A winning double by Beautiful Baroque (Caravaggio) and Ace Command (Vert De Grece) completed a very successful week for Geisel Park at Pinjarra on Sunday.
The Myalup stud’s 2017 Magic Millions graduate Rocky Path (Therock) won at Ascot on Wednesday and there was a 100% clearance rate of its latest Magic Millions consignment in the Swan Valley on Thursday and Friday.
Beautiful Baroque (Photo / Western Racepix) races in the Geisel Park colours and had been placed at Northam during an initial prep earlier this season. Trained by Ben & Dan Pearce, she won the Medic Aid Maiden (1300m) by a half-length after pinching a break on Peters Investments homebred Noteworthy (NZ).
“She’s a feisty filly and has certainly been a work in progress so it was great to see her reward connections,” Pearce Racing noted. “She’s come a long way but has always shown us a level of natural ability.
“Thanks to Brad Parnham for the perfect ride and hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from here!”
Beautiful Baroque (3f Caravaggio – Callista by Redoute’s Choice) was pinhooked as a foal by Ruby Racing & Breeding and was later bought by Geisel Park for $70,000 at the 2021 Perth Magic Millions. The syndicate also includes Ruby’s O’Bree family and Pearce Racing.
Her second-dam Glendelvine (Sunday Silence) is a half-sister to Alverta (Flying Spur) who won the G1 Coolmore Classic in 2010 and also finished third to Starspangledbanner later that year in the G1 July Cup at Newmarket.
Geisel Park-bred Ace Command camped on front-runner Full Of Merit (Demerit) and, after a stirring duel, had enough left in the tank to score by a length in the TABtouch Maiden (1600m) on Sunday
He’s by former Geisel Park sire Vert De Grece (Ire) from Our Cheerleader (Commands) and was a bargain buy at $7,000 for owner-trainer Mike Santich at the 2021 Perth Magic Millions Winter Sale. The dam has a yearling filly and a filly foal by Geisel Park stallion All American.
Geisel Park’s Swan Valley Sale saw all six of it’s yearlings find new homes headed by the I’m All The Talk – Vacillare colt purchased by Trevor Andrews for $105,000. He’s a half-brother to the dam of the Andrews-trained Stakes winner All The King’s Men.
Peter & Luke Fernie outlaid $80,000 for the Geisel Park filly by Maschino from Perspectiva (Husson). The dam is an unraced half-sister to LR Fairetha Stakes winner Saul’s Special (Charge Forward).
Luke Fernie prepares Geisel Park 3yo Laced Up Heels and he was more than pleased with her fourth in the G2 Angus Armanasco Stakes at Sandown on Saturday. The Toronado (Ire) filly peaked on her finishing run in the final 50 metres and has been nominated to go again in the G1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington this Saturday.