Stakes Success for Rothesay Gelding
Mark Smith - Monday March 9

It’s been a long-time between drinks for Over Exposure but the son of Rothesay chose the right spot in Monday’s Listed Schweppes C S Hayes Memorial Cup (1600m) to break a drought.

The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained gelding placed in the Group III  R A Lee Stakes and Listed Adelaide Guineas over this track and distance as a 3yo but he has been winless since April 2018


With Jamie Kah in the saddle, Over Exposure settled back last of the nine runners as Kardashing set a solid pace. Kah elected to stick to the rails in the straight and immediately ran into trouble.

The 5yo son of Rothesay picked himself up and to run down Pickelhaube (Helmet) by with Charossa (Myboycharlie) back in third.

Tony McEvoy said it was a thrill to win the race that honours his old boss, Colin Hayes.

 “I’m very proud to win this one, it means a lot and I will cherish it, McEvoy said.Over Exposure as a yearling

“I reckon I’m here because of the boss, CS (Hayes), he moulded me through my young days and groomed me to what I am today.

“He hasn’t been the soundest horse, he feels his runs and jars-up, but he is a real talent and the owners have showed great patience and it’s nice to see them rewarded.”

Purchased by McEvoy Mitchell Racing for $75,000 out of the Glenlogan Park draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Over Exposure advances his record to 4 wins, 3 seconds and 2 thirds from 16 starts with earnings of $298,650.

He is the first foal of the unraced Show A Heart mare Show A Princess who is a sister to the stakes-placed Show A Prince out of the Listed GCTC Silk Stocking winner Princess Margaret (Spectrum).

Show A Princess has a yearling colt by Rich Enuff that was purchased by Upper Bloodstock out of the Glenlogan Park draft at the recent Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

After missing in 2018, Show A Princess was covered by Exceed And Excel last spring.

Over Exposure becomes the fifth stakes-winner for the Fastnet Rock stallion Rothesay who covered 98 mares at Lyndhurst Stud Farm last spring at a fee of $4,950.


Schweppes C S Hayes Mem. Cup LR 1600m
Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 1:36.86
Over Exposure
T: T & C McEvoy J: Jamie Kah 58
5g Rothesay (AUS) x Show A Princess (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $75,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
T: R J Wilson J: John Allen 58
5g Helmet (AUS) x More Haste (AUS) (Brief Truce (USA))
T: G V Richards J: J Holder 58
5g Myboycharlie (IRE) x Balmarossa (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $47,500
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds Euroa Vic
B: Gordon Richards Racing
MM National Weanling Sale General Session $24,000
V:Eliza Park International Kerrie Vic
B: Magic Millions As Agent
T: L & T Corstens J: D Dunn 58
4m Foxwedge (AUS) x Bella Vedera (AUS) (Secret Savings (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Henry Dwyer Racing/Bennett Racing
Regalo Di Gaetano
T: R & C Jolly J: Lachlan Neindorf 58
4g Supreme Class (AUS) x Regalina (AUS) (Regal Shot (AUS))
T: Ms S Jaensch J: Eran Boyd 58
5g O'Lonhro (AUS) x Giggling Girl (AUS) (Happy Giggle (AUS))
Yankee Eyes
T: D Clarken & O Macgillivray J: Anna Jordsjo 58
4m All American (AUS) x Miss St Tropez (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Oopy MacGillivray
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 58
5m Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Show Stealer (AUS) (Tobougg (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm Corinella Vic
B: Jason Warren Racing
T: Matthew Cumani J: Declan Bates 58
5g Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Modave (NZ) (Montjeu (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $87,500
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Riddell Pty Ltd
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