New Winner for Trapeze Artist
Last week Tony and Calvin McEvoy produced a new winner for Trapeze Artist in Theodor and they unleashed another at Ballarat on Tuesday when Carnival Row broke the ice at his fourth start.
Second up from a spell and stepped out to 1500m, Carnival Row hit the front and held off a determined challenge from the runner-up Dashing Duchess to score by a head as favourite.
Carnival Row does enough to hold on in the first at Ballarat for @mcevoymitchell 👊
How about the finish on debutant Dashing Duchess 👀 pic.twitter.com/CPIfdhMp64
— Racing.com (@Racing) August 15, 2023
A $260,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the draft of Widden Stud for McEvoy Mitchell Racing / Belmont Bloodstock, Carnival Row is a half-brother to stakes-winner Anjana and was bred by the Vieira Group, who also bred and raced his sire Trapeze Artist.
Carnival Row is the fifth winner from eight foals to race from Further, an unraced half-sister by More Than Ready (USA) to Group III winner Elusive Touch from Group III winner Shelbourne Lass.
Further is due to foal again to Trapeze Artist, who covered his biggest book so far of 183 mares last spring at a fee of $55,000 and remains at that price.
Carnival Row is the 11th first crop winner and second winner this season for Trapeze Artist, whose exciting son Introducing was beaten a short neck last Saturday in the Listed ATC Rosebud.