New Tipperary Shocks in Cameron
Mark Smith - Friday September 14

Winless since November 2016, New Tipperary was looking like a horse whose best days were behind him, but in what may have been a career-best performance the six-year-old son of High Chaparral (IRE) scored a storming win in Friday's Group III Australian Bloodstock Cameron Hcp (1500m).

With a hot speed set by Arbeitsam, Tim Clark came with a well-timed run on New Tipperary to defeat Red Excitement (Excites) by a length with Best Of Days (GB) three-quarter of a length back in third. (photo Steve Hart).

It was the first black-type win for New Tipperary advancing his record to 7 wins and 2 seconds from 24 starts with earnings of $451,225.

Trainer Joe Pride said the winner's form was better than it looked on paper.

"He should have won the Scone Cup second up last preparation, he was tragically unlucky," Pride said.

"It was good to see him get in the clear today. It was a really good win over what looked to be a pretty good field.

"He's a High Chaparral so it's reasonable to believe he would get better with age. He's a six-year-old but is only lightly raced. He was well-handled today and that's not the last time we will see him win."

A $120,000 purchase by Joe Pride Racing from the Eliza Park International draft at the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, New Tipperary is one of four winners from six to race out of the Danehill mare Assertiveness who is a half-sister to triple Group 1 winner Assertive Lad and dual Group 1 winner Assertive Lass the dam of Reset.

Assertiveness has had just one live foal since New Tipperary an Artie Schiller colt names County Tipperary. She was covered by Ready For Victory last spring but slipped.

New Tipperary becomes the 119th stakes-winner for High Chaparral (IRE) who died in December 2014.

Australian B'stock Cameron Hcp Gr3 1500m
Newcastle Track: Good(4) Time: 1:29.88
New Tipperary
T: Joseph Pride J: Tim Clark 54
6g High Chaparral (IRE) x Assertiveness (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Eliza Park International, Kerrie
B: Joe Pride Racing $130,000
Red Excitement
T: G A Ryan J: J Parr 56
9g Excites (AUS) x Red Obsession (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $32,500
V:Evergreen Stud Farm, Heatherbrae
B: G & V Williams $32,500
Best Of Days
T: James Cummings J: G Schofield 54
5h Azamour (IRE) x Baisse (GB) (High Chaparral (IRE))
T: C J Waller J: C W Brown 54
4h Savabeel (AUS) x Fast Love (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $425,000
V:Blandford Lodge
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock $425,000
Prized Icon
T: K A Lees J: Tommy Berry 57.5
5h More Than Ready (USA) x Tropical Affair (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: A Hyeronimus 57.5
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Workhard (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Macquarie Stud, Wellington, NSW
B: Dynamic Syndications $120,000
T: C J Waller J: J R Collett 54
4g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Eau De Joie (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $420,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Chris Waller Racing $420,000
T: James Cummings J: T Angland 57.5
7g Street Cry (IRE) x Cajou (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Got Unders
T: Jay Hopkins J: Rachel King 54
9g Southern Image (USA) x Frantoio (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Australian Select Weanling Sale $1,250
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: J Hopkins $1,250
Plein Ciel
T: D K Weir J: B Avdulla 54
6g Mamool (IRE) x Picobella (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))
Almost Court
T: B Joseph and P and M Jones J: C Reith 54
6g Alamosa (NZ) x Cinder Bella (NZ) (Victory Dance (IRE))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $36,000
V:Curraghmore Stud
B: Courtco Racing $36,000
I Am Coldplay
T: C J Waller J: J B McDonald 55
6m Savabeel (AUS) x Forty Two Below (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Sense Of Occasion
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 60
8g Street Sense (USA) x Saywaan (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Beamish Bloodstock $80,000