Three Quarter Sister to The Autumn Sun Sparkles on Debut

Mark Smith - Monday April 13

It was worth the wait, Archanna, a $1.3 million three-quarter sister to The Autumn Sun, defied an alarming betting drift to canter home at her career debut over 1300m at Warwick Farm on Monday.

The daughter of Snitzel settled well back in the run before James McDonald bought her five wide on the home turn.

Sporting the Arrowfield silks, Archanna looked to relish the ground in the straight, striding clear to defeat the dead-heaters the Sepoy filly Duennaby and So You Think filly Stolen Jade by three and three-quarter lengths.

“She’s been beautifully handled up until this point. She’s been taken along slowly and she’s needed that time because I rode her in the first trial she ever had and she was quite hot,” McDonald told Sky Racing.

“I think Chris (Waller) realised that and took it step by step and she was perfect today.

“She’s done a really good job today. Obviously, things didn’t work out in the run, she was pretty green, but I loved her last 100 metres, it was excellent.

“I think she’ll be a filly that will progress over a bit further.Archanna as a yearling

“She has got a really good action, you can see it just by her walking around, she stretches and extends.”

Bred in partnership by Arrowfield Stud and the Aga Khan Studs, Archanna was knocked down to Waller Racing / G Mulcaster for $1.3 million at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

She is the second winner from as many to race out of the unraced Galileo mare Azmiyna (IRE) following the champion Redoute’s Choice colt The Autumn Sun who won 8 of his 9 starts including five Group 1s  BRC JJ Atkins Stakes, ATC Golden Rose Stakes, MRC Caulfield Guineas, ATC Royal Randwick Guineas and ATC Rosehill Guineas.

Aquis Farm went to $900,000 to secure a Not a Single Doubt colt out of Azmiyna (IRE) at the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

A full-brother to Archanna was catalogued for this year’s Easter Yearling Sale but like all of Arrowfield’s yearlings he was withdrawn.  

Azmiyna is now back in the Northern Hemisphere and had a Deep Impact filly earlier this year and is now in foal to Siyouni. 



Race Result - Hyland Race Colours Mdn Plate 1300m

Warwick Farm Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:18.26
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 55.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Azmiyna (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
T: James Cummings J: K Mc Evoy 55
3f Sepoy (AUS) x Palomares (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Stolen Jade
T: C E Conners J: Jean Van Overmeire 53.5
3f So You Think (NZ) x Jewel Theft (AUS) (Jade Robbery (USA))
Our Bellagio Miss
T: G D Hickman J: N Rawiller 56
3f Casino Prince (AUS) x Miss Canny (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
T: D Lane J: Rachel King 55
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Scenes (AUS) (Scenic (IRE))
Carlin Trend
T: A J Cummings J: G Schofield 57
3g Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Wordplay (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 55
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Woppitt (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Thinking Cap
T: J C Coyle J: G Boss 55
3f So You Think (NZ) x Moon Cha Cha (AUS) (Marscay (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: T Marquand 57
3g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Excelvision (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
More Reading...
Sire Profitability at Inglis Easter
A record breaking Inglis Easter made for some great results in the sale ring  for breeders with plenty of stallions returning three times service fee and more.
Ilovethiscity Fee Announced
Ilovethiscity winner of the Group 1 Randwick Guineas, and producer of Group 1 two year-old El Dorado Dreaming will stand the 2021 breeding season at Noor Elaine Farm.
Sires With Winners - Monday May 10
Here is the full list of 20 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Grandview Stud Announce Fees for Under the Louvre and Whittington
Grandview Stud has announced the 2021 service fees for QTIS stallions Under The Louvre and Whittington.
Lunar Rise Enjoying New Life as Troop Horse Martin
An expensive Inglis Easter yearling bred and sold by Arrowfield, who became a successful Group III winning racehorse / turned more than handy showjumper for the Daybreak Farm team, Lunar Rise is now enjoying life in his new role as Troop Horse Martin in the NSW Mounted Police unit.
Sires With Winners - Tuesday May 11
Here is the full list of 29 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Most Expensive Mares – Are They Worth the Money
The impending sale of champion mares Melody Belle and Arcadia Queen and where they may fit in the list of Australia’s most expensive mares sold at public auction got us thinking about the others on the list and where are they now?
Who Were Australia’s Busiest Sires in 2020?
The Australian Studbook have today released updated statistics on the busiest sires in Australia in 2020 and despite the prevailing doom and gloom that cast a pall over last spring due to the worldwide pandemic and ensuing economic uncertainty, some 28 stallions still covered books of 150 or more mares, which was two more than in 2019.
Fourth Debut Winner for Caravaggio
Australian yearling buyers will have a final opportunity to purchase the progeny of exciting young sire Caravaggio (USA) at the upcoming Magic Millions National Yearling Sale where he has 10 youngsters catalogued.
O'Shea Chasing More Stakes Success with Kiwi Breds
Lost And Running will get his first opportunity at stakes level on Saturday when he contests the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill.