Big Payday for Payroll at Sandown
Mark Smith - Sunday November 19

Under darkening skies at Sandown, the Richard Laming-trained Payroll was finally rewarded for her consistency when edging out the Charlie Appleby-trained visitor Kidmenever in the Group III Eclipse Stakes.

Since winning a Listed race at Doomben back in June, the 5yo daughter of Not A Single Doubt has finished second in the Listed Munn Quality at Doomben, third in the Group II Blazer Stakes at Flemington and at her most recent start seven days previously was second in the Group II Matriarch Stakes at Flemington.

Three wide with cover under Damian Oliver, Payroll came with a well-timed finish to defeat Kidmenever by a short half-head with Jacquinot Bay another three-quarter of a length away third.




















"We are over the moon, she deserved the win," stable representative Adrian McGregor said.

"Richie has been more than happy with her the whole prep and it's good to see her get over the line.

"It was such a shame she did not get a run in the Myer as Richard was pretty confident with her in that race but today is something.

McGregor said the Pakenham Cup may come under consideration but her main goal will come at the Magic Millions race day in January.

Purchased by her trainer for $80,000 from the Macquarie Stud draft at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Payroll advances her record to 4 wins, 4 seconds and 4 thirds from 22 starts with earnings of $449,650.

Her record of consistency is matched by year younger half-brother Arbeitsam (Snitzel) whose honesty was rewarded when winning the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury on August 24.

Which makes it more disappointing that their dam Workhard (Red Ransom) has had a troubled history since foaling Arbeitsam. She has missed three times and slipped once.

From the family of dual Group I winner Bawalaksana and multiple Group III winner Damaschino, Workhard was covered by Scissor Kick last spring.

Mypunter.Com Eclipse Stakes Gr3 1800m
Sandown-Hillside Track: Good(4) Time: 1:51.45
1
0.1
Payroll
T: Richard Laming J: D Oliver 54.5
5m Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Workhard (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Macquarie Stud, Wellington, NSW
B: Richard Laming $80,000
2
0.1
Kidmenever
T: Charlie Appleby J: K McEvoy 59
5h Baltic King (GB) x Pepys Tillergirl (IRE) (Tillerman (GB))
3
3.9
Jacquinot Bay
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: C J Parish 55
10g Galileo (IRE) x La La Land (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $0
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Withdrawn $0
4
4.2
Raw Impulse
T: D K Weir J: Damian Lane 56
6h Makfi (GB) x Marika (GB) (Marju (IRE))
5
4.7
Von Tunzelman
T: R A James J: M J Dee 54
5g Zabeel (NZ) x J'adane (NZ) (Danehill (USA))
6
5.0
Pure Pride
T: Murray Johnson J: S Baster 55
5m Shocking (AUS) x Mamasan (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE))
7
8.0
Khartoum
T: P G Carey J: Patrick Moloney 54
4g Helenus (AUS) x Katsumi (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
8
9.3
Nozomi
T: Anthony Freedman J: M Zahra 56
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Rose Of Danehill (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
9
9.5
Balf's Choice
T: Ryan Balfour J: Jamie Kah 57.5
5g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Not Jude's Choice (AUS) (Celtic Swing (GB))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Ducatoon Park, Kadina, SA
B: Ryan Balfour $20,000
10
9.7
Dodging Bullets
T: Symon Wilde J: Regan Bayliss 55.5
6g Dash For Cash (AUS) x Young Love (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $42,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Wilde Racing $42,000
11
12.5
Lord Durante
T: Ms S Ferchie J: S Tsaikos 54
9g Lord Jim (ARG) x Kalahanna (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
Inglis Autumn Yearling Sale $0
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Withdrawn $0
12
13.8
Foundation
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: N Callow 57.5
5g Zoffany (IRE) x Roystonea (GB) (Polish Precedent (USA))
13
28.8
Raghu
T: Jason Warren J: Ben Thompson 54
5h Showcasing (GB) x Fantasy World (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Jamieson Park
B: Bradbury Bloodstock $180,000