Champion Stakes Goal for Poet's Voice Colt
Mark Smith - Friday September 14

The powerful Godolphin stable is building a formidable record in the Group III NJC Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle winning with Sweynesse (Lonhro) in 2014 and Astoria (Medaglia d'Oro) 12 months ago.

Two runners carried the royal blue silks in Friday's renewal and for a long while it looked like the stable's second choice Cloak (Medaglia D'Oro) would carry the day for Glyn Schofield.

Then Tye Angland manoeuvred the promising Poet's Voice (GB) colt Aramayo to the centre of the track to come with a barnstorming finish to win running away by a length from his stablemate with Greysful Glamour (Stratum) three-quarters of a length back in third. (photo Steve Hart)


After breaking his maiden over 1550 metres at Canterbury on September 8, the James Cummings-trained colt earned a shot at this Group III feature with a close-up fourth in the Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens three weeks later.

"Every run he's had he has put in for us, he's very genuine, stable representative Darren Beadman said.

"James said before the race if he runs well or wins he will go for the (Spring) Champion Stakes or maybe the Dulcify.

"He had to do it the hard way, he3 had to circle the field but the speed was genuine and he's certainly got a mile and a quarter written all over him."

Aramayo is a half-brother to five winners including the Group 1 Australian Derby runner-up Tupac Amaru (Street Cry) and the stakes-placed Chachapoyas (Medaglia d'Oro).

He is the final foal of the imported Diktat mare Peruvian (GB) who died in March last year.

Peruvian (GB) is an unraced half-sister to Group 1 Breeders' Cup Turf Stakes, Group 1 Epsom Coronation Cup and Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner and successful sire In The Wings as well as well as Group II winner Morozov and Hunting Hawk and the Group III winner Hawker's News.

Hungerford Wines Spring Stakes Gr3 1600m
Newcastle Track: Good(4) Time: 1:37.21
1
1.0
Aramayo
T: James Cummings J: T Angland 56.5
3c Poet's Voice (GB) x Peruvian (GB) (Diktat (GB))
2
1.0
Cloak
T: James Cummings J: G Schofield 56.5
3c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Screen (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
3
1.8
Greysful Glamour
T: Mark Newnham J: Tim Clark 54.5
3f Stratum (AUS) x Rippled (GB) (Dalakhani (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $90,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine $90,000
4
1.9
Outrageous
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 56.5
3c All Too Hard (AUS) x Fit And Ready (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $460,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Hawkes Racing $460,000
5
2.0
Mizzy
T: A and E Cummings J: J B McDonald 55
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Missy Cummings (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd $200,000
6
2.4
Everard
T: K A Lees J: C Reith 54.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Queen Hazel (USA) (Monarchos (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Fig Tree Thoroughbreds Biddaddaba Qld
B: Prime Thoroughbreds $240,000
7
2.5
Aristocratic Miss
T: Tony McEvoy J: K McEvoy 54.5
3f Foxwedge (AUS) x Golden Pedigree (AUS) (Gold Brose (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Grange Thoroughbreds, Nagambie
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd $65,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $25,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Gary Mudgway $25,000
8
2.7
Come Along
T: J G Sargent J: J Penza 56.5
3g Power (GB) x Game Duchess (AUS) (Montjeu (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: DGR Thoroughbred Services $230,000
9
3.2
Aliferous
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 54.5
3f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Willow (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd $130,000
10
3.9
Sunreel
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 54.5
3f Dundeel (NZ) x Golden Sunshine (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd / Lees Racing $65,000
11
4.8
Perfect Pitch
T: G Portelli J: Rachel King 54.5
3f Pierro (AUS) x Absolutely Flying (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: Laurel Oak Bloodstock P/L (FBAA) $100,000
12
5.1
Onthetake
T: Clare Cunningham J: J R Collett 54.5
3f Krupt (AUS) x Shezout (AUS) (Secret Savings (USA))
13
5.2
Grand Bouquet
T: K A Lees J: C W Brown 54.5
3f Savabeel (AUS) x Daffodil (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: China Horse Club $600,000
14
6.5
Morpheus
T: Mark Newnham J: J Bowman 56.5
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Trista Rossa (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock $110,000
15
7.8
Home Win
T: J G Sargent J: J Ford 56.5
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Flidais (AUS) (Timber Country (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: A Ng $240,000