First Stakes Winner for Headwater
Mark Smith - Saturday May 16

Short-priced favourite Wisdom Of Water began like a shot out of a gun in Saturday’s Ken Russell Memorial Classic at the Gold Coast and he made every post a winner to credit his sire Headwater with his first stakes-winner.

Ridden by Robbie Fradd for Toby and Trent Edmonds, Wisdom Of Water was eased down to defeat the dead-heaters, the Spirit Of Boom colt Tick Tock Boom and the Exceed And Excel colt Superare, by two and three-quarter lengths.

Aquis Farm had purchased a 50 percent interest in the handsome chestnut during the week.

Fourth in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic, Wisdom Of Water advances his record to three wins from five starts with earnings of $309,600.Wisdom Of Water was a $70,000 MM Yearling

He will now head to the Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes over 1400 metres at Eagle farm on June 6.

“It was a good effort but it would be better if there was a bit more tempo for him where he can drop in behind them,” Toby Edmonds said.

“That will come when he faces better opposition but with the lack of tempo we were confident to have him up on the speed and not get behind horses that will pull up in his face.

“He’s had two solid gallops now and will go into the JJ Atkins cherry ripe.

A first stakes-winner for Headwater

“It’s Eagle Farm, we’ve got another three weeks to get him a bit fitter and we might take him up there to have a gallop because he performed poorly there at his first start.”

A $70,000 purchase by Blandford Bloodstock out of the Eureka Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Wisdom Of Water is the third foal and third winner out of the winning Royal Academy (USA) mare Regal Tier who is a half-sister to eight winners including the dual Listed winner Tierquillo and the stakes-placed Eminence Grise and to the dam of the Listed Glasshouse Stakes winner Flamboyer.

Regal Tier has a colt foal by Headwater and was covered last spring by Encryption last spring.

Silver slipper Stakes winner Headwater (Exceed And Excel) will stand for a fee of $13,750 at Vinery stud in 2020.


Tab Ken Russell Mem. Classic Gr3 1200m
Gold Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.17
Wisdom Of Water
T: A J & T Edmonds J: R Fradd 57
2c Headwater (AUS) x Regal Tier (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Blandford Bloodstock
T: S W Kendrick J: B N Stewart 57
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Strawberry Field (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Stuart Kendrick / Clarke Bloodstock
Tick Tock Boom
T: David Vandyke J: Jake Bayliss 57
2c Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Boomalicious (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Musk Creek Farm Flinders Vic
B: B K Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $150,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Musk Creek Farm
Always On Show
T: K A Lees J: A Mallyon 55
2f Showcasing (GB) x Forever And Ever (IRE) (Monsun (GER))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 1 $110,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Ontrack Thoroughbreds
T: Chris Munce J: Justin Huxtable 57
2c Deep Field (AUS) x Moroccan Rose (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $145,000
V:Alexia Fraser Bloodstock Warwick Qld
B: Munce Racing/Arthur Hoyeau
T: R L Heathcote J: M Cahill 55
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x A Brilliant Idea (USA) (Afleet Alex (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Highgrove Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Steve Morley B'stock/Robert Heathcote
T: C J Waller J: Ryan Maloney 57
2c More Than Ready (USA) x Black Prada (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
T: C J Waller J: M Mc Gillivray 57
2c Press Statement (AUS) x Calaluna (AUS) (Mujahid (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: Star Thoroughbreds / Randwick Bloodstock (FBAA)
T: Kacy Fogden J: Jag Guthmann-Chester 57
2c Starcraft (NZ) x Pure Reality (AUS) (Purrealist (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $180,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds, Beaudesert, Qld
B: Aquis Farm Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $45,000
V:Serene Bloodstock Pty Ltd Kendall NSW
B: DP Bloodstock
Bangers And Mayo
T: Tony & Maddysen Sears J: James Orman 57
2g Spill The Beans (AUS) x Grimhild's Revenge (NZ) (Zerpour (IRE))
Fox Terrier
T: B J Dais J: Nicholas Keal 57
2g Foxwedge (AUS) x Longueville Lass (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Daring Man
T: Ms G Heinrich J: L R Dittman 57
2g Olympic Glory (IRE) x Moral Minefield (AUS) (All Bar One (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 1 $6,000
V:Alexia Fraser Bloodstock Warwick Qld
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock
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