And what a weekend it was! CAPTAINTREACHEROUS sired the trifecta in the $200,000 GROUP 1 Victoria Derby, headed by Petracca and followed in by Perfect Class and Captain Hammerhead – congratulations to connections of this powerful group of boys. Lux Aeterna continued her successful campaign taking the NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO Fillies Semi Final in 1:52.2 at Menangle, while 3YOs Mon Lancombe (Oamaru) and Frankie Ferocious (1:54.4, Albion Park) were in the money too. Mare Captain of Speed saluted at Albion Park, while at Newcastle, Captain Dorian clocked 1:55.1 in his victory.
STAY HUNGRY daughter Zanetta is now well ahead of the half-million stakes mark with her win in the $100,000 The Courageous Lady at Northfield in 1:52.4, while his gelding Brue Hanover collected a Liberty Bell Stakes leg in 1:51.3 at Harrah’s Philadelphia, as did CAPTAIN son Sir Issac Newton.
Of our past sires, BETTING LINE had another blinder, represented six times over the weekend with Operative Line, Daylight, Nurse Anna, Whos The Dad, Alliyahs Hope & Gipsy Princess all winning. WESTERN TERROR was next with five – Send It, You Little Terror, Keayang Tara, Whoata Terror & Cordero – and SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE with four (Twilight Beach, Orama, Ripp & Act Now in the Victoria Cup!). WELL SAID (Nicely Spoken & Gottahaveahobbie) and FOUR STARZZZ SHARK (Sharkattack & Mykorona) both had doubles and there were winners for BLISSFULL HALL (Blissfull Mind) and ARTSPEAK (Talks Up A Storm).
Photo: Petracca (CAPTAINTREACHEROUS)
Race of the Week
Semi Final NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO Fillies – Menangle
CAPTAINTREACHEROUS – The Arch Nemesis – Jeremes Jet