Two Wednesday Winners for Sebring
Leading young sire Sebring had just the two runners on Wednesday and both of them are winners with Flying Sebring scoring his second victory at Warwick Farm and Joseph Arnold breaking the ice for his first win at Balaklava.
The Gai Waterhouse trained Flying Sebring broke his maiden at the ATC meeting at Kembla two starts back and never looked like being beaten in this 1400 metre juvenile event.
He led throughout for Adam Hyeronimus and kicked strongly from the bend to score by a length and a half.
“He’s a nice horse and he’s improved all the way through this preparation,” said stable representative Mark Newnham.
“We’ve got a couple of owners here today celebrating their wedding anniversary and you just can’t buy that!”
Flying Sebring is the latest on a stream of winners by young Widden Stud based sires Sebring and Northern Meteor, who were both trained by Gai Waterhouse.
“Each week we seem to turn up with a new winner for Sebring or Northern Meteor, so they’ve been great for the stable,” Newnham added.
A $70,000 Magic Millions purchase for Alison and Maurice Pickering from the draft of Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Flying Sebring is the first winner for Western Passage (USA), a half-sister to the dam of this year’s Group I Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
Scoring a length win at his second start in the 1058 metre maiden at Balaklava was the Will Clarken trained Joseph Arnold.
A $20,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the draft of Caithness Breeding for Cameroon Cooke Bloodstock and Will Clarken Racing, Joseph Arnold is the first winner for Catbird mare Woman Eyes, who comes from the family of Group I winner Blevvo.
Joseph Arnold is the 12th winner for Sebring, who is now back to level pegging with his barn mate Northern Meteor, who is also on 12 first crop winners.
Sebring stands this season at a fee of $38,500.