Juvenile Double for Sebring
The two year-old colts and geldings maiden at Canterbury on Wednesday was won by promising Sebring gelding Bring a Secret, who has a little secret in that he is quite probably the first winner to carry three lines of Danehill in his pedigree.
Prepared at Canberra by Nick Olive, Bring a Secret was narrowly beaten in a $20,000 juvenile event at Wagga last month when resuming from a spell and quickly made amends here.
Sent out favourite with Glyn Schofield in the saddle, Bring a Secret found the line strongly to win by more than a length over 1250 metres as favourite.
“We’ve had an opinion of him since day one,” revealed Nick Olive.
“We’ll get him home and see how he progresses, although he is entered for the big race in Brisbane (Group I JJ Atkins Classic).
“He’s a nice horse with a big future.”
Bring a Secret was consigned to the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale on behalf of his Canberra based breeders Roz and Callum Beaton of Cuillin Hills Thoroughbreds, but passed in shy of his $60,000 reserve.
He is the third winner from three foals to race from Secrets Sleeping (NZ), who was also trained by Nick Olive and won three races including a victory at Warwick Farm.
A daughter of Danehill’s Group I winning son Viking Ruler, Secrets Sleeping comes from the family of Group I stars Cosmic Endeavour, Easy Rocking and Fairy King Prawn and has a close double cross of Danehill as her dam Stella’s Pantry is by Danewin.
Combining Secrets Sleeping with Sebring, who also has a line of Danehill being from a daughter of Flying Spur, gives Bring a Secret the triple treat!
One might think that three lines of a bay dominant sire like Danehill would result in a bay, but not so, as Bring a Secret has chestnut parents and is a flashy chestnut with some prominent white markings!
Secrets Sleeping has another weanling filly by Sebring, which is also chestnut.
Sebring made it a juvenile double when his two year-old filly Stella di Notte saluted at Ipswich in a competitive open juvenile event over 1350 metres.
Prepared by Tony Gollan, Stella di Notte was a $170,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Berkeley Park Stud draft and is the third winner from three foals to race from Starlevie, a half-sister to the dam of Group III winner Red Colossus and Nediym’s Glow.
Sebring has sired seven juvenile winners this season proving just as adept at getting juveniles as he is at getting horses that train on such as Group I stars Criterion and Dissident.