Friday, November 12, 2010


The Melbourne Cup carnival has run its race, but the action is far from over with the rich Sandown meet on Saturday featuring a number of ‘Eliza’ runners by Delago Brom, Bel Esprit, Clangalang and God’s Own.
Most prominent among them is the progeny of DELAGO BROM who are having a dip at three black type events: Condelago (pictured below) in the $350,000 Betfair Sandown Guineas (placed in the Carbine Club Stakes-G3 on Derby Day at his last start); John Honeysett’s multiple winner Golago in the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation Stakes-LR and; the unraced 2YO filly Miss Zoom who will run around in the Keep The Faith Merson Cooper Stakes-LR.
One of Miss Zoom’s rivals in the Merson Cooper is the highly promising GOD’S OWN filly, Miss Holyfield, who ran a solid fifth in the 2YO stakes race on Melbourne Cup day for Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra.
And, while Miss Holyfield has an undeniable opportunity to slap on some black type in the Merson Cooper, you might get a chance to get a stake for Saturday by backing the Robbie Griffiths’ trained Lady Pania in the K Line Australia Handicap (Race 3) at Moonee Valley tonight.
The God’s Own first cropper was outstanding on debut when scoring at Bendigo and the stable is confident about her chances as she trips to town.
CLANGALANG mare Mistaken Grace – a winner over 1600m at Sandown earlier this year – gets her chance to add valuable black type by taking on her peers in the Le Pine Funerals Summoned Stakes-LR.
Meanwhile, BEL ESPRIT is sure to play a role at the Valley tonight with the Steve Richards’ trained pair – Belcino and Bel Shoes – and Michael Phillips’ Ripa Artois, but will also have representation in Group races on both sides of the country on Saturday.
The Colin Little trained Work the Room – a winner over 1700m at Sandown two starts back and coming off an unlucky fifth in the Sale Cup – will test his mettle in the Eclipse Stakes-G3 over 1800m at Sandown, while Bella Contessa is sure to give her all in the $250,000 Sky Racing WA Guineas-G2 at Ascot.

  • Belcino (ex. Cineto by Century). Breeder: C Bugeja, P Lord
  • Bella Contessa (ex. Queen of Smooth by King Concorde). Breeder: Erinvale Investments Pty Ltd, Culvane
  • Bel Shoes (ex. Costa Grande by Encosta de Lago). Breeder: Ms B Hawking, Wayne Ross
  • Ripa Artois (ex. Zartois by Zabeel). Breeder: M Phillips
  • Work the Room (ex. Social Scene). Breeder: Hayson Bloodstock Pty Ltd

  • Mistaken Grace (ex. Turlington by Sanction). Breeder: CM Stuart

  • Condelago (ex. Concluding by Kenny’s Best Pal). Breeder: PJ Mittiga, Mrs EM Mittiga, WA Blythman, Mrs RP Blythman
  • Golago (ex. Specks of Gold by Varick). Breeder: F Sands, K Biggins
  • Miss Zoom (ex. Carazoom by Mookta). Breeder: Eliza Park

  • Lady Pania (ex. Tannadice Park by Rory’s Jester). Breeder: Rick Smith Bloodstock
  • Miss Holyfield (ex. Lady Atlanta by Align). Breeder: J Cucuzza

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