A (Very) Nobel 24 Hours
What a 24 hours for the rapidly-emerging young sire Alfred Nobel.
Gin In The Inn won the Knighton Stakes (five furlongs) on debut at Leicester in England on Friday.
Then Showy Chloe took the Group 3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Ascot.
Gin In The Inn started the 3/1 second favourite and finished fast to beat Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s Cape Cross colt Twisting Hay, the 2/1 favourite, by 2 1/2 lengths.
Showy Chloe, the $4.40 second favourite, raced wide then burst away to win by 4 3/4 lengths.
Alfred Nobel, winner of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland as a short-priced favourite, has sired 12 individual winners from his first northern hemisphere crop.
Showy Chloe is the first winner from his initial WA crop. His only three other WA runners, Dickey, Danerip’s Girl and Regal Gleam, are all city placed.
Lynward Park Stud, Bullsbrook, has purchased Alfred Nobel outright from former partner Coolmore Stud and he will now be permanently based in WA.