Guineas Winner for Deep Field
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 28

The $150,000 Bendigo Guineas (1400m) on Saturday was won by flashy chestnut Deep Field gelding Riddle Me That in a thrilling four way finish.

Riddle Me That - image Racing Photos

Prepared by Matt Laurie, Riddle Me That has been working consistently through his grades and came into this Black Type assignment fit and ready to fire at his third run back from a spell.

Last start second at Fleming to expensive Snitzel colt Spend, he was able to turn the tables on that horse, edging out Score and Zousonic with Spend a close up fourth.



“He’s been doing everything right this time in, he’s been relaxing and was able to get balanced and work through his gears,” said winning rider Daniel Stackhouse.

“He toughed it out and he keeps improving every time he steps out.”  

Riddle Me That is the fourth SW for Deep FieldRetained to race by his breeder, Riddle Me That has the overall record of four wins and four placings from 10 starts with prizemoney in excess of $180,000.

“I think this horse can continue to improve, he has done that every preparation,” said Matt Laurie.

“Honestly, I would have to look through the calendar and talk to the owners about what we do next. Obviously everything has been thrown into disarray but certainly this was a target and it is good to get it done.”

Riddle Me That is the first stakes-winner among nine winners from good producing Group III winner Justine Coup, a grand-daughter pf Group I winner Royal Regatta by Entrepreneur (GB).

Riddle Me That is the fourth stakes-winner for Newgate Farm’s Deep Field, who is the leading sire of Australian three year-old winners this season as well as being the leading second crop sire by winners.

Deep Field has been super popular with breeders and covered 256 mares last spring at a fee of $44,000.


 

Deep Field in upcoming sales:
Bendigo Guineas LR 1400m
Bendigo Track: Good(4) Time: 1:24.02
0
0.0
Peidra
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Jye McNeil 58
3g Pierro (AUS) x Valoura (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Aquis Farm, Wonglepong, Qld
B: Lindsay Park Racing
0
0.0
Independent Road
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss 59
3g Declaration Of War (USA) x Malibu Road (USA) (Malibu Moon (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $50,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Lindsay Park Racing
1
0.1
Riddle Me That
T: M M Laurie J: D W Stackhouse 58
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Justine Coup (NZ) (Entrepreneur (GB))
2
0.1
Score
T: J D Sadler J: M Zahra 57
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Another Show (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Millford Thoroughbreds, Nagambie
B: John Sadler Training Services Pty Ltd
3
0.2
Zousonic
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Jamie Kah 56
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Daughter O'Fortune (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Rushton Park, Tatura
B: D Lewis
4
0.4
Spend
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 60
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Walk With Attitude (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,550,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd
5
1.5
Debt'n'deficit
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damien Thornton 56
3f Foxwedge (AUS) x Hiddnah (USA) (Affirmed (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Cressfield, Scone
B: First Light Racing / Paul Willets Bloodstock / Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd
6
2.3
Condo's Express
T: Richard Laming J: M J Walker 60
3g Rubick (AUS) x Braided (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $3,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Laming Racing
7
4.8
Toffee Doll
T: C D Widdison J: D Yendall 56
3f Toorak Toff (AUS) x Diamond Doll (AUS) (Host (CHI))
8
5.0
Vegas Jewel
T: M A Kavanagh J: B Prebble 56
3f Shocking (AUS) x Vegas Dancer (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $130,000
V:Rich Hill Stud
B: Eales Racing
9
5.3
Star Surprise
T: M D Moroney J: M J Dee 60
3g Sidereus (AUS) x Ferocious Katy (AUS) (Ferocity (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $8,000
V:Oaklands Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
10
7.0
Reckoning
T: Nick Ryan J: N Callow 58
3g Domesday (AUS) x New Sensation (AUS) (Dolphin Street (FR))
11
8.3
Not Alone
T: Brent Stanley J: Dylan Dunn 58
3g Fighting Sun (AUS) x Testafly (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
12
8.5
Campese
T: Archie Alexander J: John Allen 58
3g Toronado (IRE) x Sky Alert (AUS) (Hurricane Sky (AUS))
13
9.6
Heirborn
T: Anthony Freedman J: Damian Lane 59
3g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Zaloot (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Windsor Park Stud, Cambridge, NZ
B: Bahen Bloodstock / Anthony Freedman Racing