Saturday’s Ascot winners on breeding

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The $1 million Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes goes East for another year with the win of Voodoo Lad, a son of Yarraman Park’s (NSW) champion sire I Am Invincible, giving this stallion his seventh Group 1 winner.

What a bargain buy Voodoo Lad has been for connections, having been sold at the Inglis Scone yearling sale for just $36,000. His record now stands at 33 starts for 13 wins, 9 seconds, 2 thirds and $1,966,110 in prize money.

Voodoo Lad’s sire, I Am Invincible is on fire with 43 winners in the last 30 days, the most of any stallion in the Country.

I Am Invincible took the first season sire championship in 2013-14, and second on the Australian sires’ list in 2017-18. He has had 469 progeny to race for 357 winners (76.0%), with earnings of over $47 million and 39 stakes winners and 27 stakes placegetters.

I Am Invincible stood for $192,500 this season.

Talking about bargain buys, The Celt by the former Touchstone Farm stallion Planet Five has been an astute purchase for connections who snapped him up for $4,500.

The Celt’s record stands at 32 starts for 7 wins, 7 seconds, 1 third and $409,350 in prize money.

Three local stallions produced winners – Planet Five (Touchstone Farm), Blackfriars (Scenic Lodge) and Frost Giant (Yarradale Stud).

Race 1 1000 BM78+ The Celt – 5g Planet Five x Cintrice (Tribu), $4,500, sold by Roselee Park Agistment Centre

Race 2 1100 Open – Jericho Missile – 2g Smart Missile x Onecatstoomany (One Cool Cat), $77,500, sold by Maluka Thoroughbreds Vic

Race 3 1400 BM72+ Arcadia Prince – 4g Pierro x Arcadia (Redoute’s Choice)

Race 4 1500 Rest 1 Metro Win – Nordic King – 4g Magnus x Lenswood (Woodman), $47,500, sold by Gervase Park Stud

Race 5 1500 Rest 1 Metro Win – Rising Sea – 5g Sebring x Time To Climb (Bearcat), $100,000, sold by Oakland Park Stud

Race 6 1200 Special Condition – Father Knick – 4g Blackfriars x Frilly Knickers (Dauberval)

Race 7 1200 Group1 – Voodoo Lad – 7g I Am Invincible x O’Fortuna (Gilded Time), $36,000, sold by Yarraman Park Stud NSW

Race 8 1100 BM66+ Dam Ready – 5g More Than Ready x Waterwise (Zabeel)$72,000, sold by Baramul Stud NSW

Race 9 2100 BM66+ The Big Show – 4g Frost Giant x Furocitee (Dante’s Fury)

Bruce Saxild

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