Yarradale Stud bred gallopers claimed a winning double in Victoria this week with Flash Black (Moonee Valley) and She Can Shazam (Ballarat).

Flash Black (4g Lonhro – Girl In A Storm by Metal Storm) scored a front-running victory in the City Jeep Patriot Plate (1200m) on Monday.  Racing for just the third time, he started an odds-on favourite and won like a horse heading for higher grades.

“He should be three-from-three,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said.  “It was a pretty cool ride by Dwayne (Dunn) and I think this horse is going places.”

Flash Black had been placed at Geelong and Ballarat in his first two starts earlier this season before the breakthrough in town.  “He’s a nice horse,” Dunn concurred.  “He still a long way from reaching his full potential and he will eventually get out to 1600 metres.”

Yarradale owner Ron Sayers bred and sold him for $100,000 through the Amarina Farm consignment at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions and kept a share with clients of Team Hawkes.

Flash Black’s dam Girl In A Storm is a half-sister to G3 Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic winner Destino and she foaled a filly by Yarradale shuttler Frost Giant in October.

She Can Shazam (3f Zabeel – Musical Note by Marscay) is a Yarradale homebred and she also won her maiden third time out – albeit a dead-heat decision with Go Zeus – in the City of Ballarat Plate (1400m) on Thursday.

The Robbie Griffiths trained filly is a younger sister to Hong Kong Group 1 winner Packing Winner (Champions & Chater Cup).  Their dam Musical Note died while delivering a stillborn Zabeel foal in September 2012.

Griffiths also prepares class mare Girl In Flight for Sayers and she flew late for a first-up fourth in the G3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) at Flemington last Saturday.  Her autumn goal is the G1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 11.

FLASH BLACK

FLASH BLACK