Juvenile Trial Watch – Rosehill
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 2
It’s January 2 and business as usual in the racing world for the New Year ahead with five two year-old trials run at Rosehill on Wednesday morning with winners including the full brother to Press Statement, whose first yearlings will be presented at the Magic Millions next week.

Antonio Padre has big shoes to fill as a full brother to dual G1 winner and sire Press StatementChampion trainer Chris Waller has won Group I races with both Press Statement and his half-brother Pressday and will be hoping to do the same with the latest offspring of terrific producer Kaaptive Empress.

Antonio Padre was retained to race by his breeders and looks very similar to Press Statement, who won both the Group I BRC JJ Atkins Stakes at two and then MRC Caulfield Guineas at three .

He improved sharply at his second trial, showing good pace for Tommy Berry to lead easily and was held together all the way down the straight with Savabeel colt Savoury finishing off well to finish a head behind him in the 900 metre heat.

They clocked 54.74 seconds which was the quickest heat won by a colt.

By the much missed Yarraman Park sire Hinchinbrook, Antonio Padre is the 11thfoal from Kaaptive Empress.

Egyptian Missile as a yearlingThe fastest filly running 45.68 seconds was Egyptian Missile, a half-sister by Smart Missile to brilliant Group III winner Egyptian Symbol from Group I winner Our Egyptian Raine.

Trained by Bjorn Baker, who also trained Egyptian Symbol, Egyptian Missile was a $240,000 Magic Millions purchase for her trainer from the Cressfield draft.

Other winners were : Amercement (Lonhro), Deep Chill (Wandjina) and North (Deep Field).

Click here for all the trial results on Breednet with Sale Mail and here for Racing NSW official results with video
More Reading...
Microphone Stallion Service Offered to Support Spinal Cord Research
A service to one of Australia’s most sought-after stallions will be on offer in the 2020 edition of the New Zealand Bloodstock Weanling Sale.
A Closer Look at I Am Invincible
Yarraman Park elected to reduce the fee on I Am Invincible this spring to $209,000 in light of looming global financial difficulties arising from pandemic, however he remains Australia’s most expensive sire so the time is right to take a ‘closer look’.
Catalyst on Track for Spring Return
Te Awamutu trainer Clayton Chipperfield is looking forward to welcoming back a beefed-up Catalyst in the coming days, with this season’s Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) winner being readied for a spring campaign.
O'Reilly Mare Shalwa Opens Stakes Account in Helen Couglan Plate
It was a Tony Gollan-trained quinella in Saturday’s Listed Helen Couglan Plate at Doomben, much to the delight of punters it was the heavily backed favourite Shalwa who opened her stakes account.
One to Watch – Sha Tin
The Sha Tin meeting on Sunday produced an explosive first starter by Deep Field that clocked a sub 56 second gallop in the 1000 metre Class Four.
Stallion Fees at Breednet – The Best Source of Information
At this time of year with studs rolling out their service fees it’s good to keep track of that information in one place and Breednet does it best with our interactive stallion pages offering instant information on all stallions to help breeders make informed decisions.