Vancouver heads first acceptances for ATC Sires Produce Stakes

By: Mark Mazzaglia
March 9th, 2015

Golden Slipper favourite Vancouver is one of thirteen Gai Waterhouse trained two year olds that are among the first acceptances for the Group 1 $1m ATC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 4.

Golden Slipper favourite Vancouver heads the list of first acceptances for the Sires Produce Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

Golden Slipper favourite Vancouver heads the list of first acceptances for the Sires Produce Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

Seventy youngsters remain the Sires Produce Stakes which is one of four Group 1 races run on the first day of ‘The Championships’’.

Waterhouse’s other two year olds remaining in the Sires Produce Stakes are Blackmaker, Northern Conqueror, Raphael’s Cat, Red Knot, Street Rapper, Carriages, English, Right Of Way, Rock Candy, Rosie Quadrille, Sempre Libera and Speak Fondly.

As well as Vancouver jumping to the top of the order of entry for the Group 1 $3.5m Tooheys New Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 21 after winning the Group 2 $300,000 UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick last Saturday, the Medaglia D’Oro colt was also installed the new $3.20 Golden Slipper favourite.

Todman Stakes winning jockey Tommy Berry has no worries the unbeaten colt will run out a strong 1400m and is tipping him to win the two year old Triple Crown – the Golden Slipper, the Sires Produce Stakes and the Group 1 $400,000 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 18.

“I’m more confident Vancouver will win the triple crown, not just the Golden Slipper,’’ Berry said.

Encosta De Lago filly English showed that she one to watch in the future when scored a solid win in the Group 2 $300,000 Guinness Reisling Stakes (1200m) at Randwick last Saturday.

Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden will miss the Golden Slipper with Pride Of Dubai and head straight to the Sires Produce Stakes after winning the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Connections of Pride Of Dubai paid $55,000 to run in the $1m Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 28 and the Street Cry colt repaid them with a victory in the Group 1 for the two year olds.

The Snowdens have left five two year olds in the first acceptance list for the Sires Produce Stakes and as well as Pride Of Dubai have Delawar, Paceman, Wolf Cry and Tap This still among the first acceptances.

Trainer John O’Shea also has a strong hand with ten Godolphin owned youngsters still in contention for the Sires Produce Stakes.

Top Golden Slipper fancy Exosphere heads the O’Shea two year olds after showing his power and ability with a four lengths win in the Group 2 $175,000 Pro-Ride Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm on February 28.

Furnaces also has some solid form with two seconds from his last two starts but couldn’t match it with Vancouver when second in the Todman Stakes.

O’Shea’s other two years olds are Heraldic, Inner Circle, Lieder, Moher, Sampeah, Tarquin, Antelucan and Chachapoyas.

Unbeaten filly Always Allison heads the Chris Waller trained two year olds and the More Than Ready filly looks suited to the 1400m after she finished her race off strongly at the end of the 1200m in winning the Group 2 $175,000 Les Johnson Memorial Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm on February 28.

Waller’s other two year olds remaining in the Sires Produce Stakes are Devil Hawk and Vanbrugh.

The training partnership of David Hayes and Tom Dabernig also a strong representation with nine left in the first acceptance list – Astro Fame, San Sierra, Wind Force, Air Apparent, Fitnah, Global Good, Hell Or Highwater, Stay With Me and Reemah.

Reemah showed a ton of potential with a fast finishing second to Pride Of Dubai at long odds in the Blue Diamond Stakes and the 1400m will suit her perfectly.

Final acceptances for the Sires Produce Stakes will be taken on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

 

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 ARSONIST David Vandyke 56.5kg
2 ASTRO FAME David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56.5kg
3 BLACKMAKER Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
4 BRAZEN David Vandyke 56.5kg
5 DAL CIELO (NZ) Murray Baker 56.5kg
6 DELAWAR Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
7 DEVIL HAWK Chris Waller 56.5kg
8 EXACTING Peter G Moody 56.5kg
9 EXOSPHERE John O’Shea 56.5kg
10 FURNACES John O’Shea 56.5kg
11 GOLD KRONER Michael Moroney 56.5kg
12 HERALDIC John O’Shea 56.5kg
13 INNER CIRCLE John O’Shea 56.5kg
14 INTRUSION Gerald Ryan 56.5kg
15 JADEER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
16 LIEDER John O’Shea 56.5kg
17 LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
18 LOCAL AFFAIR John P Thompson 56.5kg
19 MAYA MAYA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
20 MISHANI HONCHO Les Ross 56.5kg
21 MOHER John O’Shea 56.5kg
22 MULTIZONE Bart & James Cummings 56.5kg
23 NORTHERN CONQUEROR Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
24 ODYSSEY MOON Rodney Northam 56.5kg
25 PACEMAN Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
26 PRIDE OF DUBAI Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
27 RAGEESE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
28 RAPHAEL’S CAT Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
29 READY FOR VICTORY Mick Price 56.5kg
30 RED KNOT Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
31 RUN LOUIE RUN David Vandyke 56.5kg
32 SAMPEAH John O’Shea 56.5kg
33 SAN SIERRA David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56.5kg
34 STREET RAPPER Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
35 SURF SEEKER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
36 TARQUIN John O’Shea 56.5kg
37 TULSA Michael Moroney 56.5kg
38 VALYRIAN STEEL Paul Messara 56.5kg
39 VANBRUGH Chris Waller 56.5kg
40 VANCOUVER Gai Waterhouse 56.5kg
41 WIND FORCE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56.5kg
42 WOLF CRY Peter & Paul Snowden 56.5kg
43 AIR APPARENT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54.5kg
44 ALWAYS ALLISON Chris Waller 54.5kg
45 ANTELUCAN John O’Shea 54.5kg
46 CARRIAGES Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg
47 CHACHAPOYAS John O’Shea 54.5kg
48 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg
49 FIREWORKS Gerald Ryan 54.5kg
50 FITNAH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54.5kg
51 GLOBAL GOOD David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54.5kg
52 HEAVENLY HAND Gerald Ryan 54.5kg
53 HELL OR HIGHWATER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54.5kg
54 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher 54.5kg
55 LAKE GENEVA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 54.5kg
56 LOOK TO THE STARS Clarry Conners 54.5kg
57 MOWGLI Clarry Conners 54.5kg
58 PERIGNON Gerald Ryan 54.5kg
59 QUEEN OF WANDS Clarry Conners 54.5kg
60 REEMAH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54.5kg
61 RESULTS Shaun Dwyer 54.5kg
62 RIGHT OF WAY Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg
63 ROCK CANDY Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg
64 ROSIE QUADRILLE Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg
65 SEMPRE LIBERA Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg
66 SERENADE Michael Moroney 54.5kg
67 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive 54.5kg
68 SPEAK FONDLY Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg
69 STAY WITH ME David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54.5kg
70 TAP THIS Peter & Paul Snowden 54.5kg

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