Dawson Stud struck twice on the Gold Coast last week – at the races thanks to Alfred Nobel sprinter Winning Supreme and across the road at the Magic Millions with a filly by I Am Invincible.
Winning Supreme (4g Alfred Nobel – Matilda Grace by Stravinsky) won the First National Palm Beach Hcp (900m) after shortening from $8 to $5 last Saturday. “I thought he would win and it was a great ride by Luke (Dittman),” visiting trainer Gary Moore said after a successful hit-and-run trip to the Gold Coast. “We picked two to come up here and they both won.”
Dawson Stud owner Graham Daws bred and sold the Sydney raider for $60,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions. Lynward Park sire Alfred Nobel (Ire) got him from an unraced sister to Group 2 New Zealand 2YO winner La Italia.
Winning Supreme’s younger half-sister by My Admiration is part of the Dawson’s draft to next month’s Perth Magic Millions.
Daws sold an I Am Invincible – Most Secret filly to Darren Dance of Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock for $170,000 on Thursday morning. She is a half-sister to G1 Railway Stakes winner Covertly and Rangeview Park sire So Secret.
Lynward Park reports Alfred Nobel stole the show with three outstanding winners at Pinjarra on Sunday.
Fontainebleau, having her third start, finished hard when clear to gain a last stride win in the Essential Refrigeration Maiden (1300m). The 3yo filly is a half-sister to Uncle George, a nine-time winner from 1200m to 2400m, and will be better suited over longer distances.
Miss Sondrio sat on the pace winning the Silver Sands Resort Hcp (1200m) making it 4 provincial wins from 4 starts this preparation. The 4yo mare is from the family of G2 WA Champion Fillies Stakes.
Undisclosed made a brilliant return winning the Tuckeys Mitre 10 Hcp (1000m) by 5 lengths in 57.52sec. At her only other start, the 3yo filly had won over 1000m at Belmont Park in May 2016. Her dam Agra is a half-sister to G3 Carlyon Cup Time Matters and second-dam Maat is a half-sister to Melbourne Cup winner Rogan Josh.
Alfred Nobel (Danehill Dancer) was a Group 1 winner of the Phoenix Stakes in Ireland and has been extremely popular with WA breeders. He served 88 mares in 2015, 109 in 2016 and his best days are ahead.