Alfred Steals The Show

Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel stole the show with three outstanding winners at Pinjarra on Sunday.

Three-year-old filly Fontainebleau, having her third start, finished hard when clear to gain a last stride win in the Essential Refrigeration Maiden (1300m) in 1.17.82.

She’s a half-sister to Uncle George, a nine-time winner from 1200m to 2400m, and will be better suited over longer distances.

Four-year-old mare Miss Sondrio sat on the pace winning the Silver Sands Resort Handicap (1200m) in 1.10.83 and making it four provincial wins from four starts this preparation.

A potential feature city winner, she’s from the family of Mercurial Madam, winner of the Group 2 Champion Fillies Stakes and a grand-daughter of brilliant USA sprinter Capichi, winner of the Group 2 Palomar Handicap and Group 3 California Jockey Club Handicap and Hillsborough Handicap and runner-up in the Group 1 Santa Susana Stakes and Santa Ana Handicap.

Then three-year-old filly Undisclosed made a brilliant return winning the Tuckeys Mitre 10 Pinjarra Handicap (1000m) by 5 3/4-lengths in 57.52sec. At her only other start she won the Alec Epis Plate, also over 1000m, at Belmont Park last May 18.

Undisclosed’s dam, Agra, is a half-sister to Time Matters, winner of the Group 3 Carlyon Cup. Her grand-dam, Maat, is a half-sister to Melbourne Cup-L.K.S. Mackinnon Stakes-Herbert Power Stakes-Pinjarra Cup- Bunbury Cup winner Rogan Josh.

Alfred Nobel, winner of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland and from the immediate family of English classic winners New Approach and Was, has been extremely popular with WA breeders and his best days are ahead. He served 88 mares in 2015 and 109 last stud season.