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Racing’s Latest Fairytale Hero
11th Jun 2011
Sincero stamped himself as one of Australia’s best three-year-olds when coming with a well-timed run to gun down top mare Beaded in today’s $1Million Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.
SINCERO ($8000 2009 Classic, 3g Umatilla-Yours As Always) now joins that most esteemed group of top racehorses known as racing bargains, with his prizemoney haul ticking over the $1million mark today.
The win was notable, in that very few of this year's Classic generation have managed to notch a Group 1 win over the older horses this season.
Bred by Roger and Lyn Gorham and sold under the Nerreman Stud draft at Classic, Sincero is now the winner of nine races in 13 starts.
A long time Stradbroke favourite, Sincero fell out of favour with many after his unplaced run in last week’s QTC Cup.
“The pressure was off after last week. Everyone wanted to pot him, but out grand final was this week, not last week,” trainer Steve Farley said.
“I knew the horse had the ability. It was an indifferent run last week, but I probably stuffed up a bit by getting him up here too late last week. He was a lot better this week.”
Notably, Sincero’s win underlines the merit of the rich Scone Inglis Guineas, which he won in brilliant style last month at just the event’s second renewal.
Sincero was the second leg of a stakes double for Classic today, following the win by LIVEANDLETDIE ($58,000 2009 Classic, 3c Street Cry-Janella) in the Listed Creswick Stakes at Flemington.
Sold by Think Big Stud, Liveandletdie is the latest Street Cry success story for owner Laurence Eales, following Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and fellow Classic graduate Whobegotyou.
The Eagle Farm meeting also yielded a new Easter stakes winner.
WILLY JIMMY ($230,000 2007 Easter, 5g Dehere-Hula Wonder) built further on his brilliant record over 1600m when finishing too strongly in the Listed Strawberry Road Handicap.
The Guy Walter trained gelding, who was prepared for sale by Corumbene Stud, now boasts earnings of nearly $250,000, with the promise of more to come.
The next opportunity to secure an Inglis graduate comes at the Australian Weanling and Breeding Stock Sale, to be held at Newmarket this month from June 22-24.
Graduates of this sale include last week’s QTC Cup winner Varenna Miss and the two time Stradbroke hero Black Piranha (when it was still a stand-alone weanling catalogue), who ran a gallant eighth in his attempt to win the race for an historic third time today.