Nicconi 2YO Makes Impressive Career Debut at Caulfield
Mark Smith - Saturday, 15 July 2017

Looking more an experienced campaigner than a youngster making his career debut, the Greg Eurell-trained I Did It Again was backed with confidence in the ring and did not let his supporters down in Saturday's John and Denise Cobcroft 2YO Handicap (1200m) at Caulfield.

The son of Nicconi was given the run of the race by Nikita Beriman. Scraping the paint all the way, I Did It Again showed an impressive turn of foot, coming clear in the closing stages to defeat Godolphin's promising Bandipur (Commands) by one and a quarter lengths with Aljawzaa (Exceed and Excel) three-quarter of a length back in third. (photo Grant Courtney).

"It's always nice to see them confirm in a race what you see them do at home," Eurell said.

"He bounced into a good spot and he's very professional - he's a horse that can make his own luck and that plays a big part.

"I think he's still got a fair bit of improvement on what he's shown today and once he matures I think he's going to make a really nice horse."

A half-brother to dual Group III-winning mare I Love It, I Did It Again was bred by Eurell and is owned by his wife Danielle.

"I think he's going to make a nice horse so we'll have a think about where he goes next," Eurell said.

"I'd say he'll have a let-up now and then think about what we do with him in the spring,

"I'd like to think he can head in the mile direction - he's always given me that impression but some nice races on the way through to test him,

"You've got to aim high I suppose so a race like the Caulfield Guineas and if he doesn't make it then you can always come down."

I Did It Again is the sixth foal of the tough Foxhound mare Not That Innocent a Melbourne winner of four races from 26 starts.

The best to date has been I Love It (Artie Schiller) a 4-time winner including a pair of Group III races in Tasmania.

I Love It was offered at the recent Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale where she failed to make her $450,000 reserve.

Not That Innocent has a weanling colt by Glass Harmonium (IRE) and was bred back to Reset last spring.

Widden Stud's Nicconi has had a fine season with his two-year-olds

His six juvenile winners are led by Group II VRC Sires' Produce Stakes winner Sircconi and Group III SAJC Sires' Produce Stakes winner Time Awaits.

Nicconi stands at a fee of $16,500 in 2017. 

Race 2 - John & Denise Cobcroft Hcp - 1200m
Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:09.93. Sectional Time: 0:35.24 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $100,000 - 1st: $55,000 2nd: $18,000 3rd: $9,000.
 1   I Did It Again T: G Eurell J: Ms N Beriman

2g   Nicconi x Not That Innocent (Foxhound (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.3 Bandipur T: James Cummings J: Beau Mertens
2c   Commands x Pattamada (Viscount )
Not Offered
 3 2.1 Aljawzaa T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Craig Williams
2f   Exceed And Excel x Allegra (Dehere (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 3.4 Flash Cash T: M M Laurie J: B Melham
2g   Pluck (USA) x Li'l Cashy (Keltrice )
 5 3.9 Fox Swift T: C Maher J: L Nolen
2f   Foxwedge x Runway Runaway (Starcraft (NZ) )
 6 4.0 Mission Vision T: Brent Stanley J: N Callow
2g   Your Song x Express Street (Street Sense (USA) )
 7 6.3 Chiyou T: M G Price J: M J Dee
2c   Lonhro x Pilbara Sand (Encosta De Lago )
 8 6.4 Sheer Madness T: J P Salanitri J: S Baster
2g   Moshe x Olympiad (Flying Spur )
 9 7.4 Takemehomemister T: M, W and J Hawkes J: D Dunn
2g   Denman x Kiss Off (Encosta De Lago )
 10 7.5 Evolutionist T: R D Griffiths J: Ben Thompson
2g   Bel Esprit x Creation (God's Own )
 11 8.3 Kaimu T: Brent Stanley J: L Currie
2f   Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Kaimana (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA) )
 12 10.6 Grand Casino T: J D Sadler J: J Winks
2c   Casino Prince x Kylie's Way (USA) (Menifee (USA) )
 13 14.6 American Summer T: S Morrish J: D Moor
2f   All American x Macarthur Park (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) )
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