Sircconi Fires Up for Spring
Winner of the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes and fourth in the Group I ATC Sires Produce Stakes as a two year-old, Nicconi four year-old Sircconi was gelded at the end of his last campaign and appears to have come back better than ever.
Having his third run back from a spell in the Group III MRC Moonga Stakes and first for new trainer John Sadler, Sircconi powered clear to win the 1400 metre sprint by a length and three-quarters.
The victory took his overall record to three wins and six placings from 16 starts with prizemoney topping $400,000 and he should find plenty of opportunity to add to that record in coming weeks.
Sircconi was an $80,000 Inglis Classic purchase for his original trainer Peter Morgan from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft and was a successful pinhook having been bought first at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for $25,000.
Bred by Access Bloodstock, Sircconi is the second winner from Kiwi bred mare On Credit, who comes from a stout New Zealand family as her grand-dam is Group III winning Noble Bijou (USA) mare The Dimple.
It’s the family of Group I winner Irish Chance and The Jewel as well as recent Group I star La Bella Diosa.
Sircconi is the fourth stakes-winner this season for Widden Stud’s Nicconi, who stands at a fee of $24,750.