Upcoming CYS Races Gain Boost from Weekend’s Racing

The Capricornia Yearling Sales received a great boost on Saturday with results from Rockhampton and the Gold Coast races.

Also enjoying the occasion at Callaghan Park was Oaklands Stud, Darling Downs from where three winners on the card were bred.

Oaklands provided the winners of two of the $28,500 QTIS 2YO (1050m) races as well as the Open Handicap (1100m).

At the Gold Coast races the Lyle Wright trained Allround Glory claimed $84,000 for wining the NMW Handicap (900m). Raced by Rochampton racing’s Mr Lucky (Gavin Milner)  and family, Allround  Glory is a son of Bruce Watts’ Alton Downs based stallion Carrara. The breed is underestimated and will make “good shopping” at the Rocky sale in April.

Firstly, at Rocky the Tom Button trained Wicked Style-Perpugillion gelding Flying Crackerjak impressively won the first division of the race. The youngster looked good in winning in 1M:05.8 seconds.

Shortly afterwards Button stepped out his Sidereus -Massage x Octagonal gelding Pound For Pound who won the second heat brilliantly.

Pound For Pound ran the flying time of 1M:04.29 seconds and looked every bit a top candidate for the forthcoming $125,000 CYS 2YO Classic (1200m).

This race is run the day before Rocky’s CYS which are scheduled for Sunday, April 18.

Oaklands has the biggest draft of 21 yearlings in the Sale with many by Sidereus and Wicked Style listed.
Later during the successful Rocky St Pats program, trainer Zoe Hohn provided an enviable training feat when Wicked Style gelding Macho Tycoon (Elyce Smith) won first-up from a nine months spell.

Zoe won the Tatt’s Cup (1600m) with Macho Tycoon leading-up to the Rockhampton Cup but the versatile horse went amiss.  Since then she gave Macho Tycoon a lengthy period of rehabilitation before bringing him along slowly in preparation for a 2019 Cups campaign.

Her effort on Saturday to win first-up was indeed a satisfying and worthy achievement.

In the $28,500 Fillies 2YO (1100m), Lyle Rowe’s Whittington filly Whitty Girl (Justin Stanley) had a fight on her hands to win.

That she did however in a time of 1M:05 seconds which was a commendable effort.

The run of the race from a future’s point of view was from Dalby debutant the Wicked Style-Emma Kate filly Whipped Cream.

She was trapped three wide throughout and raced greenly in the straight and may have troubled the winner had that no occurred.