Trade Fair 7Y0 Riponian made all the running to upset equal favourites Champion Harbour and State Residence and win the RacingUk.com Handicap (seven furlongs) at Musselburgh in Scotland on Saturday.
Alfred Nobel’s Chetan bought up his eighth win when successful in the 32Red Casino Handicap (seven furlongs) at Kempton in England yesterday. (Wednesday)
Chetan, ridden by Ben Curtis for young trainer Charlie Wallis, a former jockey, started the 2/1 favourite and settled mid-field.
The 5Y0 then finished hard to win easily by 2 1/4 lengths.
Superbly-bred Alfred Nobel, winner of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland, stands for $4,500, plus GST, at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook.
Debut wins for Chenery Red and Easewold at Pinjarra on Thursday lifted Trade Fair’s total number of individual winners to 230 at a highly-competitive 61.3 per cent runners to winners.
These wins followed Pearl Trade’s impressive success at Belmont Park on Wednesday. In a post-race interview jockey Patrick Carbery rated Pearl Trade the potential equal of Cool Trade, winner of the Listed Scenic Blast Stakes and placed nine times at Listed level.
Trade Fair stands the coming stud for $5,000, plus GST, at Alwyn Park, Serpentine.
Lynward Park’s Fontainebleau proved a class above her rivals winning the $100,000 Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m) at Belmont Park last Saturday. (July 8)
Now, from a pure breeding perspective, this may have have come as a surprise to some.
Because her sire, Alfred Nobel, was a champion 2Y0 in Ireland winning both the six-furlong Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes.
But this was never going to stop Alfred Nobel siring winners over a distance.
Because he comes from one of the most distinguished maternal distance lines in Europe.
Alfred Nobel’s grand-dam, Dazzling Park, was the 1999 champion European 3Y0 filly winning from a mile to nine furlongs.
Then Dazzling Park’s dam, Park Express, was the joint champion Irish 2Y0 in 1985 and the champion Irish 3Y0 the following season. She won from six furlongs to 1 1/2 miles headed by the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes.
And Park Express is also the dam of both New Approach and Alluring Park.
New Approach was the champion 2Y0 and 3Y0 European colt in 2007/08. His eight wins, from seven furlongs to 1 1/2 miles, included the Group 1 English Derby, Irish National Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes, English Champion Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes.
Alluring Park is the dam of Was, winner of the 2012 Group 1 English Oaks, and Douglas Macarthur, winner of this year’s Group 3 Derby Trial Stakes (1 1/4 miles) in Ireland.
So Alfred Nobel was clearly going to produce winners over a variety of distances.
And having served 200 mares over the past two seasons it’s a case of….watch this space.
Trade Fair’s success continued with a double at Northam yesterday (Thursday, July 6).
Gunnago finished strongly to win the Avonvalleywa.com.au Maiden (1000m) racing first-up and Trade Talk ran on down the outside to take the XXXX Gold Maiden (1400m) after being placed at six of his previous eight starts.
This lifted Trade Fair’s number of individual winners to 227 at a highly-competitive 61.2 per cent runners to winners who have been successful from 1000m to 2400m.
Trade Fair stands the 2017 season at Alwyn Park, Serpentine, for $5,500, including GST.
Two winners in two days is just a sign of things to come for Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel.
Sunset Pete won the Perth Racing Corporate Membership Handicap (1400m) at Belmont Park on Wednesday then Sondheim took the Gannons Handicap, also over 1400m, at Northam on Thursday. And he has the favourite, Fontainebleau, running in tomorrow’s Listed $100,000 Belmont Oaks.
The Irish Group 1 winning Alfred Nobel, from one of Europe’s most successful maternal lines, has covered over 200 mares during the past two seasons.
He stands this year at $4,950, including GST.
In a coup for WA breeders, dual G2 and G1 placed colt Mahuta, has been purchased by Lynward Park Stud for stud duties.
He was a Magic Millions sale graduate who went on to win the lucrative Magic Millions 3yo Guineas on the Gold Coast while based in Victoria with Australia’s leading trainer in Darren Weir. His high profile gives him a presence Australia wide.
A hairline pelvic fracture in the Feehan Stakes meant Mahuta’s career was cut short to only 16 runs. In that short time he showed his class and cast iron grit by winning six races in succession, including two Group 2 victories against very talented opposition.
Among the G1 horses he defeated are: Holler (twice), Takedown (twice), Tivaci, Dal Cielo, Single Gaze, Set Square, Awesome Rock, Palentino, Tarzino, Sofia Rosa, Prince of Penzance, He’s Our Rokkii, Marky Mark & Perfect Reflection.
Mahuta’s pedigree needs no introduction! By Golden Slipper winner and Champion sire Flying Spur. From Vahine, a Zabeel 3/4 sister to G1 winner Isolda, he descends from a talented family littered with black type performers.
His class and courage on the racetrack marry up nicely with his instantly recognisable pedigree making his stock inevitably sought after across Australia.
We are delighted with our new acquisition and the opportunities he provides for both ourselves and our clients going forwards. He ticks the boxes being a fast, colonial bred stallion with an imposing physique. Expressions of interest are welcomed and bookings are now being taken.
Alfred Nobel’s Ripoli gave a strong performance to win the Redsport.com Handicap (one mile) at Kempton in England yesterday. (Wednesday)
Ripoli was dropping back from a 1 1/2len. fourth over 10 furlongs at Windsor.
The 4Y0 was ridden by Pat Dodds for Upper Lambourn trainer Sylvester Kirk.
Ripoli has shown a liking for Kempton. It was his third win at the Surrey track, 25km from London.
Stud fees for Trade Fair and Alfred Nobel remain unchanged for the coming stud season.
Trade Fair will stand at Alwyn Park, Serpentine, for $5,500, including GST, and Alfred Nobel at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook, for $4,950, including GST.
Trade Fair has had outstanding success having sired Group and Listed winners in WA, the UK, Europe, UAE, Hong Kong and Canada.
Alfred Nobel, a Group 1 and 2 Irish winning 2Y0 with a world-class pedigree, has developed into WA’s most promising young sire despite small initial crops. His best is ahead having covered 200 mares in the past two seasons.
Said leading WA bloodstock agent John Chalmers: ‘Trade Fair represents great value considering his progeny have had international success to Group 1 level and he is running at better than 60 per cent winners to runners, a tribute to producing sound stock that race on. And where else in the world can breeders access a Group 1 and 2 winning European 2Y0 like Alfred Nobel, arguably the best bred horse at stud in WA, for $4,950?”
Boom Kiwi juvenile Our Dynamite is the subject of international offers following a five-length victory at Trentham last month.
The son of Lynward Park sire Alfred Nobel (Ire) was due to run again on Sunday but trainer Wayne Marshment put the youngster in a paddock until his future is resolved.
“There’s a couple of people interested in him from Perth and Singapore,” Marshment revealed. “I wasn’t going to run him at Wanganui while talks are in progress.”
Our Dynamite (2g Alfred Nobel – Gold Park by Bletchley Park) is a homebred for former WA and Wanganui trainer Kevin Mahoney who is now based on the Gold Coast. He’s from a half-sister to Singapore star Superb Effect (Bletchley Park) and Perth Group 3 winner Finito (Palace Reign).
“He’s only 15 hands but won untouched first-up,” Marshment said. “After being broken in, he won two jump-outs by big margins and I couldn’t see him getting beaten at Trentham.”
Hoofnote: Alfred Nobel has close relation Douglas Macarthur being set for the G1 English Derby on June 3. The Galileo colt firmed in betting for the classic after winning the G3 Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday.