By Tony McMahon
The common occurrence of graduates from Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) winning races, played out internationally last week through the win of Silver Power in Penang, Malaysia.
Now trained in Singapore by Bruce Marsh, Silver Power was sold on account of Gainsborough Lodge, Toowoomba on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Rockhampton Showgrounds for $11,000.
Widely travelled, the bay cot by Conatus from Feed the World was originally purchased by Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds where he was subsequently placed.
Transferred by his local connections to Rockhampton and racing under the name of Command The World, he won races under the training banner of Jamie McConachy being successful at Callaghan Park and Emerald.
Sold to Singapore, he underwent a name change and now races there and at Malaysia as Silver Power.
The Penang win by Silber Power preceded the win of a far more recent CYS graduate when the debutant Good Humour landed $23,350 in prizemoney by winning at Toowoomba last Saturday night.
Good Humour, a two-years-old daughter of the Not A single doubt entire Squamosa from there three times winning Mossman mare Funny As, was offered on account of Tullyard, Boodua at last year’s Rocky sale.
Trained at Clifford Park, Toowoomba by Ben Currie who incidentally won four races on the program, the filly looked every bit capable of more wins with a stylish effort.
Tullyard has built a fine reputation as a vendor at both Magic Millions and the CYS and will offer another impressive draft of yearlings at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion on Sunday, April 14.
The heat is well and truly on for a number of locally sold yearlings when they contest the hottest 3YO race of the season at Callaghan Park on Thursday.
Heading the weights for the 1100 metres race is the Lyle Wright trained filly Cyclone Topgirl (pictured) who was bred privately and retained by her breeders the Milner family to race with extinction through eight wins to date.
Cyclone Topgirl has topweight of 63kg in the QTIS Jewel Qualifier and is getting within the weight range of former QTIS 3YO Queen – Paradis imperial who placed at Callaghan Park in January last year when handicapped with 64.5kg.
Gypsy Toff, a winner of her past four starts and another local sales starlet is next in the weights under Cyclone Topgirl having been allocated 61.5kg.
Although fields in the main are unlikely to be sizeable at Callaghan Park on Thursday, there is bountiful top horseflesh on display.
Ragazzo Del Corsa, I Can I Will I Am and Spring Creek are listed to clash in the $16,500 Open Handicap (1500m).
The Class 6 Plate (1200m) features gifted Uthred, Barachiel and Helluva Hoffa pitted against each other while the $28,5000 QTIS 2YO Handicap (1100m) is also set for a thrilling outcome.
Graeme Green has nominated his last start Mackay debutant winner Astral Knight while Fred Smith has done likewise with recent local winner Tycoon Flyer.