Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Danehill stallion Danbird went within a whisker of a double on Sunday (18 October) when Hotham Heights scored a strong win over 1400m at Horsham, while the luckless Super Swell was beaten a lip over 1200m at Seymour.
Hot on on the hoof of Nesting’s win the previous Wednesday, Danbird is clearly coming into his own as his first crop – now spring 3YOs – mature.
Hotham Heights, bred by Trevor Brand, is out of the Mighty Avalanche mare Glacial Lily and similar to Nesting (from a Bletchingly mare), brings Star Kingdom into play. Danbird, a multiple stakes winners at two and four years, is from the Group winning mare Marscay mare Fitting, giving the likes of Hotham Heights and Nesting a double cross of the Aussie immortal.
Following on from his impressive debut when second at Benalla over 1206m on 4 October, Hotham Heights appreciated the extra distance at Horsham and was, deservedly, sent out a $1.80 favourite.
Sold to trainer Luke Oliver at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier, Hotham Heights is a half brother to 8-time winner Alto Adige.
Super Swell is surely close to a win after running Harkaway to the barest of margins at Seymour.
Trained by Robbie Griffiths and purchased from Eliza Park’s 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast draft, Super Swell was bred by Ariel Arnott and is a half sister to Bel Esprit Group One winner Bel Mer and Singapore flyer Mooring.

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