Regally-Bred Deep Impact Colt Breaks His Maiden

Mark Smith - Friday February 14

Making just his second start, the regally-bred Deep Impact colt Impactful broke his maiden over 1550 metres at Canterbury on Friday, which has proved timely for Arrowfield Stud who will consign his half-brother by Not A Single Doubt to the upcoming Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale as Lot 44.

Impactful had been well-schooled with six barrier trials before making his debut over 1400 metres on the Kensington track at Randwick on February 5.

He did not have a lot of luck on that occasion when a fast-closing fourth, beaten just on three-quarters of a length, behind the winner Sea Of Life.

It was looking grim again for the Chris Waller-trained colt on Friday as Brenton Avdulla was searching for a split at the 200 metres but when he saw daylight the son of Deep Impact hit the line strongly suggesting a step up in distance would be beneficial.

The winner’s well-supported stablemate Dancing Gidget (Al Maher) was a long-neck back in second with Strange Charm (Casino Prince) a head back in third.

Raced by a group of high-profile industry stalwarts including his breeders Arrowfield Stud and Jonathon Munz’s Pinecliff Racing, Impactful is the first foal of the Listed CRC Black Opal Stakes winner Lucky Raquie who is a sister to Group III winner Precious Lorraine and a three-quarter sister to Manhattan Rain, Rubick and Echoes Of Heaven.

It could be a double celebration for the family on the weekend with Precious Lorraine’s daughter Meuse (Snitzel) among the favoured runners for Saturday’s Group III The Vanity at Flemington.

Lucky Raquie has a 2yo filly by Snitzel that was purchased by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for $1 million at the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

In the pipeline after this year’s Easter entrant by Not A Single Doubt, is a filly foal by I Am Invincible and Lucky Raquie was one of 167 mares to visit the 5-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice) at Arrowfield Stud last year.



Race Result - Sky Racing Active Mdn Hcp 1550m

Canterbury Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:36.60
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 59
3c Deep Impact (JPN) x Lucky Raquie (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Dancing Gidget
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 57.5
3f Al Maher (AUS) x Little Surfer Girl (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Strange Charm
T: A J Cummings J: Jean Van Overmeire 54
3f Casino Prince (AUS) x Agnesar (AUS) (Agnes World (USA))
T: C E Conners J: Rachel King 54
3f Reward For Effort (AUS) x Our Girl Charlize (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: K Mc Evoy 55.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Saigon Tea (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Divine Intavention
T: G D Hickman J: K S Latham 55.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Zingaling (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: G D Neale J: Ms L Day 51
3g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Cleanse (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Charles Seven
T: James Cummings J: Tommy Berry 58
3g Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Jehannedarc (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE))
Wicked Willy
T: Richard Litt J: George Wood 54
3g Dream Ahead (USA) x Diamantina Dior (AUS) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Snobby Shores
T: Brad Widdup J: C Reith 58
3c Uncle Mo (USA) x Chula Vista (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
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