A Golden win, from a top Choice

Freedmans celebrate Slipper win with Berry magic

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Think It Over (and Glen Boss up, middle) gives his Kembla Grange trainer Kerry Parker his second Group 1 win in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill. Photo Steve Hart

Think It Over (and Glen Boss up, middle) gives his Kembla Grange trainer Kerry Parker his second Group 1 win in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill. Photo Steve Hart

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Extreme Choice making its mark

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THE Danehill sire branch of retired Arrowfield Stud stallion Not A Single Doubt landed a significant boost when exceptional colt Stay Inside strode away to take the $3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper Stakes-G1 at the rescheduled Rosehill meet last Saturday.

Trained by Freedman brothers Michael and Richard at Randwick, and ridden by Tommy Berry for Berry's third Golden Slipper victory, Stay Inside belongs to the first crop two-year-olds by Extreme Choice, a dual Group 1 winning son of Not A Single Doubt.

Bred by Kingstar Farm near Denman, Stay Inside proved that any breeder/owner has a chance at the "big league", the colt being produced from Nothin' Leica Storm, an Anabaa country winner which sold for $1000 at the 2015 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.

His good type played a part in his $60,000 price tag when sold via Kingstar at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, before he fetched $200,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale when knocked down to Freedman Brothers/Rick Connolly Bloodstock.

It is also good news for connections of Newgate Farm. While its other fancied part-owned runners - Artorius (by Golden Slipper placegetter Flying Artie) finished sixth, and Profiteer (by Golden Slipper winner Capitalist) seventh, Stay Inside will become the Aberdeen located property's future stud resident.

Stay Inside defeated the Godolphin pair Anamoe (Street Boss) and Ingratiating (Frosted), with third start beginner Four Moves Ahead (Snitzel) fourth.

Incidentally hoop Rachel King - rider of the Anamoe, becomes the first female jockey to place in the world's richest juvenile event.

Stay Inside and jockey Tommy Berry take the world's richest race for juveniles, the Golden Slipper Stakes, at Rosehill last Saturday. Photo Steve Hart.

Stay Inside and jockey Tommy Berry take the world's richest race for juveniles, the Golden Slipper Stakes, at Rosehill last Saturday. Photo Steve Hart.

Not A Single Doubt almost scored a Group 1 winning double via sire sons. The other is Victorian based Squamosa, sire of Order Of Command which finished second in the Bisley Workwear The Galaxy-G1 another major highlight at Rosehill.

It only took eight months before young English born Warwick Farm conditioner Annabel Neasham to prepare her first Group 1 winner when New Zealand bred Mo'Unga won in the Rosehill Guineas.

It made me think of The Land's late Thoroughbred scribe Jennifer Churchill. Jenny loved the mighty galloper and stallion Todman (Star Kingdom), and stood a Todman sire son Tod Hunter at her Castle Hill property for a time.

By Savabeel, Mo'Unga (produced from Chandelier) has a female tail-line that carries a double cross of Jenny's beloved Todman.

Championships 

INTERRUPTED training schedules have been "across the board", with conditioners and gallopers having had to adapt.

The rescheduled and reshuffled Polytrack Provincial Championship Qualifier at Kembla Grange has indeed returned to Kembla Grange now the $150,000 highlight running this Saturday.

Plonka and hoop Ben Looker winning at Port Macquarie; the gelding gets his second chance in the Newhaven Park Country Championship Final. Photo Virginia Harvey.

Plonka and hoop Ben Looker winning at Port Macquarie; the gelding gets his second chance in the Newhaven Park Country Championship Final. Photo Virginia Harvey.

Kembla Grange conditioner Gwenda Markwell is guaranteed a Provincial Championship Final starter (at Randwick on April 17) following the win of Gemmahra in the Hawkesbury Qualifier last month.

The Paul Perry stable will at least have one Final starter. Fresh from winning on a soft track at Randwick in mid-February, Perry's four-year-old Dundeel gelding, Pandano followed up with a win in his local $150,000 Provincial Championship Qualifier at Newcastle in late February.

Following two previous second placings in the Final, Wyong conditioner Kim Waugh has a strong card with Great News, a prominent winner of the Gosford Provincial Championship Qualifier. By former shuttler Uncle Mo, Great News defeated another Wyong trained runner Barossa Rosa, to take her winning tally to five races.

The reshuffled Wyong Provincial Championship Qualifier transferred to run at Gosford last Saturday, was taken by Prince Aurelius, a Queensland bred by Mossman sire Love Conquers All.

Five-year-old Plonka will have his second chance in the Newhaven Park Country Championship Final at Randwick on April 10 following his win in the $50,000 Newhaven Park Wild Card at Muswellbrook last Friday.

Tully stars

WHILE former top hoop Wayne Wheatley had to settle for a place at the Tullibigeal picnics last Saturday, his travelling mate "Leo" Leandro Ribeiro combined with Dubbo conditioner Connie Greig to score a winning treble, including the Tullibigeal Picnic Cup.

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