Oakland Park stallion Shooting To Win has sired 15 individual winners in the last month and those remarkable numbers have been underlined by his black-type winners Dom To Shoot (G3 Northam Sprint) and Majestic Shot (LR Bright Shadow Stakes).
Dom To Shoot’s victory was covered here at the start of May and Majestic Shot improved her sire’s Stakes-performers to individual winners strike-rate to a more than creditable 12%.
Majestic Shot (pictured) sprouted wings late to overwhelm Extremist (Extreme Choice) and Comrade Rosa (Capitalist) at Doomben on Saturday. “I’ve been part of bigger wins with horses like Lonhro but this one is right up there,” trainer Grant Allard admitted.
“She hates Eagle Farm, so we’re limited in what we can run in here. I prayed for rain during the week but we didn’t get it. Then we got a wide barrier but it was a great ride by Andrew (Mallyon).
“I can’t thank the owners enough. They have stuck by me through thick and thin and now she’s earned just under $400,000.”
Majestic Shot (5m Shooting To Win – Curtesy by Viscount) is from an unraced daughter of Greeting (Canny Lad) who won the 1998 Listed VRC Vanity Stakes (1400m) at Flemington defeating WA-bred filly La Volta (Laranto).
Like Shooting To Win, her damsire Viscount (Quest For Fame) initially stood for Sheikh Mohammed in the Hunter Valley before relocating on lease to Oakland Park where the best of his numerous Stakes winners included Tick Tick Bloom, Great Again, Miracle Man, Pushin’ Shapes, Profit Street and Shinta Mani.
Majestic Shot was purchased by former WA horseman John Price on behalf of Grand Syndicates for $11,000 at the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and has since rewarded her owners with 6 wins from 23 starts.
Plundering is another Shooting To Win heading for better grades after improving his record to 3 wins from 5 starts in the Schweppes Hcp (1300m) at Randwick last Wednesday. He was purchased by trainer Michael Costa for $62,000 at the 2021 Inglis Classic Sale before transferring to Annabel Neasham when Costa took up a contract with Sheikh Ahmed in Dubai.
Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) will be covering his second book at Oakland Park Stud this year for a $9,900 service fee alongside Sessions (Lonhro) who is priced at $11,000. Both fees (inc GST).