Let’s start with the STAY HUNGRY results out of the USA – wins in their respective $100K Kentucky Commonwealth Series Finals were 3YO filly Hungry For Love in a smoking 1:49.0 at The Red Mile ahead of Late For Dinner giving the sire a quinella, and 2YO colt Sir John B, who posted 1:51.4 in his final. His progeny in north America have now topped $7.5m, giving his starters average earnings of $43,000. He’s in demand, don’t be left with regrets – book in now! https://www.empirestallions.com/stay-hungry/
A week never goes by without CAPTAINTREACHEROUS in the spotlight and locally he had five strong winners. In the NSW Breeders Challenge heats at Menangle he was represented by Captains Knock clocking 1:51.9 in the 3YO C&G, and taking her unbeaten streak to seven, Lux Aeterna in 1:54 by 7m. An Addington 2YO double also included a futurities win with Renegade taking his heat of the Sires Stakes Series while filly Melody Banner was also in the money. Captain Braveheart took another win, this time at Cobram.
In North America, he’s been running hot as usual with winners in the $100,000 Kentucky Commonwealth 2YO Fillies Series Final (Flawless), the $50,000 Kentucky Gold Rod Finals (2YO colt Arson, 1:51.1 and 3YO filly Keep My Secret, 1:49.4), and the $50,000 Little Brown Jug elimination (Ken Hanover, 1:48.4, ahead of STAY HUNGRY‘s Seven Colors who was also runner up in the Final).
Of our past sires, WESTERN TERROR headed the list this week wtih four winners – Ashlee Nitro, Aunty Bella, Anyonewilldo & Weman Macha. BETTING LINE had Butter Cup going back to back while at the Little Brown Jug carnival, 2YO Silken Sweet won the $40,000 The Standardbred. There were doubles for WELL SAID (Mitzi Said & Well Said Nugget) and FOUR STARZZZ SHARK (Smokeshow & Shark Slayer) and winners for JET LAAG (Ima Shinkansen) and ARTSPEAK (Fullofit).
Photo: Lux Aeterna (CAPTAINTREACHEROUS)
Race of the Week
NSW Breeders Challenge Heat – Menangle
CAPTAINTREACHEROUS – The Arch Nemesis – Jeremes Jet
Seven wins from seven starts