Aquis Stakes Success as Buyer and Seller
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 16
Aquis have made a big impression in every area of the Australian bloodstock market and featured on Saturday not only as the buyer of smart Adelaide two year-old stakes-winner Fundamentalist, but also as the vendor of the other stakes-winner on the Morphettville program in Spring Choice.

Prepared by the Hayes / Dabernig training partnership, well-supported Not a Single Doubt filly Fundamentalist came from the tail of the field with a barnstorming finish to take out the Listed SAJC Dequetteville Stakes (1050m) by a length.

Divine Prophet covered the dam of Fundamentalist last springFundamentalist was making her third start. She was second at Bendigo over 1100 metres when on debut back on December 12. Sent for a spell she made a winning return to the track when breaking her maiden at Mornington on April 1.

Fundamentalist was a $135,000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase for Aquis/ Blue Sky Bloodstock from the Holbrook Thoroughbreds draft and runs for Aquis and partners.

She is the third foal and first winner for the Keep The Faith mare Centafaith who is a half-sister to six winners including the stakes-placed Centagon.

A daughter of the stakes-winning mare Centaleigh, Centafaith was covered by Aquis based Divine Prophet last spring, yet another reason to celebrate the stakes win of Fundamentalist!

Progressive Choisir gelding Spring Choice is building an impressive record for the Leon and Troy Corstens stable stepping up to stakes class at Morphettville on Saturday to win the Listed SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas.

With wins at Geelong and Mornington at his two previous starts, Spring Choice kept the winning roll intact when taking the 1800 metre feature by three-quarters of a length.

Stakes-winner Spring Choice was sold as a yearling by AquisA $120,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Aquis Farm draft for Next Level Bloodstock/ Malua Racing, Spring Choice has the smart record of three wins and four placings from eight starts with prizemoney topping $160,000.

He was a successful pinhook having been bought for $55,000 at the MM National Weanling Sale by 888 Equine.

Spring Choice is the first winner for First Blossom (USA), an unraced Giant's Causeway grand-daughter of blue hen Korveya, the dam of Group I winners Hector Protector, Bosra Sham and Shanghai.



Dequetteville Stakes LR 1050m
Morphettville Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:02.44
1
1.0
Fundamentalist
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: H Coffey 56
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Centafaith (AUS) (Keep The Faith (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $135,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA) $135,000
2
1.0
Music Bay
T: P Stokes J: D Tourneur 56
2f Choisir (AUS) x Illicitly (AUS) (Kaapstad (NZ))
3
1.3
Al Naifa
T: Tony McEvoy J: Todd Pannell 56
2f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Court (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,800,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: T Stakemire $1,800,000
4
3.0
Illuminaire
T: L and T Corstens J: J Winks 56
2f All Too Hard (AUS) x Optical (NZ) (Swiss Ace (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Malua Bloodstock Pty Ltd $45,000
5
3.1
Let Me Sleep On It
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: S Baster 56
2f Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Cheyenne Sue (AUS) (Zizou (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Turangga Farm, Scone
B: G Waterhouse / A Bott $60,000
6
4.6
Yulong Monoceros
T: C Maher J: Ms L J Meech 56
2f Squamosa (AUS) x I'm Taken (AUS) (Cape Cross (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $27,000
V:Yarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd $27,000
7
4.8
Gotta Be Gold
T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Ms C Lindop 56
2f Bernardini (USA) x Choice Of Colours (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
8
4.9
Double Denman
T: Tony McEvoy J: Jamie Kah 56
2f Denman (AUS) x Flying First Class (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: JHB Syndications/McEvoy Mitchell Racing $45,000
9
5.8
Our Toninicconi
T: Tony McEvoy J: P Gatt 56
2f Nicconi (AUS) x Boat Quay (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Cornerstone Stud Farm Angaston SA
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd $100,000
10
6.2
Black Champagne
T: Tony McEvoy J: J Holder 56
2f Denman (AUS) x Pachanga (NZ) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $36,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: First Light Racing/Paul Willetts $36,000
11
6.3
Burn Off
T: Shayne Cahill J: J Bowditch 56
2f Krupt (AUS) x Grassfire (AUS) (Grass Wonder (USA))
12
8.3
Yankee Eyes
T: D Clarken and O Macgillivray J: Ms E Finnegan 56
2f All American (AUS) x Miss St Tropez (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Oopy MacGillivray $50,000
13
9.7
Strategic Agenda
T: Chris Bieg J: Jake Toeroek 56
2f Strategic (AUS) x Royal Tango (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Marana Park Thoroughbreds Naracoorte SA
B: Chris Bieg Racing Pty Ltd $25,000