Hanseatic Makes It a Good Long Weekend for Street Boss
Mark Smith - Saturday January 25

Godolphin’s Street Boss (USA) colt Valaquenta burst into Blue Diamond reckoning when making a winning debut at Moonee Valley on Friday but that proved little more than the entre for the Street Boss colt Hanseatic who recorded an emphatic win in Saturday’s Listed Neds Blue Diamond Preview (c&g) at Caulfield.

Settled back near the rear of the field from an outside barrier by Luke Currie, Hanseatic exploded down the straight to win running away by two and a half lengths from the Fastnet Rock colt Glenfiddich with the Hinchinbrook colt Fixated a further one and a half lengths back in third.

The Anthony Freedman-trained chestnut opened his winning account in the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown on November 16 and has obviously progressed well since.

“He’s pretty smart. We didn’t have the best of runs after drawing wide,” Currie said.

Hanseatic is two for two - images Granr Courtney

“I dragged him back to find cover and he never really found it. I left him alone where he was but I was a bit worried when coming wide around the corner that he might not quicken off the bend. It took him a bit of time to wind up at Sandown and again in a jump out the other day.

“But I picked the bridle up in his mouth and he put them away in a bout five strides.”

Anthony Freedman said the son of Street Boss is likely to line up in the Blue Diamond Prelude before tacking on the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

   "That's what you want to see," Freedman said.

"Going forward to bigger races you want to see them put up a performance like that and put themselves ahead of them in an emphatic way.

"He'll improve off today. He was a bit fresh and I'll probably run him in two weeks (in the Prelude) because of that."  

Hanseatic is the third foal and second winner out of the winning Exceed And Excel mare Itameri who was purchased by Darley for $300,000 as a yearling in 2012.

A three-quarter sister to Group II MRC Schillaci Stakes winner, Wilander, Itameri is out of the Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) mare Baltics who is a half-sister to Magnus, Scandiva and Arctic Flight as well as Hellsinge the dam of Black Caviar and All Too Hard.

Itameri has a yearling filly by Frosted (USA) but missed to her cover by Exosphere last spring.

Hanseatic is one of 39 stakes-winners for Darley Stud’s Street Boss (USA) who has three lots headed to the Inglis Classic, 13 catalogued for the Inglis Premier and six entered for the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale,


Blue Diamond Preview-C&G LR 1000m
Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.48
T: Anthony Freedman J: L Currie 57
2c Street Boss (USA) x Itameri (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: R D Griffiths J: Jye McNeil 55
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Nothin But A Dream (USA) (First Defence (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Griffiths Racing/Peter Ford T'breds (FBAA)
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss 55
2c Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Gaze (NZ) (Cape Cross (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $290,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: miRunners Racing No.1
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jamie Kah 55
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Soubrettes (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $270,000
B: Aquis Farm / Ciaron Maher Racing
Mr Have A Chat
T: J W Price J: D Oliver 55
2c I'm All The Talk (AUS) x Living Colour (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $24,000
V:Mungrup Stud Narrikup WA
B: John Price
Mysterious Art
T: R D Griffiths J: D Yendall 55
2c Wandjina (AUS) x Freshness (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $36,000
V:Yarramalong Park, Kalbar, Qld
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
Yulong Progress
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Craig Williams 55
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Demasheen (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $135,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M Zahra 57
2c Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Calcatta (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Don't Doubt Nic
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 55
2c Nicconi (AUS) x Elegant Doubt (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: Grahame Begg Racing / R Hughes
T: Tim Hughes J: Damian Lane 55
2c Adelaide (IRE) x Rory's Gold (AUS) (Churchill Downs (AUS))
T: K L Corstens J: B Prebble 55
2c Outreach (AUS) x Sherbet Bomb (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $32,000
V:Ponderosa Park Nathalia Vic
B: Pine Lodge / Kevin Corsten Racing
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $11,000
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: Ponderosa Park