Tenth Winner for Spill The Beans
Mark Smith - Friday May 22

Purchased for just $2,500 at the Inglis Online auction in May last year, two-year-old gelding Atkinson made a winning career debut over 803 metres at Coffs Harbour on Friday to credit Aquis Farm’s ill-fated Spill The Beans with his tenth first-crop winner.

Settled just behind a wall of four horses vying for the lead, Leah Kilner stuck to the rails on the Nathaniel Scott-trained gelding to open up a lead soon after straightening, which proved too much for the odds-on favourite Zanshin to overcome.Atkinson was a $2,500 Inglis Digital purchase as a yearling

Atkinson went to the line strongly to defeat Zanshin (Dawn Approach) by a length with Qukes (Swiss Ace) one and a quarter lengths back in third.   

Purchased by his owner Matt Momin, Atkinson is the first foal of the handy Written Tycoon mare Hayite who was a 3-time winner and placed at Moonie Valley.

Spill The Beans is the leading first season sire for number of individual winners.

The son of Snitzel died in November last year but he has four big crops to run for him.

With ten winners to date, Spill The Beans leads his nearest pursuer Pride Of Dubai by three, however the Coolmore-based son of Street Cry (IRE) retains a handy lead for Champion First crop sire on earnings, which recently surpassed $1 million.


Spill The Beans in upcoming sales:
Bud Regal Park Mdn Plate 803m
Coffs Harbour Track: Heavy(8) Time: 0:47.52
T: Nathaniel Scott J: Leah Kilner 56.5
2g Spill The Beans (AUS) x Hayite (AUS) (Written Tycoon (AUS))
Inglis Online May $2,500
B: Matt Momin
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 54.5
2f Dawn Approach (IRE) x Judaea (AUS) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE))
T: D L Matts J: J Grisedale 57
3f Swiss Ace (AUS) x Conferencia (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: R J Agnew J: Kirk Matheson 59
3g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Ambers Choise (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:Sun Stud Kerrie Vic
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
Great Excitement
T: D Lane J: D Mc Lellan 57
3f Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Messy Times (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $25,000
V:Bowness Stud, Young
B: Salanitri Racing
T: D Wagstaff J: Ashley Morgan 59
3g Sepoy (AUS) x Mesmereyeser (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: B J Dodson J: M Bennett 57
2g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Hi De Hyper (AUS) (High Yield (USA))
Zip Zap Cop That
T: B D Bellamy J: R Spokes 59
4g Anacheeva (AUS) x Zip Zip (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Macleay Thoroughbred Stud Westwood Tas
B: Aquanita Racing P/L
Fu Hao
T: A Parramore J: Ms J Worley 59
3g Toorak Toff (AUS) x Foreverclever (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $2,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
Privato Miss
T: D D Schmidt J: Brooke Stower 57
3f Illo (GER) x Inprivato (AUS) (Spinning World (USA))
Phil's Dream
T: Philip Donnelly J: Ms R Murray 59
4g Strategic Maneuver (AUS) x Only In Dreams (AUS) (Akhadan (AUS))
T: N R Stewart J: L P Rolls 57
3f Excites (AUS) x Play For The Dane (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
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