper Lines (AUS) (Ne Coupez Pas (USA))
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 60
4g Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Phosphorescence (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Hot Seat
T: B & A McKnight J: D Yendall 60
6g Star Witness (AUS) x Hot Riff (AUS) (Palace Music (USA))
Herman's Bells
T: Peter Gelagotis J: D Dunn 59
4g Master Of Design (AUS) x Moonah Bells (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
Ultimate Shock
T: Simone Walker J: John Robertson 59
9g Falkirk (NZ) x Star (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
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