Foxwedge Winner for Hermitage
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Dual Oaks winner Egg Tart was not the only filly purchased by Anton Koolman for Hermitage Thoroughbreds at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session Two.

He also signed for Foxwedge filly Phoenix Claws, who opened her account with an all the way win at Gosford on Tuesday.

Phoenix Claws as a yearlingShe failed to flatter in three runs for Chris Waller last year and was subsequently transferred to David Pfieffer.

Having her second run back from a lengthy spell for her new trainer, Phoenix Claws led throughout and won the 1100 metre maiden by a length and a half.

A $100,000 purchase for Anton Koolman for Heritage Thoroughbreds from the Canning Downs Stud draft, Phoenix Claws is a half-sister to stakes-placed Princess Varunya from stakes-placed Bruges, a half-sister to Group I VRC Victoria Derby winner Amalfi.

Phoenix Claws is the 50th winner this season for Newgate Farm's Foxwedge, who will finish as the Leading Australian Second Crop sire by earnings with over $3.5 million won by his progeny.

He has sired three Australian stakes-winners headed by Group I winner Foxplay and has also been represented by the outstanding Kiwi Group II winner Volpe Veloce.

A Group I winning son of Fastnet Rock, Foxwedge has been super popular at Newgate as we head towards the breeding season and will cover a full book at $22,000.

Race 3 - Club Troppo Reunion @ Teg Mdn - 1100m
Class: Maiden. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:04.86. Sectional Time: 0:34.87 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $30,000 - 1st: $16,800 2nd: $5,850 3rd: $2,950.
 1   Phoenix Claws T: David Pfieffer J: K McEvoy

3f   Foxwedge x Bruges (NZ) (Groom Dancer (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.5 Fleur T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry
3f   Not A Single Doubt x Pinwin (NZ) (Pins )
Not Offered
 3 2.0 Bodhi Blue T: G Portelli J: Tim Clark
3f   Northern Meteor x School Blue (Geiger Counter (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 2.4 Ammate (NZ) T: G R Nickson J: J Parr
3g   Beneteau x Retract (NZ) (Flying Spur )
 5 5.7 Manhattan Gambler T: Ms C Murnane J: C G O'Brien
3g   Manhattan Rain x Roulettes (Flying Spur )
 6 6.8 Pure Poison T: Joseph Pride J: J Ford
3f   Street Sense (USA) x My Conclusion (Redoute's Choice )
 7 8.1 Dynamic Bid T: R S Englebrecht J: Deanne Panya
3g   Choisir x Surprise Bid (General Nediym )
 8 9.0 Derry Mary T: W P Cave J: Rachel Hunt
3f   Dylan Thomas (IRE) x Maid Of Antrim (High Yield (USA) )
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