Rothesay's Chapter And Verse Gets His Stakes Win
Mark Smith - Saturday November 30

Rothesay’s ultra-consistent son Chapter And Verse has a win in a $1 million race to his credit but the 5yo gelding was still searching for his first stakes win when he entered the barriers for Saturday’s Group III TAB George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.

The Desleigh Forster-trained gelding fended off the Spirit Of Boom pair of Outback Barbie and Boomsara, denying the high-flying Eureka Stud stallion a race to race stakes double after Sugar Boom won the Listed Mode Stakes.

But it could not have been any closer. The judge needed his magnifying glass to find a nose margin over Outback Barbie with a short neck to Boomsara in third.

The winner of the Racing Qld Magic Millions Quality at the Gold Coast in January, Chapter And Verse will now head back to the Magic Millions carnival where his likely target will be the Magic Millions Cup.

"What can I say other than he is a special horse. He is a good horse. I think he can be the best I have trained and I think he can win in even better company," Forster told AAP.

"Mark (Du Plessis) knows exactly how to ride him. I was a bit worried when he got so far back but Mark got clear at the right time."Chapter And Verse a $28,000 yearling on the verge of $1 million in earnings

Chapter And Verse advanced his record to 6 wins, 5 seconds and 4 thirds from 19 starts with earnings of $945,075.

He was purchased by his trainer for $28,000 out of the Raheen Stud draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.

A half-brother to the stakes-placed Soaring Heart (Show a Heart), Chapter And Verse is the best of four winners from six to race out of the stakes-placed Perugino mare McFly who was purchased by Rosemont Stud for $80,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Her Golden Archer filly failed to make her $60,000 reserve at this year’s Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.

McFly has a yearling filly by Spirit Of Boom and a filly foal by Starcraft.

Chapter And Verse becomes the fourth stakes-winner for Lyndhurst Stud’s Fastnet Rock stallion Rothesay who stands in 2019 at an advertised service fee of $4,950.


Tab George Moore Stakes Gr3 1200m
Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.00
Chapter And Verse
T: Desleigh Forster J: M R Du Plessis 54
5g Rothesay (AUS) x McFly (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $28,000
V:Raheen Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Desleigh Forster
Outback Barbie
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 55
4m Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Pure Purrfection (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Alan & Jennifer Acton
T: Chris Munce J: B N Stewart 56
4g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Passara (AUS) (Tsuimai (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Munce Racing
T: D J Hansen J: R Fradd 54
4m Easy Rocking (AUS) x Alpha Girl (AUS) (Clang (AUS))
Crack Me Up
T: A J & T Edmonds J: Ryan Maloney 60
6g Mossman (AUS) x Chuckle (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone, NSW
B: LB Racing
I'm A Rippa
T: T J Gollan J: Jake Bayliss 58
6g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Derippa (AUS) (Seidnazar (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Banchory Thoroughbreds, Cambooya, Qld
B: Tony Gollan Racing
Monsieur Gustave
T: D J Hansen J: M Hellyer 56
7g Al Maher (AUS) x Saigon Moonlight (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $34,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: McLachlan Place Racing Stables
Sharpe Hussler
T: D R Ward J: Luke Tarrant 54
8g Husson (ARG) x Lost In Dubai (NZ) (Dubai Destination (USA))
MM Gold Coast Horses In Training Sale $10,000
V:Clare Park Thoroughbreds, Coramba, NSW
B: Joanne Hardy
T: J C Smerdon J: A Mallyon 54
6g Pluck (USA) x Enemy Dragline (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Donnybrook Estates Hunter Valley NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent
T: T J Gollan J: Baylee Nothdurft 54
6g Thorn Park (AUS) x Naturally (IRE) (Mtoto (GB))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Ltd
B: NZB as agent
Keen Array
T: A J & T Edmonds J: M Mc Gillivray 54.5
7g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Moorea (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
River Racer
T: L G Ross J: Dale Smith 55
6m Hidden Dragon (AUS) x Royal Yangtze (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Brave Song
T: P & P Snowden J: L V Cassidy 59.5
5g Your Song (AUS) x Brave Choice (AUS) (Dr Fong (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $67,500
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Triple Crown Syndications / Snowden Racing
Divine Dice
T: J & C Meagher J: Ron Stewart 54
6g Casino Prince (AUS) x Loves Attention (AUS) (Taimazov (ARG))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: J, D & C Meagher Racing
Fiery Heights
T: B J Lockwood J: Boris Thornton 56
7g Hidden Dragon (AUS) x Mountain Of Love (AUS) (Monashee Mountain (USA))
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