Queensland Oaks Goal for Fastnet Filly
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 6 May 2017
Blue-blooded Fastnet Rock filly Dawn Wall was a class above in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet on Saturday, surging away from a big field to win by a length and a half.

The Chris Waller trained filly reeled off three consecutive wins in February and March culminating with a stylish victory in the Group III Arrowfield Kembla Classic before hitting a heavy track in the Group I ATC Vinery Stakes when finishing sixth.

Given a short break after that assignment, Dawn Wall was well tuned with two recent trials under her belt and looked very comfortable when striding clear for Hugh Bowman to win as she pleased.

The Group I BRC Queensland Oaks on June 10 is the logical target for Dawn Wall, whose trainer Chris Waller won the race in 2015 with subsequent Australian Horse of the Year Winx.

"The Oaks is a lovely aim for her, that's obviously why she is here, and she showed today she has every chance to run the trip," Bowman said.

"It helped this afternoon she was on top of the ground and she was aided by a superb run.

"She made her own luck – she settled when I wanted her to settle, she picked up when I wanted her to pick up.

"She ticked all the boxes.

"It looks like she will improve into a better class race in the near future."

Dawn Wall as a yearlingDawn Wall was a $1.3 million Inglis Easter purchase from the Coolmore draft for BBA Ireland, on behalf of an ownership group that includes members of the Niarchos family in whose colours she runs.

Foaled and raised at Coolmore, Dawn Wall has won four of six starts earning $268,050 in prizemoney.

She is a half-sister to European Group III winners Osaila and Obama Rule and is the fifth winner from Mennetou (IRE), a three-quarter sister to Group I Arc winner and sire Carnegie from Group I Arc winner Detroit.

Mennetou produced a Fastnet Rock filly last year and is back in foal to him again.


Race 4 - 2k T'breds Gold Coast Bracelet
Listed - 1800m

Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:49.00. Sectional Time: 0:33.80 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $125,000 - 1st: $80,000 2nd: $25,000 3rd: $12,500.
 1   Dawn Wall T: C J Waller J: J Bowman
$3.75
56.5

3f   Fastnet Rock x Mennetou (IRE) (Entrepreneur (GB) )
 Lot 41 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
Buyer - BBA Ireland  $1,300,000
 2 1.5 The Pinnacle T: P and P Snowden J: C W Brown
$7
56.5

3f   So You Think (NZ) x Spire (Danehill (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 2.8 Candika T: Steven O'Dea J: D J Browne
$3.75
56.5

3f   Sebring x Divya (Danzero )
 Lot 205 2015 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Kia-Ora Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer - Proven Thoroughbreds  $100,000
 4 3.0 Invincibella T: C J Waller J: L V Cassidy
$6
56.5
3f   I Am Invincible x Abscond (Galileo (IRE) )
 5 3.1 Blanco Cara (NZ) T: John Thompson J: P Hammersley
$21
56.5
3f   Cape Blanco (IRE) x Sara Ann (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA) )
 6 5.1 Fallacy T: A J Edmonds J: J Lloyd
$41
56.5
3f   Commands x Prestigious (USA) (Rainbow Quest (USA) )
 7 5.2 Perilous Love T: S J Morrisey J: R Fradd
$41
56.5
3f   Love Conquers All x Perri Lou (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 8 5.5 Savvan (NZ) T: James Cummings J: T Angland
$7
56.5
3f   Savabeel x Ruud Van Slaats (NZ) (Van Nistelrooy (USA) )
 9 5.9 Namib T: B J Lockwood J: B Pengelly
$101
56.5
3f   Artie Schiller (USA) x Desert Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) )
 10 6.9 Nordic Show T: M T Eggleston J: L P Rolls
$151
56.5
3f   Show A Heart x Nordic Princess (Jeune (GB) )
 11 8.4 Lyra T: Marcus Wilson J: James Orman
$201
56.5
3f   Trusting x Etoile D'Cozzene (USA) (Cozzene (USA) )
 12 9.9 Clever Blaze T: S B Laming J: Ms T Harrison
$61
56.5
3f   Bel Esprit x Blaze Em (Zabeel (NZ) )
 13 11.4 Benfica Princess T: Ms K Doughty J: J Byrne
$31
56.5
3f   Benfica x Made Of Dreams (Made Of Gold (USA) )
 14 20.7 Miss Missile T: B and D Healey J: Ms K O'Hara
$201
56.5
3f   Smart Missile x Bianca (NZ) (Painted Black (JPN) )
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