Group One Win for Prized Icon

 In 2016

You could have bought classy colt Prized Icon at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Prizedicon_300Passing in shy of his $300,000 reserve when consigned for sale by Widden Stud, Prized Icon came out and won the Group I ATC Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday for his breeders Gooree Stud.

The James Cummings trained son of More Than Ready (USA) was a last start winner of the Group III ATC Fernhill Handicap and was able to back up seven days later to claim his first Group I trophy.

“He was dominant. He was really, really strong,” winning jockey Glyn Schofield said.

The win was the first at the highest level for Cummings in his own right first since taking sole command of the stable following the death of his grandfather and former training partner Bart Cummings.

He revealed Prized Icon was just about to head to the paddock after his last start win in the Fernhill.

“He was just about on the float to Mudgee,” Cummings said.

“I just thought about it, had a look at him and thought ‘you look too well’.

“Put him on the float to the beach, he’s not going on the Bells Line of Road, he’s going to Botany.”

Prized Icon is a Gooree Stud blue-blood being a sibling to Group III winners Matras and Perfect Moon from stakes-winning Danehill (USA) mare Tropical Affair, who has proven a top class producer.