Two Year Old Trials at Rosehill
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Four two year-old trials at Rosehill on Tuesday morning produced winners for Exceed and Excel, Sebring and Mossman with the fastest heat won by a slick son of Not a Single Doubt.

Legend of Condor as a yearlingPrepared by Gerald Ryan for Sun Bloodstock, Legend of Condor did everything right for Josh Parr, breaking smoothly from the gates to surge forward and take up the lead.

He controlled the trial throughout and gave a good kick down the running to skip clear and win under his own steam by two lengths clocking 53.30 seconds for the 900 metre gallop.

A $520,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft for Sun Bloodstock, Legend of Condor is from Rhodamine, a winning Success Express (USA) mare from the family of Group I NZ Two Thousand Guineas winner Atlante.

He was the most expensive yearling by his sire sold at that sale by quite a margin.

The same trainer and owner won the next heat with Mossman colt Tactical Formation producing a much better showing at his second outing.

Tactical Formation as a yearlingFitted with blinkers after finishing last at the official trials at Canterbury last month when not asked to do a great deal, Tactical Formation went forward to lead and ran away to win his heat by six lengths in 54.70 seconds.

A $170,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Sun Bloodstock from the Vinery Stud draft, Tactical Formation is a three-quarter brother-in-blood to South African Group II winner Royal Zulu Warrior from Attunga Rose, an unraced sibling to South African Group I winner Fighting Warrior.

Godolphin took the next heat with Exceed and Excel filly Gododdin, who was allowed to settle early before wobbling around the turn and then unleashing a stylish surge to the line to win by three-quarters of a length in 54.50 seconds.

Gododdin is a half-sister to Group II winner Old North from stakes-winner Bernicia, a half-sister by Elusive Quality (USA) to Group I winners Vengeance of Rain and Dizelle.

Exceed and Excel and Elusive Quality work well together and have nicked in various ways to produce Group I winners Alizee and Guelph as well as eight other stakes-winners, the nick running at 69% winners to runners.

Sangita as a yearlingThe final juvenile heat was won by the Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly Sangita, who holds the distinction of being the most expensive yearling filly ever sired by Sebring.

Sangita went forward and sat outside the leader for Hugh Bowman and when shaken up to the line found something to kick on and win comfortably by half a length in 55.10 seconds.

An $800,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Milburn Creek draft for James Harron Bloodstock, Sangita runs for Kia Ora, Werrett Bloodstock and Encompass Bloodstock.

She has the big pedigree as well as the flashy good looks being from National Anthem, a half-sister to champion sprinter / Group I sire Starspangledbanner and to the dam of Group I winner Amicus.

Further back it's the family of champions Elvstroem, Haradasun and the more recent star Highland Reel.

Click here to see all the trials at Rosehill this morning
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