Buyers of three yearlings from Rockhampton’s 2016 Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) are poised to share in the QTIS prize money spoils at the Rockhampton Jockey Clubs TAB race meeting today.
The three top chances in the $24,000 QTIS 3YO Class 3 Handicap (1300m) originated from that sales arena at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.
They are the John Pointon trained Stylish Criminal (Adrian Coome); Jamie McConachy’s Dantien (Quayde Krogh) and Lyle Rowe’s Hourglass Time (Justin Stanley).
Stylish Criminal (b f 3 Wicked Style-No More Crime x Special Dane) cost $17,000 and has already won her owners $119,000 which sure beats bank interest.
A pocket-rocket Stylish Criminal would on stature be one of the smallest and lightest fillies racing in Central Queensland but she has a heart as big as herself which is all that really matters.
Incidentally, a full relative will be offered by Oaklands Stud, Darling Downs at the 2018 CYS.
Dantien (ch f 3 Wicked Style-Massage x Octagonal) a hulk of filly with stunning looks was purchased for $25K from the same draft offered by Oaklands Stud.
Lacking the maturity of Stylish Criminal which has raced nine times, Dantien has gone to the races just twice winning well first-up over 1200m in QTIS 2YO Maiden company at Mackay on August 1.
That win earned her connections including Yeppon Turf Club president Garry Hall $20,550 with the promise of much more to drop into the coffers.
That could certainly be the case today.
After all the QTIS fillies in today’s race chase prize money bonuses which pay out at $20,550 (winner); $5850 (second) and $3000.
Any wonder QTIS fillies are high on the shopping list of prospective buyers at the CYS.
Not forgetting of course Hourglass Time (b f 3 Red Element-Lines of Time x Jet Spur) which was a standout individual from the boutique breeders under the Tullyard banner as Lot 86 at the 2016 CYS.
Not surprisingly Lyle Rowe was smitten and outlaid $22,000 for the well-presented, conformed and bred filly.
A win and two placings from just six starts has vindicated Rowe’s judgement by returning $27,975 to stable clients.
Leading under Justin Stanley who timed (excuse the pun) her sectionals to perfection when winning over today’s 1300m trip at Callaghan Park on August 10, Hourglass Time drops 2.5kg in weight this afternoon.
“I expect her to be hard to beat”, Rowe said at early morning track work while eyeing off his talented filly.
No doubt he is right but then again even though Stylish Criminal will carry 59kg it is the identical weight she lugged when winning over 1200 metres here on August 3.
Probably just on looks, which granted can be deceiving, on course racegoers will opt for Dantien and Hourglass Time.
However, it should be remembering it is not the dog in the fight that wins, but the fight in the dog.
On that criteria, Stylish Criminal is quite capable of mugging (sorry another pun) both her prettier rival fillies in the race.
Meanwhile, the RJC has released its Spring Carnival racing schedule for on-course Callaghan Park events packages for St Peter’s Caulfield Cup Day October 21 and Melbourne Cup race day November 7.