Monday, February 15, 2010


Strike The Tiger wasn’t the only Bel Esprit winner at Launceston on Sunday, nor for that matter in Australia.
Nippy mare Cardannic captured the third win of her career with a game win over 1400m in the last at Launceston, while the topically – or should we say, tropically – named Globalwarmnsceptic absolutely romped home over 1000m at Naracoorte in South Australia.
Bred by Mick Maroulis, and out of his King Tobias mare, Kinlochleven, Cardannic has now won her last two on end for Barry Campbell and like a fine wine, just seems to get better with age.
A half sister to no less than eight winners, including multiple Group winner Cahuita, Cardannic out of a 4-time winning half sister to WA Group One winner Zaparri.
A timely win for Mick given that Eliza Park will be selling, on his behalf, a close relation to Cardannic at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale … Lot 620, a Written Tycoon colt from Imogen Grace, who is out a half sister to Cardannic’s dam.
And what about the win of Globalwarmnsceptic at Naracoorte?
Stepping out for the first time, the Kirkliston Stud bred 3YO absolutely brained them, winning by five and a half lengths for trainer Gary Kennewell.
Ryan Plumb – son of Eliza Park’s Asian representative Lyle Plumb – was on board and, even though he’s one of the nation’s most promising young jockeys, he must surely have been impressed with the machine under him.
And good luck to Gary Kennewell too who put the polish on Gabbidon, Bel Esprit’s first stakes winner.
Globalwarmnsceptic is out of the Export Price mare, Shirley’s Toy and is a direct descendant of Golden Slipper winner Toy Show.

Lot 620: Written Tycoon - Imogen Grace

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