Citichant chimes in at Northam

Yarradale Stud has completed another successful week with its fifth winner in five days at Northam.

The winning streak started with Scream In Blue (Heritage) & Infiltrator (Frost Giant) at Kalgoorlie on Sunday and continued with Vista View (Discorsi) & Nobel Image (Ready’s Image) at Broome on Tuesday.

Nobel Image was a $37,500 graduate from Yarradale’s consignment to the 2015 Perth Magic Millions.

War Chant (USA) mare Citichant made it a full-house when she saluted as a $2.80 favourite in the Avon Valley on Thursday. She sat on the pace for 3kg claimer Kristy Bennett to improve her record to 4 wins in 21 starts for trainer Paul Jordan and his wife Laura.

The Ascot couple also race War Chant’s promising 3yo Power And Passion in a syndicate with Lima Racing.

Citichant is a half-sister to six winners including Haussmann (LR Civic Stakes). Their dam Wynciti (Citidancer) won three stakes races in Sydney for trainer Ron Quinton before being sold as a broodmare to Yarradale in 2011.

War Chant has several winning prospects at Belmont this Saturday starting with Alien From Mars (R1) and Apache Pass (R2) – the latter represents in-form trainer Lindsey Smith. Go Crying (R4) is another in the mix following an eye-catching first-up effort behind Uni Time as is Blue Horse (R9).

Trainer Darryl Pateman also has War Chant stablemates Flat Biccy (R2) and Mybak (R9) going for running doubles in Broome.

War Chant stands for an $11,000 fee at Yarradale alongside Bradbury’s Luck, Gingerbread Man, Heritage and Vital Equine (Roselee Park) who are all priced at $4,400. Service fees (inc GST).

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Northam winner pictured prior to the 2016 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale